Programming and Projects Supported by the
Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Radio K is a proud recipient of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Radio K - KUOM is the award-winning student-run radio station of the University of Minnesota, playing an eclectic variety of independent music both old and new. Radio K educates students, breaks ground in musical programming, and provides cutting-edge cultural coverage through our specialty shows and Culture Queue.

A full report to the Minnesota State Legislature of Ampers projects supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is available here

More information on the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is available here

More information on Ampers is available here.

Support for the below programming and projects comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. We would love to hear your feedback. Please email Radio K at .


Real College Podcast

How to talk Modern Minnesotan

Real College Podcast, from Radio K (KUOM) at the University of Minnesota, is a 30-ish minute podcast focusing on artistic and cultural events and trends happening in the Twin Cities and told through first-person storytelling and reporting and delivered instantly through any internet connection anywhere. Real College Podcast reflects the varied layers of Minnesota’s rich artistic and cultural history; providing a lifetime’s worth of ideas, narratives, arts and music to all points in the North Star state.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic & On-Camera

Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic & On-Camera offers unparalleled accessibility and engagement with Minnesota artists through unique first-person videos, interviews, and performances. It's like a dating service...for the arts.

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Local Vibes

Local hip hop live and in-studio: It's Local Vibes. Every week, Radio K opens a door into the vibrant local hip hop scene and features a new MN Hip Hop artist - join us for a conversation and a performance of the best of MN hip hop only from Radio K!

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BaseMNt Music

BaseMNt Music is a monthly podcast featuring underground and undergraduate bands from Minnesota, giving student musicians a unique opportunity to connect with the larger musical community and to get heard by more folks than just their college roommates.


Off the Record; On to Video

Off the Record; On to Video is a weekly video program providing a new visual and technological path for Minnesota musicians to increase their audience exposure - at once expanding both the scope of the work that can be created within Minnesota and the breadth of the audiences exposed to Minnesota artists through a weekly filmed, live-performance at Radio K.


Weekend Hit List

Like a tweet for the airwaves; it’s 90 seconds of lifelong learning with a rock and roll sound track. Going beyond the standard “concert calendar”, the Weekend Hit List is the ultimate weekly guide to where you should hang out, rock out, museum-crawl or dance 'til you drop in Minnesota providing the contextual, historical and artistic significance behind your plans for the weekend. It’s the ultimate audio guide to the weekend for a diverse, connected and mobile Minnesota. The Weekend Hit List will increase Minnesotans participation in arts and culture by increasing the knowledge and awareness of the way Minnesota’s rich veins of art, of history and of culture affect our daily lives . . . especially on the weekend. Support comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Culture Queue

Culture Queue is a weekly 30-minute fast-paced and sound-rich radio show consisting of locally-focused, Minnesota-made arts and culturally-centered programming that is drawn from a diverse student-body that interweaves voices from a rich tapestry of ages, ethnicities, and abilities, and delivered across the state, ensuring access to Minnesota's artistic resources regardless of income or mobility.


Quick Queue

Quick Queue is a weekly dose of arts, culture, and history on the radio and in 90 seconds. Quick Queue’s unique, story-telling style provides seamless transition from music programming into the voices of Minnesota artists, historians, writers, poets and more both through direct broadcast and a lasting, digital archive – providing Minnesota arts and culture access across the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Radio K Vinyl Closet

Radio K's Vinyl Closet is a digitized archive of Studio K performances from 1994 to 2006 that feature seminal Minnesota artists that have left an indelible mark on the Minnesota music scene.