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Wise Women Radio records

Identifier: 1419

Scope and Contents

The collection contains meeting notes and minutes, memos to on-air volunteer announcers from station staff person Jean Johnson (Stephanie Hemphill), and letters, 1981-2000; program notes, 1982; and posters, calendars, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1981-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Wise Woman Radio a women’s music radio program began airing in 1981 on the Duluth, Minnesota public radio station WDTH (now KUMD). The purpose of the show was expressed in the opening statement for each program, “Our purpose is to promote awareness of women’s music, issues, culture, and history. Join us now as we explore the female experience.”

In the early years the show’s volunteers held an annual Arts Fair to promote the program and showcase local women artists and organized concerts. Originally covering public affairs and music, the show evolved to an exclusively music format in about 1984, and eventually changed its name to the Women’s Music Show.


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Contains records related to KUMD's Wise Women Radio.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

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Guide to the Wise Women Radio records
Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526