For The Birds

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For the Birds first aired on KUMD on May 12, 1986. The first program to include Jim Baker from Baker’s Blue Jay Barn (our fictitious underwriter) was broadcast on April 1, 1987. KAXE, WOJB, and WXPR were the first other stations to begin carrying it–they picked it up in 1987.

When Laura Erickson brought the first three scripts to KUMD, Stephanie Hemphill engineered them, and taught Laura how to do it herself. Within a couple of months, Laura Erickson was doing all her own editing. Programs are now written, engineered, and produced by Laura Erickson in her home. She refers to the closet where she records her programs onto minidisc as the Creative Birding Studios.

For the Birds archives are available here.


  • Thursday - 8:30 am - 8:40 am
  • Monday - 8:30 am - 8:40 am
  • Tuesday - 8:30 am - 8:40 am
  • Wednesday - 8:30 am - 8:40 am
  • Friday - 8:30 am - 8:40 am


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