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Paul Berger on Jun 15, 2018
What happens when a rap group blatantly copies a well-known 60’s rock tune for the purpose of skewering it by way of parody? Find out next Wednesday as I continue my Copycats series on the next edition of Dawn Eclectica, 4-7 am. In 1989, 2 Live Crew did a humorous take on Roy Orbison's 1964 tune ”...
Keith Porter on Jun 14, 2018
Classical music doesn’t have to be boring and stuffy—and we’re here to prove it! Every first and third Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, join one of us intrepid hosts with an ax to grind: classical music is everywhereand can be fun. Hear music from the world’s great concert halls, movie sounds tracks,...
Charles Atthill on Jun 14, 2018
I never planned to become a broadcaster. I never planned much of anything. My career was planned retrospectively. Looking back, each move made sense, but I had no idea when I started where I would end up. Certainly not in Grass Valley, or even living in the USA. Performing? Oh yes. After all I had...
Paul Berger on Jun 6, 2018
With the summer solstice fast approaching, we are so out there havin’ fun in the warm California sun!  On the next edition of Dawn Eclectica, I will present a sun-splashed tidal wave of songs celebrating the Golden State. I could probably fill a 6-hour show, but 2+ hours should be enough to get you...
Melissa Ann Seibold on May 29, 2018
KVMR receives support from Simply Country –Providing hays & grains, organic feed, wild bird seed and supplies for farms, animals and pets. Family-owned feed and farm stores since 1964. Two locations, Penn Valley & Grass Valley. Simply Country dot net.  KVMR receives support from Simply...
Bronx Bob on May 26, 2018
Monday nights show starts off with a tribute to guitar legend Phil Emmanuel who died suddenly on May 24, 2018.  update: Tommy Emmanuel Pays Tribute To Late Brother Phil: 'He Taught Me So Much'   Emmanuel was scheduled to perform at the Cootamundra Hotel tonight, as well at a private function for...
Dave Tallitsch on May 22, 2018
Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The sixth installment looks at the static music from the late 1950's and early 1960's. Bad Radio episodes 1 through 5 examined the La Monte Young and Terry Riley, two musicians...
Peggy Bean on May 22, 2018
On Wednesday, May 23rd SOS Radio interviews Al Schmit, who at the age of 80, reversed his long standing heart disease to become a thriving elder!  Also in the studio is Tami Kramer, who has a youtube channel called "the Nutmeg Notebook.  I put a video of hers above.  She and Al make a terrific team...
Paul Berger on May 20, 2018
This Wednesday May 23 on the next installment of Dawn Ecelectica, I will pay tribute to the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month in Cleveland.   Tasty songs by Nina Simone, the Cars, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Bon Jovi (yes, Bon Jovi) will be played throughout the...
Paul Berger on May 13, 2018
How many Beatle songs have been covered by other artists? A gazillion. Ever want to hear them played one after another after another? Well, your day (night) has finally arrived. On Friday May 18 (Thursday night) from midnight to 4 am, I present the Beatles Cover to Cover. A megaset of Beatles tunes...
Adriana Kelly on May 12, 2018
It's KVMR's 40th birthday and we are CELEBRATING 40 Years on the Air with special limited edition SWAG. You'll be walking on AIR when you become a sustaining member and get our KVMR "Airhead" socks. Laura Miller has a Diamonds & Rust tee-shirt, and we've got one for Rockin' & Stompin' too,...
Dave Tallitsch on May 12, 2018
Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The fifth installment looks at Terry Riley. From 1962-1964 Riley toured Europe, participating in “happenings,” street theater and jazz concerts. While in Europe, he gave his first...
Paul Berger on May 11, 2018
Wednesday May 16 from 4-7 am - Dawn Eclectica returns.   In the 1960's, Merrilee Rush had a smash hit about premarital sex called Angel of the Morning.  I will reveal the incredible story about how the song "wrote itself" as told by the composer, who also wrote another 60's monster hit (hint: Bull...
Kiwi Annie on May 10, 2018
Rock'n Down Under is taking a Bi-partisan approach on this week's Sunday Showcase.     Playing our Downunder music while adding some American goodies into the mix.   Emphasis:   just playing good music.  
Dave Tallitsch on May 1, 2018
Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The fourth installment looks at Terry Riley's early music. Terry Riley was born in Colfax on June 24, 1935. He studied composition at San Francisco State University from 1955-1957...
Katherine Porebski on Apr 30, 2018
Please join Katherine Porebski on the KVMR Women's Show, tonight (Monday 4/30, 8-10 pm) for a full two hours of Women in Blues with mostly contemporary Women Blues Musicians, and many new releases.  The Blues have never sounded so good!
Todd Wahoske on Apr 27, 2018
King Tuff - Circuits in the Sand - 3:00 King Tuff - Thru the Cracks - 3:37 Janelle Monae - Pynk (feat. Grimes) - 4:00 Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel - 3:14 King Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The Other - Sub POP King Tuff is a recording artist on Sub Pop Records and Burger Records. King Tuff,...
Dave Tallitsch on Apr 26, 2018
Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The third installment looks at La Monte Young. In 1964 Young composed his masterpiece, The Well-Tuned Piano. The Guardian called it "one of the greatest achievements of 20th...
Dave Tallitsch on Apr 21, 2018
Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences.  The second installment looks at La Monte Young. "La Monte Young is one of the most influential underground composers of the 20th century." - Kyle Gann La Monte Young studied...
Michael DiMartino on Apr 20, 2018
 Earth Day Event & Broadcasts  On  Saturday morning April 22 the Golden Road will travel from the dark of night to the rays of sun rise to welcome Earth Day with music from around the world. This every other week show will be broadcast will be from 4 until 7 AM. Connect with the world via the...

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