The Juke Joint
with Russ Roy

What's Happening @ KVMR

  • Three consecutive nights, three different cities, three live remote music and theater broadcasts. 

    That's how KVMR 89.5 FM is hoping to kick off its remote broadcast year this week by doing something they've never done before. 

    Thursday will be broadcast of the 3rd annual Nugget...

  • For the 35th -- yes, 35th -- year, the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville will make their yearly trek to Nevada City this Monday for  KVMR 89.5 FM's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Gospel Concert. 

    You talk about a community tradition, well, this is one that truly lives on...once...

  • Just as KVMR 89.5 FM prepares to turn the same age comedian Jack Benny always purported to be -- 39 -- well, a youthful spirit is bubbling under the surface.

    Nevada City noncommercial radio station is preparing to launch what's currently called KVMR2, a new fulltime web stream aimed at...

  • Proof that KVMR 89.5 FM plays a wide variety of music is certainly in the pudding below.

    Very few 2016 albums -- and even fewer "best sellers" --show up on multiple lists compiled by some of the Nevada City radio station's 120 or so program hosts/volunteer broadcasters. 

    Welcome to...

  • A longtime Wednesday Music Magazine host is KVMR-FM's 2016 Bill Tuttle Lifetime Achievement Award winner, while three women swept the station's excellence in music programming awards -- the first time that has happened. 

    Connie Coale -- who first began broadcasting at the eclectic Nevada...

  • As well over 250 star-gazing KVMR 89.5 FM volunteers and broadcasters gathered at the Miner's Foundry Great Hall to watch the Nevada City radio station's holiday awards ceremony Tuesday, the post-dinner gala led off with the unbridled enthusiasm of longtime volunteer coordinator Edy Cassell --...

  • Chanteuse/Comedian Visits Saturday; Holiday Social & Concert Next Week

    Things really seem to be heating up at Miss Rumphius' Room,  and just in time for the holidays. 

    That's the versatile community room in KVMR's new building that was named for a children's picture book, and...

  • Legend has it the Moth started on a small-Georgia back porch, but reality has it that it's grown into the Peabody-award winning "The Moth Radio Show" and has spawned a cottage industry of related storytelling activities and events. 

    Not bad for a Public Radio Exchange (PRX) weekly radio...

  • On the weekend before Thanksgiving, it was a unique way for KVMR 89.5 FM to say thanks to some of its supporters. 

    Last Saturday, around 50 KVMR listeners and friends made their way some 1300 feet beneath the Sierra into The Ballroom, a stunning underground cavern where, ironically, some...

  • Sometimes, they could use a traffic cop inside KVMR's downtown Nevada City studios on Saturday afternoons. 

    That's when Rockin' & Stompin' host Wesley Robertson hosts up to three -- and sometimes more -- bands on his show (Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.)

    Last weekend was no exception. The...

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