with Philip Wright

What's Happening @ KVMR

  • Mike Bissell just plain "grew up loving radio," he says. 

    The KVMR Wednesday Morning Show (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) host remembers the Top 40 rock station era, of course, but he particularly liked how San Francisco's freeform early '70s station KSAN "made a radio era that was really exciting...

  • It's just the way KVMR 89.5 FM seems to be, sometimes... ready for the next big thing. 

    Aretha Franklin announces she's retiring after this year, ironically, at the same time the Nevada City noncommercial station has scheduled a five hour retrospective of the woman known as the  "Queen of...

  • Uh-oh. 

    At KVMR 89.5 FM, the on-air winter membership drive starts this coming Monday morning and goes for a week. 

    But station officials say that simply means it's time to tune in and participate. 

    "This is our three-time-a-year opportunity to tell our listeners our real...

  • Nothing is likely to stop a pair of determined 2016 KVMR broadcaster class graduates and "story catchers" from producing a four-way tale about Nevada County's homeless, especially now that they and KVMR 89.5 FM have been awarded a $5,000 California Humanities For All Quick Grant just over a...

  • "The Future of Cannabis Town Talk" is a free public forum taking place at the Nevada Theatre, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday night. It will also be broadcast live on KVMR.

    Speakers include :

    --Dan Agner, Cannaverse Solutions Branding

    --Forrest Hurd, Caregiver and Advocate

    --...

  • Christopher Redlocks, a longtime KVMR reggae disc jockey, will be feted this Friday night on his actual 50th birthday with a special show at the Crazy Horse in downtown Nevada City.

    The 8 p.m. show will also be broadcast until 10 p.m. live on KVMR, since, duh,  that's the time of Redlocks...

  • 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...

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