What's Happening @ KVMR

  • KVMR celebrates its birthday with a BBQ and a potluck, but the community jam is the frosting on the cake.

    Earlier this month KVMR sponsored a concert at Pioneer Park celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The event was wildly successful, attracting twice as many tie-dyed...

  • KVMR has more than 150 volunteer broadcasters, and usually they’re raring to get on the air and play music. But sometimes fate intervenes, in the form of laryngitis, a flat tire, a sick puppy. At those times, three words spring to mind:

    “Better call Eric.”

    In just a few years as a...

  • It's the 21st California Worldfest this weekend, and, hmm, the 21st time KVMR 89.5 FM will broadcast it, beginning to end. 

    Only the names are changing a little this year. 

    Lynn Heintz -- with eight years of KVMR live remote broadcasting experience behind him -- is taking the reins...

  • Broadcaster Johnny Gallagher, host of the Tuesday Music Magazine on KVMR 89.5 FM, grew up in San Francisco, just five blocks from Haight Street. When the Summer of Love blossomed in 1967 in a swirl of tie-dye, music, patchouli and other distinctive scents, he says it was “a party every night.”...

  • You could say the fishing's been good for KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer broadcaster/producers Betty Louise and Susan Davis. 

    Not only have they "caught" over 50 personal stories so far as part of the KVMR StoryCatchers, but they and KVMR just reeled in a second grant for their "A Place To Call...

  • Back in June of 1987, volunteer broadcaster Brian Lee's love for a particular era of oldies found his radio home on KVMR 89.5 FM. 

    Thirty years later this very month, it's still there, "Color Radio," Saturdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., a veritable "Rhythm & Blues Revue" (its original series...

  • There's something pretty special about KVMR 89.5 FM's broadcast tent at the annual Father's Day Bluegrass Festival.

    Just about every year -- when the main stage is empty or between acts -- a band or a jam, often impromptu, creates a sort of aura that  Eric Rice (in his 32nd year as...

  • Sure, David Bennett Cohen -- playing an intimate house concert in KVMR 89.5 FM's Community Room this Sunday at  5 p.m. -- was one of the original Country Joe and the Fish back around 1965. 

    But Cohen's musical activism goes back far before that to, yup, April, 1961 when he was one of the...

  • Veteran independent radio producers (and married couple) Gregg McVicar and Gabriela Castelan are longtime "Strawberryians," a term for regulars at the semi-annual Strawberry Music Festival, just held last weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

    But a side trip took them to KVMR 89.5...

  • KVMR 89.5 FM's live broadcast of summer music festivals gets "The Strawberry Way" kickoff this holiday weekend when the Nevada City radio station carries 50, yes, 50 hours from the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

    Station broadcasters will team with the Strawberry Music Festival's legendary...

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