What's Happening @ KVMR

  • When KVMR volunteer broadcaster Derek Washington was around four or five years old, he was a self-described "radio kid" who enjoyed hearing music artists doing their hits of the day.

    But there was another influence as well.

    "My interest in the blues dates back to early childhood...

  • If it takes a wild-eyed, smart aleck kind of character for you to listen to an overnight blues music show, Russ (The Outlaw) Roy may be just the guy you wanted.

    Roy is one of maybe 30 different volunteer broadcasters at KVMR 89.5 FM who share midnight-to-4 a.m. "Red Eye Radio" music...

  • The Homestead Radio Hour is every person’s guide to do-it-yourself sustainability, backyard farming, and urban homesteading. Hosted by mother-daughter team Phyllis Boorinakis and Julia Boorinakis Harper, the series features a signature mix of contemporary homesteading topics, lively interviews,...

  • Paul Emery takes us into a maximum security California state prison for a sound-rich conversation with the house blues band. Emery explores the healing power of music in this rare view behind bars.

  • It's another rare week on KVMR 89.5 FM, which ironically just starts to seem typical, given the station's growing number of remote specials.

    This time, the Nevada City radio station will feature a live broadcast of a local congressional candidates forum Thursday night,  the first Measure...

  • As part of his ongoing exploration of the musical art of Nevada County, California, radio producer Brian Bahouth spoke with a pair of principal performers for the Earles of Newtown. Earle Ford is the band’s founder and Musical Director. Ford sings, plays tenor guitar, trumpet and several other...

  • It's just logical when you think about it. 

    What kind of special room would a community radio station need in a new building?

    Um, how about a community room? 

    "It's going to be one of the gems of the Bridge Street Project," predicts owner's representative Diane McIntire...

  • As part of my exploration of musicians who live in the vicinity of Nevada City, I visited the home of Maggie McKaig and Luke Wilson. Together Maggie and Luke have nearly a century of experience as professional musicians, and Luke is also a noted luthier and inlay artist after forty-five years in...

  • Behind The Scenes:  A Woman On A Mission. How The Celtic Festival Is Getting Greener. When it comes to sustainability and the environment, KVMR 89.5 FM's Allison Miller is a woman on a mission.

    And then some.

    This weekend she's one of the over 300 hundred people in the background...

  • Famed pianist George Winston will perform an October 14 benefit concert for the new KVMR 89.5 FM building and Nevada Theatre expansion.

    Winston -- whose recordings have sold millions of copies over his 42-year career -- will perform on a Steinway Grand Piano donated by Music In The...

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