with Mike Bissell

What's Happening @ KVMR

  • Dance to the music, said Sly Stone, albeit that was "back in the day." 

    Well? 

    Things just keep getting hyperactive -- and then some -- as KVMR 89.5 FM holds its first reach-out dance party Monday night and then an in-house concert featuring a rising blues artist on his first...

  • A 30-year veteran blues program host won a Lifetime Achievement Award, while an out-of-place radio special on fire safety nabbed top honors for "radio event of the year" in KVMR Program Awards announced at the station's holiday party last week.    Richard Tewes --alternating host of the Tuesday...

  • Three KVMR 89.5 FM broadcasters are the newest members of the Nevada City radio station's Volunteer Hall of Fame. 

    Ralph Henson, Russ Roy and Diane McIntire received the honors Tuesday night at the station's Volunteer Appreciation Extravaganza and holiday party before a packed Stone Hall...

  • When you're thinking of a Christmas music special, The Grateful Dead aren't  exactly the entertainers that normally would come to your mind. 

    But they'll be front and center stage for a 12-hour Dead marathon on Saturday, December 19th from noon to midnight on eclectic Nevada City radio...

  • It's probably best called Tales of The Past and Future Drought. 

    KVMR 89.5 FM and Operation Unite are among the sponsors of  a Nevada County Community Water Forum this Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, downtown Nevada City, with free admission for the...

  • The way new music composer/artist Randy McKean sees it, there's nothing wrong with keeping a smile on your face and some smart humor flowing, both in performance and in a modern band's persona.  

    He's a (not "the") leader of the four-piece chamber music ensemble Bristle, which will be...

  • Suddenly, there's a lot more to learn about new music at eclectic community radio KVMR 89.5 FM in Nevada City, and no longer is it simply on the station's airwaves. 

    In fact, the station's 26-year-old music director, Sean Dooley-Miller, has been busy locating and discovering what station...

  • Sure, KVMR 89.5 FM's volunteer broadcasters can perfect a song-to-song segue, find that special golden oldie, interview an artist coming to town or bring you storm and fire updates. 

    But what can they do on a 150-year-old theatrical stage that's hosted the likes of Mark Twain...before...

  • Ten years ago this week, poet/teacher Molly Fisk began writing and recording a weekly essay for KVMR 89.5 FM's Evening News. 

    In fact, she's done it so often now that it's  become part of her weekly lifestyle. 

    "A regular writing gig every week was a huge shift for me," she...

  • Exactly 100 years ago this month, iconic labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill was killed by a firing squad in Salt Lake City for the murder of a grocer and his son. 

    That came after appeals for clemency from the American Federation of Labor, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, the...

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