What's Happening @ KVMR

  • 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...

  • On a week in which the Nevada City radio station is busy seeking on-air financial donations, KVMR 89.5 FM is publicly unveiling two free gifts in return for its listeners' support:  both a simple-to-use online program archive and a phone application to allow easy access to the eclectic...

  • Just how do you celebrate KVMR 89.5 FM's longest running Morning Show host as he nears his 20th year on air?   That was the problem posed to the non-commercial station's informal  brain trust a couple months ago.    They'd heard that the late folksinger U. Utah Phillips once described the host...

  • "From out of the past, return with us now to those golden days of radio...with your hosts David and Linda Breninger." 

    Like an invisible beam, clothed in the darkness of the night, their alternating Sunday evening program, "Old Radio Theater," on KVMR 89.5 FM can chill you a little and...

  • On the heels of a successful 19th annual KVMR Celtic Festival that survived lightning, thunder, wind and even something called rain comes still another KVMR 89.5 FM tradition -- the station's Indigenous Peoples' Days special broadcast. 

    This year, once again, Sunday will see a daylong...

  • Okay, KVMR Celtic Festival Producer John Taber maybe hasn't seen it all in music, but he's certainly been there a lot. 

    A 15-year employee of Bill Graham Presents, Taber worked The Band's famous, star-studded Last Waltz, he was there for most of the fabled Days On The Green, and he...

  • You wouldn't think listening to someone as they walk across the country would necessarily build your loyalty to a radio station.

    But to Marion Peterson, it opened her ears to KVMR 89.5 FM, a place where she has become a volunteer and now an on-air broadcaster as well.

    "I have...

  • Whew, with still another Open House in the rear view mirror (as part of the Nevada Theatre's 150th anniversary), KVMR 89.5 FM isn't slowing down a bit. 

    The 19th annual KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace is coming right up, still another live remote music festival broadcast is this...

  • Ten years ago this week was one of the brightest moments in KVMR 89.5 FM history, even if the circumstances were dim. 

    It was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- which had left tens of thousands homeless -- when KVMR and other community radio stations got permission from the Federal...

  • KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Felton Pruitt credits his youth for his love of radio, something he has in common with scores of other KVMR volunteers. 

    Only one thing is different.  Where other broadcasters have been teachers, accountants, visual artists and so forth,  Pruitt has literally...

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