with John Keane

What's Happening @ KVMR

  • Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore got local social media circles spinning when he wore a KVMR 89.5 FM baseball cap during his appearance last week on MSNBC.

    KVMR General Manager Julie Chiarelli sent the station logo hat to Moore, a prolific baseball cap fan, in appreciation of...

  • Pretty often, the first thing you notice about longtime music artist Joe Craven are the clothes. 

    KVMR 89.5 FM Chief Engineer Dave Barnett remembers walking around a corner at a summer music festival and bursting out laughing as he spied Craven in an outlandish outfit. 

    "Joe looked...

  • For a group that's "been flying under the radar for about a year," KVMR 89.5 FM Community Advisory Board chairman Robert X. Trent says the CAB -- as it's commonly known -- is getting pretty active. 

    Right now, the five-member body is seeking to expand the number of community members on...

  • Democracy Now Host Raises Money for KVMR by Treating You to Dinner Just what is a $2,000 dinner with a media celebrity like,  anyway?Well, when it's with Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman, the answer can be like hanging with old friends, seeing a different side of a media favorite...or...

  • Take a deep breath, everyone. 

    When Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman was asked  why listeners should support KVMR 89.5 FM during the non-profit radio station's membership drive last week, here was her reply:

    "Because independent media is the oxygen of democracy."

    ...
  • KVMR 89.5 FM barrels into the final weekend of its "Make It Rain" spring membership drive, with everything from Michael Franti and "Men Are From Mars"  to county supervisor candidates,  honky tonk music queens, and even a 1968 musical and cultural montage. 

    The non-profit, eclectic...

  • Next week marks the last KVMR 89.5 FM on-air membership drive for nearly half a year, and it's got a pretty optimistic theme: 

    "Make it rain." 

    Um, more precipitation outside would certainly be nice and welcome, but Adriana Kelly, the membership director of the Nevada City non-...

  • For Joe McHugh, the kind of guy who's always got a story, it was 1977, he was busy being a back-to-the-land kind of guy in West Virginia, pretty afar of his native New Jersey roots, you'd say. 

    That's when he first picked up a fiddle. 

    We're not sure if he's ever put it back ...

  • A year ago, KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer broadcaster Laurie DesJardin had this idea to bring the three-part harmonies of Brother Sun all the way from the east coast to be the Nevada City radio station's first house concert in its brand new community room. 

    It was a rousing success, and even...

  • Okay, when folks say KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Randy McKean can be a little out there, well, after all, that was the purpose of his new music "The Outpost" radio series a bit earlier this century (2007-2013, to be exact). 

    Classical, experimental, jazz, improvisational, sure, but it also...

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