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Big Day Of Giving Pop-Up Broadcasts Kick Off KVMR On-Air Fundraiser

The Big DOGs are already howling on KVMR 89.5 FM, which has so embraced the national Day Of Giving (DOG) to community non-profits that the Nevada City public radio station is kicking off its spring membership drive in conjunction with the coast-to-coast event.

In fact, KVMR will be hosting four -- count'em, four --  broadcast "pop up" live remote broadcast events today (May 4) at local business supporters.  

Paule Castro: A Techie With A Twisted Sense of Humor

That darn Paule Castro. 

One of the co-hosts of the KVMR 89.5 FM biweekly series, "Zen Tech," he and good friend Glenn Far (they met through KVMR, duh) wanted to invent a computer and technology series that wouldn't frighten the so-called Luddites away. 

And that was the birth of a long-running radio series now in its teens on alternate Wednesdays. Their next show is Wednesday, April 26 (1 p.m.) 

"We gave it the name 'Zen Tech' because we didn't want to scare people with the technology," recalls Castro. "We wanted to give it a touchy, feely kind of name." 

Round Two, LaMalfa and Constituents, Live on KVMR Monday Night

It's round two, live (well, nearly) on KVMR.

We'll bring you the latest Congressional Town Hall with Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa this Monday night at 8pm, recorded earlier that evening in Oroville.

LaMalfa will likely talk about the Oroville Dam situation and the massive 190,000 person evacuation that took place because of fears the dam would fail.

He'll also likely take questions and comments from constituents at this session at the historic Oroville State Theater.


KVMR's Next Music Concert: Live From Alaska?

KVMR 89.5 FM is heading north to Alaska for its next live remote music broadcast this Saturday night at 11 p.m. 

Excuse us...Live from Alaska?

But that's nuts...it's more than 2000 miles from the radio station's Nevada City home. 

Well, leave it to KVMR volunteer broadcasters Paul Barbieri and Cheri Snook, both red hot fans of the emerging Alaskan music scene, to pull off something that sounds pretty kooky.   

KVMR Now Offering Starlight's Star Forecast Each Weekday Morning

It just sounds so, um, Ridge-y, we guess the word would be. 

She calls herself Starlight Kompost, with roots deep on the fabled San Juan Ridge where she's lived since age 3, and lately Starlight has been doing a weekday two-minute astrological report, "Star's Stars", Mondays through Fridays around 8:10 a.m. on KVMR-FM (89.5 FM, kvmr.org streaming).

Spark & Whisper: The Musical Duo That Makes Magic Without Being A Couple

Beautiful things can evolve from humble beginnings. Anita Sandwina and Velvy Appleton first crossed paths in 2003 at a late-night campsite jam at the Strawberry Music Festival. 

The night was dark, there were too many guitars strumming, some drunken howling, and the song selection was spotty at best. Even so, Anita and Velvy could feel it — the chemistry was there.

Meet The Guys Behind KVMR's New "Beer Show"

And just what would be about the best day to debut a radio program about...beer?

St. Patrick's Day, of course.

And that's just what Tom Dalldorf and Wesley Robertson intend to do on St. Paddy's at, gulp, high noon Friday, March 17th, green beer or not.

But why "The Beer Show"?

"Well, beer's a subject known to many but, like wine, beer has a deep cultural and historical backstory that can be both informative and entertaining," says Dalldorf.

"Our goal is to have fun with beer appreciation and keep it light -- but not light beer -- and lively," he adds.