What's Happening @ KVMR

KVMR Music Hosts Pick Their Favorite Albums of the Year

Proof that KVMR 89.5 FM plays a wide variety of music is certainly in the pudding below.

Very few 2016 albums -- and even fewer "best sellers" --show up on multiple lists compiled by some of the Nevada City radio station's 120 or so program hosts/volunteer broadcasters. 

Welcome to a cross-section of a station deeply steeped in musical diversity. 


Bill Emerson - Trance-It Lounge - Tuesdays, 10pm-Midnight

KVMR Fetes Volunteers At Holiday Awards Shindig

As well over 250 star-gazing KVMR 89.5 FM volunteers and broadcasters gathered at the Miner's Foundry Great Hall to watch the Nevada City radio station's holiday awards ceremony Tuesday, the post-dinner gala led off with the unbridled enthusiasm of longtime volunteer coordinator Edy Cassell -- and new co-volunteer coordinator Sue Lunsford -- trying to get their ducks in a row. 

Okay, not ducks, but volunteers. 

It didn't take long to get peoples' attention when Cassell named a retired San Juan Ridge teacher the Volunteer of the Year. 

KVMR Community Room Becoming a Beehive of Musical Activity

Chanteuse/Comedian Visits Saturday; Holiday Social & Concert Next Week

Things really seem to be heating up at Miss Rumphius' Room,  and just in time for the holidays. 

That's the versatile community room in KVMR's new building that was named for a children's picture book, and the Nevada City noncommercial radio station has been busy lining up some impressive shows.

'Have We Got A Story For You': The Moth Radio Series Comes To KVMR Sundays

Legend has it the Moth started on a small-Georgia back porch, but reality has it that it's grown into the Peabody-award winning "The Moth Radio Show" and has spawned a cottage industry of related storytelling activities and events. 

Not bad for a Public Radio Exchange (PRX) weekly radio program with some 400 affiliates. 

Er, make that 401, as "The Moth Radio Show" makes its local debut this Sunday 8 p.m. on KVMR and finally is broadcast in the Sacramento metro area. 

Live Bands Lining up in KVMR's New Studios

Sometimes, they could use a traffic cop inside KVMR's downtown Nevada City studios on Saturday afternoons. 

That's when Rockin' & Stompin' host Wesley Robertson hosts up to three -- and sometimes more -- bands on his show (Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.)

Last weekend was no exception. The program featured live performances by Sacramento-turned-Austin folksinger Bob Cheevers, the local female roots trio the Heifer Belles, and Joe Craven and Painted Mandolin, a side project fueled by Jerry Garcia's acoustic music.

KVMR 'Newbie' Broadcaster Tackles Station Board, Vets Day Special

Okay, he just decided to take the KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster training class last spring. 

Passed that, became one of the Nevada City non-commercial station's newbies. 

Then he took a shot and ran for the KVMR board of directors, and...got elected to it by fellow broadcasters this fall. 

Not a bad start in radio for Phil Northcutt, a Placer County native and U.S. Marine veteran (1998-2006) who's currently a land use consultant and independent investor on buying and selling land. 

From Radio Show to Writing 15 Books, This Herbalist Is Keeping Busy in her Garden

Herbalist, author and KVMR 89.5 FM "Garden Forum" host Kathi Keville never dreamed she'd write 15 books. 

"Of course not, no," she laughs. "I wasn't even thinking of writing a single one." 

But here she is, author of "The Aromatherapy Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants for Happiness and Well-Being" (Timber Press, 2016), which just may be her proudest effort to date. 

"It's the first time I've found myself sitting down and enjoying reading something I've already written," she admits with a wide grin.