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How A Radio Lover Got Behind The Microphone at KVMR

Mike Bissell just plain "grew up loving radio," he says. 

The KVMR Wednesday Morning Show (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) host remembers the Top 40 rock station era, of course, but he particularly liked how San Francisco's freeform early '70s station KSAN "made a radio era that was really exciting." 

A few years later, KSAN was gone and Bissell says he "just got disgusted with music of the '70s and '80s." And stopped listening to radio. 

A move to Weimar in 1984 changed things. 

They're Dripping with Inspiration at KVMR: Winter Membership Special Programming Starts Monday


At KVMR 89.5 FM, the on-air winter membership drive starts this coming Monday morning and goes for a week. 

But station officials say that simply means it's time to tune in and participate. 

"This is our three-time-a-year opportunity to tell our listeners our real story," explains KVMR Program Director Steve Baker, smilingly noting it used to be four times annually.  

State Grant Propels KVMR Homeless Project Toward 'A Place To Call Home'

Nothing is likely to stop a pair of determined 2016 KVMR broadcaster class graduates and "story catchers" from producing a four-way tale about Nevada County's homeless, especially now that they and KVMR 89.5 FM have been awarded a $5,000 California Humanities For All Quick Grant just over a month ago. 

In fact, Betty Louise and Susan Davis are already working on plans for a multimedia finale for the project next November that'll include a fine arts and photography exhibit, video, live music, readings, as well as audio recordings, of course. 

Town Hall Meetings on Prop 64 Monday, Dementia Tuesday

"The Future of Cannabis Town Talk" is a free public forum taking place at the Nevada Theatre, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday night. It will also be broadcast live on KVMR.

Speakers include :

--Dan Agner, Cannaverse Solutions Branding

--Forrest Hurd, Caregiver and Advocate

--Phillip Northcutt, Cannabis Consultant

--Sam Berns and Andrew Wilson, attorneys

Democracy Now! will air at 9 a.m. Monday morning and also be available for streaming at KVMR's home page.



How Reggae DJ Redlocks Got His Name

Christopher Redlocks, a longtime KVMR reggae disc jockey, will be feted this Friday night on his actual 50th birthday with a special show at the Crazy Horse in downtown Nevada City.

The 8 p.m. show will also be broadcast until 10 p.m. live on KVMR, since, duh,  that's the time of Redlocks' weekly "Ital Culture" program on the eclectic radio station.  Hey, that fits. 

No matter how big the festivities, it may be tough to one-up the aftermath of his 20th birthday. 

35th Annual King Day Concert & KVMR Celebration Set for Monday

For the 35th -- yes, 35th -- year, the Bethel AME Church Choir of Marysville will make their yearly trek to Nevada City this Monday for  KVMR 89.5 FM's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Gospel Concert. 

You talk about a community tradition, well, this is one that truly lives on...once again, a noon concert at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, downtown Nevada City, with a live broadcast on KVMR for those who can't attend an hour of concert highlights at 6 p.m. Monday.

KVMR2 Seeking New Breed of Broadcasters for Web Stream Music Service

Just as KVMR 89.5 FM prepares to turn the same age comedian Jack Benny always purported to be -- 39 -- well, a youthful spirit is bubbling under the surface.

Nevada City noncommercial radio station is preparing to launch what's currently called KVMR2, a new fulltime web stream aimed at broadening audience by offering content for millenials and other younger-minded listeners.

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. 


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