Off Air

Jenny Michael

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jenny @kvmr.org

Passionate about music since childhood, Jenny Michael opted to become a broadcaster in lieu of learning to play an instrument. KVMR presents an opportunity for her to indulge in all types of music, while satisfying a desire to serve the community. The beauty of doing community radio is the freedom to create what we want to present to the listener, says Jenny. She is a graduate of the 1992 Broadcaster Training Class, and her enthusiasm for the station is reflected in a variety of projects. She has served on the programming committee, co-produced the live remote broadcast from the Nevada County Fair, sold CDs at concert events, and has been in charge of the artist's merchandise sales booth at the annual Celtic Festival. The highlight of her tenure at KVMR has been working in the booth with Jake, her 15-year-old son. A fixture at the station since the age of three, he was soon reading stories on the childrens' show and learning to engineer the board. His discovery of The Beatles truly hooked him, and led to Jake's All-Request Beatles Show. When asked recently if he still felt enthusiastic about playing this segment on the air, his reply was, "What I like even more is having people call me and tell me that I've made their day." In this eigthth year of the Wednesday show, it has definitely become Jenny and Jake's Music Magazine. and this DJ mom's heart is full.