I arrived in Grass Valley in the winter of 1989. That winter was still the biggest winter snow storm since then. I started volunteering at KVMR in 1990 and in 1991 Music Director John Nichols offered me a one hour once a month program and told me I had to talk. That became the Tibet Radio Hour. Now in its 23td year the Tibet Radio Hour was the first regularly scheduled media coverage of Tibet and all the issues surrounding Tibet. It currently airs the first Monday of the month from Noon – 1:00 PM.
Over the years I have been on the Programming Committee, the General Manager, host of the Friday Morning Show for nine years, co-host of Flashback Afternoon with Michael Keene, and started Latin Music programming on KVMR in 1992. Currently I host South of the Border on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:00 AM to NOON and I feature Nueva Cancion and Latin Music from the late 1950’s and 1960’s.
KVMR was in the Miner’s Foundry when I arrived and I remember the day Bruce Doan, Cat Cook and I moved the broadcast from the Foundry to the Bridge Street Building in a light rain and were only off the air for eight minutes. I have so many memories from those old days. I hope to make many more memories in the new building. Thanks to all past, present and future broadcasters, staff, volunteers and Board members for all their time, energy and efforts to make KVMR vibrant and long lasting.