Sean, who grew up listening to radio, is one of several "second generation" disc jockeys at the community station. His father, Andy Dooley-Miller, was an early Sunday morning host for years and still is a regular substitute.
"I went in with my dad when I was about 13 and scoured the CD racks, looking at them, listening to them, taking them apart."
Sean caught the radio bug, started doing some announcing on his dad's show and went on to graduate from San Francisco State with a degree in broadcasting with an emphasis on audio production.
In San Francisco, he was an intern for a couple years at stations like KNBR and KFOG, where he discovered commercial radio just isn't the same as KVMR.
"I found deejays there frustrated by the system," noted Dooley. "They couldn't play the music they wanted to play."
So he returned to Nevada City, began volunteering at KVMR in the music department and on live remote broadcast crews as well as engineering and substitute broadcasting.
"KVMR is important as a way to link the community with a media outlet," declared Dooley.