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R Town Radio This Sunday 8/1 – The Swamps Of Jersey

R Town Radio brings you the stories of the musicians and the people who contributed to their musical projects. On this episode of RTown Radio, hosted by Peter Blachley we talk to Frank Stefanko, the photographer who was asked by Bruce Springsteen to shoot the album covers for his critically acclaimed albums, Darkness At The [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side: Deerhoof Part II

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday August 3, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #71: Deerhoof Part II Back in June 2021 guest host Mark Leviton took you on a fun spin through the music of Deerhoof,  a gritty experimental independent band formed in San Francisco in 1994. On this latest episode Mr. Leviton returns with Part II, diving even deeper into a band […]

On the next edition of The Other Side: On The Edge Of Classical…

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday July 27, 8-10PM Sequestered #70: On The Edge Of Classical... In the early days of KVMR there was a lot of classical music played, in fact we had a Mon-Fri mid-morning show featuring classical music which I actually hosted on occasion way back in the late 1970's. Heck some will argue [...]

Joni Mitchell Giveaway on Good Stuff

I will be offering free downloads of Joni Mitchell – The Reprise Years (1968-1971) for the next 4 weeks during Good Stuff. When you hear me talk about the promotion on the show and call for calls or emails, I will take the first caller or emailer at that point. I will be in-studio Saturday, […]

On the next edition of The Other Side – #69: Blast Off! Episode #3

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday July 20, 8-10PM Sequestered #69: Blast Off! Episode #3 Tune in for episode #3 of our brand new 5 Part series created by guest host Michael McDonald. As with previous episodes this one is full to the brim with turn of the century songs influenced by the race to space [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side – #68: mid-summer chillout

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday July 13, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #68: mid-summer chillout It's hot and the AC is hopefully on and keeping ya cool. Well here's hoping this mid-summer chillout episode of The Other Side will do the same. Lots of 2020 & 2021 releases from folks like Modest Mouse, Gong Gong Gong, Danny Elfman, Mr. Bungle, Moby, Ani [...]

JULY 14 on Dawn Eclectica – Timeless: Songs You Must Hear on Your Last Day On Earth

The end of the Covid lockdown in our area allowed me to participate in a good old fashion sing along with a small group of vaccinated guests. Singing these well-loved tunes, a thought occurred to me: What songs would I choose to hear if I knew this was my final day on the planet? What […]

The Other Side – Sequestered episode #67: Jon Hassell RIP 1937-2021

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday July 6, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #67: Jon Hassell RIP 1937-2021 An iconic composer, performer and fascinating soul, Jon Hassell passed away on Saturday June 26, 2021. On this episode of The Other Side we'll be listening to his work from the past 50 years. Jon was an innovator [...]

A Tribute to guitarist John Havard + Women from the The Other Side

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday June 29, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #66: A Tribute to guitarist John Havard + Women from the the other side In the 1st hour we'll be featuring a special re-airing of a 2011 tribute to the late local guitarist John Havard featuring music clips and interviews with his brother Pat [...]

Sequestered episode #65: Blast Off! #2 Not Your Usual Space Music Experience

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday June 22, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #65: Blast Off! #2 Not Your Usual Space Music Experience Tune in for episode #2 of our brand new 5 Part series created by guest host Michael McDonald. This episode is full of classics and more, and all influenced by the race to space [...]

6/16 on Dawn Eclectica – Politically Incorrect: Songs that would never fly in today’s cancel culture

When Gary Puckett found out her true age, he warned his “Young Girl” to “get out of my mind,” reminding her that she was a just a baby in makeup. Mick Jagger bragged about a “squirming dog” girlfriend who “once had her way” but was now “Under [his] Thumb.” Another Stones song told about Mick’s […]

On the next edition of The Other Side – Sequestered episode #64: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday June 15, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #64: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down Originally from Falls Church, Virginia, and now based in San Francisco, the indie rock band led by Thao Nuguyen [pronounced Tao Nu-when] called Thao and The Get Down Stay Down has been thrilling audiences since 2006. They’ve collaborated with Joanna Newsom, Andrew Bird and Mirah, [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side – Tuesday 8-10PM Sequestered episode #63: Deerhoof

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday June 8, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #63: Deerhoof The experimental and highly-independent band Deerhoof formed in San Francisco in 1994, and have issued over a dozen albums in a wide variety of genres, from punky noise to sugary pop. The unique rhythms, dueling guitars and oddball lyrics will enthrall you as [...]

The Other Side: Sequestered episode #62: Garcia Peoples

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday June 1, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #62: Garcia Peoples In the past decade New Jersey 6-piece psychedelic jam band Garcia Peoples have distinguished themselves through nearly a dozen studio and live albums. They've been compared to both Can and the Grateful Dead in their dedication to improvisation and rhythmic complexity. On June 1st guest host Mark [...]

5/19 on Dawn Eclectica – the 6th of July 1957: a Day that Changed the World Forever & Van Morrison – Unhinged?

I am taking a month off from Dawn Eclectica, but I have a special show for you on May 19 from 4-7 am. On July 6, 1957, in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Church Woolton, Liverpool, a meeting occurred that would not only change music but the history of western civilization forever. It was on […]

On the next edition of The Other Side, Sequestered episode #60: Blast Off! Not Your Usual Space Music Experience

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday May 18, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #60: Blast Off! Not Your Usual Space Music Experience A brand new 5 Part series created by guest host Michael McDonald, this inaugural episode is full of weird and wonderful musical artifacts influenced by the race to space over the past 50+ years. Expect [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side, Sequestered episode #59: Spring Chill Reflections

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday May 11, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #59: Spring Chill Reflections Spring has sprung and the nights and early mornings still have the wonderful chill factor. On this brande new episode expect a wide variety of mostly brand new releases with a few rare oldies, cinematic, hip hop, folk, swamp [...]

Mikail Graham: The Little Station That Could

Mikail Graham is the executive producer of The Other Side, and The Good News Show, and the co-host of The Beer Show with Tom Dalldorf. He has been involved with KVMR since its inception in 1978. Greetings from the little station that could, does and continues to do 24/7/365. When I look back at the last nearly 44 years of […]

Wednesday 5/5 on Dawn Eclectica – Insanity and Genius

With Spring in full swing and Covid on the run, I’m letting ‘er rip on my next show Wednesday May 5, from 4-7 am. Mark Knopfler live, early Dylan, and Jerry Garcia anchor the show, but between 5 and 5:30 I go completely crazy with novelty and humorous songs from yester year. Then from 5:30 […]

The Other Side: Sequestered episode #58: The Other Side Of Ambient Music

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday May 4, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #58: The Other Side Of Ambient Music A special archive episode from April, 2009 Non linear audio for your lateral sounding Community Radio Station. Natural artists from the animal & insect kingdom and even human realm weave tonight's evocative sound collage from poles [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side: Tuesday April 27, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #56: Tip of the Freberg

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday April 27, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #56: Tip of the Freberg Stan Freberg was the last of the great radio comics, whose recordings for Capitol Records lampooned early rock and roll, the calypso and folk craze, and the Senate hearings into the practice of “payola.” In the 1950s, his imitations of [...]

A KVMR Love Story by Brian Terhorst

Brian Terhorst is the host and producer of Harmony Ridge. He has been a broadcaster since 1992 and was the General Manager of KVMR from 1996 to 2006. He currently serves as KVMR’s President of the Board.   I wandered through the doors of KVMR almost thirty years ago. I was 28 years old. I […]

On the next edition of The Other Side – Sequestered episode #55: Songs I Love To Hate vol 1 1975-1985

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday April 20, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #55: Songs I Love To Hate vol 1 1975-1985 Guest co-host Michael McDonald has put together yet another fun show featuring many ear worms from 1975-1985, and yes we're talking about the ones that just drive ya nuts or make ya swoon depending upon your persuasions. [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side – Sequestered episode #54: Oddities Agogo

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday April 13, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #54: Oddities Agogo Vintage stereo oddities, odd comedic bits, hipster swinger advice, yep that's what to expect on this week's Other Side.  Featuring music & sounds from Juan García Esquivel, Enoch Light, Peter Ustinov, Del Close & John Brent, Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Bas Sheva, Brother Russell, Henri Rene and so many more. That's Tuesday April 13, 8-10PM, and only on [...]

The Other Side: Raymond Scott ‘radio music of the future’

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday April 6, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #53: Raymond Scott 'radio music of the future' This week's Other Side features the music of Raymond Scott, a visionary inventor, composer and all around cool dude. Born Harry Warnow in 1908, he changed his name in 1934 so as not to be in conflict [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side – Sequestered episode #52: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Part 2

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday March 30, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #52: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Part 2 Guest host Mark Leviton takes you on another tour of the Melbourne, Australian music collective King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. With more than two dozen albums, featuring garage rock, jazz fusion, psychedelia, thrash metal, progressive [...]

Resilience Radio: Writers Joy Harjo & Jessie Rencountre

Resilience Radio: Indigenous Women Writers Joy Harjo & Jessie TakenAlive-Rencountre Thursday, March 25th | 10am-1pm This Thursday, March 25th we have writers block. No, wait… a block of indigenous women writers! From 10am-1pm, Resilience Radio host Miss Jiff will be joined by Joy Harjo and Jessie TakenAlive-Rencountre to discuss books, albums and new projects in […]

Mikail Graham – Guest Hosting on Classics Declassified – Sunday 3/21/21, 5-7PM

Guest Hosting on Classics Declassified  Sunday 3/21/21, 5-7PM Mikail Graham Sunday March 21 from 5-7PM, Mikail Graham will be guest hosting on a special Classics Declassified. Expect a diverse selection of music from Tchaikovsky, Beethoven & The Danish String Quartet, Pat Metheny, Pierre Schaeffer, Terry Riley, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Wu Man, Kronos String Quartet, Górecki, Thomas Tallis, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ennio Morricone, Max Richter, Chick Corea and more... Tune in and enjoy a wonderful evening [...]

March 24 on Dawn Eclectica – Time Marches On

We live with them all our lives. We try to keep track of them, sometimes in vain. We remember some fondly and others with great pain. What are they? Days of the Week, of course. On March 24 from 4-7 am, I'll present my dumbest theme show ever - songs with days of the week [...]

Tribute to those who left us in 2020

MysticAl’s Funk Train Xpress will be paying Tribute to some of the Greats of Funk & Soul on 3/24 We will be celebrating the music they left to the world, inc. Truly Melvin- the daughter of Harold Melvin & Sharon Paige who sang with the Blue Notes, Micky Atkins Funkadelic’s original keyboardist & Harold Beane […]

The Other Side: Sequestered episode #50: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Part 1

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday March 16, 8-10PM Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2010, the polymorphous music collective King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has released over two dozen albums, playing garage rock, jazz fusion, psychedelia, thrash metal, progressive folk and just about everything in between. Host Mark Leviton profiles their astounding recorded catalog in the first of two parts. Can one group sound [...]

A Beer Show Special Episode: A Tribute to Founder Wesley Robertson

A Beer Show Special Episode Tuesday March 15, 6:30-7PM A Tribute to Founder Wesley Robertson The Beer Show celebrates its 4th Anniversary with a special 30 minute episode featuring a look back with a special tribute to Beer Show Founder Wesley Robertson. That's Monday March 15, 6:30 - 7PM, following the KVMR Evening News.

Women Who Rock

Join me, Tally Mark, for this Sunday Showcase and my Women who Rock show from 3:00 to 5:00pm. My prerecorded show from my home studio includes songs about love, rollercoasters, life, passion, coyote, and vision spanning the decades. It has been a year of craziness-so just sit back, breathe deep and enjoy the music...may it [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side, Sequestered episode #49: Divin’ For Pearls

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday March 9, 8-10PM Sequestered episode #49: Divin' For Pearls Number 49 in our sequestered series takes us back to early September of 2016, for an archival episode entitled Divin' For Pearls. Featuring a classic other sidean playlist of music and sound from all across the map.  That's The Other Side, Tuesday March 9, 8-10PM, and [...]

The Women’s Show: International Women’s Day Special

The Women’s Show presents International Women’s Day Special Monday, March 8 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM This is the 110th Anniversary of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month and is being celebrated today around the World!  International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. […]

The Other Side: Tuesday 3/2/21, Sequestered episode 48: The Oddities of Life

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday March 2, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 48: The Oddities of Life Life goes on with or without us.  Many artists tend to write music and create sounds trying to capture these ongoing moments with a fascinating tinge of passion.  On this episode expect to hear from the likes of Jackie Gleason "the great one", Lenny [...]

The Other Side 2/26: Sequestered episode 47: Nancy & Lee – The Hits & more…

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday February 26, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 47: Nancy & Lee - The Hits & more... In 1966 Lee Hazelwood was asked by legendary singer and movie star Frank Sinatra to "help boost his daughters career". Lee got busy and created arguably one of the quintessential pop hits of all time These Boots Are [...]

On the next edition of The Other Side: Sequestered episode 46: Chick Corea 1941-2021 RIP – A Look Back

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday February 16, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 46: Chick Corea 1941-2021 RIP - A Look Back On Tuesday February 9, keyboardist and composer Chick Corea moved on to the other side. For me Chick was one of modern music's truly great performers and composers. On this mid winter's evening we'll [...]

Sequestered episode 45: The Love Movement Vol 1

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday February 9, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 45: The Love Movement Vol 1 Guest co-host Michael McDonald co-hosts and brings a fun pre-Valentine's Day playlist of music full of love and good vibes. After nearly a year of rough times, why not spend an evening sitting back and enjoying a [...]

Sequestered episode 44: Can You Hear Me Now?

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday February 2, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 44: Can You Hear Me Now? This weeks brand new episode features a diverse selection of music and sounds from content creators like Negativland, Barry Gray and his Orchestra, Baby Lullabies, Boots Randolph, Catastrophe, David Lynch, Enoch Light, Fionna Richmond, Kaytrananda, Loni Lavato, Pricilla Paris, The Free Design, Robbie and Mona, Tina Louise (yes that Tina from [...]

Tuesday Music Magazine 2/2/21: Live, Funny & fresh country-folk

Hello KVMR groovy people: Paul Berger here, host of Dawn Eclectica every other Wednesday from 4-7 am. This Tuesday, I get to spin discs during daylight hours when listeners will actually be in a state of conscious alertness, when I host the February 2 Music Magazine from 4-6 pm. I’ve put together a captivating set, […]

Sequestered episode 43: Whatever Happens…

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday January 26, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 43: Whatever Happens... Experience a free form 'Big Fun' night of music and sound straight from the other side archives back in April of 2017. Get lost in the moment with a wildly diverse mix of free-form FM radio classics. Basically on this [...]

Cajun and Zydeco on Jan 31 Blues Spectrum

Cajun and Zydeco music originated with the French speaking Creole people living in Western Louisiana. Cajun music traditionally features the fiddle and sometimes an accordion while with Zydeco music, the accordion and rub-board are prominent. Both styles were popular in dance halls around the country (and will be again someday!). Join Don Lipari, the guest […]

Sunday’s Showcase – Space

Join me, Tally Mark, for this Sunday Showcase and my tribute to SPACE from 3:00 to 5:00pm. My prerecorded show from my home studio includes songs about the moon and stars, spanning the decades. My choices include the bizarre, silly, a babbling of smooth funk, some education and albeit insightful, most just fun-isn’t it time […]

Diamonds and Rust: A Kate Wolf Special

On Diamonds and Rust this Saturday, January 23 from 6-8 pm, host Laura Miller will feature a Kate Wolf special; an archived radio show from 2010, in honor of the late California singer-songwriter's January 27th birthday. The show includes many songs by Kate, interviews with Kate, and an interview with George Schroder who wrote the [...]

Sequestered episode 42: Yo La Tengo Part II

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday Janury 19, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 42: Yo La Tengo Part II Tune in Tuesday night January 19 from 8-10PM, for Part II of Mark Leviton's look and listen featuring Hoboken, New Jersey indie band Yo La Tengo. Under the helm of married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, they’ve been called “the quintessential [...]

Sequestered episode 41: Neo Classical ambient freckles

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday January 12, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 41: Neo Classical ambient freckles With the early days here in 2021 being so crazy, it's nice to have a place to just tune out and retreat into, hence a variation on the theme I began last week. In this episode I'm dipping [...]

TOS Sequestered, episode 40: A Dusting of Ambience

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday January 5, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 40: A Dusting of Ambience It’s a brand new year, yet the same as it ever was, or was it ever? Episode 40 in our ongoing sequestered series –  a dusting of ambience – features old & new music by Banco de Gaia, Lemongrass, Roger & Brian Eno, Roedelius & Leon […]

Wed. 12/30 on Dawn Eclectica – A 50 Year Time Capsule

In 1970, a 28 year-old Paul McCartney channeled the wreckage from the breakup of his band – the most iconic and popular band of all time – to issue his first solo album, McCartney. Former bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison also produced their first solo albums that year. Indeed, 1970 proved to be a […]

Sequestered episode 39: RIDE – a shoegaze indie rock special with Mark Leviton

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday December 29, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 39: RIDE – a shoegaze indie rock special The British band Ride was formed in Oxford in 1988, and were quickly established as leaders of “shoegaze” indie rock. Blending pop melodies, drones, feedback and poetic lyrics into a powerful mix, they had a […]

Sequestered episode 38: Winter Wonderland with Virtual Mike

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday December 22, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 38: Winter Wonderland with Virtual Mike Tune in for this year’s final Christmas laced version of The Other Side. Virtual Mike will be hostin’ and he promises to bring ya’ll kinds of off the beaten path tunes and sounds to help get you into the solstice […]

Sequestered episode 37: OH CHRISMUKKAH! OH CHRISMUKKAH! with Mark & Vicky

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday December 15, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 37: OH CHRISMUKKAH! OH CHRISMUKKAH! with Mark & Vicky Tune in to this week’s The Other Side to hear Mark Leviton and Vicky Stanton play songs from their diverse holiday backgrounds, some familiar, some not so much. Listen to two hours of fun and […]

Sequestered episode 36: Christmas Cocktails Living Lounge on the Other Side with Todd & Jerianne

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday December 8, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 36: Christmas Cocktails Living Lounge on the Other Side with Todd & Jerianne Yep it’s Christmas month on The Other Side, so chill out and tune in for yet another outburst of holiday music and cheer with the one & only dynamic duo of […]

12/2 on Dawn Eclectica – The Soul Sound Rebound and More

Remember Soul Music? I sure do. The wonderful melodies, the beat, the rhythm, the in-sync dancing. On Wednesday’s Dawn Eclectica, I will take you on a journey into some of my favorite jukebox hits of that era. You know, the ones that you can’t help but get up and move to? Got it going’ on, […]

TOS Sequestered episode 35: Groovy Intergalactic Holiday Time

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday December 1, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 35: Groovy Intergalactic Holiday Time Well it’s that time of the year again, time for the start of The Other Side’s annual month of holiday music straight from left field and beyond. Episode one features a cavalcade of diversity assembled by the one and only Michael McDonald. […]

TOS Sequestered Episode #34: Yo La Tengo

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday November 24, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 34: Yo La Tengo Part 1 The Hoboken, New Jersey indie band Yo La Tengo was formed in 1984. Under the helm of married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, they’ve been called “the quintessential critics’ band,” and the true heirs of The Velvet Underground. They’ve released dozens of albums, […]

KVMR’s Gratitude Hotline

As we look forward to 2021, can we find something to be grateful for? Give us a call on our listener hotline at 530-264-4160 and tell us what you’re grateful for.

The Other Side: SEQUESTERED EPISODE #33:  It’s All Too Much! 

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday November 17, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 33: It’s All Too Much!  Yes you’ve met them, you’ve heard them, you think you know them, but do you really? Join guest host Chris Towne for his look at the Familiar tracks, the Rare tracks, the Cover tracks, the unusual Faux tracks, plus works in […]

The Other Side: SEQUESTERED EPISODE #32: The Vibraphone

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday November 10, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 32: The Vibraphone The vibraphone is a member of the percussion family, and has a long history of use in jazz music since its introduction in the 1920s.  From the early innovations of Lionel Hampton and Red Norvo, through brilliant sixties players like Milt Jackson and Gary Burton, […]

November 4 on Dawn Eclectica – The Day After Armageddon

Did you know there is an election coming up this Tuesday November 3? It’s true. And luckily or unluckily I have a show to do at 4 am on November 4. Up all night following the election returns? Use me for background music or just to get a break from the brain-numbing cacophony of polling […]

The Other Side: Sequestered Episode 31: Halloweenie Time

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday October 27, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 31: Halloweenie Time   On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday October 27, 8-10PM,  Sequestered episode 31: It’s Halloweenie Time!   This episode is mashup of a Halloween episode of The Other Side is from 2017 & 2020. Do I even […]

The Other Side Sequestered episode 30: Insurrection Vol 2

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday October 20, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 30: Insurrection Vol 2 *this show is for mature audiences and minds*   Tune in for our second evening of music inspired by and expressing insurrection towards the current social systems on planet earth. Guest host Michael McDonald has yet again put together a […]

Indigenous Peoples Day 2020 Monday 10/12, 10am-6pm

This coming Monday from 10am-6pm, the KVMR Tradition continues. Jennifer Robin, host of KVMR’s Resilience Radio, will produce our annual Indigenous Peoples Day broadcast. This locally produced special will feature Dennis Banks, the Assistant Director of the Oregon State University Native American Longhouse Dr. Luhui Whitebear, Jack Kohler, Sihasin, designer, traditional dancer and educator Michelle […]

The Other Side: Sequestered Episode #28 – The TOS Experience Strange Daze

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday October 6, 8-10PM Sequestered Episode 28: The TOS Experience – Strange Daze This episode of The Other Side is from September 30 2008. Expect a collection of aural oddities from the likes of Elio E Le Storie Tese, Sands, Sundragon & The Others, Negativeland, Ennio Morricone, Bernie Green, Catherine Lara, Mark Isham, plus many others. It’s […]

Bravehearts has officially launched

    William Wallace and Betty Louise are collaborating to produce a podcast series, “Bravehearts.” Bravehearts is a five minute podcast where we collect stories in the hopes of increasing your awareness and understanding of what homelessness looks like, AND some of the many organizations working on solutions to improve the homeless crisis. Bravehearts airs […]

KVMR Celebrates 40 Years Of Dead Air This Saturday 8pm-Midnight (10/3)

This coming Saturday, KVMR will be celebrating its longest running show, Dead Air. Clocking in at 40 years, dead air is a celebration of all things Grateful Dead. It is believed to be the second longest continuous radio show in America featuring music of the celebrated San Francisco band. It was Jon Hill who first […]

The Don’t Show

Did you ever notice how many songs give you advice about what you should be doing?  The Pet Sounds radio show on Monday Oct. 5 from 2-4pm will explore the power of DON’T in pop music.  DON’T forget to become a member of KVMR or donate to the station and DON’T miss this show!

The Other Side, Sequestered episode 26: an evening with WIRE 

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday September 22, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 26: an evening with WIRE    Formed in London in 1976, the English “art-punk” band Wire has blazed their own trail through modern music, producing several dozen studio and live albums with an unmistakable sound. They’ve influenced many groups, including R.E.M., Guided By […]

The Other Side, Sequestered Episode 25: Into The Void

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday September 15, 8-10PM Sequestered Episode 25: Into The Void    On this episode of The Other Side we dive into the void. And before you wonder, no it’s not a fearful place, more like a nice relaxing void, full of chill during these smoke filled pandemic election craziness […]

Sequestered Episode 24: The Insurrection Show Vol. 1

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday September 8, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 24: The Insurrection Show Vol 1 Tune in for an evening of music inspired by and expressing insurrection for the current social systems on planet earth. Guest host Michael McDonald has put together a diverse range of mostly new tracks, with […]

Dawn Eclectica – Songs of the Heart (9/9)

The Heart: not only does it pump blood to all parts of the body and ensure that all organs receive an adequate supply of oxygen, it is the only organ that has inspired poets, artists, songwriters and musicians all over the world since the beginning of time. On Dawn Eclectica this Wednesday, September 9 from […]

KVMR Studio graphic, Charlotte

9/4 Friday Morning Show with Charlotte

Join me for the Sep 4 edition of “Beats and a Beverage” aka… The Friday Morning Show with Charlotte. This show will begin, as usual, with a gentle vibe during the 7:00-8:00 hour to get your morning started. In the 8:00 hour we have NPR Headlines, Steve Baker with hyper-local, local and regional headlines as […]

End Of An Era: Brian Lee’s Final KVMR Oldies Show Is Saturday

Back in 1987, new volunteer broadcaster Brian Lee’s love for a particular era of oldies found a radio home on KVMR 89.5 FM. This Saturday (Sept. 5),  4 p.m. to 6 p.m., coincidentally 33 1/3 years later, will be the final show of Lee’s “Color Radio” on the Nevada City community radio station, a veritable […]

An Evening with Ben Goldberg 

On the next edition of The Other Side sequestered episodes 22 & 23: An Evening with Ben Goldberg Part One airing from 8-10PM on Tuesday August 25 Part Two airing Tuesday September 1 The composer Ben Goldberg plays clarinet like no one else, whether he’s doing jazz, classical, klezmer or an unclassifiable hybrid. He’s collaborated with Joshua […]

Sequestered episode 21: A David Lynchian Evening of Music & Sound

On the next edition of The Other Side Tuesday August 18, 8-10PM Sequestered episode 21: A David Lynchian Evening of Music & Sound Join us for an evening of classic sounds and music inspired by David Lynch’s 2017 continuation of Twin Peaks. Featuring ‘new cast’ members, bands & singers that are appearing in the new […]

Sunday Showcase 8/9, 3pm-5pm: The Kate Bush Experience

This Sunday’s Showcase, with me Tally Mark, will be my tribute to one of the U.K.’s most progressive, influential and dynamic artists – KATE BUSH.   She is a powerful combination on fragile and strong, quiet and loud.  I’ll play from many of her albums, from band/artists that inspired her and from band/artists who were influenced […]

On the next edition of The Other Side, Tuesday, August 11 from 8-10PM – Hard Times? Good Times?

Hard Times? Good Times? It’s a tough time in the world these daze, but there’s a whole lot of great music out there to help showcase it as well as celebrate it. Join guest host Ralph Henson as he takes you on a 120 minute journey through the bad, the tough times with a sprinkling of […]

On the next edition of The Other Side: “Glitter, Glam & Born to Boogie” – Tuesday August 4, 8-10PM

Musically we came out of the 60s with a lot of protest, freedom of expression and un-plugging from the system. The 70s pushed back on the sound, but amplified these themes. Glam or Glam Rock found its expression through dress, pushing boundaries and throwing a party. This is rebel music, that is a relevant today […]

“On the next edition of The Other Side, Tuesday July 28 from 8-10pm “Sequestered episode 19 – Good Troubles!

In early June we aired an Other Side episode that called attention in subtle ways to the unrest in our country, and now over a month later how the world is feeling about centuries old racial injustice. Unfortunately a technical glitch stopped the broadcast for a good 10-15 minutes and many listeners tuned out. Tonight we […]

July 29 on Dawn Eclectica Summerlove – The Songs of Summer

Yes folks, it’s time for another theme show on Dawn Eclectica. Enjoying the outdoor summer weather is one of the few pleasures we can still enjoy these days, but guess what? Summer is halfway over. So to commemorate and celebrate the summer, I’ll present a tidal wave of songs worshipping and extolling the summer. You’ll […]

A Word In Edgewise – Sherlock Holmes Special 7/19

The famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, meets his arch nemesis, the evil Professor Moriarty, in the upcoming A Word in Edgewise, presented by Vicky Stanton. They engage in a mighty tussle. Will either survive? Tune in and find out at 9:00 pm on Sunday.

The Other Side 8pm-10pm 7/21/20: An Evening with Sparks

An Evening with Sparks The brothers Ron and Russell Mael have been releasing highly idiosyncratic music as Sparks for fifty years, and their new album “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip” contains more of their witty, melodic, surreal and somewhat perverse songcraft and singing. Guest host Mark Leviton will survey their 21st century output, including tracks […]

The Other Side 8pm-10pm 7/14/20: Maestro Ennio Morricone

This Tuesday 7/14/2020 from 8-10PM on The Other Side: Maestro Ennio Morricone – A Tribute to the maestro, featuring as much of his classic other sideian film music as I can fit into 120 minutes. OK who am I fooling, I can barely scratch the surface of his voluminous musical output, but I’ll do what […]

Dead Air 7/11: Pig Pen

On the upcoming Dead Air, host Chris Towne will be tossing the spotlight on Pig Pen, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead. He was a bluesman playing in a psychedelic group. It was Pig Pen who persuaded Jerry Garcia to form an electric band.  And the rest was history.  We’ll be playing […]

On the next edition of The Other Side: Sequestered episode 15 “Muzak & Elevator Music”.

On the next edition of The Other Side: Sequestered episode 15 “Muzak & Elevator Music”. I prefer the term furniture music which was coined by composer Erik Satie back in 1917, but sadly that term essentially disappeared soon after. In modern times it is referred to as background music, easy listening and mood music, or perhaps in […]

The Other Side – Sequestered #14 “Self Portraits – A Tribute to Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait Sessions”

On this week’s Other Side we feature a recent interview with Nevada County musician and producer Robert Heirendt as we discuss and listen to the recent release of his latest project featuring 17 diverse artists and tracks paying tribute to Bob Dylan’s infamous 1970 Self Portrait album. Below are a series of links where you […]

The Other Side – Sequestered Episode #13 – Stereolab

The Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to Stereolab’s 2020 touring plans, but we can still celebrate this seminal Anglo-French electronic group with a radio show of rarities — demos, alternate versions and live recordings. Join guest host Mark Leviton for some highly melodic and sometimes trance-inducing sounds on The Other Side’s series of Sequestered Shows. […]

6/17 on Dawn Eclectica – The Money Show

The bible says “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” And then there’s the well worn but insightful cliche that “money is the root of all evil.” Money has been a fertile topic for songwriters and artists. Songs about money have been around as long […]

R Town Radio: The Doors

Sunday 6/7/20 7pm-8pm – Through classic hits, seldom-heard stories and interviews with band members Robby Krieger, and the late Ray Manzarek, KVMR Broadcaster Peter Blachley offers listeners an exclusive and unprecedented glimpse inside The Doors‘ cataclysmic rise. From the now-iconic landmark Manzarek recalls as “the kind of place you could start a religion or plan […]

The Other Side Sequestered Episode #10: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

This week’s Other Side Episode #10 of our Sequestered series and recorded at the TOS home studio, features tons of music from Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar winning 2019 movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”. Heads up as there’s over two hours of classic moments from Mr. T’s latest, and we’ll be doing our best to […]

Gary Wells On Creating A Radio Show From Home

KVMR recently published an article about how our various broadcasters are producing radio shows from home. We thought it would be nice to get a closer look at what some of these brilliant DJs have been going through to make this all happen.   Gary Wells Q & A (Host of Crooked Highway, Sundays, 7am-10am):  […]

Brian Terhorst on Creating A Radio Show From Home

KVMR recently published an article about how our various broadcasters are producing radio shows from home. We thought it would be nice to get a closer look at what some of these brilliant DJs have been going through to make this all happen.   Brian Terhorst Host & Producer, Harmony Ridge (Alt. Thursdays, 2-4pm) Broadcaster […]

Prickly Pear On Creating A Radio Show From Home

KVMR recently published an article about how our various broadcasters are producing radio shows from home. We thought it would be nice to get a closer look at what some of these brilliant DJs have been going through to make this all happen. Prickly Pear Q & A (Host of Monday’s Music Magazine, 4pm-6pm):  Q: […]

With Station Closed To Public, Many KVMR Hosts Are Pre-Producing Their Shows From Home

No one’s being snooty about it, but KVMR 89.5 FM just doesn’t want dozens and dozens  of people coming into their building each day during the coronavirus pandemic, both for their volunteers’ health, the station staff and, obviously, the public. So they’re closed, even though KVMR remains on the air 24/7. But  literally all of […]

KVMR’s Top Of The Hour Reports

KVMR will be providing local and regional top of the hour updates on COVID-19 daily at 8am, 10am, 2pm & 4pm. Stay informed with KVMR.

R-Town Radio Special Featuring Crosby, Stills, and Nash

This weeks R-Town Radio Show salutes the Crosby, Stills and Nash First Album released in 1969. KVMR broadcaster Peter Blachley has put together a special program from interviews he did with David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills. Photographer Henry Diltz and art director Gary Burden about the LP cover sessions for the group’s debut album. Graham, David […]

The Other Side – Sequestered Episode #8 Kathryn Williams

English singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams only spent about $100 to record her debut album “Dog Leap Stairs” in 1999, but she soon gained attention outside her native Liverpool, and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize the following year. Guest host Mark Leviton profiles this poetic talent, who has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake […]

KVMR’s Keith Porter: A Man Of Many Volunteer Hats

Keith Porter has been used to wearing a variety of volunteer hats, and now he’s wearing several different ones at the same time at KVMR 89.5 FM as well. The latest is providing top of the hour afternoon reports several times on Wednesday and weekends about the local and regional coronavirus pandemic and related news […]

KVMR DJ Scores ‘Other Favorite’ Honors In 2 Union Reader Poll Categories

KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Jerianne Van Dijk had smiles all over her face last month when she won not one but two “Best Of Nevada County Other Favorite” honors from The Union Newspapers’ annual reader poll. She was one of two  runner-ups in both “Best Radio Personality” and “Best Local Visual Artist”, and how about […]

Meet April Miranda, A DJ With A Sparkle In Her Eyes

There’s a special sparkle in KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer broadcaster April Miranda’s eyes when she gets animated talking about her love of music, radio, or her family and grandchildren. “One of my favorite things to do is to promote musicians, bringing them out of their living rooms, onto the stage and into the spotlight,” she […]

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