DJ Blogs

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 […]

Upcoming Shows

South Of The Border – March 31st, 2020 Who was Cesar Chavez and why is March 30th Cesar Chavez day? Tune in to South Of The Border, Monday March 31st at 10am, when host Tio David and guests will look at the life and legacy of this remarkable man. That’s Monday, March 31st from 10am-Noon on […]

KVMR Seeks 2020 Visionaries As It ‘Leaps’ Into Membership Drive

It all starts this Sunday as the KVMR 2020 Visionaries Membership Drive takes off this Sunday and runs through Leap Day, Saturday, February 29. But visions don’t come for free. “Only with your support, can we continue to bring us this constant stream of information to help you plan for the future, the music of […]

On the next edition of The Other Side: “Thurston Moore Part II”

During his tenure as a member of the avant-garde rock band Sonic Youth, guitarist Thurston Moore was releasing some of his most psychedelic, noisiest and extreme music on solo and collaborative projects of his own. Guest host Mark Leviton presents Part II of his profile of Mr. Moore’s improvisational prowess on the next edition of […]

Two Award-Winning Broadcasters Celebrate 25 Years

They both have won the John Nichols Award for Excellence in Music Programming on KVMR 89.5 FM. And they both have been honored with the Bill Tuttle Award for Lifetime Achievement in service and programming at the Nevada City community radio station. Later this month, Connie Coale and Jenny Michael will celebrate being alternate week […]

“Flying Colors – Music of the World” will feature music from Africa

As many of us have heard, the beloved and rare instrument of Mali’s renowned musician, Ballake Sissoko, was reportedly destroyed by US TSA Agents last week. The instrument is a KORA and is a delicate, harp-like West African instrument that usually has 21 strings and is handmade and irreplaceable. Please join me this Tuesday 10 […]

Welcome To The World Of Turntablism & Odd DJ Names

The call came just an hour or so before her program. KVMR 89.5 FM Thursday Music Magazine host Elisa Parker wasn’t feeling well — it’s that time of year — and she needed a last minute substitute. No problem, said Step D Luna, a KVMRx regular who has started subbing on the community radio station’s […]

Coming February 12th: All In the Family

We cannot choose our family, so goes the old saying, but often family members make perfect musical partners. And family musical groups are almost as old music itself. The Beach Boys, the Allman and Everly Brothers, the Pointer Sisters, Jackson Five — you get the idea. Join me this Wednesday on Dawn Eclectica when I […]

New Broadcaster

Hi: I’m Reggie and I’m a new broadcaster.  Passing the test feels like an awesome accomplishment.  I’m more of a right brain person so operating a studio board feels like it might feel to fly an airplane which I would not aspire to.  Awhile back I took one of those tests to see what jobs […]

2010’s Decade In Review: Our Favorite Musical Memories

Although the sun has set on the 2010’s, some of our KVMR & KVMRx broadcasters have taken the time to sift through the past decade & highlight some of the more memorable albums & musical experiences that went down these past ten years. Here’s gems of the 2010’s.   Steve Cagle – Blues Spectrum – […]

Time: A New Year, A New Decade – So let’s play music!

Time:  one of the few things human beings cannot control, alter or ruin.   No matter who we are or what we have done, we are all traveling in this dimension until our journey on this planet ends.    And of course, songwriters, artists and poets have all reflected on this inscrutable phenomenon.  On the next Dawn […]

TRAVELLER – Sikh Festival in Yuba City

Yesterday’s show was an exotic experience but close to home—the Sikh Festival in nearby Yuba City, California which attracts 100,000 faithful from California and out of state. In fact, it’s the largest gathering of Sikhs outside their place of origin, northern India and Pakistan in what is known as Punjab. It is the area’s breadbasket. […]

November 20 – Turkey Songs On Dawn Eclectica

Turkeys are in the air.    Real turkeys with cranberry sauce and yams, of course.  But also Turkey Songs.   They’re songs that are kind of silly, maybe stupid, but lovable nevertheless and hard to get them out of your system – like real turkeys.   Join me this Wednesday morning from 4-7 am, when […]

join me for the ride?

…is this the place? KVMR, the place for music addicts?  Hi my name is Tally Mark and I’m addicted to music from the strange to the silly and from foreign to domestic. I grew up on KFRC and Kzap in these Nevada county hills.  I am so excited to share my love of music from […]

TRAVELLER – The Appalachian Trail

Yesterday’s show explored the Appalachian Trail and featured local musicians and a book about the first woman to walk the entire trail in one season. If the AT is on your bucket list–either a continuous thru-hike or just doing a small section–the following information might be useful: FAST FACTS: 1920s Regional Planner Benton McKaye conceived […]

Red Eye Radio -Sept 15 Four hours of psychedelic rock!

Don’t you wish you could be transported back to that magical era of the late 1960s and early 70s when music stretched limits of imagination and seemed to transport you to another world?    Me too.   So I’m bringing you the next best thing – Four hours of nonstop psychedelic music from that era. […]

Women’s Show Chat about Gender Diversity

For those who wanted the resources Susan and Del spoke about on this week’s women’s show for Transgender and Gender non-conforming people, here they are! Trevor Project 866-488-7386 Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860 Gender Health Center (916) 455-2391 PFLAG Nevada County (530) 798-5367 pflag@pflagnevco.com www.pflagnevco.com

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