DJ Blogs

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 […]

On the next edition of The Other Side: “Glitter, Glam & Born to Boogie – Part 1” – Tuesday March 10, 2020

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 […]

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

For What It’s Worth – Wednesday on Dawn Eclectica

Next Wednesday, August 28th, I will roll out a stupendous 22 minute jam by the Grateful Dead at the height of their prowess (Providence 1974), take a dip into French jazz, Bollywood, and bluegrass music from Kora Feder and her mom, fan fav Rita Hosking.   I’ll also showcase an hour’s worth of songs from […]

TRAVELLER – Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas

Today’s On-Air Guest: Singer-songwriter Susan Gibson of Wimberley, Texas, whose mega-hit Wide Open Spaces covered by The Dixie Chicks catapulted them to stardom in 1998 and firmly established Susan’s songwriting career. Today, after releasing 7 albums of her own, she tours and teaches songwriting. Look for her new release CD coming October 4, 2019, The Hard Stuff. We […]

TRAVELLER – Ventura County

Feeling beachy–especially with temps in the 90s? Head to Ventura County, California with 42 miles of glorious beachfront, gorgeous views of the Los Padres National Forest with Mt Pinos cascading 8,831 feet high above. Situated between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, you can enjoy the communities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa […]

Dawn Electica

Next Wednesday, July 31 on my show Dawn Eclectica I will set the time machine back 54 years and play songs that were topping the charts on July 31, 1965.   From (Can’t Get No) Satisfaction to  Help Me Rhonda, to Marie (you will remember it when I play it), to You’ve Got Your Troubles, to […]

TRAVELLER

Feeling beachy–especially with temps in the 90s? Head to Ventura County, California with 42 miles of glorious beachfront, gorgeous views of the Los Padres National Forest with Mt Pinos cascading 8,831 feet high above. Situated between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, you can enjoy the communities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa […]

wave

Resonance

I was recently certified as a broadcaster in KVMR, it is very exciting to be part of this wonderful community dedicated to service and spreading good vibes! I have two primary motivations that drove me to join the station: The first one is that I believe that volunteer work is a strong factor for building […]

TRAVELLER – Cuba

Welcome to Traveller, a talk and music show rotating Fridays on KVMR. My guest June 28 was long-time Nevada City resident Jim Lewis, RN, who leads groups of people to Cuba. Since 1999, he’s been visiting Cuba both professionally and for pleasure. …Think traveling to Cuba is filled with red tape and difficulty associated with […]

June 19 – Songs of Heartache, Breakup and Vengeance

Everyone knows the number one topic for songwriting is falling in love.    But a close second?   Falling out of love, for sure.  This Wednesday, June 19 on Dawn Eclectica from 4-7 am I'll present almost 3 hours worth of these tunes.   Songs describing those all-too-familiar emotions of losing love, moping about it, […]

Soak it to Me! – Dawn Eclectica, April 10

How many of you are sick of the rain?   Well, this broadcaster ain't just sitting here getting wet, he's doing something about it.   Are you ready for almost 3 hours of rain songs?    That's what you'll get this Wednesday if you listen to Dawn Ececletica, from 4-7 am (that's morning drive time […]

Zep Willie

Willie Dixon v. Page & Plant: Wednesday March 13

On my show Dawn Eclectica I do an occasional feature called Copycats, where I describe copyright infringement battles between artists and composers.  And If you’ve been following this series, you know that Led Zeppelin is the World Champion of rip off artists. On Led Zepellin II, Zep had a monster hit called “Whole Lotta Love.” […]

220px-Traveller_(Chris_Stapleton_album)

TRAVELLER

Suzanne Webb, host, TRAVELLER, a new show that blends music and travel First episode: Wednesday, February 13, 10pm-Midnight (see KVMR listen tab/archive) First destination: Memphis TN Travelling is an expanding experience, but it can be inconvenient and uncomfortable at times. A little bit of forethought, organization and self-reflection can help alleviate some of that.  This […]

It was 50 years ago today…….

On January 30, 1969 the Beatles surprised a central London office and fashion district with an impromptu concert from the roof of the headquarters of the band's multimedia corporation Apple Corps at 3 Savile Row.   The event will forever be noted in history as the last live performance of all four Beatles playing together.   And […]

2019 – Dawn of a New Era?

It's almost 2019:  a new year, a new Congress and maybe a new President?   After a month's absence, I'm ready to roar into 2019 with another edition of Dawn Eclectica, this Wednesday, January 2 from 4-7 am.   We take another deep dive into the Beatles Super Deluxe 50th anniversary of the White Album, with more […]

Bring more joy into your life…listen to music and maybe even sing along too!

I cry with joy when I see happy commercials, I can even go into an immediate weep watching a touching and heartfelt piece with a happy ending.  When I listen to melancholy music, I’m ready to sip tea and snuggle on the couch and if disco, Motown, R & B or upbeat bluegrass is playing, […]

Analog Dragon new release Everlasting Soul

Local band Analog Dragon just released a brand new single, Everlasting Soul Intro (instrumental). They will be performing live in-studio just after 9:00 am this morning. Check out their brand new video for the release! 

Dec 1 Red Eye – The LONG Version

Why are commercial radio stations so averse to playing any song longer than 5 minutes?    A long song gives the artists a chance to stretch their musical creativity.   And it gives the listener the chance to turn off the external noise and wander around in the mysterious caverns  of the music itself.   Join me on […]

This Wednesday – Turkey Tracks!

In honor of Thanksgiving, Dawn Eclectica on Wednesday November 21 will feature an entire show of "Turkeys."  Turkeys are songs or spoken word tracks that are corny or silly, maybe even stupid, but lovable nevertheless and hard to get out of your head.   Examples are: Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express, MacArthur Park by […]

All aboard! Cool Tracks hosted by Kiwi Annie & Bronx Bob

Jump aboard on a musical ride as we host "Cool Tracks" on a special Sunday Showcase. Dozens of tracks about tracks, leaving the station at 3:00 PM.  It's more than just train songs.

Post Election Eclectica

If you're an election junkie like me, you'll be up at least half the night watching/following election returns Tuesday.    But why stop there?   My show Dawn Eclectica airs from 4-7 am on Wednesday, November 7 – that's right, the morning after the midterm election.  It's very possible the fate of Congress and several […]

s-l300

Dead Air This Saturday Night Featuring Newly Released Albums

On the next edition of Dead Air, listen to music highlights from Grateful Dead albums newly released this year. Dead Air host Art Porebski will feature music from these albums as well as a few other surprises!  This program airs Saturday night (10/27) from 8 – 10 pm. Only on your local community supported radio […]

Oct 24 – Hear Your Train A Comin’

Why have songs about trains become such an iconic centerpiece of American music? Ever since the underground railroad provided a path out of slavery, trains have represented freedom and escape from a harsh life for African American bluesmen and poor white country singers alike.  There is something about boarding a train that represents escape to […]

Tues Oct 16 – The Other Side of Pink Floyd

Every rock music fan knows about Pink Floyd's famous Dark Side of the Moon, one of the best selling albums of all time, but few are aware of the origins of the band, co-founded by a couple of architecture students at London Polytechnic Institute. Initially led by their their brilliant but mentally unstable guitarist Syd […]

Exclusive to KVMR,The man who shot Queen and Rocky Horror

My next interview will be with "The man who shot the Seventies" Mick Rock. Just in time for the new Freddie Mercury film "Bohemian Rhapsody". Mick will tell us all the stories behind the making of this iconic album and his friendship with Freddie Mercury and the band. Roommates with Syd Barrett Mick tells us […]

Where Did The Funk Go?

Somewhat recently the world lost the legendary female voice of Aretha Franklin. Her passing has inspired a resurgence of some of her greatest hits and led to a jump on the nostagia train taking people through some of the classics of Mowtown and the origins of Funk. But going back through these countless album has […]

Randy California Rides Again!

In a December edition of my Copycats series, I told the tale of a lawsuit for copyright infringement brought by the estate of Randy California (nee Randy Wolfe) against Jimmy Page and Robert Plant based on the opening chords to Stairway to Heaven. You see, Randy, frontman and lead guitarist of the 60's band Spirit, […]

September 26 Dawn Eclectica – A trip to the 60’s and back

Dawn Eclectica returns on September 26 – will we know the fate of the Supreme Court by then? Who the funk cares? This show will feature a nostalgic return to the 60's – including seldom-played but unforgettable TV themes – as well as some brand new stuff by new and old artists. Michelle Williams and […]

DSCF0230

Early Sets Up the Whole Day

Hey! This week's Early Morning Ramble with John Adams will include…..ME!  I have just passed my cert, and to my surprise, John has not banned me from his studio.  Entirely.  So I'll come in at 4am – 7am Friday September 21, 2018 for three hours of rambling Americana and Folk and Celtic music, all of […]

What the heck, stay up all night!

And right after Diana’s Red Eye show, Dawn Eclectica returns, 4-7 am Wednesday 9/12, massaging your musical libido & stimulating your mind.   Azam Ali treats us to a fusion of Indian and Persian music.  George Carlin riffs about baseball, football and religion.   Sample Paul McCartney’s newest album and relax to long jams by […]

picture-9987-1550168688.jpg

Red Eye Radio!

Please join me on September 12 from midnight to 4a.m.  I will be featuring music from some of my favorite guitarists from the 1970's and 80's.  Also, coming up on September 21, I will be playing Big Band music with an emphasis on female vocalists of that era.  I have one more Red Eye radio […]

Dawn Eclectica – Organized Chaos for your Wednesday Morning

What do Jimmy Durante, Sandy Denny, Miles Davis, Tim McGraw, Magic Giant, Bonnie Raitt and Jethro Tull all have in common?    Why, they will all be played on my show next Wednesday August 22 from 4-7 am.   I have expertly blended 33 songs for your listening pleasure before I take 3 weeks off […]

TicketpaloozaLightBar (1)

TICKETPALOOZA- August 17th!

All the best tickets all IN ONE PLACE, most at DISCOUNT PRICES!! TICKETPALOOZA supports free-speech community radio, live music throughout our region, AND YOU GET GREAT DEALS. Tune in Friday morning August 17th, 7 AM – 11 AM! Check your calendar now, then call in early and often. Don't forget to thank the promoters by […]

Another woman broadcaster at KVMR!

I am thrilled to have passed my on-air test on August 05.  Many thanks to friend and KVMR broadcaster Iris Bilodeau for suggesting I try the broadcaster training class and for her encouragement along the way.  The first time I walked in the door, I felt at home.  The staff and volunteers that I have […]

Dawn Eclectica Aug 15 – A Sea of River Songs

We live in a land full of magical rivers. The Yuba, the American, the Truckee, the Eel, the Sacramento — rivers are the lifeblood of Northern California. And rivers have long been the subject of fascination by musicians and songwriters. So why not celebrate the ebbing summer with a mind-blowing stack of River Songs? I've […]

Becoming a KVMR Broadcaster

The journey all began when I spotted KVMR’s Broadcaster’s Training Workshop announcement for two weekend days in April. I happen to be free and I was interested in learning the ropes of radio. I have many musical passions, but I desired expanding my musical palette. So, I signed up and attended the classes. I was […]

The Rock’n Down Under Show/ Bronx Bob & Kiwi Annie

Comin' atcha' tonight at 10:PM.  Spinning some of the best tracks from Down Under. Getcha' dancing shoes on and get ready to "Get Down! Thats tonight. 10PM till Midnight. Only on KVMR FM

Rock’n’ Down Under

When: Monday 6th August. Where: Kvmr 10 – midnight. What: New Zealand and Australian music exclusively. Why: Good stuff!

Monday Monday

We love Monday! We love our lineup this week, from the uplifting little instrumentals of Radius to the incredibly powerful voice of Alice Terry, just 24 years old and with a voice they say “sounds like she's had three husbands and killed 'em all!” But the listening pleasure doesn't end there, just a whole lot […]

DSCN1717

New Broadcaster with First Redeye Scheduled

I just got my KVMR broadcaster certification today. I’m proud to be apart of the KVMR team. My first Redeye will be Monday, 7/16.

July 11 – Marvin Gaye ripped off again & WorldFest Artists

On the next edition of Dawn Eclectica with Paul Berger. Previously, Paul's Copycats series explained how Robbin Thicke got into a legal thicket by ripping off Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" in creating the smash hit "Blurred Lines." So guess what hot new artist was sued by Gaye's estate for copyright infringement just […]

AIMG_2951

First Light: Summer Walk at the Summit

Summer is in full swing now, and for many of us, that means it's time to head for the Sierra summit!  If you've got a hankering to hike, Rowton Peak, near Soda Springs, is a great destination right now! It's like a wildflower garden, with great views of the Pacific Crest. The land is part […]

The Undernews Welcomes Space Peace Activist Alfred Lambremont Webre

Alfred Lambremont Webre (born May 24, 1942) is an American author, lawyer, futurist, peace activist, environmental activist, and a space activist who promotes the ban of space weapons.

July 4 – Songs of Patriotism, Protest and Political Rabble Rousing

Are you ready for some musical fireworks this 4th of July?  This Wednesday on Dawn Eclectica Paul Berger will present Songs of Patriotism, Protest and Political Rabble Rousing – songs you know well, songs you've never heard of, songs that will make you laugh, cheer, or bring you to tears. They'll all be laid out […]

1530044766685blob(1)

Sunday, 3-5 PM, The Blue Garage Welcomes Wynn Free: The Man In Pink

Wynn Free, musician, author of The Reincarnation of Edgar Casey (2004), and researcher into the non-local, non physical realm joins The Blue Garage to discuss the research he has conducted with a soul collective who refer to themselves as The Council of the Elohim.

What if You Could Win for Free? Wynn Free Enlightens The Blue Garage, Sunday, 3-5 PM

Wynn comes from a background as a physics major at UC Berkeley. He tends to be scientific, logical and skeptical. And now he finds himself in the middle of what felt like a sci-fi movie with miracles, future predictions that manifested, and a Source that patiently answers his every question about how the universe really […]

goodnews

A Special 2 Hour Good News Show on on Public Safety featuring numerous Nevada County Representatives

Thursday June 28, from 11AM-1PM we're going to have a special Good News Show broadcast featuring representatives from all around Nevada County, including: Yuba River Cohort & Law Enforcement Public Safety, CalFIRE, Nevada County Consolidated Fire district, United States Forest Service, Office of Emergency Services and the Nevada County Citizen’s Academy. We'll hear from each […]

The Police Blotter

Listen to a new take on local police reports narrated by Peter Blachley in his ongoing series called simply “The Police Blotter,” A regular feature on Peter Blachley’s KVMR broadcasts taken from the Police Blotter’s featured in the pages of the Union Newspaper and compiled by their writers. “My favorite section of our local newspaper […]

June 20- Oh, Pretty Lawsuit!

What happens when a rap group blatantly copies a well-known 60’s rock tune for the purpose of skewering it by way of parody? Find out next Wednesday as I continue my Copycats series on the next edition of Dawn Eclectica, 4-7 am. In 1989, 2 Live Crew did a humorous take on Roy Orbison's 1964 […]

Depositphotos_52454887_m-2015

Classics Declassified!

Classical music doesn’t have to be boring and stuffy—and we’re here to prove it! Every first and third Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, join one of us intrepid hosts with an ax to grind: classical music is everywhereand can be fun. Hear music from the world’s great concert halls, movie sounds tracks, and recordings of local […]

On Becoming a Broadcaster, Part 1

I never planned to become a broadcaster. I never planned much of anything. My career was planned retrospectively. Looking back, each move made sense, but I had no idea when I started where I would end up. Certainly not in Grass Valley, or even living in the USA. Performing? Oh yes. After all I had […]

June 13 – Songs of California

With the summer solstice fast approaching, we are so out there havin’ fun in the warm California sun!  On the next edition of Dawn Eclectica, I will present a sun-splashed tidal wave of songs celebrating the Golden State. I could probably fill a 6-hour show, but 2+ hours should be enough to get you in […]

The Rock’n Down Under Show May 28 2018 with Bronx Bob & Kiwi Annie

Monday nights show starts off with a tribute to guitar legend Phil Emmanuel who died suddenly on May 24, 2018.  update: Tommy Emmanuel Pays Tribute To Late Brother Phil: 'He Taught Me So Much'   Emmanuel was scheduled to perform at the Cootamundra Hotel tonight, as well at a private function for a friend's 60th […]

Bad Radio 6: A Snapshot of Static Music from the Late 1950’s and Early 1960’s

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The sixth installment looks at the static music from the late 1950's and early 1960's. Bad Radio episodes 1 through 5 examined the La Monte Young and Terry Riley, two musicians who developed and concentrated […]

SOS Radio

On Wednesday, May 23rd SOS Radio interviews Al Schmit, who at the age of 80, reversed his long standing heart disease to become a thriving elder!  Also in the studio is Tami Kramer, who has a youtube channel called "the Nutmeg Notebook.  I put a video of hers above.  She and Al make a terrific […]

Wednesday at Dawn- R&R Hall of Fame Tribute

This Wednesday May 23 on the next installment of Dawn Ecelectica, I will pay tribute to the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month in Cleveland.   Tasty songs by Nina Simone, the Cars, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Bon Jovi (yes, Bon Jovi) will be played throughout the […]

BEATLES: Cover to Cover – Friday RedEye

How many Beatle songs have been covered by other artists? A gazillion. Ever want to hear them played one after another after another? Well, your day (night) has finally arrived. On Friday May 18 (Thursday night) from midnight to 4 am, I present the Beatles Cover to Cover. A megaset of Beatles tunes covered by […]

Diamonds&Rust3

Sweet, sweet KVMR Swag!! and TICKETS!

It's KVMR's 40th birthday and we are CELEBRATING 40 Years on the Air with special limited edition SWAG. You'll be walking on AIR when you become a sustaining member and get our KVMR "Airhead" socks. Laura Miller has a Diamonds & Rust tee-shirt, and we've got one for Rockin' & Stompin' too, commemorating the 28 […]

Bad Radio 5: Terry Riley, Part II

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The fifth installment looks at Terry Riley. From 1962-1964 Riley toured Europe, participating in “happenings,” street theater and jazz concerts. While in Europe, he gave his first "All Night Flight" concerts. These were marathon, night-long […]

May 16 at Dawn – Angels in the morning

Wednesday May 16 from 4-7 am – Dawn Eclectica returns.   In the 1960's, Merrilee Rush had a smash hit about premarital sex called Angel of the Morning.  I will reveal the incredible story about how the song "wrote itself" as told by the composer, who also wrote another 60's monster hit (hint: Bull Durham).  Three decades later, […]

Bi-partisan Sunday Showcase

Rock'n Down Under is taking a Bi-partisan approach on this week's Sunday Showcase.     Playing our Downunder music while adding some American goodies into the mix.   Emphasis:   just playing good music.  

Bad Radio 4: Terry Riley, Part I

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The fourth installment looks at Terry Riley's early music. Terry Riley was born in Colfax on June 24, 1935. He studied composition at San Francisco State University from 1955-1957, then at the San Francisco Conservatoire […]

Get your Blues On! Tonight! Monday, 4/30 @ 8 -10 pm – Women In Blues on the Women’s Show

Please join Katherine Porebski on the KVMR Women's Show, tonight (Monday 4/30, 8-10 pm) for a full two hours of Women in Blues with mostly contemporary Women Blues Musicians, and many new releases.  The Blues have never sounded so good!

King Tuff - The Other

Todd’s Two Too! – April 27, 2018

King Tuff – Circuits in the Sand – 3:00 King Tuff – Thru the Cracks – 3:37 Janelle Monae – Pynk (feat. Grimes) – 4:00 Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel – 3:14 King Tuff – The Other – Sub POP King Tuff is a recording artist on Sub Pop Records and Burger Records. King […]

Bad Radio 3: LaMonte Young, Part III

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The third installment looks at La Monte Young. In 1964 Young composed his masterpiece, The Well-Tuned Piano. The Guardian called it "one of the greatest achievements of 20th century music." Performances can last six or […]

Bad Radio 2: LaMonte Young, Part II

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences.  The second installment looks at La Monte Young. "La Monte Young is one of the most influential underground composers of the 20th century." – Kyle Gann La Monte Young studied music theroy, composition, and ethno-musicology […]

873E9321-F7DC-4FA6-998F-0F7BC0F6CC91

Golden Road Earth Day Weekend Happenings

 Earth Day Event & Broadcasts  On  Saturday morning April 22 the Golden Road will travel from the dark of night to the rays of sun rise to welcome Earth Day with music from around the world. This every other week show will be broadcast will be from 4 until 7 AM. Connect with the world […]

April 22 Earth Day – A Sunrise Celebration

This Sunday April 22 is Earth Day – the one day that we celebrate this marvelous planet that keeps us alive all 365 days of the year. And the Paulie Morphous Show will commemorate it from 4-7 am, while you are getting ready to go out and party like there's no tomorrow (because there may […]

Bad Radio 1: La Monte Young, Part I

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The first installment looks at La Monte Young. New York Magazine’s Vulture website describes La Monte Young as “the most influential living composer.” He was born in Bern, Idaho on October 14, 1935. He learned […]

April 18 on PMS – The Perfect 3 hour show.

  This Wednesday from 4-7 am, the Paulie Morphous Show returns with a bonus edition, the best set of music that ever filled a 3 hour time-slot.   These songs go together like ham and eggs, like Abbott and Costello, like Donald J. Trump and maligant narcissistic personality disorder.  I will go all over the musical map, […]

rita-hosking-for-real

April 12 Red Eye – Eclectic and Electric

Paulie Morphous took a break last Sunday, but fear not. I make up for it with an action-packed four hour marathon starting at midnight Thursday —- live performances by the Doors, Traffic, Jeff Beck, Sam Cooke and James Brown; a six-pack of underappreciated Beatles songs, including one featuring commentary by the ER doctor who tried […]

Amen Dunes - Freedom

Todd’s Two Too! – April 6, 2018

Amen Dunes – Miki Dora – Freedom – 5:04 King Tuff – Psycho Star – 4:41 Shame – Concrete – Songs of Praise – 3:34 Parquet Courts – Almost Had to Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience – Wide Awake! – 3:15   Amen Dunes – Freedom – Sacred Bones The fifth […]

SOS Radio

On March 28th SOS Radio interviews Dr. Will Tuttle, author of the World Peace Diet about identity politics, world war 3 and veganism.  You can find out more about Will here . I also posted a link above to the Best Speeh you Will Ever hear, by Gary Yourofsky.  Just because it really is the best […]

Current track

Title

Artist

Background

How well is KVMR serving you during this pandemic?

Take Our Survey Today
X

Pin It on Pinterest