What's Happening @ KVMR

How A Volunteer Receptionist Has Become A KVMR 'Ambassador'

Okay, one thing you can say about KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer receptionist Karen Quackenbush is that she's a true ambassador for the Nevada City community radio station.
Just get her talking about KVMR, and you'll see.
"I love the variety of music, it fills my soul, and this (the front office) is a really fun place to get a chance to meet local people," Karen says.
"And I'm able to find out what's going on in town, which is why I like putting up posters by our main entrance," she adds with a smile. "I read the posters as I put them up, and you learn a lot."

KVMR Holding Black Friday Fundraiser To Buy New Transmitter, Generator

KVMR 89.5 FM weathered much of the utility-mandated blackouts very well, received kudos for its collective power shutdown coverage with YubaNet and somehow conducted an on-air membership drive in the middle of it all.

Now it's back to a special Black Friday of raising money over-the-air from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to pay for the purchase of a new state-of-the-art transmitter and industrial generator, which station officials say will have a dramatic effect in its ability to keep the station on air even better during power interruptions and blackouts.

Redlocks Brings Acoustic Reggae Spectacle To KVMR's Community Room & Airwaves

There's no question reggae music is an important part of Nevada County's diverse musical culture.

And KVMR 89.5 FM DJ Redlocks has long been an important part of that scene, like over two decades, as a musician, club DJ, and host of the 21-year-old Ital Culture show, now on Friday nights at 8 p.m.

Well, this Friday night (Nov. 15) is going to  be a little different.

Blackouts Don't Faze KVMR Fundraiser, With Best Fundraising Day Of The Decade

It was a KVMR 89.5 FM on-air membership drive like no other.
Utility-mandated blackouts were ordered before it, after it...and, yes, during it.
So KVMR found itself suspending the drive for two of its nine days so the Nevada City radio station could concentrate on delivering blackout news to listeners, many of whom had no other way to get the information.

Monthly Foundry Dance Party To Feature KVMRx DJs

A new monthly dance party launches Thursday, Nov. 7  at the Miner's Foundry, downtown Nevada City, from 7 to 10 p.m. --  with disc jockeys from KVMRx, the free-form experimental music stream (kvmrx.org) associated with KVMR Community Radio.
"We'll  be spinning hits from all the best decades of rock, pop, funk, soul, roots and beats on the best dance floor in Nevada City," says KVMR Music Director Sean Dooley-Miller, who has been coordinating the stream's programming and content since it started 2 1/2 years ago.

'I Know Your Voice' Born Into Classical Music in England, Now A 'Flexible' KVMR Broadcaster

Charles Atthill was born into classical music back in England, but now radio's making a play for his affection.

Atthill is one of the rotating hosts of KVMR 89.5 FM's "Classics Declassified", a classical music series that airs 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Sunday on the Nevada City community radio station.

"It was a musical family, everyone played an instrument, everyone took lessons," said Atthill. "My grandmother was a professional violinist."

"In fact, classical music was all I can remember until I discovered Miles Davis at age 16."

KVMR Membership Drive Specials


10 a.m. -- Martin Webb,  author of "Please Don't Read This Column" in Nevada County Cannabis, is guest co-host with Jennifer "Miss Jiff" Robin on "Resilience Radio."

Noon --  "Afternoon Delight," featuring twisted love songs and a contest to nominate and name the "two most unlikely radio hits of all time", according to Adriana Kelly. Hosts are Poly & Molly Amorous (KVMR's Kelly and Joyce Miller).

Board Life Begins At 30 For KVMR's Two Newest Directors

Well, it's definitely the first time it's happened this century, and maybe even longer,  but KVMR volunteers elected two broadcasters in their early 30s to the station's Board of Directors  during the Nevada City non-commercial radio station's general meeting last week.

"Just having a (KVMRx.org and 105.7 FM) show wasn't enough for me," said new Board member Sean Patrick Leydon, 31 years old. "The station is in a state of flux, and that's important. I decided to take the avenue to help influence our path forward."