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'Indispensable' KVMR Employee Smiles At 'Other Duties As Assigned'

A week ago, KVMR 89.5 FM Development Associate Jessica Faulks was on Spring Street, helping unload a stage for an Indonesian shadow puppet theater performance during the monthly Art Walk.

Of course, what else would she be doing?

"And other duties as assigned," joked Jessica.

No assignment, you see, Faulks just volunteered to help Nevada City Mayor Reinette Senum, along with some other KVMR folks.

She's always helping out, particularly on the new KVMR Building's third floor, home to the station's development staff.

KVMR's Ticketpalooza: Your Chance at 'Reverse Scalping' To Area Events

Better set your alarm clocks for 7 a.m. this Friday, August 16.

You see, KVMR 89.5 FM's semi-fabled Ticketpalooza returns that morning, featuring what the station calls "reverse scalping."


To the Nevada City non-profit radio station's Membership Coordinator Adrianna Kelly, it's a no-brainer.

Instead of paying more than event ticket prices, you pay, ta da, less. What a concept.

The Fair On KVMR: Experience A World Where Everything Doesn't Move Too Quickly

It's become one of those stories that just gives you pause to smile.

You see, to the late, legendary folksinger/storyteller U. Utah Phillips, the Nevada County Fair was an annual ritual for him.

"Everything in the world moves a little too quickly," he theorized in a KVMR 89.5 FM broadcast from the Nevada County Fairgrounds maybe 20 years ago. "But you walk into the gate to this fair and everything is where it was last year, the year before and the year before that."

Then Phillips added this observation, with that special twinkle in his eye.

Calling All Pets! How To Be A KVMR Pin-Up Calendar Critter


Hey, it all seems so simple to KVMR 89.5 FM Membership Coordinator Adriana Kelly.

"Your pet wants to be a star," she says with a grin. "So use the power of your opposable thumbs to help them submit a photo..."

Now through August 10th, KVMR is accepting entries for its 2020 Pet Pin-Up Calendar, and you can enter your pet(s) via e-mail to petpinups@kvmr.org, going to KVMR's Facebook page or sending or dropping off a copy of your original photo to KVMR Pet Calendar, 120 Bridge Street, Nevada City CA 95959.

A Local Behind A Movie Camera At The Original Woodstock. Plus Thoughts From Film Producer, Wavy Gravy & Max Yasgur

All Woodstock Music Festival's Michael Lang was doing in 1969 was trying to produce "this year's Monterey Pop".

Heck, in '68, he'd done "Miami Pop". So why not one in upstate New York?

Little did Lang know, but Stan Warnow, a New York University film school graduate, kept watching the names pile up on the Woodstock bill and tried to figure out how to make it into a movie with a friend.  

Fifty years ago, kids dreamed big. 

Get Some Brotherly Mud In Between Worldfest Broadcast & Woodstock Tribute

It's nestled in between KVMR 89.5 FM's live broadcast of California Worldfest this weekend and the radio station's largest public event of the summer, the 50th anniversary party, "Woodstock Revisited", the following Saturday, July 20th, in Nevada City's Pioneer Park. 

So it could go a little unnoticed, even though it's a free event and part of downtown Nevada City's Summer Nights celebration, with the Wednesday, July 17 show featuring Auburn's Brotherly Mud who television's "Good Morning Sacramento" show calls  "the best up-and-coming Americana band in Sacramento." 

At KVMR, Dave Olsen Always Put A Good Foot Forward

You could say he always put a Good Foot forward. 

That's because "Good Foot Radio" host Dave Olsen, 77, RIP, and KVMR 89.5 FM were just about a perfect match, from the very beginning.

He "discovered" the station as he was unpacking and moving into his new Nevada City house in 2005, after his son Chris had encouraged him to move here for his "golden years." 

You see, he had a radio on in the background. 

Welcome To 'The Live Remote Capital Of Community Radio' New KVMR Manager Also Working On Making Emergency Coverage Even Better

It just may have been the first time Ali Lightfoot got a chance to relax and reflect on her first two whirlwind weeks as KVMR's new general manager. 

With the Father's Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival on a radio in the background, Ali sat down and just sort of riffed off that. 

"We are the live remote capital of the community radio world," she said with a broad smile. 

"You know,. it takes a lot of people to make that happen. They're working around the clock to make sure the sound is great and the signal is strong."