What's Happening @ KVMR

And It All Started With A Car Wash: Here's A KVMR Hall Of Fame Volunteer Who Wants To Make Music Delivery Simpler


KVMR 89.5 FM Volunteer Hall Of Fame member Dennis Brunnenmeyer vividly recalls his first encounter with the Nevada City community radio station.

"There I was, washing my new four-wheel drive truck in the driveway on a beautiful Saturday morning in 1982," he said. "I decided to turn on the radio to look for some good music. I was thrilled to discover the bluegrass show hosted by Ken Crow on KVMR. I've been hooked on KVMR ever since."

And then some.

From Hall Of Fame To 'Unsung Heroes', KVMR-FM Honors Its Volunteers

Note: KVMR Program Committee Awards were also given out and  will be posted later this week)
From five new members of the KVMR Volunteer Hall of Fame to four "unsung heros", it was quite the awards shindig at KVMR 89.5 FM's Volunteer Appreciation Party Tuesday, Dec. 17.
An estimated 300 people filled the Miner's Foundry Stone Hall in Nevada City for the non-profit radio station's annual holiday celebration. Volunteer award-winners are chosen by KVMR's professional staff.

Dirty Cello Bringing A Different Kind of Cello To Intimate KVMR House Concert


Okay, the band Dirty Cello -- and its lead singer and cello player Rebecca Roudman -- are compiling pretty amazing press.

And, wait, they're coming to a special KVMR 89.5 FM intimate house concert in the radio station's community room this Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. in downtown Nevada City, during Victorian Christmas.
The show will also be broadcast live on KVMR 89.5 FM. 105.1 FM Truckee, kvmr.org streaming.
"When you take a cello out of concert halls and chamber settings and let it loose in a bar or nightclub, interesting things tend to happen."

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.