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Here's A Radio Show That Offers 'Left, Right & Center' Views

The story behind "Left, Right and Center" is a rich one, but the long-running Friday public radio series continues to fulfill its mission of being a "civil discourse" between liberal, conservative and moderate viewpoints.

After several years on KVMR 89.5 FM, it's now heard on The Bridge 107.5 FM at  2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each Friday on KVMR's new second signal. 

"Where else are you going to hear these true viewpoints shared --not shouted -- anywhere else but here?" asked KVMR Program Director Steve Baker. 

KVMR, The Bridge 105.7 FM To Offer Multi-Source Election Night Coverage

Well, it's the 2018 midterm elections, historically more divided than almost ever, and one area radio station will be providing live coverage of national, state, regional and, yup, local results -- that'd be KVMR 89.5 FM and its new second signal, The Bridge 105.7 FM --  and, get this, from four or more sources as well.

And yet they still give you a chance to spout off about the results at the same time?

Unheard of, well, unless you're familiar with the eclectic KVMR election coverage style. 

The Art of Storytelling and Creative Expression In An Era Of Havoc

KVMR 89.5 FM representatives recently joined about 30 other community radio stations at the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) Regional Summit in Santa Rosa, where disaster and fire coverage was, naturally, a major topic.  But NFCB's Chief Executive Officer, Sally Kane, closed the conference with a poignant, evocative, inspiring speech on the value of storytelling, particularly in radio. Here's a look inside the mind of one of community radio's leading national proponents. 


Richard Shindell and His Guitars: A Love Story

Richard Shindell is an American folksinger, songwriter and musician who grew up in Baltimore and now lives in Buenos Aires with his wife, a university professor, and their children. 

Shindell has released more than a dozen albums, his career received a boost when Joan Baez covered 3 of his songs on her 1997 album, "Gone From Danger" and toured with him. Shindell and fellow folksingers Lucy Kaplansky and Dar Williams later collaborated as the group CryCryCry. 

'Hair' Film Proof 'Real Miracles Can Happen'

"Hair" is back, some 50 years after the original hit Broadway musical and nearly 40 years after the 1979 musical anti-war film.

The movie version of the story -- directed by Czech-born Milos Forman, adapted for the screen by Michael Weller and choreographed by Twyla Tharp -- will show one time only next Thursday (Oct. 25)  7 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, downtown Nevada City. 

The evening is a benefit for the Bridge Street Project, the building collaboration between KVMR 89.5 FM's new radio home and the Nevada Theatre's renovations and new large backstage. 

Ghosts, Hikes, Century Old Music, Classical 'Love-In' As KVMR Asks Listeners To 'Make Your Voice Heard'

It all starts with illustrated magnets, a hike,  Essential Backroads, what someone has up his bluegrass sleeve, the Greatest Hits of World War I, a Classical Music Love-In, a ghost tour of Nevada City, Music South Of A Border, Imagine, Harmony Ridge, Pink Floyd, Women in Folk, maybe some Cole Porter and definitely lots of Tom Petty. 

Whew, does that sound like KVMR 89.5 FM or what? 

Or at least the first half of the Nevada City non-profit radio station's fall on-air membership drive, beginning this Friday (October 12). 

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KVMR Volunteer Goes 'Against The Grain,' Now Producer of Celtic Festival Broadcast

Now Allen Aastrom has a last name that pretty much guaranteed he'd be in the first seat of the first row in study hall. You know, alphabetical order...

"Oh, and detention hall, too," he laughed. 

No detention or study hall right now for Aastrom.  He's keeping very busy as live remote  producer for KVMR 89.5 FM's annual broadcast of the Nevada City radio station's Celtic Festival and Marketplace this coming weekend (Sept. 29-30), with a live broadcast 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

David Franco: From Philosopher To CPA And KVMR Board President

When  asked if he feels like he's in the hot seat, KVMR-FM Board President David Franco stands up, touches his chair, grins and says "it's not too bad." 

Just about a year into his term heading the non-profit station's Board of Directors, Franco and the board learned the beloved Julie Chiarelli was stepping down as General Manager of KVMR to take a job at Hospice Of The Foothills. A national search began immediately, with a September 28 application deadline.