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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 ( 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."

How This KVMR DJ Got To See The Beatles In 1964, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


Okay, imagine this, you're a 14-year-old babysitter, who confides in your employer how disappointed you were not to get tickets to The Beatles' Hollywood Bowl performance and how much you love them.

You've got all their records, your room is full of pictures of "the group", and your favorite is Ringo Starr.

Well, just think how longtime KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Debbie Hollier felt way back in 1964 when she later was told she got media credentials from her hometown newspaper, The Laguna Beach South Coast News, for a subsequent Beatles' concert in Las Vegas.

Still Free, Still Fun: Fencing, Storytelling Added to This Year's Celtic Festival Youth Arts Program


Usually, there's a price tag attached to something like this, even if it is for kids (in this case, ages 10-18)

But not KVMR's annual Celtic Festival Youth Art Program and its flock of free classes and workshops, coming up late afternoon 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, September 27th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, just preceding the opening of the 23rd Festival itself.

'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, 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.