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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. 

Free Celtic Youth Arts Program Kicks Off KVMR Celtic Festival With A Wallop Of Fun Later This Month

They're back, they're free, with fun and a great learning experience included at no extra cost. 

Or so says KVMR Celtic Festival Youth Arts Program coordinator Laurie DesJardins, who notes with a wink in her eye that they've once again been "expanded a bit." 

More on that later, but here's the skinny: 

His First Daytime Guest on KVMR: Pattie Boyd

So new volunteer KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Peter Blachley has his first daytime radio show coming up later this month. 

Is he easing into it? You know, playing it safe? 

Hardly.  Blachley will interview and profile star-studded English model, author and photographer Pattie Boyd, who's been married to both The Beatles' George Harrison and legendary rock guitarist Eric Clapton. 

"Patti is a good friend with a fascinating life," said Blachley. "She's the only living spouse of a Beatle, while they were The Beatles, and that's a story in itself." 

Lights, Microphone, Action! Over 40 Hours of KVMR Live At The Fair

Once again, it's Nevada County Fair Week. 

And, once again, KVMR 89.5 FM will bring almost all of its daytime programming out to its Fair broadcast booth near the end of Treat Street, giving fairgoers a unique opportunity to observe and enjoy live radio in action.

The Nevada City non-commercial station will broadcast over 40 hours of shows from the Fair, starting at 10 a.m. each day and going until 6:30 p.m.weekdays, 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

KVMR To Air Alaska Music Festival In Honor Of Wesley Robertson: 'A Wes Cast'

The way KVMR volunteer broadcaster Cheri Snook tells it, when fellow KVMR broadcaster Wesley Robertson heard the news that acclaimed Nevada County rock band Achilles Wheel was going to open for Michael Franti & Spearhead at this music festival in rural Alaska this month, well, "he told me, by God, we've got to make this happen." 

Happen meaning KVMR 89.5 FM would be there, and happen meaning they'd somehow bring a live broadcast to its listeners. 

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