What's Happening @ KVMR

Sold-Out Folk Concert To Air Live On KVMR, Video Stream On Station's Facebook Page

A sold-out reunion concert featuring the fabled City Folk trio can still be heard -- and seen -- thanks to KVMR 89. 5 FM community radio. 

The 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9) concert -- a benefit concert to raise money to help pay off KVMR's new building and the Nevada Theatre's remodeling costs -- will be broadcast live on the Nevada City radio station and, in addition, will be video streamed live on KVMR's Facebook page.  

Iconic Palms Playhouse comes back to life on film at benefit documentary screening for KVMR

By Joyce Miller - 

It was an old ramshackle barn with rickety, mismatched chairs, no heat in the winter, no AC in the sweltering summer, and a leaky roof. But when the Palms Playhouse in Davis closed 15 years ago, a piece of Northern California cultural history slipped into the past.

Its corrugated walls contained the echoes of such performers as Richard Thompson, Stephen Stills, Kate Wolf and Etta James. They played on a stage with a six-inch riser, so close that patrons in the first row could—and did—rest their feet on it.

KVMR To Donate 50% Of This Weekend's Music Sale To Fire Relief

Non-profit radio station KVMR 89.5 FM's annual Music Sale is shaping up as quite the downtown Grass Valley party this weekend, but it's got a real good cause in mind. 

That's because 50% of all sales will be donated to fire relief causes. 

"We all know that we live in a fire risk area and when the unthinkable happens, there's the desire to help our community members in every way possible," according to KVMR General Manager Julie Chiarelli. 

Former Manager Comes Home to KVMR as a Volunteer

He's back, and he's raring to go.

Former KVMR 89.5 FM General Manager Brian Terhorst -- also a longtime popular Saturday morning radio host at the Nevada City radio station -- returns to the air with a pair of fall membership drive specials.  

Thursday noon to 2 p.m. he'll host a new edition of his old favorite Harmony Ridge, and Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. he'll join Larry Hillberg's Backroads in his old time slot.

How The Beatles' 'A Hard Days Night' Was More Than A Movie

Of course, the Beatles' first feature film, "A Hard Day's Night", had to become a hit. 

Everything the Fab Four touched that fabled year of 1964 turned to gold. And then some. 

Now, though, the film's  being rediscovered for the spunky fun and off-kilter antics that young John, Paul, George and Ringo display in it, as well as the invention of the music video -- or at least its format -- by the movie's director Richard Lester. 

In fact, MTV -- the cable network built on music videos -- even gave Lester a pioneering award for his innovation. 

15 Hours of Indigenous Programming Comes to KVMR Next Monday

Over the past couple decades, Indigenous Peoples Day (IPD)programming has grown to be a real tradition on KVMR 89.5 FM. 

What started out as a broadcaster or two at the Nevada City community station honoring native Americans with music and sound clips on what had been popularly called Columbus Day back in the 20th century, well, that's now grown into a multi-day celebration regionally that now ends up in KVMR's home studios this Monday (Oct. 9) on Indigenous Peoples Day itself. 

21 Consecutive Years of Leading The 'Merch': Jenny's Back in the Booth Again This Year, Doing What She Does So Well At Celtic Festival

In September 1996,  KVMR broadcaster and volunteer Jenny Michael found herself in a tiny merchandise booth at the very first KVMR Celtic Festival. She and then-festival producer Karen Carchidi did the best they could as a crowd double or maybe even triple the Nevada City radio station's expectations showed up....and wanted to buy stuff. 

Their cigar box was overflowing with money, some of it falling onto the booth's floor, so many sales were being made. 

"It was chaos," recalls Michael. "We were operating by the seat of our pants."

KVMR's 'High Priestess' of Podcasting Scores Bill Nye Coup

You see, it sorta comes with the late night territory. 

A lot of people turn in early on Sunday nights and miss Meri St. Mary's The Underground Sound (alternate Sundays, 10 p.m. to midnight) on KVMR. 

But her appeal goes far beyond KVMR's terrestrial signal and live streaming.

So she came up with this idea of podcasting her interviews, way back in 2010, with then-station webmaster John Button in tow.

And the rest is KVMR social media history, where she's already won the Nevada City radio station's special "High Priestess of Podcasting" award, among others. 

WANTED: Your Extra CDs, LPs

So you're doing a little late summer housecleaning, staying indoors or somewhere to fool the heat, and there's these boxes you forgot about.  

You know, CDs, LPs, those things your younger ones maybe don't know even exist. 

Well, what better use of them than to donate your, um, stash to KVMR 89.5 FM and clear some space in your place? 

The non-profit Nevada City community radio station will be holding a music sale -- now tentatively slated for late October -- and all this month (through Sept. 29)  they're looking for quality contributions. 

From Emmy-Winning Composer To Folk Blues Artist: 'Cinematic Folk' Concert Comes to KVMR Sunday, Sept 10

“If the Carter Family, Robbie Robertson and Alfred Hitchcock had written songs together, they might sound like this.” 

That's singer-songwriter and Emmy-winning composer Ernest Troost’s self-introduction when he takes the stage, whether he’s playing for festival-goers at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, where he was named New Folk Winner in 2009, or performing a live broadcast concert on KVMR 89.5 FM from the Nevada City radio station's Community Room this Sunday at 5 p.m., with Dakota Sid and Friends opening the festivities.