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KVMR's Next Music Concert: Live From Alaska?

KVMR 89.5 FM is heading north to Alaska for its next live remote music broadcast this Saturday night at 11 p.m. 

Excuse us...Live from Alaska?

But that's nuts...it's more than 2000 miles from the radio station's Nevada City home. 

Well, leave it to KVMR volunteer broadcasters Paul Barbieri and Cheri Snook, both red hot fans of the emerging Alaskan music scene, to pull off something that sounds pretty kooky.   

KVMR Now Offering Starlight's Star Forecast Each Weekday Morning

It just sounds so, um, Ridge-y, we guess the word would be. 

She calls herself Starlight Kompost, with roots deep on the fabled San Juan Ridge where she's lived since age 3, and lately Starlight has been doing a weekday two-minute astrological report, "Star's Stars", Mondays through Fridays around 8:10 a.m. on KVMR-FM (89.5 FM, kvmr.org streaming).

Spark & Whisper: The Musical Duo That Makes Magic Without Being A Couple

Beautiful things can evolve from humble beginnings. Anita Sandwina and Velvy Appleton first crossed paths in 2003 at a late-night campsite jam at the Strawberry Music Festival. 

The night was dark, there were too many guitars strumming, some drunken howling, and the song selection was spotty at best. Even so, Anita and Velvy could feel it — the chemistry was there.

Meet The Guys Behind KVMR's New "Beer Show"

And just what would be about the best day to debut a radio program about...beer?

St. Patrick's Day, of course.

And that's just what Tom Dalldorf and Wesley Robertson intend to do on St. Paddy's at, gulp, high noon Friday, March 17th, green beer or not.

But why "The Beer Show"?

"Well, beer's a subject known to many but, like wine, beer has a deep cultural and historical backstory that can be both informative and entertaining," says Dalldorf.

"Our goal is to have fun with beer appreciation and keep it light -- but not light beer -- and lively," he adds.

How A Radio Lover Got Behind The Microphone at KVMR

Mike Bissell just plain "grew up loving radio," he says. 

The KVMR Wednesday Morning Show (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.) host remembers the Top 40 rock station era, of course, but he particularly liked how San Francisco's freeform early '70s station KSAN "made a radio era that was really exciting." 

A few years later, KSAN was gone and Bissell says he "just got disgusted with music of the '70s and '80s." And stopped listening to radio. 

A move to Weimar in 1984 changed things. 

They're Dripping with Inspiration at KVMR: Winter Membership Special Programming Starts Monday

Uh-oh. 

At KVMR 89.5 FM, the on-air winter membership drive starts this coming Monday morning and goes for a week. 

But station officials say that simply means it's time to tune in and participate. 

"This is our three-time-a-year opportunity to tell our listeners our real story," explains KVMR Program Director Steve Baker, smilingly noting it used to be four times annually.  

State Grant Propels KVMR Homeless Project Toward 'A Place To Call Home'

Nothing is likely to stop a pair of determined 2016 KVMR broadcaster class graduates and "story catchers" from producing a four-way tale about Nevada County's homeless, especially now that they and KVMR 89.5 FM have been awarded a $5,000 California Humanities For All Quick Grant just over a month ago. 

In fact, Betty Louise and Susan Davis are already working on plans for a multimedia finale for the project next November that'll include a fine arts and photography exhibit, video, live music, readings, as well as audio recordings, of course. 

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