What's Happening @ KVMR

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2nd, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give.

A vibrant community is well informed and involved, embraces diversity, respectfully shares opinions and fosters economic and social justice. KVMR builds community by bringing people together to celebrate the music of the world and give voice to the community.

Donation Values for Giving Tuesday:

Don't Stop Believing

In this segment of producers Tom and Debra Weistar's series, Voices of the Future:  Youth and Elders Speak Together, Shona Estey-Edwards revisits a conversation she had at the age of 17 with Andy Lipkiss, founder of TreePeople, and discover that his story has even more relevance to her than it did the first time. Andy talks about making positive change in your own backyard, and not listening to anyone who tells you, “You’re just a kid.”

Hear Part of KVMR's 'Next Generation' On Friday Afternoons

At age 25, KVMR volunteer broadcaster Sean Dooley may very well be part of  the eclectic station's "next generation."

He's by far the youngest daytime host on the non-commercial Nevada City radio station, where he's now hosting "The New Bleat" Fridays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (streaming).

 Dooley -- who works at night in The Union newspaper's packaging department -- succeeds KVMR Music Director Alice MacAllister in the time slot.  She stepped down from it last month after 23 years there.

Water for Gold

In this segment of producers Tom and Debra Weistar's series, Voices of the Future:  Youth and Elders Speak Together we hear about conflict between water rights and gold mining.  In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada lies the San Juan Ridge. On the Ridge, tucked away amongst towering pines, flanked by two forks of the Yuba River, is a thriving, independent community. There is also a remnant gold mine – a vestige of California's mining era.

KVMR To Air Sold Out Franti Show Live Friday Night

The sold out Michael Franti concert this Friday night will be broadcast live on KVMR 89.5 FM and streamed on our website.

A Center for the Arts production, Franti's performance sold out within hours of being put on sale earlier this fall.
Franti's management company and the Center gave KVMR permission to broadcast the "One Heart, One Soul" acoustic dance concert, which begins at 8 p.m. at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall.

Neil Young Special Sunday 5 - 7pm

In  popular music, there is probably no more enigmatic figure than Neil Young. From his early days with Buffalo Springfield to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, to a vast and eclectic solo career that spans more than 45 years, he has produced scores of albums that have delighted and baffled fans.

Neil is one of the few artists from the 60s who, to this day, produces original music in a number of genre’s, from melodic folk to grunge, from country to computer assisted, from anti-war to pro-environment.

KVMR's Derek Washington Named to Blues Hall of Fame

When KVMR volunteer broadcaster Derek Washington was around four or five years old, he was a self-described "radio kid" who enjoyed hearing music artists doing their hits of the day.

But there was another influence as well.

"My interest in the blues dates back to early childhood  with memories of my father singing tunes by the likes of Big Maceo Merriweather, Tampa Red, B.B. King, Louis Jordan and Muddy Waters," he remembered.