What's Happening @ KVMR

Brian Bahouth Interviews Maggie and Luke

As part of my exploration of musicians who live in the vicinity of Nevada City, I visited the home of Maggie McKaig and Luke Wilson. Together Maggie and Luke have nearly a century of experience as professional musicians, and Luke is also a noted luthier and inlay artist after forty-five years in the trade. Luke made me an excellent cup of coffee, and Maggie offered some delicious figs they had grown …

How The Celtic Festival Is Getting Greener

Behind The Scenes:  A Woman On A Mission.

How The Celtic Festival Is Getting Greener.
When it comes to sustainability and the environment, KVMR 89.5 FM's Allison Miller is a woman on a mission.

And then some.

This weekend she's one of the over 300 hundred people in the background helping pull off KVMR's annual Celtic Festival and Marketplace as the Green Team Manager, meaning she's in charge of the festival's recycling and trash collection.

Pianist George Winston To Do Benefit for New KVMR Building

Famed pianist George Winston will perform an October 14 benefit concert for the new KVMR 89.5 FM building and Nevada Theatre expansion.

Winston -- whose recordings have sold millions of copies over his 42-year career -- will perform on a Steinway Grand Piano donated by Music In The Mountains as part of the Paul Emery Nevada City Live concert series at the Nevada Theatre.

KVMR Challenge: 2 Live music Festivals, 1 Weekend, 50 Miles Apart

KVMR Challenge:  2 Live Music Festivals, 1 Weekend, 50 Miles Apart

Even a longtime festival and community radio station engineer like KVMR 89.5 FM's Dave (Buzz) Barnett can't remember any single radio station attempting anything quite like it.

The Nevada City radio station will produce not one -- but two -- live remote broadcasts this weekend:  from the recently relocated Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and the American River Music Festival near Coloma some 50 miles south.

From Dean Martin to Books on Bridge, A Sale That's Got It All

From Dean Martin to Books on Bridge, A Sale That's Got It All

Once again, they'll start lining  up an hour or so early this Saturday outside the Nevada City Veterans Hall to get first crack at the 2014 KVMR Music and Book Sale.

"I see a lot of the same faces every year," beamed the event producer and KVMR 89.5 FM Music Director Alice MacAllister.  "They know it's a fun day, a great event."

From Book To Radio Show, Meet The County's Sages

From Book To Radio Show, Meet The County's Sages

Special To Prospector

It started out as an innovative book about leadership and civic engagement.

Four years later, it's successfully morphed into a weekly KVMR 89.5 FM radio series about, you guessed it, leadership and civic engagement.

"Originally, a group from the Center for Non-Profit leadership formed the Sages Leadership Project," explained Keith Porter, one of the radio show co-hosts.  "The purpose was to determine why this community seems to run so well."

The Elders Trip Raffle Winner!

KVMR Celtic Festival favorites, The Elders, generously donated a trip for one to join them on their upcoming tour of Ireland from October 19th - 30th, 2014 and the winner is Nevada County local, James Robinson!
A BIG THANK YOU to The Elders for their generous donation and helping KVMR to raise money through the ticket sales, and another BIG THANKS to James, for buying a ticket to help support Community Radio.

KVMR Goes To The Dogs (And Cats) This Saturday

KVMR 89.5 FM is literally going to the dogs (and cats) this Saturday.

The Nevada City radio station will be offering laser-engraved KVMR pet tags -- complete with the pet's name and phone number -- to new animal members of the non-profit, eclectic station.

"We already have over 100 pet members of the station," says membership coordinator Adriana Kelly.  "They run the gamut from parrots and hamsters to a water buffalo, but most are dogs or cats."