Fatheads, Unite! KVMR's Saturday daytime programming has definitely been influenced by the legacy of the beloved KFAT radio station in Gilroy during the '70s and early '80s. KFAT offered a mix of humor, roots music, Americana, bluegrass, country rock, blues and more.
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It's that time of year when Nevada City radio station KVMR 89.5 FM Membership Coordinator Adriana Kelly finds herself a juggler.
That's because the station's spring membership drive -- complete with a spacy "KVMR: Love Your Mothership" theme -- starts this coming Monday.
"If I'm a juggler, let's just say it's like I've got a dozen balls in the air," she says with a laugh. "Sometimes, they seem like bowling balls."
Sometimes, it's the littlest details that need attention.
And that's why a dedicated volunteer can truly make a big difference, especially at Nevada City community radio station KVMR 89.5 FM.
For the past 15, yup, count 'em, 15 years, John Stabile has almost single-handedly put stickers with the first four letters of a recording artist's name on the spine of the compact disc package and filed them alphabetically in the station's massive music library.
The word "populist" is never too far from Jim Hightower's name, and he's made a career out of championing the little guy while giving a hard time to those at the very top.
You see, Hightower believes the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom. And the tall Texan does his radio political commentaries with a sharp wit that leaves the listener with a smile and a hope, no matter how depressing the news might be.
For KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer broadcaster Kim Rogers, it was a series of short steps that's led to one big, double-award winning radio plunge.
She discovered the eclectic Nevada City station by accident driving around one day when she and her son were surprised to hear "our favorite stuff" on radio.
After awhile, her interest in the station led her to look into doing graphics for advertisers in station's listener guide.
Next Tuesday, of course, is April 1st, better known as, duh, April Fools Day.
Which has been a day of some tomfoolery played on listeners of Nevada City community radio station KVMR 89.5 FM over the years.
There was the year when the station ran a news bulletin that Nevada City officials had approved building a Walmart in the historic downtown district to replace Friar
Tuck's after the restaurant had burned down. Eyebrows were raised.