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Record Review - "Wed 21" Juana Molina

If Captain Beefheart, King Crimson, Bjork, Robert Wyatt and an ancient tribe of indigenous percussion masters on a visionquest had an unholy orgy in the lunar landscape of the Argentinan Andes-- all as a prayer to watching crystal-skulled aliens while the glittering nightsky and silent ruins of dead ancestors seeped into their skin-- the resulting lovechild is Juana Molina's incarnation in her latest album "Wed 21."

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Record Review - "We're All Young Together" Walter Martin

As we grow older, we tend to forget our naive, unrestrained, amusing childhood dreams. Thankfully, Walter Martin has graced us this year with a record embracing all that it means to be a kid with a healthy imagination. Rather than a nostalgic trip down memory lane, Martin's debut solo release transforms listeners to an island of childhood innocence and unconditional curiosity. No need for reminiscing or dwelling on the past with this record.
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Record Review - "You Got This" Haas Kowert Tice

April 4, 2013, was an unforgettable night at Sierra Coffee Roasters in Grass Valley. A small group of instrumental music lovers were treated to a thrillingly innovative evening of tunes by a trio of young musical prodigies: fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert and flatpicker Jordan Tice. Now that excitement has been translated to digital form on their first release, “You Got This,” under the trio’s moniker, Haas Kowert Tice.

Big Week for the KVMR Guy Who Talks Water

To hydrogeologist Steve Baker, this is a pretty important week for an award-winning water guy like him.

That's because the Nevada Irrigation District is holding a Water Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Don Baggett Theater, Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley.

And Nevada City radio station KVMR is planning to carry the important event live (89.5 FM, 105.1 FM Truckee, kvmr.org streaming).

Utah's KVMR Radio Series Inspires Documentary Film Project

A four-part film documentary on labor and activism will feature the late Nevada City folksinger/storyteller U. Utah Phillips as narrator, using excerpts from his national radio series, "Loafer's Glory."

Film director/producer Charlie Hall -- a Nevada County native -- says audio from Phillips' 100-episode  KVMR 89.5 FM  shows, produced at the station between 1997 and 2003, will serve as an introduction and narration to each film.

"An America rarely seen will unfold, told in Utah's voice as heard on his radio show,"  Hall said with a smile.

Help Shape The Future Of KVMR – Election Season For The KVMR Board Of Directors

These are exciting times at KVMR, with our new building at the corner of Bridge and Spring streets scheduled for completion late this summer. We are currently recruiting board member applicants with experience in business, marketing, strategic planning, public relations, or non-profit organizations. For more information and an application form, click here or call the business office at 530-265-9073.  Deadline for board applications:  September 1, 2014.

A KVMR Host Always Ready To Celebrate Station's Birthday

KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Kim Rogers notoriously makes a big deal out of her birthday each year.

So this year she's volunteered to make a big deal out of the Nevada City radio station's 36th birthday, too..

"We should always have a birthday party for the station," claimed Rogers, host of the weekly "Good Stuff" program, Thursdays 2-4 p.m. (89.5 FM, kvmr.org streaming).

"It's a way to bring the KVMR community together."

KVMR Goes To Quincy For High Sierra Remote Broadcast

It may be 115 miles from KVMR 89.5 FM's Nevada City studios to the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, but that isn't about to deter the eclectic radio station from broadcasting two nights of this week's High Sierra Music Festival.

"Yes, you could say this is a very 'remote' remote," quipped the station's remote broadcast executive producer Wesley Robertson about the festival location.

Board Prez Finds Non-Profit That Helps Them All: KVMR Radio

Mary Ross, with a mouthful of a job title as Chief Fiscal & Administrative Officer for Nevada County’s Information & General Services Department and County Purchasing Agent, was looking for a way to get more involved in the community outside of government itself.

She knows she could have helped out any one of the area’s non-profits by volunteering for their board of directors. Instead, she says she chose an organization that can help them all.

Five years later, she is President of KVMR 89.5 FM's Board of Directors.

How A 20-Year Love Affair With Radio Began

Just about 20 years ago,  Glenn Far happened to spot a listing looking for a volunteer receptionist in The Union newspaper.

Turned out it was at KVMR 89.5 FM, a non-commercial radio station in Nevada City.

"I was looking for something to get me out of the house," he recalled. "And I'd always liked volunteering so it was right up my alley."

Turned out it was going to change his life.

Well, Glenn is still there, yes, subbing as a receptionist every now and then, but chock full of other duties at the eclectic, non-profit volunteer-driven organization.