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KVMR's Newest Swag Has A 'Sock It To Me' Feel

So after nearly four decades of teeshirts, tote bags, mugs, LPs, CDs, books, tickets and dozens of other items, what did KVMR 89.5 FM come up with to celebrate its 40th anniversary fundraiser?

Socks, of course. 

But not your regular everyday variety. 

These light blue, dark blue made-in-the-U.S. cotton socks have a custom design by local artist Kathy Dotson,  including a radio tower, clouds, lightning and lettering. 

KVMR Re-Membering Early for Birthday: 89.5 is the New 40

Hey, Thursday's Big Day of Giving "pop-up" remote broadcasts at various locales were just the beginning of KVMR 89.5 FM's spring membership drive, running through May 10. 

Now comes the start of a summer-long celebration of the Nevada City community radio station's 40th birthday, which happens in mid-July. 

"89.5 is the new 40" quipped Monday Music Magazine host Greg Jewett at a recent station general meeting, where enthusiastic cheers greeted his proposed slogan. 

'Pop-Up' Fun Broadcasts Highlight KVMR's Big Day Of Giving

A couple years ago, some KVMR 89.5 FM staff and volunteers were brainstorming for a way to better integrate the national Big Day Of Giving (Big DOG for short) into the Nevada City non-profit community radio station. 

Well, somebody suggested doing pop-ups, citing their success elsewhere with a business popping up for a limited time in what KVMR Development Director Cynthia Tweed calls "short spurts of something special." 

KVMR To Broadcast Poetry 'Lovefest' Featuring Gary Snyder, Will Staple

It was a veritable poetry lovefest they had on the San Juan Ridge earlier this month featuring readings by legendary poets Gary Snyder and Will Staple.

And there's good reason for a lovefest, since it is National Poetry Month, and the event was a benefit for not only Nevada County Arts' second annual Sierra Poetry Festival but for the grassroots San Juan Ridge Community Library as well. 

Getting Art Back To The Garden: KVMR Holds Auction & Party This Sunday

Nearly 50 years ago, legendary music artist Joni Mitchell sang, "We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." 

Okay, maybe she was talking about that rock festival Woodstock, but this weekend she could have been talking about the garden show of the year in these parts, presented by KVMR 89.5 FM, The Nevada Theatre and NCArts. 

A Rockin-N-Stompin Farewell to Wesley Robertson

The KVMR and Strawberry Music Festival communities will come together at noon Saturday, March 17 at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City to celebrate the life of Wesley Robertson.

Robertson had hosted “Rockin-N-Stompin” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays on KVMR 89.5 FM since 1990. He was an integral part of the non-profit station’s volunteer corps for more than 30 years and a passionate proponent of live music programming and festival broadcasts.

RIP Wesley Robertson

Our cherished KVMR family and friends:

We have truly lost a one-of-a-kind, larger than life, unique KVMR character and talent. 

Wesley Robertson died late this morning from massive injuries he incurred in a car accident last night.  Grass Valley Police say they found him at the northbound off-ramp to Idaho-Maryland Road about 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. He was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and  later was transferred  to a Placer County trauma center, where he passed away late this morning.  His wife Mo and daughter Jaimie were there with him.