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San Francisco Talk Show 'Your Call' is Making Waves on The Bridge 105.7 FM

For the past dozen years, independent media producer Rose Aguilar has been host of "Your Call", a weekday morning talk show at San Francisco's upstart  public radio station, KALW. 

You can say upstart because KALW has a much smaller audience than KQED, a ratings giant that has more listeners than any other Bay Area radio station, including all, yes,  all commercial stations. 

And because KALW is making a name for itself by branding itself "local public radio." 

Kim Rogers' Longtime 'Good Stuff' Moves To Saturday Afternoons On KVMR

This is, indeed, a big week for longtime KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Kim Rogers.

On Thursday (March 7), her weekly "Good Stuff" roots music program celebrates its 19th anniversary (2-4 p.m.)

And on Saturday, "Good Stuff" moves to the weekly Saturday time slot that featured KVMR legend Wesley Robertson and his "Rockin-N-Stompin'" show for some 29 years, also 2 to 4 p.m.

"Oh, I just come in and throw music on," quipped Kim. "But it is a little intimidating."

Laura Miller: Subtle Humor, Heartfelt Tunes Popping Into a Head Steeped in KVMR History

Longtime KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Laura Miller was out walking her dogs a few days ago when her cell rang. 

It was someone from The Prospector as she looked around her and quipped, "It's the press. They're always hounding me." 

That's the sense of subtle humor and fun that Miller brings to her radio show and to her life, where she now specializes in arranging and conducting estate sales. 

Calling All Artists For KVMR's 'Art In The Garden' Spring Auction Party

Calling all artists and makers...Hear ye! Hear ye!

It's your opportunity to be part of this year's KVMR 89.5 FM "Art In The Garden" celebration. 

The new deadline to apply and submit a sketch of your entries has been extended through February 28th.

And it's an unique event because donating artists receive 30% of the fundraising proceeds from their work.

A Sweet Story Brings Award-Winner To KVMR's Intimate Community Room For Feb. 17 Local Debut

Award-winning singer-songwriter Crys Matthews makes her Nevada County debut in a special KVMR 89.5 FM Community Room concert Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m. in downtown Nevada City, but that's just the beginning of a sweet story.

Sure, it's a couple weeks off, but this may be one concert you'll be sorry you're not at, if it sells out. 

Meet 'Gaelic Americana' Music Artist Kyle Carey

That sly KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer folk disc jockey Laurie DesJardin is at it again. 

Four years ago, the Nevada City eclectic radio station's first house concert in its new home featured the acclaimed harmonies of Brother Sun, in a show Laurie lovingly produced. 

This time around, she's found another rising folk star:  self-proclaimed "Gaelic Americana" artist Kyle Carey, a 31-year-old New Hampshire native who somehow found herself in the Celtic waters, nourished herself there and...

Singing 'We Shall Overcome' for the 37th Time, King Day Concert & KVMR Celebration Set For Monday

One thing you can count on this Monday at KVMR 89.5 FM's 37th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Gospel Concert is you'll hear a stirring version of "We Shall Overcome."

It'll be sung by the Bethel AME Choir of Marysville as it has every year, and the local Trinity Community Choir, which joined the annual event earlier this decade.   So will the audience, who will sing and sway back and forth, many holding hands, arms around each other. 

"We've still got to sing it," said one Bethel choir veteran. "We must keep the fight going."

How Folk Icons Seeger, Phillips Have Influenced John McCutcheon's Many Shows Here

There are two late folk icons who have roles in bringing folksinger/multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon back here once again for the twenty fourth or so time with a solo concert this Saturday 7:30 p.m. at the Don Baggett Theater, Nevada Union High School on Ridge Road, Grass Valley. 

One, of course, is Nevada County's  revered U. Utah Phillips, who, back in 1997,  received the third ever lifetime achievement award from the prestigious Folk Alliance International following two guys named Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. 

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