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KVMR Honors Station's Volunteers at Holiday Shindig

KVMR Throws 'Lovefest' for Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Last week's KVMR 89.5 FM Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Party turned into a virtual lovefest for volunteer broadcaster Richard Dunk, winner of the station's Lifetime Achievement Award that night. 

Dunk, who has cancer, recently stepped down from his popular Saturday night shows, a bi-weekly host since 1996 of "Dead Air," featuring the music and culture of the Grateful Dead, and the blues-jazz series "Night Roots" the past 18 years because of health issues. 

KVMR, NCArts To Hold 'Art in the Garden' Competition & Celebration

So if everyone had fun the first time and it made money, why not do it again?
 
That would be KVMR 89.5 FM's "Animal House" art auction/competition fundraiser/celebration of homes for pets last spring, which KVMR board member Diane McIntire would call a hoot. 
 
"Hey, it was just a really fun party, with food, drink, music, silent and live auction," McIntire recalled. "It was an affordable couple of hours, and attendance was good for a first time event."

Duck's Breath 'Premieres' New Live Comedy Film In KVMR Benefit

A special KVMR 89.5 FM benefit showing this Sunday of the new film "Duck's Breath Grand Finale" won't have the fancy trimmings that usually accompany a movie premiere.

"The price of red carpets has gone through the roof, and you just can't find those huge spotlights around here at all," quipped longtime Duck's Breath manager Steve Baker, also the Program Director at KVMR. "So black ties are optional."

Sold-Out Folk Concert To Air Live On KVMR, Video Stream On Station's Facebook Page

A sold-out reunion concert featuring the fabled City Folk trio can still be heard -- and seen -- thanks to KVMR 89. 5 FM community radio. 

The 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 9) concert -- a benefit concert to raise money to help pay off KVMR's new building and the Nevada Theatre's remodeling costs -- will be broadcast live on the Nevada City radio station and, in addition, will be video streamed live on KVMR's Facebook page.  

Iconic Palms Playhouse comes back to life on film at benefit documentary screening for KVMR

By Joyce Miller - 

It was an old ramshackle barn with rickety, mismatched chairs, no heat in the winter, no AC in the sweltering summer, and a leaky roof. But when the Palms Playhouse in Davis closed 15 years ago, a piece of Northern California cultural history slipped into the past.

Its corrugated walls contained the echoes of such performers as Richard Thompson, Stephen Stills, Kate Wolf and Etta James. They played on a stage with a six-inch riser, so close that patrons in the first row could—and did—rest their feet on it.

KVMR To Donate 50% Of This Weekend's Music Sale To Fire Relief

Non-profit radio station KVMR 89.5 FM's annual Music Sale is shaping up as quite the downtown Grass Valley party this weekend, but it's got a real good cause in mind. 

That's because 50% of all sales will be donated to fire relief causes. 

"We all know that we live in a fire risk area and when the unthinkable happens, there's the desire to help our community members in every way possible," according to KVMR General Manager Julie Chiarelli. 

Former Manager Comes Home to KVMR as a Volunteer

He's back, and he's raring to go.

Former KVMR 89.5 FM General Manager Brian Terhorst -- also a longtime popular Saturday morning radio host at the Nevada City radio station -- returns to the air with a pair of fall membership drive specials.  

Thursday noon to 2 p.m. he'll host a new edition of his old favorite Harmony Ridge, and Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. he'll join Larry Hillberg's Backroads in his old time slot.

How The Beatles' 'A Hard Days Night' Was More Than A Movie

Of course, the Beatles' first feature film, "A Hard Day's Night", had to become a hit. 

Everything the Fab Four touched that fabled year of 1964 turned to gold. And then some. 

Now, though, the film's  being rediscovered for the spunky fun and off-kilter antics that young John, Paul, George and Ringo display in it, as well as the invention of the music video -- or at least its format -- by the movie's director Richard Lester. 

In fact, MTV -- the cable network built on music videos -- even gave Lester a pioneering award for his innovation. 

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