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His First Daytime Guest on KVMR: Pattie Boyd

So new volunteer KVMR 89.5 FM broadcaster Peter Blachley has his first daytime radio show coming up later this month. 

Is he easing into it? You know, playing it safe? 

Hardly.  Blachley will interview and profile star-studded English model, author and photographer Pattie Boyd, who's been married to both The Beatles' George Harrison and legendary rock guitarist Eric Clapton. 

"Patti is a good friend with a fascinating life," said Blachley. "She's the only living spouse of a Beatle, while they were The Beatles, and that's a story in itself." 

Lights, Microphone, Action! Over 40 Hours of KVMR Live At The Fair

Once again, it's Nevada County Fair Week. 

And, once again, KVMR 89.5 FM will bring almost all of its daytime programming out to its Fair broadcast booth near the end of Treat Street, giving fairgoers a unique opportunity to observe and enjoy live radio in action.

The Nevada City non-commercial station will broadcast over 40 hours of shows from the Fair, starting at 10 a.m. each day and going until 6:30 p.m.weekdays, 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

KVMR To Air Alaska Music Festival In Honor Of Wesley Robertson: 'A Wes Cast'

The way KVMR volunteer broadcaster Cheri Snook tells it, when fellow KVMR broadcaster Wesley Robertson heard the news that acclaimed Nevada County rock band Achilles Wheel was going to open for Michael Franti & Spearhead at this music festival in rural Alaska this month, well, "he told me, by God, we've got to make this happen." 

Happen meaning KVMR 89.5 FM would be there, and happen meaning they'd somehow bring a live broadcast to its listeners. 

How To Put Your Pet's Photo On KVMR's First Ever Calendar

Sure, we've offered KVMR 89.5 FM socks, cookbooks, baseball caps, undershorts, paper dolls, tote bags (to carry your totes) and on and on over the years . 

So why not a KVMR Pet Pin-Up Calendar for 2019? 

And right now, your non-profit community radio station is looking for your favorite photo of your favorite pet for possible inclusion in KVMR's first calendar, which is being published with support from Incredible Pets of Grass Valley

KVMR Celebrates 40th Birthday With 7-Band Party in Pioneer Park

Well, you couldn't have  much more success than KVMR 89.5 FM's "Summer Of Love" celebration a year ago:  they ran out of wristbands for an event that was selling low-priced tickets at the gate only. And had to haul in extra beer on top of that. 

All as a fun-loving, into-the-moment, unexpectedly large crowd of 800 turned out at Nevada City's Pioneer Park band shell, dancing and prancing in such slinky shades of ultra-colorful garb that even the tie dye blushed. But wearing a teeshirt and shorts was just fine, too. 

KVMR To Air Back-To-Back Music Festivals: High Sierra This Week, Worldfest Next Week

It isn't every day you get to hear back-to-back live broadcasts of major music festivals, but this is definitely the month for it on KVMR 89.5 FM. 

This July really gives the Nevada City community radio station a chance to shine with remote broadcasts of the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy this weekend and California Worldfest at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley next week (Thursday, July 12-Sunday, July 15). 

Say 'Cheese,' Pretty Please, String Cheese, That Is

KVMR's coverage of this year's High Sierra Music Festival starts off with a four-hour marathon evening performance by the jam band String Cheese Incident. 

Whew, it doesn't get much better than that for fans of the popular Colorado band, who'll kick off KVMR's four-day live festival broadcast next Thursday, July 5th at 8 p.m.  In fact, their 25 year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments. 

KVMR: Where A Hall of Famer Handles Your Event Announcement

When you submit an event or class for KVMR 89.5 FM's Community Calendar or public service announcements, chances are Hall of Famer Barbara Graves will handle it for you. 

"I've been here from the days we typed them individually from paper submissions," she explained  "Now we process them all via internet."

Graves' volunteer work sorting and writing announcements may seem mundane, but it's important to a radio station that wants to help non-profits and individuals get the word out on what's going on locally and regionally.