The Women’s Show

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The KVMR Women’s Collective is a group of broadcasters dedicated to bringing women’s voices and women’s experiences to the airwaves. The Collective also puts together a full day of programming every year for International Women’s Day on March 8th. Additionally, we serve as a support system and springboard for female broadcasters just out of the training program. New broadcasters can get immediate experience designing their own shows – a rarity in the very full schedule on KVMR.

Women’s Show – 5/10/21



Women’s Show – 5/3/21





Women’s Show content includes music, interviews, political opinion pieces, public affairs programming, and spoken word; shows are sometimes, but not always, thematic. The Collective meets bi-monthly to schedule shows, plan new projects, refine and learn new broadcasting skills, and have a good time.

Current members of the Women’s Collective include Peggy Bean and Kristina Somma of Sacramento, and Nevada County residents Catherine Allen, Joan Buffington, Molly Fisk, Arly Helm, Carol Osgood, Elisa Parker, Susan Schreiber, Jodi Selene, Kathryn Smith, Heidi Starr, and Jean Varda. Many of these broadcasters host or substitute on other KVMR shows as well.
A Brief History/Herstory:

    • The Collective was started in the 1980s by a group of women broadcasters who had come to a Program Committee meeting to apply for the same show. They decided to propose that they do the show together, in rotation. Joan Buffington is the only one of those original women still part of the collective.
    • In 2001 and 2002, the Collective produced “Her Story,” two series of 20 different 4-minute stories about individual women. The series was played daily on KMVR during Women’s History Month and has been distributed and played on community radio stations nationally. The 2001 series won a Special Merit award for News/Public Affairs programming from the NFCB (National Federation of Community Broadcasters) for Joan Buffington, producer, and Dawn Fischer, engineer/editor.


  • The Collective also won a $10,000 grant in 2000 from the Women’s Foundation of San Francisco to train women in news production.

To join the Collective, find out the meeting schedule, make requests, or contact individual members, you can reach us at womenscollective @ or womensshow @ We’d love to hear from you.




The Women’s Show crew

April’s daughter initially turned her on to broadcasting. Mountain Beat Music aired weekly on a local internet radio station featuring local musicians and local events. At that time, she also successfully produced a weekly concert at CoffeeTown showcasing local musicians, recording the concerts and playing it back on her radio show. She was soon asked […]

DJ Name: Happy Camper Miriam, a Chicago native, moved west at age 19 to explore the mountains of Yosemite and ended up staying ever since! After earning her Environmental Engineering degree at Humboldt State University and meeting her husband Joe (now married 30 years), they relocated to Nevada City and have been involved in the […]

Name of my Show: The Women’s Show I moved to Nevada City when I heard the great music and interest stories with diversity provided by KVMR Radio. I have been a broadcaster for 12 years and enjoy being a conduit for women’s interests and music. It is my passion to bring the voices of women […]

I’ve been a supporter of public radio for as long as I can remember. I love discovering little known artists and sharing them with you on the radio . ( International Cafe can be heard on the second Sunday of the month 12noon -1 pm) I believe that Introducing unfamiliar genres makes the connects us […]

KVMR Radio has been a constant companion and dear friend to me throughout my years here.  There is always something new, wonderful and fresh from the talented KVMR Broadcasters. I’m honored to be counted as one! Community oriented, I’ve been associated with various local non-profits.  I enjoy providing a platform for the champions who work […]

Name of my Show: Friday Morning Show with Charlotte For me it’s all about music that makes me want to move and groove: rock/pop, blues, jazz, hip-hop, soul/gospel, powerful voices and sound. I especially love finding and sharing new music in a variety of genres. Join me every other Friday morning from 7-10 am for […]

While living in the Sacramento area, Diane became a fan of KVMR years before moving to Nevada City in 2006. Her son first told her about the station and thought she might like what was being played.  It was an immediate YES!  She has been a fan of the station ever since. Diane is a […]

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