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From Hall Of Fame To 'Unsung Heroes', KVMR-FM Honors Its Volunteers

Note: KVMR Program Committee Awards were also given out and  will be posted later this week)
From five new members of the KVMR Volunteer Hall of Fame to four "unsung heros", it was quite the awards shindig at KVMR 89.5 FM's Volunteer Appreciation Party Tuesday, Dec. 17.
An estimated 300 people filled the Miner's Foundry Stone Hall in Nevada City for the non-profit radio station's annual holiday celebration. Volunteer award-winners are chosen by KVMR's professional staff.

How A Volunteer Receptionist Has Become A KVMR 'Ambassador'

Okay, one thing you can say about KVMR 89.5 FM volunteer receptionist Karen Quackenbush is that she's a true ambassador for the Nevada City community radio station.
Just get her talking about KVMR, and you'll see.
"I love the variety of music, it fills my soul, and this (the front office) is a really fun place to get a chance to meet local people," Karen says.
"And I'm able to find out what's going on in town, which is why I like putting up posters by our main entrance," she adds with a smile. "I read the posters as I put them up, and you learn a lot."

Instant Friends, Mentors & Music Inspire This KVMR Co-Volunteer Director

Sure, KVMR 89.5 FM is a volunteer-driven radio station, but there's so many volunteers, you need someone to coordinate them all. 

Or maybe two someones, especially since Edy Cassell, KVMR's Volunteer Director since early this century, is now working half-time at KVMR and half-time for Sierra Harvest, another organization near and dear to her heart. 

Just about 14 months ago, enter Shauna McKenna as a Co-Volunteer Director with Edy, and it was a dream job come true. 

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