Passionate about music since childhood, Jenny Michael opted to become a broadcaster in lieu of learning to play an instrument (still on her bucket list though!). KVMR presents an opportunity for her to indulge in all types of music, while satisfying a desire to serve the community. “The beauty of doing community radio is the freedom to create what we want to present to the listener”, says Jenny. She is a graduate of the 1992 Broadcaster Training Class, and her enthusiasm for the station is reflected in a variety of projects. She has served on the programming committee, co-produced the live remote broadcast from the Nevada County Fair, sold CDs at concert events, and has been in charge of the artist’s merchandise sales booth at the annual Celtic Festival since it’s inception in 1996. The highlight of her tenure at KVMR was sharing her program for nearly 10 years with her son Jake. A fixture at the station since the age of three, he was soon reading stories on the children’s show and learning to engineer the board. His discovery of The Beatles truly hooked him, and led to Jake’s All-Request Beatles Show. He then flew solo in his own late night program, Across the Universe, until other creative interests called to him. However, you can still catch him every now and again as a guest deejay. Mom is still carrying on though, and in this 24th year, as alternating host of the Wednesday Music Magazine, her love, passion and enthusiasm for KVMR is stronger than ever.