|Studio: 401 Spring St., Nevada City, CA 95959|
|Transmitter: Banner Mt., California|
|1.75 kW ERP (1.3kW Tx)|
|Office: (530)265-9073 Fax (530)265-9077|
|Studio: (530)265-9555 or 800-355-KVMR|
Nevada City Community Radio; one of the locally-receivable radio stations.
KVMR-FM is a volunteer-based, listener-supported radio station fostering positive social change by entertaining, informing, and educating our community through the presentation of diverse music, cultural, news, and public affairs programming. - Their Mission Statement.
The station's call letters stem from the abbreviation of where the station was originally located, at the American Victorian Museum on Spring Street in downtown Nevada City. K refers to any station west of the Mississippi River and the VMR stands for Victorian Museum Radio. My poppa has been a DJ on the station since I was a little kid, and has gone under the names of Dan Ratherthan and Rodd Gnawkin, among others, and is currently known as Cool Hand Uke.
The radio station moved a few years ago, to an office complex, also on Spring Street, and has expanded to fill the entire first story and most of the second. I interned there in 1997/1998, during my senior year of high school. Some of my favorite shows include Who Cares? Friday at noon, hosted by the wonderful Joan Buffington; Organic Matters, every second Friday 1 PM hosted by mi amigo Amigo Bob; The Wednesday morning show, 7am-10, with Steve Baker; and my favorite, End of the Trail Saloon, every other Sunday night 10PM-12AM. My dad recently stopped engineering for and performing on this show, and I don't know if his buddies are continuing without him, but it really was a wonderful two hours. —SummerSong