89.5MHz FM
Call Letters
Studio: 401 Spring St., Nevada City, CA 95959
Transmitter: Banner Mt., California
Transmitter Power
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.

KVMR is a great independant station that can be heard, but reception can be dicey in Davis, so its good to know you also have the option of listening online.

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