KVMR (89.5 FM) is a progressive, very independent radio station founded in 1978 in Nevada City, California. KVMR's coverage from its transmitter on nearby 3000' Banner Mountain includes the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California, as well as the Central Valley region around California's state capital, Sacramento. Arther Cohen was the first manager. A translator on Mount Pluto covers much of the Truckee, California area and the northern end of the Lake Tahoe region at (105.1 FM). KVMR's broadcasts are also available 24/7 streaming over the Internet and is Nevada County's Emergency broadcast system.
Applying the slogans: If you did not turn us on ~ We would not be here & "Music of the World, Voice of the Community," KVMR is a not-for-profit entity operating under the auspices of the privately held license of Nevada City Broadcast Group. KVMR's broad range of music programming includes many genres not available elsewhere, such as the shows periodically aired by Jima Abbott, Hap Hazard, Larry Hillberg, Laura Miller, Paul Emery, Skip Alen Smith, Allison Miller, Eric Rice, Michael Keene, Alan Stahler, Anne O’Dea Hestbeck, Len Gorsky, Dave & Linda Berninger, U Utah Phillips, Jerianne Van Dijk, Winfield and Mikail Graham. The station serves its community of listeners with public affairs programming, interesting and educational interviews, local and international news and alternative points of view on profound topics of interest to listeners, including nationally syndicated Democracy Now!. KVMR has over 200 volunteer broadcasters with wide ranging tastes and expertise, a large cadre of event and office volunteers and a small staff. Funding for KVMR's operation comes from listeners, underwriters, events, and grants.