Our goal this Drive is to rasie $15,000 towards station operations.
KCR depends on membership revenue for more than 35% of our annual budget. As you can see, we can't do it without YOU. We thank you for your support!
Look out for KCR booths in the community all month long - in front of the Kootenay Coop Grocery Store, the Nelson and District Credit Union, the Nelson Library, Nelson Garden Fest, Winlaw May Day, Cottonwood Market, Save On Foods, Oso Negro, Ripping Giraffe, the Mercado Cafe in Silverton, and in other places.
We'll be there to help you renew your membership, or to sign you up as a member of KCR for the first time!
A yearly membership and friends card is $48/year ($4/month), and gets you great discounts with local merchants.
You can also renew your membership online on our website.
We have a great roster of events planned all month to celebrate KCR's Spring Membership Drive.
Our legendary PANCAKE VS. WAFFLE BREAKFAST / KCR OPEN HOUSE, which happens Saturday, May 24th, 10am to 4pm at Kootenay Coop Radio?
The open house will be "jam" packed with free live music and interviews, and pancakes, waffles and coffee and tea will be by donation.
Between 12 noon and 2pm, come and enjoy two hours of live local classical music, hosted by Bob Olsen "Classical Corner". Expect to see live performances by flautist Ruth Langevin; Alex Nichol, host of "Bach and Beyond" on double bass dueting with Jeff Faragher on cello; and Corazón members Tyler Isaacs-Dejong and Desiree Hall performing some songs.
From 2pm to 4pm at the OPEN HOUSE in Nelson, enjoy music by "Flashback 70's" Michael Murray, on Pedal Steel Guitar and Estavan Artmin; singer-songwriter Rhoneil; Cam Penner, host of "My Poor Name a Ringin'"; and Salmo's RainBoard.
That same day, on Saturday, May 24th, from 2-4pm in Silverton, Neil Sorochan and Judy Wapp, hosts of "Straight, no Chaser" host a live recorded show at the Mercado Cafe, with live musical guests. This program will be aired on KCR the following Tuesday, May 27th, in the regular "Straight, no Chaser" timeslot of 2-4pm.
And there's more! On Wednesday, May 28th, from 10am-2pm, "Mad for Trad" host Catherine McGrath has organized four hours of local live music performance, featuring old time, bluegrass acoustic roots by Mountain Station; neo-traditional singer-songwriter Stephanie Cameron; Universal Traveler, with songs from the Cosmos; Sophiela Watt and Huckleberry Jim, acoustic singer-songwriters from downunder; and Bob the Postman with Earl Hamilton, who play political (and fun) music. Please come on down and enjoy the live tunes!
Our signal at 96.5 from Pilot Point is back on air. Thanks Kootenay Lake listeners for your patience.
101.5 fm in the Slocan Valley has recently been moved, which has affected the reception in Crescent Valley, and possibly other areas. Unfortunately, this is out of our control, as the signal is rebroadcast by the Slocan Valley TV Society. We are working with them to try to rectify this situation. Updates will be posted here.