KCR’s T-Shirt Design Contest

If you are an artist, graphic designer, or doodler, we want YOU to design Kootenay Co-op Radio's Next Awesome t-­shirt!

Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 6, 2018. Artwork may be emailed or delivered to the station, but must be received by 5pm to be considered. The winner will be announce Friday, April 13, 2018

Please clearly note "Attention: 2018 Artist T­-Shirt Committee" in the subject line of your email, or on your submission if you deliver or mail it to the station. 

Snail Mail: Kootenay Co-op Radio, 308a Hall Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 1Y8

All digital artwork must be one colour and submitted as vector art. Hand-drawn art submitted directly to the station works too! 

Winning artwork becomes the property of Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR) to be used on t shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise, in print, and as KCR sees fit to promote the merchandise and future design contests. 

Winner takes home a t-shirt with this design, and basks in the knowledge that they are helping to support independent media in the Kootenays. 

Helpful Tips:

When planning your design, consider that the final design will tell the world about KCR.

Designs that are simple, thoughtful, clever and/or easily transferred to a t­-shirt stand a better chance of being selected over those with complicated designs, obscure references, etc. The design should clearly incorporate our name "Kootenay Co-op Radio" into the artwork, but other than that, you are free to follow your muse. 

If you have questions about the submission process, please feel free to call 250.352.9600 and ask for Stephanie, or email 

Kootenay Music Awards

Kootenay Co-op Radio proudly brings you the 6th annual Kootenay Music Awards, on March 16 at Bloom Nightclub! As a celebration that recognizes all of our talented musicians from throughout the Kootenays, there promises to be something for everyone.

With live performances from FRASE, Velle, Dirt Floor, Giant Water Bug, and DJ MorningGlory, as well as an exciting award ceremony presented by Pizza Mike and Mike D!  We also have some truly amazing prizes for our winners, which promise to advance the careers of the artists who win them. This year’s KMA is essential for the local music industry and local music lovers alike.

Winners will be chosen by an Industry panel except for the People’s Choice categories: Artist of the Year, and Best Music Video. People's Choice Voting will take place February 24 to March 10.

To vote or buy tickets to the show, please head to kootenaymusicawards.ca

Bad Ass Bingo

*** UPDATE*** Kootenay Co-op Radio would like to give a big high five to Nelson from Nelson & Bridget and Ryan Martin of the Hume Hotel for the making us the recipient of the last round of Bad Ass Bingo at Mike's Place Pub. Kootenay Co-op Radio received $1925 and all we had to do was play bingo. Bad Ass Bingo will continue on Tuesday nights til March 13th, which will feature a one-off Bad Ass Bingo cask-conditioned ale. Cheers to a  great crew. 

What's better than bingo? Bad Ass Bingo!
A bad ass evening of bingo, brews & rockin' rad music happens every Tuesday night at Mike's Place Pub throughout the winter with proceeds benefiting local charities. 
Bring your pals, your dauber and your lucky troll because there are some kick-ass prizes to be won. 
Great prizes from local shops, complete with some classy Nelson thrift store finds too!
Be sure to bring cash and get there early... it's always a sellout event. 

Blues, Brews & BBQ

It's been a long chilly grey winter. Time to come dancing with Kootenay Co-op Radio at the 5th annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ.

Come be entertained by David Vest, 4-time maple blues award winner for keyboard player of the year on Saturday, February 24th at Finley's Bar and Grill. This KCR fundraiser event sells out fast so get your tickets while they last.  Tickets are only $25 and available at Finley's, KCR or Otter Books.

This event is supported by the Kootenay Blues Society.


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