Kootenay Co-op Radio

Your Community Radio Station

Kootenay Co-op Radio is a labour of love that reflects the unique spirit of the Kootenays. Member owned and operated, KCR has been serving communities throughout the West Kootenay region since 1999.

Kootenay Co-op Radio is an artistic and cultural hub which offers a free platform for upcoming events in the region.

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Lower Slocan Valley & Castlegar

96.5 FM

Crawford Bay & North Kootenay Lake

107.5 FM

New Denver & Silverton

93.5 FM


101.5 FM

Lower Slocan Valley & Castlegar

96.5 FM

Crawford Bay & North Kootenay Lake

107.5 FM

New Denver & Silverton

Nelson Polar Bear Swim 2023

Sunday, January 1st 2023, Lakeside Park Beach in Nelson at Noon.

The Nelson Polar Bear Swim is an important event, where hundreds gather at Lakeside Park at noon on New Year’s Day to plunge into an icy cold Kootenay Lake. And all for what? To raise money for Kootenay Co-op Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake!

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Featured KCR Announcements

Kootenay Morning with Sam Kuch

Is Nelson’s Sam Kuch the best skier in the world? Sam Kuch says…

Kootenay Morning with Dianna Ducs

Their number's up — Nelson Kootenay lake Tourism celebrates a…

2023 Nelson Polar Bear Swim: get ready!

The countdown has begun! Get ready for the 2023 Nelson Polar…

Kootenay Morning With Pat Henman

Mind Her Business — veteran performer and entrepreneur Pat…

Kootenay Morning With Rob Little

Tha annual Christmas Toy Drive Kootenay Co-op Radio · November…

Kootenay Morning with Velvet Kavanaugh

The Grow Show — Canada's Cannabis Act Review, the Kootenay…

Kootenay Morning with Johnny McCuaig

Kings of the Road — Nelson’s Johnny McCuaig and the Arcana Kings…

Kootenay Morning with Madea Benjamin

An All-American Activist — Legendary human rights and…

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