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Celebrate Our 20th Birthday at the New Royal

News & Announcements, Upcoming Events 06 Nov 19

Come celebrate your community radio station at the new and improved Royal. The Royal is under new management and they have invited KCR to celebrate their 20th birthday in the new digs. Performances by Cam Penner, Mooves, and Morninglory. Tickets are only $20 8pm, November 22nd at the Royal, 330 Baker Street, Nelson.

We’re Looking for a New Sponsorship Coordinator

News & Announcements 03 Oct 19

Sponsorship Coordinator Job Description – October 2019 Kootenay Co-op Radio is a Nelson-based community radio station serving communities in New Denver, South Slocan Valley, Crawford Bay, and the greater Nelson area. Our small, but mighty team of paid staff, work with over 100 volunteers to offer an eclectic range of music and current affairs programming… Read More »

AGM – Sunday October 27

News & Announcements, Upcoming Events 03 Oct 19

Save the Date You’re invited to attend Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Annual General Meeting, Bigby Place, 3 pm, Sunday, October 27th The past year for KCR was filled with things to celebrate and, going forward, some serious challenges to navigate. This year we celebrated: A successful funding drive, great new staff members, more awards from the… Read More »

Seeking New Board Members

News & Announcements 21 Sep 19

Kootenay Co-op Radio is seeking volunteers to serve on our 2019/20 board, starting in November. After 20 years on air, KCR is at a critical juncture. Compared to 1999, you’ve got dozens of options for your eyes and ears. We’re looking for directors who can help steer this invaluable community resource for the next 20… Read More »

KCR Summer Kayak Raffle 2019

News & Announcements 06 Jul 19

KCR’s Famous and very popular raffle is on now. Come down to the station at 318a Hall St. or find us at various festivals and booths through the summer to buy tickets… only $2/each! Draw Sept 13, 2019. This years prize is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 – 1 person kayak courtesy of Roam Outdoor… Read More »

2019 Funding Drive Blows Past Target!

News & Announcements 05 Jun 19

It’s a wrap! We just put the 2019 Funding Drive to bed, and we are very happy to report that we not only hit our goal of $25,000, we blew past it for a total of $28,169.65. Thanks to all who helped us out! Now, before you go, “WOW!” let us break down how this… Read More »

Our Most Important Funding Drive In Years

News & Announcements 24 May 19

If you read just one post about this year’s fundraising drive, please make it this one. As you’ve probably heard before, KCR runs on a very modest budget of $120,000 per year. This covers our mortgage, utility costs, taxes, wages, and a whole host of other expenses we need to cover. We’re lucky that we… Read More »

Come Out for a LIVE Reading of “A Door to be Kicked”

News & Announcements 21 May 19

Two years ago Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Catherine Fisher asked author Fred Wah to write a radio play for KCR, based on his novel, Diamond Grill. Fred is one of Canada’s best-known poets. He was appointed Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate in 2011 and made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013. Fred graciously agreed.… Read More »

Support Kootenay Co-op Radio, and You Help Support Community

News & Announcements 07 May 19

Never before have people had so much choice when it comes to media variety. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, local media outlets everywhere are struggling as small town newspapers and radio stations reduce staff and services and close their doors. When this happens, communities lose out. Local stories don’t reach the public, organizations… Read More »

Background Image: Spring 2019

News & Announcements 02 May 19

The beautiful background image you are looking at is a cropped version of a 1940 oil painting by Hector MacLean Angus, recently donated to Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Featured dead centre is what is now KCR. At the time, the building was occupied by the Sing Chung Laundry, which had been operating… Read More »