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Kootenay Co-op Radio Is Looking for New Board Members

News & Announcements 07 Sep 18

Kootenay Co-op Radio is looking for volunteers to serve as directors on our 2018/2019 board. If you like long walks on the beach and sunsets, as well as discussions involving policy, staffing, and finances, you might be a great fit for our board! But before you decide if serving on KCR’s board is right for… Read More »

Image of the Month for September, 2018

News & Announcements 04 Sep 18

This month’s image comes to us from Michael Dill. While smokey skies are not a great way to spend the waining weeks of summer, they do make for beautiful sunsets. With choppers still flying overhead, we hopefully have said goodbye to the 2018 fire season.  A longtime resident of Nelson, Michael has made photography his… Read More »


News & Announcements 10 Jul 18

Born and raised in the Kootenays, Annika Cheveldave is a 16-year-old photographer who has been passionate about photographer her whole life. You can check out Annika’s other work at Annkia Cheveldave Photography. We spotted this piece on the West Kootenay Photography Group on Facebook.  Each week we feature a new photo of life in the… Read More »

KCR’s 2018 Funding Drive a Huge Success!

News & Announcements 05 Jul 18

It’s a wrap! Our 2018 funding drive is now over. Our goal of $25,000 met – and surpassed!  For the entire month of June, we created special programming – complete with on-air pitching to help convince our listeners to support KCR with their dollars – and the community stepped up. At last count, we had… Read More »

How to Grow A Radio Station On a Shoestring Budget

News & Announcements 20 Jun 18

Less than 20 years ago Kootenay Co-op Radio was just a sparkle in the eyes of a few locals who felt Nelson needed a community radio station that reflected the unique spirit of the West Kootenay. Since that time, we’ve built a network that broadcasts to communities throughout the West Kootenay, including 93.5 FM in… Read More »

KCR Might Run On Volunteer Power, But We Need Your Help to Help to Keep the Lights On

News & Announcements 12 Jun 18

Like so many other great local organizations, Kootenay Co-op Radio runs on volunteer power. Volunteers built this station from the ground up, and continue to operate it today. They program and host shows, organize our events, serve on committees, maintain the building and gear, and keep the place humming along. It’s a huge amount of… Read More »


News & Announcements 12 Jun 18

Rod Tydeman has some wonderful black and white images posted to the West Kootenay Photography Group, including this shot of Baker Street. Each week we feature a new photo of life in the Kootenays. We’ll be cruising the various sites around the internet dedicated to local photography to reach out to photographers, but if you’d… Read More »

Feast Your Eyes On the New Kootenay Co-op Radio T-shirt!

News & Announcements 08 Jun 18

We are super excited to present the latest Kootenay Co-op Radio tee, designed by Stacey Muchowski who generously donated her time and creativity to the project. You’ve probably seen Stacey’s work around town before, as she does all of the design work for MASSIF Music Festival. If you’d like to speak with Stacey for a… Read More »

What is KCR’s Music Programming Worth to You?

News & Announcements 05 Jun 18

When is comes to music at Kootenay Co-op Radio, variety isn’t just a tagline. At KCR our programmers play what they love, not what they’re told to play. With 46 different music shows you’ll hear everything from rock, and classical, to punk, hip hop, jazz, folk, experimental, world, electronic, and everything in between. We are… Read More »


News & Announcements 04 Jun 18

Tom Weager caught this shot of last week’s red sky and had this to say: “There aren’t many people in the world fortunate enough to have a view like this on their doorstep. It’s important to be reminded how lucky we are living in the Kootenays and moments like this provide that. We are often… Read More »