A live music experience from the Kootenays!

Launched for the Fall 2021 / Winter 2022 season, KCR LIVE! was an hour-long show that hosted live music and interviews, in the KCR studio, from all genres of music, and spoken word too. The program aimed to create greater public awareness of emerging and established artists in the West Kootenay communities, region, and beyond.

It ran live Wednesdays at 6 p.m. with repeats Fridays at 6 p.m. A 30-minute highlight edition of each performance airs Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

“The show aims to provide an intimate and authentic experience,” said program coordinator Amélie Sauquet, “we want to showcase artists’ styles and personalities. It’s meant to be quite personal and a way to build a connection between the artist and the audience.”

The KCR LIVE! line up  included international-calibre performances. Fifteen-time Juno Award-Nominated Canadian artists Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti have made appearances. So too has Nelson’s new resident Maddie Storvold, the 2019 winner of CTV’s The Launch.

On December 1, KCR LIVE! was dedicated to the Selkirk College Music Program. Three students — Evans Daybell-Chambers, Sapphire Guthrie and Grace Clark along with instructor Melody Diachun — stopped by the studio for a very unique performance.

“It was a very valuable experience for these young musicians to perform and be interviewed on live radio,” says Diachun. “It was also a great opportunity for the music program and college to connect with the community. This has been a challenge these past many months. This show is a great thing for the Kootenays.”

KCR wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC)

October 22: Véronique Trudel and Rob Funk & Son

October 29: Bella Cat with Seneca Schones

November 3: Maddie Storvold

November 10: Holly and Jon

November 17: Judy Brown, Sam Hurrie and Marv Walker

November 24: Elizabeth Shepard and Michael Occhipinti

December 1: Evans Daybell-Chambers, Grace Clark and Sapphire Guthrie, students at the Selkirk College Music Program

December 8: Shayna Jones

December 15: Véronique Trudel joined by Simon Crétien

December 22: Join Rob Funk and Sons, along with Brian Rosen, Jesse Lee and friends for a KCR LIVE! Holiday Special along with interviews with the artists. Rob Funk and friends prepare a special repertoire to bring joy and holiday spirit to your home! Don’t forget to tune in!

January 5: Rumour Mill 

January 12: Fede Vilchez

January 19: Ty Wright and BUS

January 26: CHIMP IT

February 2: Onezie Parade

February 9: Melody Diachun

February 16: Bath

February 25: Born on a Wednesday

March 2: Tenise Marie joined by Aline Deanna

March 9: Creek Street

March 16: Bitter/Washed

March 23: Sarah Orton

March 30: The MetreMaids

April 6: LVJ5

April 13: Tarholes