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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 »

Kootenay Co-op Radio’s 2019 Funding Drive is now ON!

News & Announcements, Uncategorised 02 May 19

It’s that time of year again folks! KCR’s fundraising drive is under way for the month of May. While volunteers put in hundreds of hours each week to make KCR happen, we have bills to pay, and a tiny but dedicated staff on the payroll. All of this adds up to an annual budget of… Read More »


News & Announcements 04 Apr 19

Kootenay Co-op Radio is looking for someone to help us create advertising spots. If you have a few hours to spare each week, some recording experience, and a desire to help out KCR, let’s talk! We’re offering 5 hours to start, with a possibility that hours will increase as demand grows.   Application deadline is… Read More »