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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 »

Check Out the Winners of the 2019 Kootenay Music Awards!

News & Announcements 24 Mar 19

It’s a wrap! The 2019 Kootenay Music Awards gala at Spirit Bar was a blast. Congratulations to all of the winners. In case you missed it, the winners are: Rock: Roopa Rsk – Astrojet “How Do You Break Up With a Friend?” Hip Hop: Mabus McLaren – “You Don’t Know Me” Rhythm and Blues: Holly… Read More »

Job Posting: Kootenay Co-op Radio Is Hiring a Sponsorship Coordinator!

News & Announcements 21 Mar 19

Kootenay Co-op Radio is looking for the right person to help us re-boot our sponsorship program. The ideal candidate will be a highly-organized self-starter who loves working with people and provides great on-going customer service. The Sponsorship Coordinator will help us: Re-develop our sponsorship program. Sell a mix of on-air advertisements (spots) and show sponsorships,… Read More »

Get Your Tickets For Two Foot-Stomping, Fun-Loving Blues Shows Featuring Nelson Legendary Blues Band, Mystery Train

News & Announcements 07 Feb 19

Polar vortex getting you down? We’ve just the thing to set you straight, with a cure from the Deep South. We’re talking about the blues. Kootenay Co-op Radio and the Kootenay Blues Society are excited to present two great shows featuring Nelson’s Mystery Train, coming up March 1st and 2nd. Mystery Train was one of the… Read More »

Freezin’ For A Reason: The 2019 Kootenay Co-op Radio Polar Bear Swim is ON!

News & Announcements, Upcoming Events 07 Dec 18

Feel you have sins to atone for? Looking to jolt yourself awake for the year ahead? Or maybe you simply have a masochistic streak. Whatever your deal may be, we are looking for the coldest and boldest to join us for the 2019 Kootenay Co-op Radio Polar Bear Swim! Happening at Nelson’s Lakeside Park at… Read More »