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All the latest news at KCR

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 »

KCR Kicks off 2018 Fundraising Drive

News & Announcements 31 May 18

Kootenay Co-op Radio’s 2018 Fundraising Drive is ON! That’s right folks, it’s that time of year when we come to you asking for money. As a volunteer-powered co-op, we don’t need a whole lot, but with a small, part-time staff, a mortgage, and bills to pay, we run on an annual budget of just over… Read More »

Attention Students: KCR is Hiring!

News & Announcements 24 May 18

Considering a career in media? Interested in attending summer festivals? Want to help out your friendly neighbourhood community radio station? If you way “YES” to all of these questions, you consider the position of Summer Outreach and Promotions Representative at Kootenay Co-op Radio. This position runs 8 weeks for 30 hours per week, though some… Read More »