Current Affairs &

Local News

Tune into our latest Kootenay Morning interviews covering local news, current affairs, and culture.

Kootenay Morning with Barry Gray

Local storyteller Barry Gray joins KM to talk about his new book, the Great Spirit of All Animals.

Kootenay Morning with Merv Helle

KM talks to Merv Helle about his People Helping campaign in Nelson, which provides housing for those who have completed treatment.

Kootenay Morning with Selkirk College Winter Sonic Showcase

Students in Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology Program will greet the holiday break with the Winter Sonic Showcase.

Kootenay Morning with Jacqueline Stoeckler PhD

KM speaks with Jacqueline Stoeckler PhD about the upcoming launch of the West Kootenay Watershed Collaborative.

Kootenay Morning with Eric Eligh

KM talks to Eric Eligh about his new business, Understory Wellness, which offers ketamine-assisted therapy in Nelson.

Kootenay Morning With Mike & Bonnie

A lively conversation with KCR programmers Mike and Bonnie about the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah

Local news is our beat.

Find more news from a variety of Canadian Community and Campus Radio Stations.

If you’re looking for a quick mix of local news and interviews with Kootenay newsmakers, neighbours, insiders, and the odd star… make sure to tune into KCR’s flagship current affairs program Kootenay Morning. This popular show runs seven times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am and 5pm and Sunday at 8am) 

Kootenay Morning is hosted by passionate (and entertaining) volunteers with three segments/interviews per hour.

Kootenay Morning has become a hub for local businesses and organizations to stop by and share their news and announcements and is a show loved and celebrated by our listeners.

For example, the news show offers on-going coverage of the Nelson Leafs championship playoff run…and regular updates from Kootenay Morning’s cast of correspondents including cannabis pro Velvet Kavanaugh, conservative pundit Stephen Harris and his Beyond Bumper Stickers commentary, and many of the region’s top reporters with in-depth news from throughout the West Kootenay. Tune in to Kootenay Co-op Radio for all your local news from all over. From the heart of Nelson, to the ends of Kootenay Lake or New Denver, CJLY will cover it all!