20 YEARS. 1000 VOICES. ONE COMMUNITY.

Ever wondered what the people behind the mic look like? Who they are? What makes them tick? We’ve got you covered.

WAYNE KING

Wayne King. Enough Said. He’s the heart of KCR. The consummate man behind the mic bringing well, something that’s never quite the same. Aliens. Birds. Lizards. What tunes to do you want to listen to? No matter what it is, Wayne’s got you covered. A theme is about the only thing that’s consistent. The Wayner tries to play a little bit of everything. Former station manager Jay Hanelly encouraged Wayne to get going six years ago, and voila. Wayne has become a KCR staple.

Wayne is a guitar player. A staple at Packrat Annies. And has always got something to share with our great listeners.

In partnership with the Nicole Purvis feature spotlights that have been airing Wednesday mornings on #kootenaymorning – we’ve decided to showcase some of the amazing people who make KCR what it is. Below find a quick Q+A with some of the people behind the mic who make CJLY so special.

Catch the Other Wayne King Show Tuesdays at 10pm and Saturdays at 8pm with the Wayner ? The other one…

THE OTHER WAYNE KING SHOW: Q + A

When did you first get involved with KCR and what keeps you on the air?

About six years ago and it’s creative outlet for me and I’m just compelled to do it I guess.

What was your inspiration for the Other Wayne King Show?

Music.

ROCKET FIRE. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE Artists?

Far too many to chose just one.

NAME ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT SOMEONE WOULD NEVER KNOW?

My indescribable feelings, maybe the things I don’t even know about myself. That’s a hard question by the way.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY RESIDE?

Kamloops, BC. Currently live in Nelson.

FAVOURITE THING ABOUT KCR?

The grass root’s feel of it and the variety of music, local voices. It doesn’t have a corporate feel, it’s just good.

FAVOURITE PEOPLE THAT ARE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY?

People at the station, work and on the streets. There are too many to name.

FAVOURITE SHOW THAT ISN’T YOUR OWN?

Smoke and Lazers. Flashback 70’s. The Times They Are a Changing. Hoot and Holler. Heavy Early. The Tea. Dose. Poetry for Keeps. Something That’s Not Nothing. Water Falling on Plastic. New Tarp. And I could just go on, Kootenay morning and everything else.

Kootenay CO-OP Radio is a volunteer organization first and foremost. What kind of things do you do behind the scenes at 308A Hall st. to keep the magic alive?

I’m a member of the programming committee.