What We Do

Kootenay Co-op Radio is a labour of love that reflects the unique spirit of the Kootenays. Member owned and operated, KCR has been serving communities throughout the West Kootenay since 1999.

Each week, over 100 volunteers work with a small team of part-time staff to make KCR happen. They produce and host shows, serve on committees, take care of the building, maintain gear, and raise funds. The result is over 80 hours of original programming each week, events such as the Kootenay Music Awards, Polar Bear Swim, and more.


When you tune in to KCR, you’ll hear nearly 50 original music shows playing everything from rock and classical, to pop, world, bluegrass, hiphop, country, jazz, and electronic. We don’t use algorithms to pick the music we play. Our programmers play what they love. We also support many of the incredible artists working in our area. If you like an eclectic music diet, it doesn’t get any more eclectic than KCR.

Current Affairs & Culture

Our current affairs and culture programming helps you stay informed of what’s happening in our community and beyond. Thoughtful and compelling, our hosts cover everything from current affairs and science, to books, sex, pop culture, and the environment from a Kootenay perspective.