Listener Supported Radio

Programs A-Z

KWMR's programming reflects the wide variety of interests of our volunnteer programmers, and reflects the character and nature of the people and places of West Marin. All hosts, whether of music or talk shows, regularly bring on guests, principally from our West Marin villages, but also from around the Bay Area and the world.

Between 8 am and midnight, KWMR airs about two hours of music to every one hour of talk. We cover music of almost all genres: Americana/Bluegrass, Celtic, Classical, Latin, Jazz & Swing, Blues, Alt Rock, World, Lounge, and Funk. We even have a show highlighting just the new releases in our music library. Bringing live performances on-air is part of the fun for music hosts and listeners!

Our interview hosts cover culture, politics, environment and ecology, agriculture, literature, spirituality and psychology, health and science, the performing arts, parenting issues... with about 6 hours a week of Spanish-language and bi-lingual music and talk shows.

KWMR has a process for training new programmers in the technical skills and interview/host skills needed for the live shows. Programmers who become competent in these areas can then go on to learn audio recording and editing in the production studio, field recording, news production, and remote broadcasts using phone lines and RPU gear. If you are interested in volunteering as a programmer click here to find out more.


Positive stories and no politics!

Earlier time: 8:00-8:30 am

   With your host: Raul Gallyot

Radio that empowers and educates through in-depth, unedited, spontaneous conversations.

Alternative Radio
   With your host:

Produced by David Barsamian. See Alternative Radio's website here.

New Time, Same Day  Starting Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Alternative Radio moves forward an hour to 11 am.

An Organic Conversation
   With your host:

A New Time on Fridays Starting October 3, 2014, "An Organic Conversation" starts an hour later, at 12 noon.

Hosted by Helge Hellberg, Mark Mulcahey, and Sitarani Palomar; produced by Kristen Ponger: Uplifting, smart, and intimate, discussing innovative solutions to today's environmental and social challenges, healthy living, and sustainable choices.

Art of the Song
   With your host:

Viv Nesbitt and John Dillon.

New Hour  Starting Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Art of the Song moves to early morning, 6-7 am.

An Earlier Hour Starting Thursday, January 9, 2014, Julie Motz's shows air at 1 pm. Same day, earlier time!

See "Hot Tech/Cool Science" archives here.

As It Happens (CBC)
   With your host:

Daily news from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Starting Monday, January 13, 2014 KWMR adds the same-day broadcast of "As It Happens" at 5:30-6:30 pm Monday-Thursday.

The Friday episode airs at 6 am Saturdays, just before KWMR's "Morning Glory."

We are restoring the next-day repeat at 7 am, Tuesday through Friday.

You can check them out online:

   With your host: Anthony Wright


Aztec Pride
   With your host: Jorge Ramirez

Aztec Pride and Jorge move to every other Tuesday, 2-4 pm, starting June 11, 2013.

Amanda and Mike bring you the sounds of Honky Tonk, West Coast Country and beyond every other week.