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.


What's New?
   With your host: Jimo Thomas

"Jimo & Friends" have retired. Thank you for all the great music, Jimo!


With Eyes Open!
   With your host: Peter Asmus

8:30 am Park Wavelengths with Loretta Farley

9:30 am KT's Kitchen

Woodstock West
   With your host: Professor Kosmo

Starting Saturday, July 19....Woodstock West is a tribute to 60's music and the search for a new way of life. The music chronicles the social, political and cultural revolution throughout America embodied by the Free Speech, Anti-War, Black Power, and Women's Lib movements. The sixties showed us the possibilities and responsibilities we have and it gave us a glimpse of the future. Celebrate alternative lifestyles, gender equality, communal living, and free love.

"Turn on and Tune in" to Woodstock West on KWMR every other Saturday, 2-4 PM, alternating with Susanna Henderson and "Hawai'i Calling."

Photo Credit: copyright 2014 Marin Community Foundation; Hari Krishna dance in Golden Gate Park from the series "Haight-Ashbury, 1967" by Ruth-Marion Baruch.

World Playground
   With your host: Professor Kosmo

Hawai'i Calling with Susanna Henderson is now every-other Saturday. Her archives are on Hawai'i Calling's own page.




Current Youth DJ Hosts

NEW: Starting in August 2014 YDP airs Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 4-5 pm. Please see Youth DJ: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for spacific playlists from our fantastic youth DJs.

Current Youth DJ participants include

Tomales High Radio Show pre-produced at Tomales High with Tami Pallingston.

TBYC (Tomales Bay Youth Center) students present their favorite music. With Chris Eckert or Madeline Hope.

The Loft with Heather Richardson from San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

NEW in July 2014: Michael Dunn, Duncan Jackson, Noah Wheeler, Rachel Rothken

See Devon McMorrow's archives at "Retro Rock Hour."



General Information

The Youth DJ project strives to increase the number of youth engaged with radio and audio production by means of specialized program tracks for individual participants, as well as school facilitated trips for whole classes or groups of students. The project uses radio as a way to give voice to local youth, and also enables KWMR to work towards its goal of establishing a link to local schools by working with students and teachers to create innovative ways to enrich classroom curriculum with radio. The program currently offers three different tracks for individual youth participants:

Internship Track

KWMR's internship program is for students 14 or older*. Internships that have certain criteria in subject matter, duration, or other school-related specification can be discussed and accommodated with the station Program Director. Other students wishing to design their own internship experience will also be able to work with the Program Director and Station Manager to develop their programming ideas. Internship can be either on-air (meaning that the intern's work would involve board operating time) or off-air (meaning that the intern's work would not involve being on live radio). On-air interns will be required to complete the necessary Studio A training. On-air interns will also complete 10 hours of supervised board operation with the help of an adult mentor. Past internships have been completed by high school seniors at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo.

Music DJ Track

The Music DJ track is available to students ages 14 and older* looking to have a regular programming spot as a music DJ. All students will receive the on-air Studio A training, and fill out a volunteer agreement form. Student DJs will also complete 10 hours of supervised board operation with the help of an adult mentor. KWMR currently has multiple student DJs doing live shows.

News Reporting/Audio Production Track

The News Reporting/Audio Production track allows students to create their own news or other audio pieces for submission. News pieces will be considered for airing during the news. Other audio production will either be aired during the times allocated for youth DJ programming, or put on a KWMR youth DJ website to be used for future airings. Students with a background in audio production are welcome to submit whenever possible. For students who do not have a background in audio production, KWMR offers production training. This training is designed specifically to give students experience with the equipment and understanding of the process of audio production. This track is a great way to get involved for youth who are unable to commit to a regular show or internship!

KWMR also has ways for whole classes or student groups to get involved!

Some options include:

  • School projects: Students can fulfill certain requirements of school projects by producing audio, coming on the radio to conduct an interview, etc.
  • Poetry readings, music, etc: we love to have classes come and read their poetry assignments, show off their music talents, or present any other academic work they have been doing as a whole!
  • School-to-career credits
  • Media programs: media programs can air their student work on the radio, or put it up on the KWMR youth site to reach a larger audience.

For a Youth DJ Program Application, click here

For a Class Field Trip Request form, click here

For more information, contact Lyons Filmer at

* 14 years is a general age requirement. The station reserves the ability to use their discretion regarding age and maturity when accepting students as interns or DJs.

KWMR thanks the Public Insight Network, the West Marin Fund, and the Bolinas-Stinson Beach Library Improvement Society for their support of the Youth DJ Project.

Youth DJ Project: Monday
   With your host:

Monday Youth DJ Project program playlist live on this show page. Archives for youth DJ Programs are on the Youth DJ main page. Don't you just love technology?

Youth DJ Project: Tuesday
   With your host:

Tuesday Youth DJ Project program playlist live on this show page. Archives for Youth DJ Programs are on the Youth DJ main page. Don't you just love technology?

Youth DJ Project: Wednesday
   With your host:

Wednesday Youth DJ Project program playlist live on this show page. Archives for Youth DJ Programs are on the Youth DJ main page. Don't you just love technology?