CD will benefit radio station KVMR |

CD will benefit radio station KVMR

It’s only fitting that community radio station KVMR, which cosponsored and aired the “Awakening: A Sunset to Sunrise” Peace Vigil will reap benefits from the just-completed CD commemorating the event.

So noted Mikail Graham, vigil co-organizer and CD producer.

“Speaking for all the artists, we feel KVMR provides a voice that lets many sides be heard – the left, the right, the pros and the cons,” explained Graham, a KVMR founding member and current board member. “We need to keep that voice alive, especially in these times when more and more generic media are giving you a limited/biased viewpoint.”

The “Awakening” CD is available only through KVMR as a thank-you gift to listeners donating at least $89.50 (the station’s number on the FM dial). It will be used as a premium during KVMR’s on-the-air fund-raising drive Feb. 3 through Feb. 9.

KVMR’s Program Director Steve Baker said the CD will help ensure the on-the-air drive’s success.

“I think the peace vigil was one of the most innovative programming the station has ever participated in,” said Baker, who calls the CD a historic collector’s item.

“When you take dozens and dozens of acts, all dedicated to the cause of peace and make it into an extraordinary 12-hour special,” Baker remarked, “it makes for one of the most rewarding moments in KVMR’s 25 years of history.”

Likewise, Graham is also proud of the vigil.

“We got responses from Germany, France, Australia, British Isles, Canada, Romania, South America, Alaska, other states like Louisiana and New York,” Graham said. “People sent me e-mails saying ‘thank you ever so much for putting this event on, airing the words of peace through music and art.’ It was so heartening to know this little radio station is reaching people all around the world. It’s really touching.”

For more info:

Call KVMR at 265-9073 for more information about the 3AWAKENING² CD. Highlights from the CD will be aired from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6 on KVMR-FM 89.5.


Appearing on the CD are Angelika, Steve Baker, Kimberly Bass, Brenda and Jamey Bellizzi, Alexi Bonifield, George Brookes, Joan Buffington, Bodhi Busick, Roo Cantada, Janet Cohen, Adrian Columb, John Deaderick, Bill Douglass, Haines Ely, Paul Emery, Diana Fox, Freedom Singers Chamber Choir, Molly Fisk, Alasdair Fraser, Lorraine Gervais, Katrina Gimble, Juliet Gobert, Mikail Graham, Joseph Guida, Sands Hall, Fred 3Suara² Hargesheimer, Annie O1Dea Hestbeck, Nancy Hill, Ludi Hinrichs, Stephen Holland, Emile Janicot, Jukolin, Paul Kamm, Robert Kelaghan, Rick Kirkpatrick, Adam Kline, Chamba Lane, Tony Lauria, Shekina Sehar & Blue Lotus, Max Macfarlane, Gracie MacKenzie, Maggie McKaig, Jimmy McCannon, Ivan Najera, Nora Nausbaum, Chris Olander, Craig Palmer, Nevada County Kids for Peace, Paul Perry, Utah Phillips, Roger Ramirez, Saul Rayo, Gyan Riley, Terry Riley, Rossignol, Maidu Chief Don Ryberg, Steve Sanfield, Dan Scanlan, Bob Scarlett & Spirit Drum Circle, Gopaul Slavonic, Skip Alan Smith, Philip Charles Sneed, Jay Sydeman, Melissa Thomas, Jim Townsend, Tynowyn, Gary Upton, Bodhi Wagner, Jackson Wagner, Loraine Webb, Luke Wilson and Zach Zyskowski.

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