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.


The Place We Live
   With your host: Marc Matheson

The Place We Live is a live radio interview program created by Marc Matheson as a mode of sketching the West Marin landscape through the lives of the people who live or work here.

Inspired by "West Marin Review", a local art and literature journal, The Place We Live features live conversation with a diverse range of local folk - writers, poets and artists, students, teachers and parents, farm and ranch workers, shopkeepers and townspeople - at the intersection of not just literature and art, but also work and learning, and the appreciation of artfulness in daily life.

The program also addresses community and public affairs topics relevant to life in West Marin, including education.

The Place We Live airs live on alternate Saturday mornings at 11:00, for an hour. Archived recordings of the show are available for free download and sharing within a few hours. (Scroll down for the archives.)

Listen live to the program at!

Visit and like the Facebook page, The Place We Live!

Support Community Radio KWMR by becoming a member or giving a gift in appreciation for this show by clicking here - for as little as $30 a year or $10 a month, you can make Community Radio a part of your life!

Photo by Christopher Miles.


The Story Shed
   With your host: Jacoba Charles

Jacoba Charles doing oral histories with West Marin and other coastal California ranchers.

See the archives here:

The Vicarious Traveler
   With your host: Vicki Leeds

A show about people and where in the world they go to pursue their dreams, to work, or to have great adventures.

The Vinyl Café
   With your host:

Stories and music with host Stuart Mclean, from the CBC.

The Sunday episode is repeated every other Tuesday at 10 am.

To see The Vinyl Café website, click here.

The Vinyl Café (repeat)
   With your host:

THE REPEAT is now every other Tuesday at 10 am.

Host and storyteller Stuart McLean.

This CBC production airs first on Sundays at 3 pm.

The Weekly Feed
   With your host:

Multi-genre contemporary sounds with Kyle Meredith. To see the website, click here.

To Hell & Bach
   With your host: Beth Underwood

Beth is on every other Sunday.....alternating with Brian Kirven "Learnin' Kirven."

To The Point
   With your host:

KWMR's "letter to the editor" on-air!

To find out more and make your own submission, click here.

Music, information and conversation!

Beginning Thursday January 30, the show has a new name, "Top of the Morning." Howard is joined in the 8 o'clock hour by Jeff Manson. Charlie continues to hang with Howard in the 9 o'clock hour.

Trash to Treasure
   With your host: Madeline Hope

Re-use, Re-new, re-cycle.

New Time Starting Monday, January 7, 2014, Trash to Treasure moves to mornings at 11:30 am.