Listener Supported Radio

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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.


Original Minds
   With your host: Elia Haworth

Conversations with flexible, creative, uncommon guests.

Peace Paradigm Radio explores the power of active nonviolence. Nonviolence is not passivity or inaction; it is what Gandhi called the "greatest power at the disposal of humankind," and what Dr. King called "love in action."

Through inspiration for daily living, current events, history, storytelling and conversations with individuals and organizations who are putting nonviolence principles into practice we weave a complex and more complete vision of humanity's potential for good, despite the negative messages from the corporate mass media.

From this tapestry emerges, week by week, a vindication of our shared human dignity, the basis upon which we are empowered to live out our highest values and build the beloved community.


Philosophy Talk
   With your host:

Same Day, Earlier Hour Starting Thursday, January 9, "Philosophy Talk" moves to 11 am

Professors Ken Tayor & John Perry host a wide variety of guests and topics.

See their work online:

Pieces of Peace
   With your host: Susan Santiago

An exploration, through interviews, of conflict resolution and mediation practices.

Beginning October 31, 2013 Susan moves to every other Thursday, 8-10 am.

Philosopher Jacob Needleman hosts guests on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 1-2 pm. New Time

Find archives on Epicenter.


Politics 101
   With your host: Herb Kutchins

"Politics 101" is part of the Epicenter series, Wednesdays 1-2 pm, and airs on 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

For archives, see Epicenter.


2nd and 4th Mondays, part of the "West Marin Matters" series.

On Post Carbon Radio Bing Gong and Bernie Stephan explore the ways in which we can and must "power down," in a new era, that is no longer exploiting our fellow humans and ecosystems. We believe in building up our community resilience, expecting further economic collapse, in the face of abrupt climate change, the end of cheap oil, the unprecedented depletion of our natural resources and possible mass extinction on our planet.

To listen to archives of Post-Carbon shows, go to the KWMR page for West Marin Matters, and choose the desired date.

See their blog:

Every other Tuesday......Sometimes, Jan Broek joins in.

Radio Goethe
   With your host:

New Day & Time Fridays at midnight (i.e., Saturdays at 12 am, if you think like a computer!)

Arndt Peltner is the producer and host of Radio Goethe, which he started in the fall of 1996 on KUSF, San Francisco. Radio Goethe features the diverse music scene from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, reaching from Krautrock to Rock, from Electronica to Medieval music.

See Arndt's website:

Release Me
   With your host: Amanda Eichstaedt

New music in the Americana vein.