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New manager, new season at KCR

There is a new sheriff in town at the Kootenay Co-op Radio shop.

As of Oct. 12 Jay Hannley has taken over in the newly created position of station manager at KCR (93.5 FM) while the administrative manager position was dissolved.

Leah Wilson held the position of administrative manager for the last two years but will be leaving the station’s paid staff roll. 

Kootenay Co-op Radio’s broadcast schedule has also been released for the fall. Most shows are the same as the previous broadcast season, but there are some interesting changes worth checking out:

New local shows
The Stories We Tell
Host: Joe McDaldno
Mondays at 2 p.m.
Each episode looks at a different “storytelling community,” through an interview with a member of that community. The communities would be diverse and interesting, including: performance poetry; improv theatre; collaborative writing; story games; rewilding; mythic cartography; fan-fiction writing; creative anachronism/historical re-enactment; appreciative inquiry; graphic facilitation; narrative therapy; art therapy; community theatre; creative writing classes; classic storytelling; and bard-ship.

Marty's Mixtape
Host: Marty Clements
Saturdays at 10 p.m.
A smooth mix of  hiphop, jazz, reggae, and soul with information on the artists' background and up coming shows if they are in the area, giving them the exposure they deserve. The show will also play songs and artists that inspired them.

C'est Cheeze
Host: Mandy Lawson
Saturdays at noon
A cartoon show for kids of all ages. The goal of the program is to give a sense of community to listeners by playing interactive radio games, taking calls from listeners and talking about local events as they occur. This show is returning to KCR after a five-year break.

Vision Quest
Host Karie Garnier
Sundays at 1 p.m.
The show contains interviews with people who have had profound transformations, near-death experiences and awakenings. It’s an exploration of traditional Eastern methods of developing consciousness such as yoga as well as Western methods for awakening consciousness, including The Vision Quest process.

New imported shows
Green Planet Monitor
Smart solutions for a developing world.
Tuesdays at 7 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Who RU?
An exploration of identity on the edge of tech, by students of an online journalism course at the University of Western Ontario. This show alternates with …
Maker Culture
An exploration of the culture of taking things into our own hands and doing it ourselves, including journalism, food, education, fashion, books, music (indie out side of record companies — from the same journalism class.
Thursdays at 7 a.m. and Mondays at 3 p.m.

Terra Informa
Environmental news from campus radio at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Mondays at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 a.m.

Note:

• Local shows not returning include: Gibabyte (Jacob Cramton); All Mixed Up (Joel West); Storytelling with Ray (Ray Stothers); Odoble Books (Odo); Open Heart Surgery (Henry Creighton and Eli Zibin); and Over the Edge (Marjie).

• Imported shows not returning include: Listen Up Northwest; Redeye; and The Green Majority

• Local shows returning include: Leave it to Cleaver (Becca Cleaver); Feminist Music (Bonnie Baker); KSAMA Radio (Ave Brian Avery); Edge of Reason (Jamie Quibell and Emily Joveski); and KCR Stories (Terry Brennan, Brigitte Hus, and Michael Doratti).