It’s Here! Gone!
It’s… Good!
It'(wa)s GMCR’s 2016 Fall Pledge Drive
& On-Air Fiesta!

GMCR / KURU Pledge Drive - Wheee!You could kinda get used to this!  GMCR / KURU’s Pledge Drive and On-Air Fiesta was yet another validation / vindication of our Vision / Efforts / Adventures in Community Radio!

Admittedly, we failed in our bodacious declared goal of raising $25,000 – which would have pushed us to the brink of financial stability.  But we are gratified to see the continuing level of community support that has gotten us this far as well as the increasing number of new members.  A Blessing On Ya!

Yes, GMCR / KURU has been a Leap of Faith.  But your continuing and increasing support has encouraged and energized us.  And we want to thank the few, the proud, the newly involved volunteers that have jumped in to help us with grant research and writing, as well as those working in parallel on a range of development issues.

We would particularly like to thank our (and your!) Community Radio Goddess, Donna DiBianco, for her invaluable advice and guidance, and extraordinary efforts this year.

Having said that, we also wish to entreat those that are listening to and enjoying GMCR / KURU to become a member.  Our vision was that we would attract 1,000 members at the basic level of $60 annually.  We are updating our current tally but are certainly approaching 300 members.  Only 700 to go!

We have been very fortunate that our smaller number of members have been very generous in their level of support.  But we need more of you to join the ranks and for more reasons than one…

  • We need more than your money
    We need your investment in the future of Community Media.
  • Despite the generous support of a smaller membership,
    We have been operating at less than 1/2 of our very, uh, conservative budget without paid staff and can no longer maintain the quality programming that we have presented indefinitely, nor further expand our offerings.  Such a model is not sustainable.
  • While those who are well heeled among us are “punching above their weight,” and many others of us are financially challenged, it is still well within all of our capabilities to reach our membership goal.
    We offer a subscription option via PayPal at $5 a month and
    We Want 100 New Members at $5 a Month by December 31st.

As Election Day is upon us, and the holidays approach, we ask that you consider the value and the need for community media in the coming year.

GMCR and KURU broadcast music, news and public affairs, cultural and educational topics and commentary, with Spanish-language in addition to English programming. Locally produced programs include Earth Matters, Local Flavor, Civil Discourse, Travelers in the Night, Roots and Branches, Jazz from the Gila, The Freak Show and Use Your Words!

24 / 7 / 365

Help us build upon the station’s nearly 4 1/2 years of internet streaming and 3 years of FM broadcast of local and national programs.

Become a Member!

A Voice & A Choice
for Southwest New Mexico

Content is King!

We are pleased with – and gratified by your response to – our vision of a dynamic mix of music, arts, and culture along with public affairs, Spanish language, and locally produced programs.

Check our website for the debate between Merrie Lee Soules and Steve Pearce as well as coverage of Grant County and State offices.  In these waning hours of the 2016 campaign, we will present debates, roundtables, forums and candidate statements for local, state and national races.

and hey…

Baby, Baby
Do Your Duty
Don’t forget to
VOTE on November 8th!

THIS is what Community Radio Looks Like!

Gila / Mimbres Community Radio – KURU 89.1 FM
519 B North Bullard Street  Silver City, NM  88061 – 575.597.4891 –

Board of Directors
Jamie Newton Chair
Ken Keppeler Vice Chair
Kyle Johnson Secretary / Treasurer
Carolyn Smith Director

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At 519 B North Bullard Street / Corner of 6th
At 519 B North Bullard Street / Corner of 6th
In the heart of the historic arts & culture district
In the heart of the historic arts & culture district