Save Room on Your Dance Cards for
GMCR’s Pledge Drive & On-Air Fiesta!
Thursday thru Saturday
October 13th thru 15th


I’m Carolyn Smith, member of the GMCR board of directors.

As we ramp up for the GMCR/KURU 2016 Fall Pledge Drive and On-Air Fiesta, I am reminded of how grateful I am to live here in Grant County, a place crisscrossed by the Continental Divide, surrounded by the Gila Wilderness, graced by the Gila and Mimbres river valleys and home to a wonderful and diverse community of people.

I am also so very grateful to have our own community radio station! GMCR/KURU, 89.1 FM. Community radio is such a great resource for bringing people together. It gives us an opportunity to hear other voices and points of view, increasing our understanding of each other.

In addition, our homegrown shows such as Earth Matters, Civil Discourse, Local Flavor and the Candidate Roundtables keep us informed about local issues and affairs and Roots and Branches, Use Your Words and Local Flavor keep us up to date on the music, poetry, literature and art world happenings around town.

I hope you will support this valuable community resource, GMCR/KURU by becoming a new member, renewing your membership or making an additional donation during our 2016 Fall Pledge Drive and On Air Fiesta.

Tune in or drop by the station, October 13, 14 and 15 to join us for a three day party featuring live on-air music with local and visiting musicians, poetry readings, DJs and local programmers,  fellow fans and supporters along with all your favorite programs.

Our goal is to raise $25,000, not only to enable the station to continue providing great local and national programming but to ensure a sustainable future for years to come.

Thank you!
et Merci!


Content is King!

While there are myriad issues and concerns that occupy the board and staff of GMCR, none are more important to our listeners than the quality of what we broadcast.  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.

In the coming weeks we will be presenting extensive coverage of the November elections from a national and local perspective and we’d like to bring your attention to these programs.

  • Sunday 25 September / 7pm
    Don’t want to scare you or nuthin’ but tonight begins the first of 10 installments of a reading of George Orwell’s 1984!  Stay tuned each Sunday for the next 10 weeks!
    BTW, it has been rumored that the original title of the book was 1948 but the publisher thought it would freak out the populace.
  • Monday 26 September / 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    Live coverage of the presidential debate with pre-debate commentary, uninterrupted debate followed by wrapup and analysis.  Hosted by Democracy Now!
  • Monday 26 September 2016 / 8am
    Tuesday 27 September 2016 / 6pm
    Friday 30 September 2016 / 8am
    The 25 August Democratic Party / WNMU / MECHA forum with all seven candidates for the Grant County Commission
  • Wednesdays at 7pm
    GMCR / KURU Exclusive! 
    GMCR / KURU is the first community radio station in the nation to present The Real News (http://therealnews to a radio audience.  Visit their site (http://therealnews to see the extensive coverage they provide on international, national, and local issues from their headquarters in Baltimore, MD.
  • Monday 10 October 2016
    Civil Discourse will present a Roundtable discussion with candidates for NM House of Representatives for Districts 38 & 39.
  • Wednesday 12 October 2016
    Civil Discourse will present a Roundtable discussion with candidates for the Grant County Commission.
  • Through election day
    GMCR will present 5 minute Candidate Statements from most candidates for local and state offices.

and hey…

Register to Vote by October 11th and
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
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In the heart of the historic arts & culture district
In the heart of the historic arts & culture district