Greetings from GMCR & KURU


Believe It or Don’t!  GMCR will celebrate it’s 11th anniversary in only a couple of months and is now well into its 3rd year of FM broadcast!  Whodathunkit?

And we are zeroing in on our 2016 Spring Pledge Drive for

Thursday April 7th through Saturday April 9th

less than two weeks away!  We invite you to Tune In and Step Up to hear some of our accomplishments and more importantly, our vision for what lies ahead.  Think of of it as…
GMCR 2.0.

We will have an unending stream of guests, admirers, observers, listeners, musicians, and much interesting folk in attendance so don’t miss it!

And on the programming front,

We hope you didn’t miss out on A Sense of Place – created and presented by Paula Geisler as part of her Wednesday morning edition of Local Flavor.

We are very proud of this effort to bring together residents that too rarely meet to discuss our community, it’s history, our perceptions of each other and how we can begin to mend the historical and social rifts that cannot be escaped – no matter how silent we may remain and for how long.

For those of you that missed the original live broadcasts, we are currently in post-production and will present all six installments in the coming weeks.
A Sense of Place / aAnd we have yet another offering in the works…  We’ll hold you in suspense on the details but let us tantalize you with the suggestion that you “Use Your Words!

Content is King!

As we reboot for GMCR / KURU 2.0 we will continue to address the serious issues that confront us all knowing that we may encounter criticism and apprehension – sometimes from quite unexpected quarters.

On 16 February, 2016, Gila Resources Information Project and Gila / Mimbres Community Radio presented a Community Conversation at WNMU / Global Resource Center on a very thorny issue…

Opposing Violent Means to Political Ends:
Will Silver City be the Next Burns, Oregon?

While some considered the suggestion of a forum on such a topic to be a provocation in and of itself, we believe that it was not only appropriate but necessary to address this issue.  Following statements from a distinguished panel, comments from the audience confirmed that a Burns, OR / Malheur Wildlife Refuge style armed takeover was opposed by those in attendance and by inference, from a broad spectrum of Grant County residents.

While the matter remains unsettled – and conflict and confrontation remain a possibility – we hope and expect that the outstanding issues will be resolved without incident.

Following the event, Jamie Newton, GMCR board member, host of Civil Discourse, and event moderator commented…

“Here in Grant County, we can preemptively recognize our divisions, speak to one another with respect across any lines that may divide us, and maintain our character and our integrity as a community. Tuesday night’s event is the beginning of a community discussion about these issues.”

Click here for additional information and to listen to the complete podcast of the event.


Allow us to repeat that GMCR / KURU are proud and delighted to welcome Carolyn Smith to our Board of Directors!  Carolyn is a long time ally and supporter of GMCR and among the most committed and effective community organizers in Grant County.  We eagerly look forward to working with Carolyn as we enter our next stage of development.

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