Greetings from GMCR & KURU

Howdy 2015!

Whodathunkit?  Gila / Mimbres Community Radio is kicking off the New Year with a celebration of our 1st Anniversary of Full Power FM Broadcast at 10,500 watts – the 2nd strongest signal in Grant County – and we have listeners not only from Gila to Mimbres but in Deming, Lordsburg, parts of western Arizona and even along Interstate 25 and many points between.  And of course we continue our web stream that reaches folks throughout the country and around the world.

But the big event we’re really looking forward to in April is…

Our 10th Anniversary!

That’s right!  It’s been 10 years since “a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” sat down in a living room and began forming the vision and making plans for GMCR and KURU.

And we are looking forward to our next stage of development in which we will broaden our base of support and bring you a broader range of local programming that addresses the important issues that we are all concerned with.

Currently, we are running two programs on Civil Discourse which are vital to a broad understanding of our local school systems as their school board elections approach.

Panel on education in the Silver and Cobre Schools

Panel on education in the Silver and Cobre Schools -
CD host, Jamie Newton, Sharon Bookwalter, Chery Holland, Gillian Sherwood, Justin Wecks, Fred Baca

Please visit their respective pages for additional details, election info, broadcast schedules and podcast links…

We will also be recording and presenting the January 22nd Candidate Forum for the Cobre school board organized by The Silver City Daily Press.  Please check back shortly after that date.

Things are Still Cookin’ With The Radio!

Thanks to Joe Kellerman for his appetizing and ear tickling artwork!

The Cookin’ With The Radio Cookbook has been a smash!  The original printing sold out by the end of the year but we have a fresh crop of copies available for anyone a hungerin’.  You can get your copy here at the station or at the Silver City Food Coop.

Many thanks to all of you that contributed recipes to the cookbook and prepared dishes to sample at our events this past holiday season.  And thanks especially to Monica Rude, Jeanie McLerie, Joe Kellerman and Sarah Johnson for their diligent and timely efforts.  Couldn’t have done it without them!  More details are on the Cookin’ With The Radio! page.

We’re also looking forward to the new semester with our Aldo Leopold Charter School interns.  Echo Smalley will be returning with our new intern, Milo Lambert.  We’ll miss Poppy Dames who was our original intern and a joy to work with but she has other requirements in her final semester.  We are also eager to enter the next stage of development with Aldo On Air including more Aldo news, other teen action about town, and in studio and on the street interviews.  And of course more of their current fave tunes.  So… Tune in!  Every Friday from 4:30 – 5pm.

This is what Community Radio Looks Like!

And that brings us to…


We’ll be speaking more with you regarding our development plans for 2015… and beyond.  If you’re not already a member, Please join or renew your membership at GMCR now.  We are here today but the only thing that will insure that we are here tomorrow is if you support and become involved in

Your Community Radio Station -
Gila / Mimbres Community Radio & KURU 89.1 FM
A Voice & A Choice for Southwest New Mexico

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

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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