All that talk about local radio made me remember one of my favorite local shows that I’ve always meant to highlight: “Color Radio” on KVMR. Host Brian Lee spins doo-wop, R&B, and rock ‘n’ roll (see the double ‘ RG?) from 4-6 pm Saturday evening on KVMR Nevada City, 89.5 on your FM dial. Lee has a great gravelly radio voice and is somewhat of a savant about the classic wax he spins. Don’t expect to hear the Beach Boys or the boys from Liverpool: you’ll hear a couple of recognizable tunes but mostly you’ll hear a solid 2 hours of great old music. A recent playlist includes the Velveteens, Big Maybelle, the Drifters, and Mickey & Sylvia.
Lee’s website and his blog are full of info on the artists he plays. If this sounds like something you’d be interested–if your tastes tend toward the retro, even just back to the ’60s–you should definitely check it out. I know 4pm on Saturday is kind of a weird time to make any kind of appointment but for whatever reason, to me, Color Radio comes on at the perfect time.
“Color Radio: Rhythm And Blues Review”
Host Brian Lee
KVMR Nevada City, 89.5 FM
Saturday, 4-6 PM