Tio Jim's Basement Party

Host:  Paul Vaughn


Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00 PM

New show every 2 weeks.


Alternating weeks, &

Sunday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Acoustic Space is an hour-long program exploring the wooden tones of everything from old-style Americana to modern folk and instrumental musings.  With fast and energetic to mellow-toned compositions, we'll hear the full sound spectrum of what acoustic music has to offer.  Songs are selected using a complex algorithm based on the following formula:
(X=amount of lyrical mumbling; Y=number of made-up words; R=cumulative references to "The Man"; T=time spent making incoherent noise; A=gauge of the artist's horn-rimmed glasses; B=whether or not artist actually needs said glasses; C=if she or he wears them "ironically")

Hear Today, Here Tomorrow

Host:   Erin Roth

Engineer:  Linda Smith


Tuesday, 7:00 - 7:30 PM


Friday, 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Sunday, 11:00 - 11:30 AM

The Common Good is a local community affairs talk show.  Joseph Muñoz, a retired Feather River College instructor in history and political science, is the host and moderator.  Our mission is to provide a forum so that the citizens of our communities might be better informed on past or current matters of public interest.  Our approach is to do so in an objective, non-partisan way and to permit persons of differing views to speak in their own voice.  Enlightenment thinkers like John Locke believed that a free marketplace of ideas will always promote the common good in almost every aspect of society.  The Common Good is on a temporary hiatus.

A unique interview show where anonymous individuals tell their own real life stories of how their addiction began, how it progressed, and the sometimes brutal consequences that led to a road out of a life of active addiction. With no two stories alike, addiction appears to be indiscriminate, affecting people from all walks of life. The show delivers a message from desperation to hope for the community, the still-suffering addict, and affected family members. 

Special Edition: 78 RPM

Host:  Erin Roth

Special Guest:  Johnny Walker

Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Sunday, 7:00 - 8:00 PM 

Based in alternative music by independent labels, this show often features local, sometimes unknown or lesser known musicians and groups.  Researching countless tiny labels, The Independent Track attempts to travel along a windy, sometimes bumpy road but always hopes to inspire a little thinking outside the box to accompany the unique paths we each travel.

The Common Good

Host:  Joseph Muñoz


Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM


Thursday, 7:00 PM

(New show every other week.)

Jazz Café

DJ:  Doug Swantner


Saturday, 9:00 AM - Noon


Monday, 9:00 PM - Midnight

Cloud Man invites you to 'get on the bus' and enjoy a sonic experiment fueled by psychedelic electronic music.  The Future Re-Imagined is a chance to explore the moment, and engage in the mysterious side of consciousness through a weekly guided tour of mindful bass music.  Eclectic in nature, this show touches the void and brings you back with a taste of the intricately textured soul expanding blend of psydub, glitch, and experimentally indigenous rhythms that fuel our collective self.  Cloud Man is in service to the experience, so clear your mind and let go.

Double Oh Dale sorts through the heaping pile of modern music to bring you fresh alternative tracks. The playlist encompasses all that this century has to offer including Blues, Country, Folk, Electronic, Rock, International and Reggae. Tune in to hear a weekly feature of the freshest New Releases and other eclectic currents that includes such artists as Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Heartless Bastards, Bon Iver, The Head and the Heart, Fruition, Gramatik, Lord Huron, California Honeydrops, Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights, Jake Bugg, and Greensky Bluegrass.

Milkshake & Honey

DJ:  Margaret Garcia


Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Special Edition: 78 RPM is a musical window to the past where sound carries the listener back in time.  The airwaves transport us to a different place in history, maybe even a simpler time, with an ear on some of our earliest recordings.

The Jane & John Doe Show

Host:  Mari Erin Roth

Pre-recorded Broadcasts:

Thursday, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sunday, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jazz is an American art form, a language, sometimes intimate, often boisterous, but always layered with experience and life profoundly lived.  Jazz originated in New Orleans around 1895 combining elements of ragtime, marching band music, and blues.  This show will be an improvisation . . . Combining many of the musical elements that went into creating jazz and what has emerged on the other side.  Sometimes each song is carefully picked out, and other times one song leads into the next in a spontaneous effort to create a "show."  Miles Davis said, "I'll play it first and tell you what it is afterward."

The Jazz Cafe is underwritten by Wayne Cartwright & Friends.

For all you metal fans and head bangers young and old.  Join Steve Hill as we journey through the metal sounds of bands like Black Sabbath, Rammstein, Slayer, Motorhead, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slab, Judas Priest, Type O Negative, Selpultura, Monster Magnet, Deep Purple, Stabbing Westward, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, and Mastodon. We take all types of metal: doom, thrash, death, power, gothic and more.

Truths & Rights

Host:  Paul Vaughn


Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

New show every 2 weeks.


Alternating weeks, &

Saturday, 6:00 - 8:00 AM

Meet KQNY's Programs, DJs, Hosts, and Engineers!

The Independent Track

DJ:  Quigg


Sunday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM

KQNY  91.9  FM

Hear Today, Here Tomorrow is a half-hour weekly public affairs program focused on sustainability efforts in Plumas County and around the world.  Each week, host Erin Roth interviews local people involved in different fields that relate to the various aspects of sustainable living.  The show's on-air engineer is Linda Smith.  Tune in and learn what local people are doing to ensure a bright and healthy future for our region.  Hear Today, Here Tomorrow is underwritten by Les Schwab Horton Tire Center.

Your host (Tio Jim’s nephew) splashes a zig-zaggedy rhythmical cocktail that heartbeats through Havana, Kingston, New Orleans, Memphis, and beyond. The “Basement Party” is hand-crafted for the musical pleasure of both aspiring and experienced Soul Sisters and Hepcats (as well as their animal companions). Tommy McCook – Charlie Parker, Carla Thomas – Hortense Ellis, Soul-Stirrers – Wailers, Johnny Otis  – Beny Moré, Otis Redding – Toots Hibbert. “Upsettingly Soothing” and “Soaking Great!” Find a big comfy chair, or dusty dance floor, and release yourself. Please don’t spill that beverage on the speakers (just bought them last week at a yard sale). Tighten up, here comes another Scorcher! 


Not your typical country music show!  Burnpile Barbecue brings you music from the Austin scene, the Bakersfield Sound, and old Nashville classics, along with roots rock and Southern rock - anything countrified that's not on TV.  Big hats and belt buckles not required.  Frequently-played artists include the Bottle Rockets, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Mike McClure, Johnny Cash, Reckless Kelly and Southern Culture on the Skids among many others.  Burnpile Barbecue is underwritten by Intermountain Advanced Clinical Dentistry.

Milkshake & Honey celebrates women musicians taking over the airwaves. I have a penchant for 60s girl groups, 70s chanteuses, 80s punk, 90s riot grrls, and 21st century alternative radio sound.  The voices of women slither into your ear. Think cobblestone street corner in Paris. Edith Piaf. Accordion player. Antique store selling tarot postcards and pharmaceutical bottles. A carnival after closing time. A scream. A gyration. Rust and whispers. Power chords and pomegranates.  Dark eyeliner and purple nail polish. Mary Janes. Sultry. Sexy. Barefoot. Experiments. Beautiful stuff. Screechy stuff. Haunty stuff.

Burnpile Barbecue

DJ:  Tommy Miles


Tuesday, 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Saturday, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Jamaican classics emanating from the universal nexus of historical materialism, anti-colonialism, and vinyl-electric soul. Riddim Come Forward! Ska  + Rocksteady + Reggae = PeaceLoveRevolution. DJ General Strike spins the vibrations direct from wax to needle and across the airwaves for the enhanced boom of your Hi-Fi. Specially Intensified! 

The Future Re-Imagined

DJ:  Cloud Man

Friday, 10:00 PM - Midnight

Acoustic Space

DJ:  Chris Retallack


Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Heavyweight Show

DJ:  Steve Hill


Tuesday, 8:30 - 10:00 PM


Saturday, 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM

Eclectic Currents

DJ:  Double Oh Dale


Thursday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Monday, 10:00 AM - Noon