Acoustic Space

DJ:  Chris Retallack


Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Hear Today, Here Tomorrow

Host:   Erin Roth

Engineer:  Linda Smith


Tuesdays 7:00 - 7:30 PM


Fridays 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Sundays 11:00 - 11:30 AM

Community Matters

Host:  Tommy Miles


Tuesdays Noon - 12:30 PM

Thursdays Noon - 12:30 PM

Saturdays 2:00 - 2:30 PM

Truths & Rights

Host:  Paul Vaughn


Fridays 5:00 - 7:00 PM


Saturdays 6:00 - 8:00 AM

Tio Jim's Basement Party

Host:  Paul Vaughn


Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 PM


Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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.

Tommy Miles hosts this community affairs talk show featuring discussions with local leaders and focusing on issues of public importance.  Decision makers from Plumas County’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors are invited on the show to share their knowledge and perspectives.

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 Jane & John Doe Show

Host:  Mari Erin Roth


Thursdays 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sundays 9:00 PM - 10:00 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")

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 Jazz Café

DJ:  Doug Swantner


Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon


Mondays 9:00 PM - Midnight

Thursdays 9:00 AM - Noon

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."

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! 

Tommy's Holiday Camp

Host:  Tommy Miles


Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 PM

Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 PM

The Heavyweight Show

DJ:  Steve Hill


Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00 PM


Saturdays 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM

The letters in my name can be rearranged to say “I’m mostly me.”  Preferred pronouns:  it, them.  This show’s for the night owls… Not any sort of cure for insomnia, but definitely not ready for prime time hard rock (Motörhead, Blue Öyster Cult, pretty much anything with an umlaut in it), hard funk (Parliament, The Brothers Johnson, Slave, and recent artists from the New Orleans funk scene) jazz-rock fusion (Steve Morse, The Aristocrats) along with whatever punk or prog rock or irreverent comedy bit might fit in.  Mixed up, but without indifference.

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. 

In this community affairs podcast produced by The Sierra Institute in Taylorsville, host Nina Martynn interviews guests on a range of topics.  Recent programs are focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting education in our region.

Burnpile Barbecue

DJ:  Tommy Miles


Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM


Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Lost Sierra Stories

Host:  Nina Martynn


Mondays 7:00 - 7:30 PM

Thursdays 7:00 - 7:30 PM

The Independent Track

DJ:  Quigg


Sundays 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Fridays 8:00 - 9:00 PM


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.

KQNY  91.9  FM

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 Lost Sierra Dental.

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