Community Matters

Host:  Tommy Miles


Tuesdays Noon - 12:30 PM

Thursdays Noon - 12:30 PM

Saturdays 2:00 - 2:30 PM

KQNY Radio News

Hosts: Miles Brooks, Beth Rouse


Mondays - Wednesdays

       10:00 AM & 4:00 PM

Thursdays 4:00 PM

The Salad Bowl

Host: DJ Saladz


Sundays 11:00 AM - 12:00 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")

This occasional 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.

The Bloom Room

Host:  DJ Bombus


Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00 PM


Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Saturdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM

FRC Golden Eagle Update

Host: Tommy Miles

Guests:  FRC Faculty and Administration


Mondays 9:00 - 9:30 AM

Thursdays 5:00 - 5:30 PM

(Schedule may be adjusted based on content.)

Classical Sound Unbound
DJ:  Tommy Miles
Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Jazz Café

Host: Doug Swantner


Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon


Mondays 9:00 PM - Midnight

Thursdays 9:00 AM - Noon

Our local news show is a partnership with The Plumas Sun, a group of local journalists and organizers committed to bringing unbiased, objective news coverage to area residents. KQNY is proud to be part of this effort! For more information please visit

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

Burnpile Barbecue

DJ:  Tommy Miles


Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

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! 

When pollen is transferred from one plant to another, the plant produces a genetically unique seed. Similarly when two musicians play together, they create unique songs. Cross Pollination will highlight the collaborations between artists, the crossovers between genres, and the connections between songs. Each episode will present a network of creativity that spans across time and genre.

Whether you’re brand new to classical music or you’re a longtime classical aficionado, there’s something here for every current and future fan of this wide range of genres. Tommy Miles brings listeners some of the greatest music of the 15th through the early 20th centuries, covering the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods of Western music, with an emphasis on instrumental works — symphonies and concertos, nocturnes and fugues, chamber music and ceremonial pieces — along with background information to bring it all into context.

Cross Pollination

Host: DJ Bombus


Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 AM

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Fridays 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Tio Jim's Basement Party

Host:  Paul Vaughn


Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 PM

Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The Heavyweight Show

Host:  Steve Hill


Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00 PM


Saturdays 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM

The Feather River College Golden Eagle Update is a collaboration between KQNY and our local community college. Each show will present news on FRC athletics, academics, outreach, and campus events that are open to the community.


DJ Bombus pulls random records off the wall, brings in gracious guests, and takes requests live on air. The Bloom Room is where it all happens. You’ll hear music spanning across genres and generations. You’ll hear your favorite songs and something completely foreign. We’ll pump up the energy only to bring it back down. Perfect for your late-night drives and sunny afternoon creek sessions. Taking requests at 530-616-8865 and

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.

The Jane & John Doe Show

Host:  Mari Erin Roth


Thursdays 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sundays 9:00 PM - 10:00 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! 

Through my years I have lived in a plethora of places, amongst different cultures, religions, and exuberant walks of life. Through this I have distilled a copious and diverse collection of music. Some may use the word “eclectic;” I just say “all over the place.” For the most part I stay in the same realm of music, but as each track is played and listened, I am easily inspired and carried into other forms. I call it The Salad Bowl for this specific reason. A concoction of different things all dressed and combined to make something pleasant for the ears. Whether it be the ghostly sounds of the early 20s, 30s, and 40s to the more refined autotuned robotics of a contemporary sound, all have their place in The Salad Bowl. Fresh organic tracks.

KQNY  91.9  FM

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."

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. 

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.

Truths & Rights

Host:  Paul Vaughn


Fridays 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Saturdays 6:00 - 8:00 AM

Acoustic Space

DJ:  Chris Retallack


Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 PM