Community Matters

Host:  Tommy Miles


Tuesdays Noon - 12:30 PM

Thursdays Noon - 12:30 PM

Saturdays 2:00 - 2:30 PM

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

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 Jazz Café

Host: Doug Swantner


Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon


Mondays 9:00 PM - Midnight

Thursdays 9:00 AM - Noon

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^Y)/R)√(T)]/(A^(B+1))Cπ2  (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")

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

The Fire Frequency is a collaboration between KQNY and Terra Fuego Resource Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to promoting the use of frequent, low-intensity fire as an effective approach to land stewardship and the prevention of catastrophic wildfire.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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 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.

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."

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Acoustic Space

DJ:  Chris Retallack


Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Jane & John Doe Show

Host:  Mari Erin Roth


Thursdays 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sundays 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Fire Frequency

Host: Tommy Miles

Guests: Local Fire Experts


Wednesdays 2:00 - 2:20 PM

Sundays 2:00 - 2:20 PM

Burnpile Barbecue

DJ:  Tommy Miles


Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Heavyweight Show

Host:  Steve Hill


Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00 PM


Saturdays 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM

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.)

KQNY Radio News


   Mikayla Eager

   Rob Krinsky

   Emmanuel Lemnah

   Madi Lloyd

   Dave Loschaivo

(Prerecorded, updated on Tuesdays and Fridays)


Every Day 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM