Kootenay Co-op Radio is known for an eclectic mix of programming that focuses on local issues, educates on important topics, and entertains with a diversity of music you can't hear anywhere else.
Over the past 15 years, hundreds of our volunteer programmers have produced important, original, and unique radio content for our listeners.
We are currently on the lookout for fresh, high-quality and innovative show ideas for our upcoming season. We’re seeking programs that complement our existing radio lineup and introduce new voices and new talent that’s as diverse as the audiences we serve.
If you've got a new show idea, we invite you to attend our new programmer orientation session.
It will be happening on Saturday Feb 11 at 12 NOON, at 308a Hall Street in Nelson.
Kootenay Co-Op Radio is honored and excited to be coordinating the fifth Kootenay Music Awards. And they’re set to return bigger (and louder) than ever! A premier celebration of local, original music which captures the diversity, creativity and craft of musical talents found in and around the Kootenay Mountain Region. From Fernie, Rossland to Revelstoke and all the fruitful communities in between, the return of the awards are set to be for music lovers and industry alike.
The award categories are:
● Artist of the Year
● Album of the Year 2016
● Best Breakthrough Artist
● Best Music Video
● Best Folk/Roots/Country Act
● Best Rock/Punk/Metal Act
● Best Electronic Producer
● Song Of The Year 2016
Submissions are open for all original works from the Kootenay Mountain Region recorded from May 24 2015 to Sunday 12 February 2017. Submission are to be via email to with a soundcloud link accompanied by the artist’s or bands name, address, phone number and the category choice/choices they would like to submit for.
And ... Make your own Kootenay Music Award... Cut it out – Tape it together – Take a picture – Post it on Facebook – Tag Kootenay Music Awards and Tag it on Instagram with #kootenaymusicawards. Click here for pdf
For press and media inquires please contact Evie Lavers:
(250) 551 7442