August 11, 2016

2016 Great year for Garden Valley Community Radio!

 On July 4th, 2016 we gathered up all of our wonderful volunteer DJs and marched in the Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade and we had so much fun celebrating the beginning of our 5th YEAR ON THE AIR! Thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors and listeners for supporting us for 5 years and tuning in 98.5 fm on your radio dial! We still stand out as Boise County's only radio station and we continue to provide information to our community regarding community events, emergency/fire updates, road reports and of course great music! We now have upwards of 15 different DJs so our variety of music is wonderful and our response from the community has been positive. Again, thank you for your support over the years. For detailed daily updates please visit our Facebook Page: Garden Valley Community Radio 98.5 fm. Our phone number at the station is 462-4350, call us Monday-Saturday 9-5 with any requests, updates, community events or just to chat! We are usually on the air live at the top and bottom of the hour but we will try our best to catch your phone call!

 

May 6, 2015

IDAHO GIVES DAY IS MAY 7, 2015

Would you like to become a supporting member of Garden Valley Community Radio? There are several ways you can help us: DONATE using the PayPal form on this page or COME ON INTO THE RADIO STATION, 1042 Old Crouch Road, Crouch (directly across from Two Rivers Restaurant) anytime during our broadcast hours: 9AM-5PM Monday-Saturday, we love to meet our supporters! VOLUNTEER by becoming a DJ or, if you like to be behind the scenes, we can use your help. You can DONATE your old CDs to the station. And don't forget you can make a request for us to play your favorite tune: Call 462-4350.

Garden Valley Community Radio is an FCC-sanctioned Low Power FM station. LPFM stations are community-based, non-commercial radio stations that operate at 100 watts or less and reach a radius of 3 to 7 miles. As local broadcasters, we are able to highlight music that is not played on commercial radio and bring you the best of very local community news, important community issues, events and information in a timely and efficient manner. Garden Valley Community Radio has strengthened our Valley by providing opportunities for our local community, young and old, to express themselves through music, conversation and courteous debate on local issues. We have been recognized by the Garden Valley Center for the Arts and the Garden Valley Senior Center for increasing attendance and awareness of community events.

Garden Valley has a unique identity and we hope that Garden Valley Community Radio can help to express that identity. How can you become a part of our radio station here at 98.5 FM? Local musicians, artists, storytellers and good old regular folks are encouraged to stop by our station, located in downtown Crouch, Idaho and have a visit! Do you have a story to tell?

We are interested in local issues and courteous debate on topics of concern to our community. We will consider all sides of an issue if the participants can come together in our studio for a moderated debate. We are also part of Boise County's Emergency Management Team. We are Boise County's ONLY media source approved to receive Emergency Alerts and communicate information related to emergency declarations and disasters in Boise County. Our participation with the Incident Management Team during the Whiskey Complex Fire of 2014 was integral to the communication effort for the communities surrounding Garden Valley. Governor Butch Otter was in our studio July 22, 2014 and Garden Valley Community Radio received extremely positive feedback from the Incident Management Team and the Governor of Idaho. We are your approved resource for emergency information.

We need your help! If you would like to donate to Garden Valley Community Radio click on the Paypal button or contact us if you would like to arrange an alternate way to become a sponsoring member of 98.5 fm, Garden Valley Community Radio.

                                                                                                                                                                  

Rex LeFevre

July 19, 1937 - January 14, 2015
Garden Valley, Idaho

Born to Marion and Maggie Jolley LeFevre on July 19, 1937 in Tropic, Utah, Rex died peacefully in his sleep in Boise on January 14, 2015.
Rex had a diverse history as a former Marine helicopter crew chief, private aircraft pilot,  professional diver, Salt Lake City policeman, horse trainer and radio show host of “Buyers and Sellers” on KVML in Sonora California.  He moved to Garden Valley in the fall of 2006 and through his love of radio began talking about a FM radio station in the valley.  In early 2014 he fulfilled his dream when KXGV-LP Community Radio went on the air broadcasting from downtown Crouch, Idaho.  Rex was a member of the Garden Valley Senior Center and Church of Latter Day Saints in Garden Valley.
Rex was preceded in death by his wife Betty Laws.
He is survived by his former wife, Sylvia Larson, Brothers Bill and McKay, a sister Gail Larson, his four children, Steve LeFevre, Suzanne Ashe, Heather Hale and Patrice Baumgardner, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 AM at the Garden Valley LDS church chapel (on Banks-Lowman road) Saturday, January 24, 2015.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rex’s favorite charity, Garden Valley Community Radio, 1042 Old Crouch Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622.  You would honor Rex by listening to Garden Valley Community Radio and making a song dedication to him whenever you visit Garden Valley, Idaho.  
His family and many friends in the Garden Valley community will miss him dearly.  Happy trails, Rex.

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January 7, 2015

A message from our Board Chairman, Richard Smith, and a review of our accomplishments in 2014:

"It has been a successful and historic year for KXGV-LP, 98.5, Garden Valley Community Radio. Garden Valley has embraced us and our survey shows that we have many loyal listeners.  This past year we received our FCC license and call letters (KXGV-LP), installed and tested our 50 watt Ramsey transmitter, installed and programmed the EAS system and receiving antennas, purchased a remote broadcast system, installed a surge protector and battery backup power supply and an emergency backup gas generator.  We have 21 active underwriters from our local community (including one from Sweet and one from Boise).  I am very proud of, and grateful for, all our on-air talent who give their time and energy to the station."

 

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November 23, 2014

2014 Garden Valley Community Radio Listener Survey Results are In:

Our 2014 Listener Survey results bring us new understanding of what our listeners want and some encouraging statistics about how we help keep our listeners informed here in Garden Valley. 98.5 FM, KXGV-LP, Garden Valley Community Radio would like to thank everyone who took the time to fill out a listener survey!

If you would like to make a donation to Garden Valley Community Radio click on the Paypal feature to the right OR contact the radio station at 462-4350.

Here is a summary of our 2014 Listener Survey:
 
  • The majority of our listeners are tuning in to 98.5 fm in their vehicles
  • 70% of our respondents are able to get our signal at home
  • Positive responses across the board about our music programming, weather and emergency/fire/road updates
  • Over 85% have attended a community event as a result of an announcement on 98.5 fm
  • 40% volunteered as the result of a community need announced on 98.5 fm
  • Nearly 70% visited one of our community supporters as the result of our announcements
  • Over 30% were motivated to purchase goods or services as a result of our underwriters/supporters announcements
We are very proud of Garden Valley Community Radio and our survey results indicate that Garden Valley is proud of us, too! THANK YOU!

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September 26, 2014:  Our 2014 Listener Survey is available! 98.5 FM, KXGV-LP, Garden Valley Community Radio would like to hear from you. Please take a few moments to fill out our new listener survey and help us better serve the Garden Valley area. Copies of the survey are also available at the Garden Valley District Library.

If you would like to make a donation to Garden Valley Community Radio click on the Paypal feature to the right OR contact the radio station at 462-4350.

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2014 Listener Survey Garden Valley Community Radio

THANK YOU!

Howdy! We are so glad you are visiting the website for Garden Valley Community Radio. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit radio station broadcasting from beautiful Garden Valley, Idaho. We are licensed as a low-power (50 Watt) FM (frequency modulation) station with an assigned frequency of 98.5 MHz (megahertz). Our call letters are KXGV-LP. Our FCC license is held by Garden Valley Communications, LLC., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Tune your radio to 98.5 FM! We take pride in being the only radio station in Boise County, Idaho. We are your radio station for a variety of music, we keep you up-to-date on community events and we are also part of the Boise County Emergency Management Team.

All of our programming is made possible by the dedicated involvement of our volunteers and Board of Directors as well as generous donations from our sponsors. Here is a link to Our Sponsors. They support us and we encourage you to support them!

Our volunteer DJs are on the air from 9 AM-5PM Monday through Saturday and can be reached at 462-4350. Take a look around our website, we're glad you're here.