KRVM is a listener-supported public radio station licensed to Eugene School District 4J. From our very beginnings, KRVM has worked to enrich the quality of life — and enhance the variety of music — in our community. For area students, KRVM serves as a radio classroom-of-the-air, offering the opportunity to learn and practice first-hand the skills required to successfully produce, write, voice, and engineer radio programming.
In addition, KRVM provides a wide variety of musical and informational programming — round-the-clock and daily — to a loyal audience throughout western Oregon. (The RVM in our call letters stands for “Real Variety in Music.”) Our instructional and broadcast operations depend on financial support from listener members and area businesses who understand the importance of public radio to a varied and vital community.
KRVM operates an instructional and broadcast studio at Sheldon High School, and ancillary studios at Mohawk High School and Spencer Butte Middle School. Instruction is available to students from any school in our area who are eager to learn and able to come to our main studio at Sheldon High School.
The first words ever spoken on FM radio in the Pacific Northwest were spoken on KRVM. The date was December 6, 1947. Today, KRVM broadcasts 24/7, Keeping Real Variety in Music. KRVM’s HD stereo signal (at FM 91.9) reaches from south of Cottage Grove to north of Corvallis. KRVM FM Eugene is broadcast in HD and simulcasts on KSYD FM (92.1) in Reedsport-Coos Bay, KAVE FM in Oakridge (88.5), and K211BP (90.1) in Florence. KRVM also broadcasts a second stream of music on our HD2 channel.
KRVM AM at 1280 on the dial is programmed and funded by Jefferson Public Radio and includes the National Public Radio network, Eugene School District 4J Board Meetings, and local high school sports. Information about 4J school board members and the board’s open meetings can be found on the 4J web site.
Though owned by and licensed to the Eugene 4J School District Board, KRVM broadcast stations do not receive funds from the 4J general fund. Therefore, District 4J personnel that may meet the IRS Form 990 criteria are not involved in the day-to-day station operations and no staff member of KRVM meets the criteria of the IRS Form 990.
The Eugene School District 4J Board meeting calendar is available here. In addition, the School Board meetings and Budget meetings are broadcast live on KRVM 1280 AM.