Recent Blog Posts

My Final Fair Shift

August 16, 2016

This past Nevada County Fair was a bittersweet one for me. Last Saturday night I worked my final shift at the KNCO / STAR 94FM gazebo. The 2016 fair marked the thirteenth and final one for me as an employee with Nevada County Broadcasters. In six weeks I am beginning a new chapter in my… read more


Great Giveaways Coming On Star 94FM

August 2, 2016

August is shaping up to be a great opportunity for our Star 94FM listeners to win some fantastic stuff. As you already know, the Nevada County Fair begins one week from tomorrow. Allison and Greg have already been giving away entry passes, event tickets and unlimited ride wristbands, and there are plenty more to be… read more


Nevada County Fair Countdown : Two Weeks!

July 26, 2016

Hey ya’ll! The 2016 Nevada County Fair officially kicks off two weeks from tomorrow. This year’s theme is “Kick it Up,” and once again the Star 94FM gazebo is your headquarters. Allison and I will likely have the honor of kicking off the fair with the first live broadcast on Wednesday, August 10 at 10A.M…. read more


Pokemon Go : A Safety Concern?

July 13, 2016

From the moment my 14-year-old daughter first showed me this app last week, I immediately grew concerned. While I applaud Nintendo for getting kids up and moving and out of their darkened bed rooms, what I am learning about this GPS-navigated game is not sitting well with me. I recently came back from vacation with… read more


Happy 4th of July!

July 1, 2016

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a safe and fun Independence Day. If you happen to be one of the fortunate ones that are leaving town for a three-day weekend, remember to drink responsibly and not put any lives in danger, especially if you own a boat and will be… read more


9th John Kane Penny Pitch Tomorrow

June 24, 2016

Kane’s restaurant is hosting its annual penny pitch beginning at 11:30A.M tomorrow. There is still time to enter either yourself, or a team of four to five, for the 9th annual penny pitch. You can register at, as all proceeds with benefit Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. There will be live music and great… read more


Happy Father’s Day!

June 17, 2016

I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish the dads out there a happy Father’s Day. For me, nothing beats being a dad. It’s what I was put on this planet to do. I can’t express enough how lucky I am to have two incredible, healthy kids. At nine months, my son Jasper… read more


2016 Penny Pitch

June 14, 2016

It’s time to shine your pennies people! The 9th annual John Kane Penny Pitch is Saturday, June 25th. Teams are forming right now. Competition begins at 11:30AM in front of Kane’s restaurant in downtown Grass Valley. Join us for live music, good food, great prizes, and some good old- fashioned competition. Thank you to this… read more


Come Golf With Us!

June 1, 2016

The 13th annual Gold Country Golf Classic, benefiting Sierra Services for the Blind, is tomorrow at Dark Horse Golf Club. Sierra Services for the Blind  has been providing Placer and Nevada Counties no-cost assistance to people with visual difficulties for 35 years. You can find more information at They still have a few openings… read more


Congratulations Aralee!

May 6, 2016

Aralee Campbell is our 2016 “Mother’s Day Getaway” winner on Star 94FM. Aralee will enjoy one night at the Peppermill Spa & Resort (with a $50 resort credit) in Reno, a $25 gift card to Gold N Green, a $25 gift card to A Clean View Window Cleaning, a $25 certificate to EarthSong Flowers and… read more


Mother’s Day Getaway

April 27, 2016

If your mom is “THE BOMB,” then Star 94FM wants to know about it. Tell us why your mother is the county’s sweetest for a shot at winning that special lady in your life a nice reward for all her years of service. Click the “MOM” link at Star 94FM’s home page, and get to… read more


RIP Mr. Haggard

April 6, 2016

Meryl Haggard passed away just a short time ago at the age of 79. Growing up, my father routinely shuffled through the same small cassette tape collection. The one thing (and I mean one) we have in common, is that we are both fans of music and radio. One of the cassettes he owned and… read more


Final Hours To Enter “Luck O’ The Irish” Contest!

March 16, 2016

Join Allison and I tomorrow morning as we draw the winning names for this year’s “Luck O’ The Irish” contest. The first place prize is a two night stay at Incline Village, along with six ski passes to Diamond Peak. The second place prize is four ski passes, and the third place prize is a… read more


Enter Our St. Patrick’s Day Contest

March 7, 2016

With St. Patrick’s Day just 10 days away, it’s time to get a move on entering our “Luck O’ The Irish” drawing. On March 17, Allison and I will draw a winner’s name from all of our entries for a chance at an exciting Lake Tahoe getaway. The Grand Prize winner will get their choice… read more


Tune In For “Song Warp” Tomorrow On The Buzz

February 23, 2016

The “Morning Buzz” will unveil a brand new weekly contest tomorrow that might stump even the most fanatical music lovers. Win a great prize every Wednesday morning with Allison and Greg and “Song Warp.” We will play a snippet of a hit song, and all you have to do is be the first to call… read more


Enter Our Valentines Getaway!

February 9, 2016

This year’s Valentine’s Day promotion is hands down our best ever. Sunday is Valentine’s day, so make sure to enter this year’s Star 94FM “Lovebird Getaway.” The winner will receive two nights at Club Tahoe at Incline Village, as well as six ski passes to Diamond Peak Resort and a $50 certificate to Foothill Flowers…. read more


The Challenge Has Been Issued!

February 2, 2016

For those who might not have heard this morning, I issued a challenge to my co-host Allison this morning in honor of Superbowl 50. Both Allison and I are huge fans of buffalo wings (bone-in of course), so we’ve decided to go toe to toe in the first ever Star 94FM Wing-Off. Be listening about… read more


Colleen Heauser In-Studio Tomorrow

January 27, 2016

We have a special in-studio guest joining us tomorrow for “Throwback Thursday.” Nevada County native, Colleen Heauser, will join Allison and I at 8:45a.m. on “The Morning Buzz.” Colleen just returned from Oregon, and is taking some time off to stop by and perform one of her current singles for us. She is incredibly talented,… read more


Stay Well People

January 22, 2016

As many of you probably already know, the flu virus is again making its way throughout Nevada County. I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to escape illness this week. Taylor and Christine (from our front office) both got nailed by the bug, and were in and out of the office all… read more


And…We’re Off!

January 11, 2016

If you had us tuned in during the “Morning Buzz” today, you probably heard the newest addition to Star 94FM. Allison Kirk FINALLY joined the morning show today, and her transition from sales to on-air was a snap. Within the first thirty minutes of the “Morning Buzz,” she managed to high jack my Facebook page,… read more