KWMR expands 
news programming


Community radio KWMR is expanding its news coverage after a previous news program sunk under volunteer burnout. “News requires a huge amount of production time, and our West Marin Report was simply not sustainable,” station manager Amanda Eichstaedt said in a press release. A weekly program called Epicenter, originally designed to feature roundtable discussions about topics of interest to West Marin listeners, will now air each weekday from 5 to 5:30 p.m., hosted by Lyons Filmer and Katie Eberle. The Friday Guide, an hour-long show with Ms. Eberle—a self-described music snob and news junkie with a background in sustainable design and environmental activism who has “been pushing west until she couldn’t go any farther”—includes calendar listings, interviews about current events with reporters and contributors with the Point Reyes Light and West Marin Citizen and clips from the station’s original public and cultural affairs shows. Upcoming Epicenter shows will feature Amy Trainer of the Environmental Action Committee (at 5 p.m. today, July 31) and Joan Corbett speaking about Petaluma’s a capella women’s chorus (on Wednesday, Aug. 6). Herb Kutchins, the host of Politics 101, will now be weighing in twice a month with interviews with elected officials and political analysis, and giving news updates during the Friday Guide. Schedules and archived programs are available at