From the mountain peaks and pine trees to the ripple of the Payette River, the whist of winter is woven into Garden Valley, Idaho.

But as you close in on Crouch the sound of something else crescendos across the community.

"You're in tune with KXGV-LP radio, 98.5 FM, Garden Valley, Idaho," says Babe Boomer, in a sultry voice that carries across Market Street.

KXGV-LP, a non-profit, low-powered radio station, the only one in Boise County, makes sure the hills here are always alive with the sound of Alan Jackson, Crosby, Stills and Nash, or even Barry White. The romance of radio has also attracted locals looking for something like a second career

"No, this isn't necessarily what I wanted to be when I grew up," laughs Teri Day, sitting in front of the audio board. "But it's fun, I like it."

Teri, is also known as The Day Dreamer, a DJ who does a once-weekly shift.

"I do a mix of country genre and some pop," she explains. "A little bit of jazz, and easy listening and oldies, 70s, 80s, stuff like that."

Well, that about covers...everything. Which is what you get from the station's 15 different DJs who do time-checks without the promise of a paycheck.

"15, yes," confirms Terry Loyd, aka Babe Boomer, and the station manager. "Everything is volunteer."

Adding to the "free" in free-form community radio. The idea came from long-time resident Rex LeFevre more than a decade ago but it was a wildfire in the summer of 2011, threatening nearby neighborhoods, that sparked the first KXGV-LP broadcast. An FCC license came two years later and that quarter-watt emergency transmitter, with barely enough power to push through walls, has been sending out songs and suggestions and even the occasional slip-of-the-tongue, at a strength of 100 watts.

"100 watts gives you about a 15-mile radius," says Terry.

It's in town, though where their signal, and standing, is strongest.

Not only will you hear 98.5 on the radio at the Two Rivers Grill across the street from the station but it keeps head chef and owner Rob Harold humming in the kitchen.

"They're just having a good time," says Rob, recognizing the luxury of local radio. "I don't know of any other little towns that have, I mean there might be some, but I don't know any that have their own radio station."

Rob listens religiously every day but skips the sermons the station serves up on Sunday.

"My wife preaches to me plenty so I don't need to hear that on Sunday," he admits.

But if you want to hear what's happening in the middle of the Boise Mountains you can find Garden Valley Community Radio right in the middle of your dial.

"I like to call us the heart of the community," says Terry. "Broadcasting from the edge of the wilderness from right here on the boardwalk in downtown Crouch."

Terry says since 2013 the station has attracted more than two dozen sponsors and hundreds of listeners who hardly complain. About the the only complaint they do get, she says, is about not getting their signal.