KNSJ will be at the Peace Bazaar!
KNSJ’S HOLIDAY Potluck Party Dec. 16th
Joyce Beers Center 3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103, 1.5 Blocks North of University Avenue on Vermont
Celebrate KNSJ 89.1 FM’s First Holiday Listeners and Producers Potluck Party — bring food or drink if you can, or just come! Come share the holiday spirit. We are looking for musicians and performing artists. Most listeners and many producers have yet to meet. Come find out who is involved and how to build this community institution, a radio station by, of and for the people.
Joyce Beers Center 3900 Vermont Street , San Diego, CA 92103
A suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
For more information call 619-871-9354 or firstname.lastname@example.org
George Mann in Concert!
Jim Hightower, a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and today’s “Johnny Appleseed” of progressive populism has for decades been a champion and supporter of community radio and has this to say about KNSJ. FM Radio:
“More than a spot on the dial, KNSJ 89.1 FM Radio Descanso/San Diego and KNSJ.org Networking For Social Justice — is radio of, by and for the people. It’s Community Radio at its best – Transformative, Accessible, Affordable. Unlike corporate media, KNSJ FM and KNSJ.org, help put the unity in the San Diego community, linking listeners to information, organization, harmonization and action.”
KNSJ’s call letters reflect its mission: Networking for Social Justice.
With the transmitter and tower at over 6200 feet in the Laguna Mountains, KNSJ’s signal can be heard from the US-Mexico border to Highway 52, from the East County mountains to the bay and the entire central San Diego. The estimated potential listenership is over 1 million plus streaming live online for our global listeners.
KNSJ has pledged to train scores of “citizen journalists” to report on the untold stories people in San Diego. While the bulk of KNSJ’s programming will be news and education, KNSJ will be a conduit to local artists from all walks of life. Our objective is to have a quarter of our music shows locally produced, and most all of our programs will be provided by volunteer producers.
KNSJ was “Born on the 4th of July,” initiating with a full day of live broadcasting plus audio and video streaming on KNSJ.org. The public was invited to come down to the World Beat Center at 2100 Park Boulevard in Balboa Park to celebrate a new era in our city. From 7-8 AM the broadcast emanated out of Descanso with the voices of local mountain residents. KNSJ will pick up ongoing national programming from Pacifica Radio, the BBC, Thom Hartman and Amy Goodman.
For more information contact:
Martin Eder 619-871-9354 / info@KNSJ.org / KNSJ at 619-283-1100
Activist San Diego and KNSJ Radio Announce:
Your “People Powered” ANTENNA has been mounted!!
A crew of five people went up to Monument Peak to tackle the most difficult equipment issue that has faced KNSJ; after securing a contract to rent tower space, we mounted our high end, $15,000 custom-built antenna on the tower!
So as of May Day 2013 KNSJ’s antenna has been installed at 6300 feet elevation pointing toward San Diego and the coast. We feel a great sense of satisfaction that we have gotten to this point and thank all of you who have donated and pledged to make this groundbreaking project a reality.
Please keep the pledges coming as we will have $2000 a month in ongoing expenses and are looking to raise another $1200 a month in pledges for our first part time station manager and staff. Please click here to make a donation.
We are not ready to go on the air until we take up the $5000 transmitter, the $2400 emergency response equipment, satellite down-link and submit our certifications to the FCC. All of this can easily take us to the end of May, give or take a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, after six years effort, we feel like we are only minutes away from broadcasting and streaming on KNSJ.org
We will count on you to build our listenership, our membership, our crew of citizen journalists and our monthly pledges. This is your radio station, people powered radio, eager to give voice to the voiceless.
Thanks to the many heroes who have stuck with this project and all who are now coming forward to breathe life into this vision of “information, communication and mobilization”.
To all of you,
The KNSJ members, founders and Leadership Council
Update: Who will hear KNSJ?
San Diego Community Radio Project
KNSJ 89.1 FM Coverage Projections – Descanso
Figure D-5: Descanso Longley-Rice Plot & Populations
Population report: Field strength above 60.00 db uV/m.
Total Housing Units: 328,449
Multi-racial & Ethnic Diversity Demographics: > 50% peoples of color
Figure D-6: Descanso Longley-Rice Plot & Populations
|Total Population||Quality Level|
|Total population above 60 dBu: 89,862||Prime – Heard on any radio easily|
|Total population above 54 dBu: 782,902||Good – Heard on many radios easily|
|Total population above 50 dBu: 901,531||Passable Signal – listenable on many radios, best in cars|
|Total population above 47 dBu: 1,054,064||Fair – Home hifi with antenna or a car radio|
|Total population above 40 dBu: 1,457,088||Weak – Car radio with digital tuner|