KNSJ 89.1 FM independent community radio and multi-media organization announces re-branding of the radio station.

San Diego, CA—February 4, 2016–KNSJ 89.1FM and KNSJ.ORG have undergone a re-branding to better identify the organization’s mission to its growing base of listeners in the San Diego region and around the globe.  The station’s call letters, KNSJ, stand for “Network for Social Justice.”  The new logo and tagline are “KNSJ Justice 89.1FM”.

Local San Diego graphic designer, Tom Welch directed the re-branding.
“KNSJ is people-powered and Tom developed for us a new logo that emphasizes our mission of community involvement and social justice,” said Martin Eder, Executive Director.


“Community interest and concerns as well as cultural diversity are very important to us,” explained KNSJ News Director Jim Brewster.  “We are developing a program of local citizen journalists and reporters as well as continuing to expand programming to reflect what is important to the community, content that you won’t hear on any other San Diego radio station.  We think Tom’s new logo captures what we’re all about very nicely.”

About KNSJ
Founded on July 4, 2013, KNSJ 89.1 FM and KNSJ.org is San Diego’s premier listener-supported nonprofit community radio station.  It is dedicated to broadcasting news, local events, music, and discussions about social issues.  In addition to locally produced content, KNSJ airs various national programs 24/7 as well, with an increasing number of listeners tuning in on the free TuneIn Radio app.

You Are Invited To Meet and Greet

Greg Palast

Greg PalastBBC TV investigative journalist Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and  Billionaires & Ballot Bandits.

Katherine Harris calls him, “twisted and maniacal”  but Britain’s Guardian calls him, “The most important journalist of our time” for his acclaimed exposés including how Jeb Bush stole the election for his brother George in 2000.

And San Diego’s own news anchor, Bree Walker, calls him,  “The best damn reporter in the USA.  Period.”

Palast will relate the latest of his investigations into the upcoming theft of the 2016 election – and the billionaires behind it.

Palast been a resolute unrelenting adamant supporter of independent journalism and independent media. Greg and his San Diego parents, Gil & Gladys, have supported KNSJ and its mission from its inception.

Sunday Jan.10
6 – 8:30 pm 

Hosted by Derek & Nancy Casady 8412 Sugarman Dr. La Jolla 92017

Book signing, Entertainment, Music, food  & Greg Palast!

“Exactly what a journalist should be:  a truth hound, undaunted by power.:”  – Chicago Tribune

Please Join us in welcoming Greg Palast at this COMMUNITY RADIO FUNDRAISER All Supporters of Independent Media are welcome and invited!   KNSJ is owned by Activist San Diego, a 17-year-old 501c3 with a rock-solid mission of  networking for social justice. This gathering is a fundraiser to launch the next stage of KNSJ’s development.

Each One, Reach One; Pass the Microphone; Pay It Forward

RSVP: Marie 619-283-1100  

We are your people-powered radio station.


Poetry of KNSJ – NOV. 17 – 6:00 – 6:45 pm at The Lyceum

The Lyceum Theater and KNSJ (89.1 FM) announce the news of Artivist (Artist & Activist) Poetry Of KNSJ, a poetry reading by four outstanding San Diego poets: Theresa F, Sonia Gutierrez, Lizzie Wann, and Jim Moreno. The Poetry is a prelude to the play The Oldest Boy and will take place on The Lyceum Theater lobby stage one hour before the play. The Lyceum is located at Westfield Horton Plaza, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101.

The poets will read original poetry followed by a collage poem where four different poems are read as one poem in an interesting collaboration. The poetry performance will end 15 minutes before the play begins so audience members can comfortably find their seats. According to Jim Moreno, a quote from a Nikki Giovanni poem sums up the creativity of these four poets:

I hope I die warmed by the fire I tried to live.

Meet the Artists

Jim MorenoJim Moreno is the author of Dancing In Dissent: Poetry For Activism (jimpoet.com) & two poetry and music cd’s. He is a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. Jim hosts the 2nd Tuesday-Jihmye Poetry Open Mic at the Cafe Cabaret. Jim’s show Poets’ Corner can be heard on KNSJ 89.1 FM every weekday morning at 11:00 A.M on KNSJ, 89.1 FM broadcasting (and streaming @ knsj.org) 24/7. For more information on the open mic at Cafe Cabaret or about the Poet’s Corner, call (619) 544-1000 or 760 802-2449.

Lizzie WannLizzie Wann was an integral part of the development of the San Diego poetry scene in the early 2000s. She helped bring slam poetry to the city, created her own readings and produced original shows that featured poets and musicians. Lizzie also founded the Meeting Grace house concert series which ran from 2000-2008. Her work appears on CDs (A Wing & A Prayer and A New Leaf), in chapbooks includingFamiliars, Naked Wrists, and Complicated Skies and in anthologies including Comstock Review,Incidental Buildings & Accidental Beauty,A Year in Ink, volume 2, So Luminous the Wildflowers, and The San Diego Poetry Annual.

Sonia GutierrezSonia Gutierrez is a professor of English at Mount San Jacinto College where she teaches English Composition and Critical Thinking and Writing. She is the co-advisor for the Palomar Poets and founder of our biannual Poetic Justice. She also teaches Creative Writing for Upward Bound at CSU-San Marcos. Spider Woman/La Mujer Araña (Olmeca Press, 2013) is her debut bilingual poetry collection, and she is at work on a novel, Kissing Dreams from a Distance, among other projects. She is a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual.

Thereza FTheresa F has been using Word Sound as Power since 6th grade at Baker Elementary in San Diego. She is the creator of Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop: A Non Hetero-Sexist Conversation for HIV Prevention & Safer Sex for All Ages! Theresa has presented at various conferences across the US, Canada, and now Zambia. She has shared the stage with the Langston Hughes Poetry Circle, the Elevated crew, Quincy Troupe, as well as, Amiri Baraka.

KNSJ 89.1 FM and Activist San Diego are nonprofit, community outlets for San Diegans to become involved in strengthening community ties to build civic engagement. TuneIn and listen to our programming.

Halloween Party LIVE Music – Oct 30

Mello-D will be one of the bands at the Halloween party. David Sawicki, one of the musicians, made the Halloween Video. Enjoy and have fun!

Tickets: $19 @ the door – For info – 619-283-1100

Political SPOOKS Halloween Party
Oct. 30 – Friday 7:30-12 – Costume Contest
Listen to our Promo and get inspired.

Your Chance for some Serious Fun — Poke fun at the 1% and political elite.
Come as Ms.Pro-Choice USA, Wicked Witch of West Carly Fiorina, or??

~ Best Donald t-Rump ~ Monsanto Monster ~ Cross-Dresser for Equality ~ White Lies Matter
~ Capt. Climate Change ~ Most Original Political ~ Best of Show w/ Prizes
The Congressional ZOMBIE Apocalypse has arrived, Capitalism’s Living Dead.

LIVE music, DJ, Comedy, Silent Auction, Prizes for Costumes, & Food & drinks for sale.

Benefit Party volunteers welcome: 619-283-1100
Call ahead if you need info or directions to the event on Oct. 30th @ 7:30

For tickets or more info. www.KNSJ.org

LAUGH IN YOUR FACE radio show recording before a live audience

“LAUGH IN YOUR FACE RADIO” SHOW—WATCH A LIVE RADIO SHOW RECORDING AND MEET THE COMEDIANS, Monday, October 12, 6 pm at @Spacebar, 7454 University Ave, La Mesa Laugh In Your Face Team Live

A little mixed with a generous sprinkling of and clever sketches and you will be joining the team to “Laugh in the Face” of today’s ridiculousness. Get the lowdown–news, interviews, The Green Scene” with Diane Jean, sketches, science reports, biting social commentary, AND great music. Co-author stand up comic and writer Wally Wang throws in his segments of “Really Bad Movements,” “World Wide Web” and “The Dark Side.” Join the audience as “Laugh In Your Face Radio” records its hilarious show this coming Monday at the @Spacebar, 7454 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942, Corner of Lowell and University Ave. Recording begins at 6 pm, 2 shows back-to-back. Great fun. Watch San Diego’s team of professional stand-up comics up close and personal and say hello.

“Laugh In Your Face Radio” can be heard on KNSJ 89.1 FM and streaming at knsj.org

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6 pm, Saturdays 2-3 pm and Sundays 7-8 pm.
Check their website at http://www.laughinyourfaceradio.com for future recording locations.