Dear special member of Activist San Diego and KNSJ 89.1 FM,
The play, Steal Heaven, is about social activism so is the perfect gift for our members and sustainers.
You are valued!… Steal Heaven tickets after this invitation will be $31 to $75.
YOU will or have pledged at KNSJ.org to give a monthly contribution and deserve to be rewarded…
If you are renewing or upgrading your donation or pledge go to www.ActivistSanDiego.org or www.KNSJ.org and click “Donate”
Special… you and your guest will be part of the 1st public viewing of this world premier of Steal Heaven.
You are special because you are helping us close the current $1000-a-month deficit we currently have incurred running your brilliantly-progressive community radio station and the racial justice organizing ASD is leading in SD.
NOTE: Only sign up for these 2 FREE tickets* if you are 99% sure that you will attend on Friday night, Jan. 2nd at 8pm, the day after New Yearâ€™s at the San Diego Rep www.SDrep.org. We want to ensure every member/sustainer who wants to come is able to get a ticket!
*To get more than 2 tickets or for more information call Marie at 619-283-1100 or Martin at 619-871-9354
Please let us know if you have accepted our invitation by alsoÂ Â
KNSJ & ASD Holiday Party
Music & entertainment – Dec.15 Mon @ 7
Join us for fun and celebration…
Every year in December Activist San Diego and KNSJ radio turns its general meeting into a celebration of our collective accomplishments as a social justice community. We celebrate the community of conscience that supports each other and our common goals and organizations.
The event is always heartwarming and enjoyable. Please come and invite a friend. Come early to help us set up at 6:15 PM. We set up seating around small tables and encourage you to circulate and meet others in a style known as a Peace CafĂ© promoted by one of our founders, Tanja winter.
Members, radio listeners and supporters of social justice gather to share potluck vegetarian food, and a few festivities. Those with artistic inclinations are encouraged to offer their low-key musical, literary, poetic or performing arts for a few minutes with those assembled. If you are interested in being on the list of performers please contact KNSJ’s Music Director, Robert Ur at 618-952-4157. Bill Driscol will be setting up the sound system so if you have special needs call him at 619-384-4343.
Joyce Beers Community Center
1230 Cleveland Ave., Hillcrest in the city of San Diego
(In the Ralph’s Hillcrest shopping center Across from Trader Joe’s.
1.5 blocks north of University Ave on Vermont.)
For info call 619-871-9354 Please park in underground parking lot to avoid towing!
For peace in the new year! 619-283-1100
Perhaps the single best troubadour, singer-songwriter
Live Benefit Concert for KNSJ Thursday, Nov. 13th 335 27th St. San Diego 92102
More Info: www.activistsandiego.org/node/4645
All are welcome to a night of dinner and live music performed by David Rovics in support of KNSJ 89.1 FM radio station, San Diego’s network for social justice.
David Rovics is a radical folk singer/songwriter who sings songs of social significance covering various social justice topics. Check out his amazing catalog of original music at www.DavidRovics.com and don’t miss his powerful, provocative live set here in San Diego.
Douglas Holbrook, former Activist San Diego president and daily KNSJ show host, passed away as a result of cardiac arrest.
The sudden loss to his family, friends and to our organization and radio station, which he loved and dedicated so much time to in the last year is hard to comprehend in this sudden turn of events … Reminding us how precious our relationships are and the passions and principles which bind us.
On behalf of the Activist Sand Diego board we send our condolences to family, friends and coworkers.
Give Peace A Dance! EARTH Dance with Liquid Blue for the International Day of Peace on the Sept 21
Winstons in Ocean Beach ~ $5 at the door
A Benefit Concert for KNSJ 89.1 FM and Activist San Diego
Give Peace A Dance! Celebrate the International Day of Peace on the 21st of September. Liquid Blue – all of which is “socially conscious” music, DJ Layla – mixing of socially conscious world beats; KNSJ’s MC Gill Sotu – As a performer Gill won the 2012 San Diego Raw Performing Artist Of The Year,
Featured Acts for 2014
Liquid Blue – these musical emissaries of peace will perform a mix of “conscious covers” as well as original music (all of which is “socially conscious”) including their peace anthem, Earth Passport (Billboard Top-10 dance hit in 2010). Dance to peace/protest anthems by the likes of the U2; Beatles; Green Day; Marley; Springsteen; Marvin Gaye; Neil Young; Pink Floyd and many more. Even Ozzy (ever checked out the lyrics to “War Pigs” or Crazy Train)! See this web site and this page for more info on Liquid Blue: http://www.liquid-blue.com/peace.htm
DJ Layla – mixing of socially conscious world beats; house; trance and more, Layla Loxa represents girl power in many ways. She won the World Bodysurfing Championship in 2002 and finished 3rd in the U.S. Surfing Championships in 2003. She toured the world with Liquid Blue as a singer/dancer for many years before becoming a DJ. For more info: www.LaylaLoxa.com
MC Gill Sotu – A KNSJ Producer http://gillsotu.com/ As a performer Gill won the 2012 San Diego Raw Performing Artist Of The Year, 2012 Winner of the San Diego City Anti-Littering Spoken Word Competiton, 2008 Semi-Finalist at the National Poetry Slam, 2007 Grand Slam Los Angeles Poetry Champion, 2006 Grand Slam Ventura County Poetry Champion. His debut album Elephant Heart was nominated for 5 Mavric Independent Music Awards. Gill produces and hosts Train Of Thought, a successful open Mic running over 4 years strong. As a host Gill has run stages for, HBOâ€™s Brave New Voices Semi-Final Poetry Competition, CSUNâ€™s Five for Five Talent Competition, ACLUâ€™s Freedom Of Expression Showcase, Fiesta Del Sol Community Stage, and San Diego Indie Fest to name a few.
About Earthdance Global Peace Party
From its psy rave roots, Earthdance has grown to become the world’s largest globally synchronized music and dance event. Today there are over 500 locations in 80 countries. They are united with a common vision for peace, social justice and humanitarian aims. This years signature event is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Earthdance San Diego
Earthdance San Diego will be held Sunday, Sept 21st at Winstons Beach Club, 2pm to 10pm. Tickets are just $5! The “peace party” will run 8 hours and feature live music, a DJ and guest speakers. The Earthdance Prayer for Peace will be read at 7pm.
International Peace Day
Earthdance is aligned with the UN International Day of Peace celebrated world-wide on Sep 21st each year. The United Nations Peace Day is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace and non-violence, both within and among all nations and peoples. For peace activists it is the most important celebration day the year.
Guest Speaker – Martin Eder – Director of Activist San Diego, promoting information, communications and mobilization for social Justice. He is also a founder of KNSJ Radio 89.1 which is a listener-supported, community-based, educational radio station of, by and for the richly diverse people in the San Diego border region. The mission of KNSJ is to provide high quality radio for those people and viewpoints which have traditionally been excluded by the commercial media, especially those cultural, ethnic and social groups who have been historically marginalized. https://www.facebook.com/martin.eder.3950?fref=ts
Guest Speaker – James Summers – He is the president of the San Diego Chapter of Veterans for Peace; a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization of vets dedicated to increasing public awareness of the costs of war. The group works to promote alternatives to war. http://www.sdvfp.org/officers/
Phone Number: 619-283-1100
Sun, April 27, 2014 Balboa Park
Â Join ASD-KNSJ at back side of World Beat CenterÂ andÂ at House on Pacific Relations
http://www.ActivistSanDiego.org/node/4497Arrive Early – call us to take a shift at our booth.
Getting to EarthFair
Don’t sit in traffic: take a shuttle, ride transit â€“ avoid 163!
EARTHDAY Map :Â http://www.earthdayweb.org/EarthFair.html
Join ASD-KNSJ at back side of World Beat Center and at House on Pacific Relations
Contact KNSJ or ASD at 619-871-9354 orÂ Â
A KNSJ Tribute to Pete Seeger
Legendary folk singer, activist, environmentalist, leftist, songwriter, and troubadour extraordinaire, Pete Seeger, passed away on Monday, 27 January, 2014.
This very weekend KNSJ held a tribute concert to Pete Seeger thanks to our invitation of George Mann, who joined us in this musical retrospective celebration of his life. We may have been the last sing-along event of Pete’s songs, while he was still alive. As part of the audience, we were uplifted by his spirit and words … â€śif I had a hammer, I’d singing in the morning, I’d sing it in the evening, all over this land … It’s a song of justice, it’s a song of freedom, it’s a song of love between my brother and my sister all over this land, all over this land …”
Tuesday morning Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! spent the bulk of the broadcast celebrating the life and contributions of Pete Seeger and his cultural activism. Listeners were reminded just how important the programming of our new community radio station is to our values and our information, knowing that KNSJ is the only local station to be honoring Pete Seeger today. This tribute is but one of 1000 reasons why we need a strong and vibrant, and culturally poignant people-powered radio.
Just a week before Activist San Diego and KNSJ spent the evening at the Joyce Beers Community Center highlighting the importance that culture plays in building a social movement for social justice. Pete Seeger’s life is the embodiment of what it means to be a tribune of the people, a transformer of the existing social order with an undying optimism that â€śwe shall overcome, someday.â€ť
In an interview with Amy Goodman, Pete said that we often look and feel that our small efforts are futile, but when hundreds and thousands of us each pick up a tool and chip away at the barriers to social progress, mountains can be moved. As Pete Seeger lays down his banjo at the age of 94, may 100s of us stand up to take his place and sustain a cultural, educational and social movement with the same love, optimism and conviction that he embodied throughout nearly a century of activism.
With love from all of us,
Pete Seeger, Presente!
Martin Eder for ASD and KNSJ
September 20, 2013 â€˘ 5:30-8:00 p.m. â€˘ Belly Up Tavern, 100 S. Cedros. Solana Beach
Proceeds to benefit KNSJ 89.1 FM Descanso
Location: Balboa Park (World Beat Center – 2100 Park Boulevard)Â andÂ also at UN Association Building
Sunday, April 21, 2013Â â€˘ 10am â€“ 5pm
The world’s largest annual environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration. ASD & KNSJ has the ability to reach huge numbers of people about the launching of the radio station and the need to build an activist movement on the issue of climate change…. “No War, no Warming” build an economy for the people and the planet!
Activist San Diego was launched on Earth Day 14 years ago. ever since we have had booths and information distribution at Earth Day. it is a been a place that all of our members can get involved and a way in which we can meet hundreds of people distribute our materials to thousands.
This year it will be particularly important because we have two campaigns that are at a critical point.
First – KNSJ will be launching its broadcasting in April so this is our first opportunity to get people to tune in to what we are doing, find new volunteers and to circulate around the park getting interviews with 100 of the nonprofit organizations that are there. we will also be getting interviews with the public about what they want to see in a new listener supported community radio station.
Second – Activist San Diego is in the early stages of building a new campaign as part of our affiliation with GGJ (GRASSROOTS GLOBAL Justice) and the â€śNo War, no Warmingâ€ť build an economy for the people and the planet! we want your help to make this organizing effort a reality and build a team to sustain that effort.
Contact Jorge Glackman at 619-952-5569 or call us at 619-871-9354.
Activist Peoples Ball 2013
Inaugurating KNSJ and a Progressive Era inÂ SanÂ Diego
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH @ 7 PM
Entertainment:Â Occupy’s Favorite Harpist Kelsea Rae Little, Troubador Jason Brock, TranscenDANCE Youth, & The Full Strength Funk Band
The 2013 ASD Peopleâ€™s Ball in support of KNSJ 89.1FM was a smashing community success. The house was full of vibrant progressive movers and shakers celebrating progressive solidarity with solid entertainment. The proceeds from the event will go towards the launching of KNSJ 89.1FM later this year. There will be other fundraising activities held soon for this worthy project â€” stay tuned to KNSJ.org for updates!
Saturday, Aug. 11th 7 pm till the lights go out
- We see each other at meetings
- We chant together at rallies
- We light candles together at vigils
- We share articles and emails on the Internet
- We text each other on phones
- We ‘like ‘ each other on Facebook…
… but for community building we need to socialize and be soulfully connected,Â break bread, share food, be moved by music and toast our accomplishment as we imagine another world.
Join Activist San Diego and KNSJ-fm for a pot-luck dinner and party (BYO)
3442 47th Street, San Diego, CA 92105 (one block west of Euclid on Myrtle)
for information: 619-871-9354 Martin
Fundraiser for KNSJ-fm. Suggested donation $2-10
Pine Valley (Near where I-8 Meets the Sunrise Highway); Pine Valley County Park, with entrance at the North end of Pine Valley Road.
Event Summary : http://activistsandiego.org/node/3946
2012 Pine Valley Days – July 27 & 28; KNSJ.org to outreach Opportunity to introduce the community radio to local residents.
42nd Annual Pine Valley Dayâ€™s celebration will be held on July 27th and 28th, however only the 28th for the crafters.
The parade down old Hwy 80 starts at 9 AM on Saturday the 28th (if youâ€™re not at your site before 9 AM plan on a 1 Â˝ hour delay of reaching your site).
If you want to help at the KNSJ outreach booth call 619-871-9354
Martin Eder 619-871-9354 = Cell 619-226-1116 = Home office
Common Cause, New Media Rights & Jennifer Douglas/Jon Monday, co-producers invited you to…
â€ťSave KLSDâ€ť Film Party – Local Film & Food!
Click here to see Evite in a new window.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE:Â Lestat’s West Theater,Â 3343 Adams Avenue,Â San Diego CA 92116
Media Justice Activists – You are invited to aÂ Community Radio Meeting:Â How can we Occupy the Radio waves?
Find out what’s going at Find out what’s going atÂ www.KNSJ.orgÂ Join us to imagine this new KNSJ- 89.1 FM We have the FCC License for our new station! We want to start streaming ASAP ~ Got Program Ideas?! Join us to imagine this new KNSJ- 89.1 FM We have the FCC License for our new station! We want to start streaming ASAP ~ Got Program Ideas?!
Thurs. May 16 at 7 PM
Activist Center – 4246 Wightman StÂ (in back) – 1 Bl. s. of Univ Ave on Van Dyke
The San Diego Community Radio ProjectÂ will share the news about Activist San Diego ‘s in-the-works, full-power FM station and INTERNET RADIO. The signal will transmit out of Descanso, with a parallel Internet radio stream and studios based in City Heights. ASD is a 12-year-old 501c3 with a rock-solid mission of Networking for Social Justice (thus kNSJ).
We are tired of corporate misinformation and monopolized media. We were heartbroken with the loss of KLSD; we had hopes with Liberty One; Is San Diego County ready for this NCE (non-commercial, educational, listener-supported) endeavor lead by progressives? You can help make it happen and creating a powerful community resource!
Each One, Teach One; Pass the Microphone; Pay It Forward
For info: Martin 619-891-9354Â Â KNSJ.org & ActivistSanDiego.org.
Borrego Stardance by Outside Television: Enjoy!
KNSJ Mourns Talk of the Town Host Douglas HolbrookDouglas Holbrook, former Activist San Diego president and daily KNSJ show host, passed away as a result of cardiac arrest.The sudden loss to his family, friends and to our organization and radio station, which he loved and dedicated so much time to in the last year is hard to comprehend in this sudden turn of events ... Reminding us how precious our relationships are and the passions and principles which bind us.On behalf of the Activist Sand Diego board we send our condolences to family, friends and coworkers.
It is not too late! You helped bring KNSJÂ toÂ life, now help it survive and THRIVE!A year ago today there was doubt in some quarters that Activist San Diego (ASD) would make good on its promise to build a community radio station for YOU! The 6-year effort, a 500 step project, with $40,000 magnanimously raised from the grassroots progressive community, culminated on July 4th with the birth of Independent, people-powered radio KNSJ 89.1 FM. It was born, the offspring of hope and determination, the marriage of passion for justice and the clarion of communication.As a proud parent you gave it a name, NSJ, the Network for Social Justice. You want to see it grow out of diapers and assume a prominent position transforming the political landscape of our region. You now want to feed our new voice of independence to help it survive and thrive.Your stipend, your contribution of even $2-$10 a month will make a HUGE difference in media justice in San Diego, a small price to pay for the single greatest megaphone to be nurtured by the progressive community. Perhaps you want to gift your car or vehicle as if it were graduation day like Jay, Craig and Larry did. Call 619-871-9354 and we will take care of all the details.HELP! We need $10,000 to buy the tools of Community Radio, portable microphones and high quality recorders for the budding journalists. Perhaps we can inscribe your name on a recorder or apply your name to the studio that we are building in central San Diego.Who owns KNSJ 89.1 FM? You do! Your membership and donations to KNSJ and ASD (the FM license holder) keep the treasure of community radio in public hands.WHO SUPPORTS KNSJ? We do not take money from large corporations, no Monsanto or Walmarts need apply â€” this means â€śFreedom to Programâ€ť critical and controversial content, but it also means your responsibility to support critical projects. Our annual reports are made to you!HELP KNSJ DEVELOP A VISION of Non-commercial, Listener-Supported, non-partisan, Community Radio â€” by the people, of the people and for the people. We want and need your input as well as your donations. Send us your programming ideas, your grand vision of a radio station that serves as a collective organizer, a tribune of the people, a voice for the disenfranchised.24 hr / 7 days a week KNSJ was born to be the Paul Revere of East County and the San Diego border region. â€śNSA is coming! â€” on the backs of Big Pharma, Big Banks, Media Monopolies, Energy Megalomaniacs, War Profiteers and Corporate Conglomerates.â€ť As our voice develops you will nurture local journalism and storytelling about the successes of informed citizens who get information, get organized and inspired social change.
Not a member/donor yet? Celebrate our first year and our journey of continous improvement â€” DONATE NOW!
Today, please consider giving a sustaining contribution of $3 to $30 a month to grow Community RadioWe are still 100% volunteer driven, but we want to offer more, more local news, more dynamic programming, more local culture, more compelling stories, more inspiration, more social justice information.It is easy as clicking the Donate Now button on this page! Your support comes with the continuing satisfaction that you are liberating the airwaves and spreading your values far and wide.Thank YOU from all of us!
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 â€śBorn on the 4th of July,â€ť 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 / / KNSJ at 619-283-1100
KNSJ Station News
The following performers, entertainers, businesses and individuals made generous contributions to our 1st Anniversary party. KNSJ would like to thank them and encourage our listeners and followers to support them in solidarity for our common cause: Networking for Social Justice.
ENTERTAINER NUMBER SINGER/SONGWRITERS Megan Fisher 619.507.1772 Bryce Turner 619.243.4066 The Band-Sydney Blake and the Misters Sydney Blake-Sydney Blake and the Misters 619.733.3119 Dallas Bryan-Sydney Blake and the Misters Adam Cisco-Sydney Blake and the Misters Jesus Gonzalez 619.772.5495 Sarah Forbes 408.209.9918 Ever J 619.665.5063 Ryan Gerard / Toma Sol 973.862.9220 Aaron Bowen 619.866.9200 MelloD (KARL) Wally Wong/ COMEDIAN (KARL) Isak Allen/ COMEDIAN (KARL) 317.431.6272 David/ Musician/ COMEDIAN (KARL) Nick Crook 619.787.5785 The Band “FRANCO” Eileen-FRANCO 619.452.4359 Jisel-FRANCO Brook-FRANCO Rob Lord 619.952.4157 Masashi (MASA) Alex Nakamura 209.676.0472 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC Tom Fertsch/ DINNER GUITAR 781.835.8750 Pablo Ledesma/Dijerreedoo (instrument) 760.815.5541 SPOKEN WORD PEEPS Sarah Bella Mondragon 619.884.1288 Jim Moreno/ KNSJ Poet 619.285.9737 Jeeni Criscenzo del Rio/ KNSJ Poet 769.525.1915 Sound Equip/Books/ Ramon Ciani/ sound/ Donating 200 BOOKS! 619.403.6130 Bill Driscoll / Sound 619.384.4343 RAFFLE BUSINESSES Teri Wilder / Gong Meditation
San Diego Conscious Music Fest
619.884.4645 Sacha Landreneau/ Hillcrest Community Acupuncture
619.298.2228 Cindy Sullivan / Love and Light Acupuncture
619.787.3722 Ramon Ciani/ Mr PC Man
619.403.6130 San Pasqual Winery/ Wine bottle & Tasting
858.270.7550 Ricardo de la Torre/ Massage Therapist
619.857.1625 Dan Bjierke / Happiness Assessment
Additionally, we’d like to thank these restaurants for their generous donations:
Jimmy Carterâ€™s Mexican CafĂ©
Nha Hang Quoc Te, Vietnamese and Chinese Food, 4448 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105, Phone number (619) 281-9999
By Rob Andrews
It’s a Tuesday at 8pm, and I’m worried. I just drove 12 miles to see a small musical venue and get a minute to talk to our newest addition.
At Cosmos in La Mesa, Rob Ur sits on a table covered with release forms. Artists with their guitars, friends, and music lovers pack the seats, coffee and applause in hand.
â€śHey man,â€ť he says through his warm smile. â€śWe should talk, but right now, take a look, this is great!â€ť
Rob Ur is a long time musical artist dedicated to those looking for a stage. Heâ€™s part of the KNSJ team, and heâ€™s looking for more great artists that want their work to be heard.
For details on how to get in touch with our new music director, email
Activist San Diego andÂ 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