KNSJ’s First on-air Pledge Drive
your 1st opportunity ‚Äď
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Saturday, July 4th, 2015 SPECIAL EDITION
Independent Media KNSJ was Born on Independence Day 2013
Join us in Celebration of a people’s media and a people’s July 4th
We want you on the air! Be among the first to join our on-air pledge¬†– Proud to be a founder. Don’t miss out… receive our perks and premiums.
Talk of the Town, KNSJ Live Call-in¬†Show,¬†¬†619-528-8383,¬†Saturdays
SPECIAL EDITION THIS SATURDAY FROM 11 am-1pm¬† on 89.1 fm in you car, on the TuneIn Radio or iTunes App on online at¬†KNSJ.org.
Host Mike Aguirre invites you to call in¬†619-528-8383¬†with questions or comments for his guests every Saturday morning.¬† We want your testimonials about supporting community radio vs corporate radio.¬† Be recognized on the air for your support.
Activist San DiegoBoard of Directors Elections 2015 – 2016
HELD MONDAY 6/15/2015
at Joyce Beers Community Center
- Tayari Howard
- Zeus Pao
- Mansoor Sabbagh
- Jerry Toolsie
- Nadar Salahuddin¬†to replace Douglas Holbrook after his passing.
- Sonia Cobos Medina¬†to replace Roslyn Harris who moved to East Coast
Talk of the Town¬†now is LIVE on Saturdays. Call-in and participate
¬†In addition to its regular weekday time slots, you can now hear¬†Talk of the Town¬†with Mike Aguirre live on Saturday morning from 11 to noon. As usual, Mike will have interesting guests on the show and on the Saturday show you have the opportunity to call and be on the air with Mike. Mike looks forward to receiving any questions you may have and addressing any comments you might want to make. On last Saturday show, the guests were Tom Streed and Jerry Toolsie. They talked about police violence and local law enforcement surveillance.
CALL-IN¬†ON¬†619-528- 8383¬†SATURDAYS FROM 11 AM TO 12 NOON
Please note that if you are placed on hold¬†before being put through you will be able to hear the program on the phone while you wait.
Behind the scenes at KNSJ studio on live coverage
During the 4 hours of¬†live coverage the KNSJ team faced many problems with its 4th live broadcast. Technical difficulties did not impair the team as they were taking phone calls, reporting live from the field, giving traffic reports and discussing myths about raising San Diego and national`s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The website team collected photos and audios from each one at the studio. Listen to the testimonies of Jim Brewster, Mike Hancock and Marie Johnson.
Martin Eder was on the field interviewing workers and organizers about reasons why they were advocating the raising of the minimum wage. Here is what Martin has to say.
I was so impressed by the quality and the in depth interviews we air from the rallies; a Burger King husband and wife struggling on $9 an hour with just two days schedule per week, a rally organizing for 18 years, a pastor leading a social justice congregation, the president of the Labor Council, Richard Barrera, student activist Mark Jones organizing for racial justice and multiple others whose views would be unlikely to get on corporate media. I felt proud of KNSJ`s awesome crew.
Martin Eder,¬† Interim General Manager of KNSJ
KNSJ invites people to become citizen reports
Marie Johnson and Jim Brewster are inviting you the public to join the KNSJ team to help awareness for social justice campaigns such¬†as Fight for $15. If you are interested click¬†here.
Today, Alex Polvorosa is helping us with social media updates. Here is Alex giving his time and effort to support KNSJ¬†effort to go live in this historical Fight for 15 movement¬†day.
Monica Prado is a volunteer at KNSJ working with news and the¬†website.
Bill Driscoll volunteering¬†as sound technician. He works hard to connect Martin`s live reporting at SDSU to our radio station here in City Heights.
It is not too late!
You helped bring KNSJ to 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 ‚ÄĒ this means ‚ÄúFreedom to Program‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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. ‚ÄúNSA is coming! ‚ÄĒ on the backs of Big Pharma, Big Banks, Media Monopolies, Energy Megalomaniacs, War Profiteers and Corporate Conglomerates.‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄĒ DONATE NOW!
Today, please consider giving a sustaining contribution of $3 to $30 a month to grow Community Radio
We 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 ‚ÄúBorn on the 4th of July,‚ÄĚ 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
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