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KNSJ will be covering the Donald Trump rally today live from the San Diego Convention Center. Our broadcast will begin at 1:30 with co-hosts Mike Aguirre and John Stahl. Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at 2pm. Mike and John will follow up Trump’s speech with a wrap up of the event. KNSJ plans to include interviews as part of its coverage.


Wednesday, May 25, there will be a Meet the Candidates Reception and Forum presented by the League of Women Voters in partnership with KNSJ.

All candidates for San Diego city offices have been invited. The reception and forum will take place at the downtown San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego in the Neil Morgan Auditorium from 6-8 pm.

The reception and forum are open to the public and KNSJ will broadcast the forum live. If you are unable to attend, please listen on your smart phone using the TuneIn free app, on your radio at 89.1 FM, or streaming at knsj.org

Please take this opportunity to become involved in your local government and talk to the candidates.

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Attend the Dynamite Debate & Dinner!
Candidates for San Diego City Attorneys Forum
Sat. May 14 @ 6 pm SHARP!
or… LISTEN LIVE 6:30 pm KNSJ.org

KNSJ in collaboration with the League of women voters present… Dynamite Debate & Dinner! *
City Attorneys Debate & Delicious Dinner.

Saturday, May 14  6-8 pm
Thomas Jefferson Law School
1155 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Room 323

Text your questions to 619-283-1100
Can you help spread the word on this event?
 This race will have a huge impact on San Diego.


KNSJ 89.1FM community radio in Collaboration with the League Of Woman Voters invites you to 2016 District 9 San Diego City Council candidates’ debate.

Wednesday April 27 at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Pl. 92105.

Listen Live 89.1 FM, at KNSJ.ORG  or on your smart phone using the TuneIn free app.  All qualified candidates have been invited.
Home-Cooked Dinner 6 PM Sharp before the debate,
Note: Small donation to support KNSJ 89.1 FM Community Radio is requested

For information: 619-871-9354


Meet the Mayoral Candidates!

 

Saturday, April 23 6-8 PM

Church of the Bretheren
3850 Westgate Place, SD 92105

Public Debate Sponsored by League of Women Voters and
KNSJ 89.1 – Airing LIVE at KNSJ.org

ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN INVITED

Home-Cooked Dinner 6 PM Sharp before the debate,
Note: Small donation to support KNSJ 89.1 FM Community Radio is requested
•    Indian potato curry with tomatoes and onion gravy and Indian Roti
•    Thai Curry Shrimp prepared by a professional chef
•    Multi-Vegetable pasta, some picked that day from organic garden
•    Salad and refreshments

Come listen to the exchange between the 2 leading progressives in the race, Lori Saldana and Ed Harris.

For information:  619-871-9354
Dynamite Debate and Dinner! Sat. 6 pm SHARP for dinner! Mayors’ Debate 6:30 pm

Can not attend the free debate?
LIVE at KNSJ.org, TuneIn Radio app or 89.1 fm

Send questions to the candidates on KNSJ Facebook and


 

KNSJ is on the road again. This time at the Earth Fair in Balboa Park Sunday, April 17.

Tune in as we broadcast live from 11am-1 pm.  We will be at two locations:  booth 620 in Balboa Park near the U.N. building across the street from the organ pavilion parking lot and at the World Beat Center on Park Boulevard outside at the back of the building.

  • Come to our booths and meet our teams.  Give us feedback, tell us what you would like to hear, find out how to become involved in independent non-corporate owned radio of, by and for the people, become a sustaining member.

 

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“Talk of the Town,” KNSJ Live Call-in Show This Saturday 4/16 with
Mike Aguirre,  11 am-12 Noon.  619-528-8383
Make your voice heard.

Mike’s guest this Saturday is astrophysicist Brian Keating.

Professor Keating is with the UC San Diego’s Department of Physics.  He and his team of 21 students and postdocs develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio-, microwave- and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S. Patents.  He did postdoctoral research at Stanford University and was an NSF Postdoctoral  Fellow at Caltech before coming to UCSD in 2004.  Professor Keating received the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President Bush for a telescope he developed at the U.S. South Pole Research Station called BICEP.  Professor Keating co-leads a collaboration operating the POLARBEAR telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile.  He is a Trustee of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Math for America, San Diego, and the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  Brian is a volunteer Command Pilot for Angel Flight West and flies children with medical needs throughout the West.
Please call in with your questions or comments.

“Talk of the Town” airs M-F 8-9 am; W 3:30-4 PM; M,Tu, Th, F 4-5pm

 


 

 

KNSJ will broadcast live Ted Cruz in San Diego tonight.

Mike Aguirre along with Tom Gorton will be the commentators for KNSJ’s coverage.

Presidential candidate Cruz will be appearing at a rally hosted by the San Diego County Republican Party at the Town & Country Resort’s Golden Ballroom in Mission Valley.

The rally is scheduled from 6-8 pm and KNSJ will begin its coverage sometime after 6. Listen to KNSJ at 89.1 FM, streaming at knsj.org  or on smartphones using the TuneIn free app.

 

 


 

 

KNSJ MultiMedia Community Meeting

Thursday 4/7, 7-9 P.M.,

Everyone Welcome-All Ages

Location: 4246 Wightman St. (City Heights) San Diego 92105,
(meeting room facing Van Dyke)

Live remote broadcasts are being planned.  We will also be at the Earth Fair again this year.  Become part of the KNSJ broadcasting and multimedia team.  Help with the upcoming remote broadcasts and other local programs and projects.  Training classes will be scheduled on program recording and editing as well as on technical operations including operating a mixing board. +
Find out about volunteer and assistant broadcasting and multimedia opportunities such as social media, marketing, outreach, programming, local news and events reporting, music.  Community broadcasting needs community members like you.
Please join us.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, ALL AGES WELCOME!


 

KNSJ WILL BE AT THE EARTH FAIR IN BALBOA PARK SUNDAY APRIL 17
Join us in outreach to environmentalists and activists about KNSJ Community Radio

We will be doing radio interviews

Help needed:

  • Ambassadors for shifts between 10am and 5 pm
  • At our booth
  • Networking in the crowd
  • Citizen reporters conducting interviews
  • Crew for set up at 8am and break down at 5 pm

If you can help please contact KNSJ or ASD at 619-283-1100 or 619-871-9354


 

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“Talk of the Town,” KNSJ Live Call-in Show This Saturday 4/9 with
Mike Aguirre,  11 am-12 Noon.  619-528-8383
Make your voice heard.

Mike’s guest this Saturday, April 9 will be  George Gorton.

Mr. Gorton is a Republican political consultant from California.  He has helped lead national political campaigns in Panama, Russia, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Canada and the United States. His efforts in bringing Boris Yeltsin back from the politically dead in Russia earned him and his partners, Joe Shumate and Dick Dresner, a ten-page cover story in Time Magazine.[1] and a major motion picture (Spinning Boris) where George, the central figure in the movie, is played by Jeff Goldblum.[2]
Gorton served on the national campaign teams of Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He managed all of Governor Pete Wilson’s successful Gubernatorial and US Senate races.[3] He was the first political consultant hired by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2000 and was the chief strategist for his campaign for Governor in 2003.
George is a graduate of San Diego State University and has been inducted into the American Political Consultants Hall of Fame.  .
Please call in with your questions or comments.

“Talk of the Town” airs M-F 8-9 am; W 3:30-4 PM; M,Tu, Th, F 4-5pm


 

KNSJ SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE BERNIE SANDERS RALLY IN SAN DIEGO on air LIVE @ 6PM MARCH 22! Hosted by Mike Aguirre

Hosted live from the San Diego Convention Center. Bernie Sanders is expected to take the stage at 8 PM. Mike is interviewing supporters and rally attendees on the air live.


 

“Talk of the Town”  Live Call-in Every Saturday from 11am-12 Noon 619-528-8383

Hosted by Mike Aguirre

Talk of the Town features discussions about politics, current events, history and contemporary subjects.  Call in and make your voice heard.  619-528-8383

Mike’s guests this Saturday are:
Sandra Medina and Steven Soden. They are members of the Sunday Assembly. “The Sunday Assembly is the world’s fastest growing secular community.”

Sandra Medina
Sandra is a relatively new San Diego resident.  She attended the first Sunday Assembly in San Diego in November 2013 and has been a volunteer organizer ever since. She is also involved with Sunday Assembly International as an accreditor, where she gets the chance to visit other Assemblies.

Steven Soden
Steven Soden is a third generation Chula Vistan, a UCSD graduate, and Board Chair for Sunday Assembly San Diego. Steven has been involved with SASD since January of 2014 and now serves as the regular MC for the Assemblies each month. Steven and his wife, Laura, also a Sunday Assembly volunteer, will attend the third Sunday Assembly conference this May, in the Netherlands.

Talk of the Town airs M-F 8-9 am


 

KNSJ 89.1 FM Hosts Monthly Local Music Summit

In a city filled with bland corporate radio playlists, KNSJ 89.1 FM, the only progressive radio station in San Diego, dares to do something different. San Diego has a plethora of musical talent, but few San Diegan musicians are represented on local radio stations. In response to this lack of local music, KNSJ FM is currently hosting a series of Local Music Summits to bring together musicians, DJs, music producers, show hosts, and spoken word artists to collaborate on new local music programs.

These summits are held every second Thursday of the month from 7-9 pm at 4246 Wightman Street, San Diego. The next Local Music Summit will be held on 3/10/2016

It is expected that KNSJ’s Local Music Summits will result in many exciting musical programs encompassing genres such as hip-hop, reggae, world, and rock/folk music. KNSJ has pledged to play more local music than all other San Diego radio stations. The Local Music Summits will allow KNSJ to achieve this goal by encouraging the growth of local music programs.

KNSJ currently features San Diego’s music artists with several local music programs, including Sonic Sundowner with Benjamin Cossel and Train of Thought Podcast with Gill Sotu. KNSJ will also be announcing a new music show featuring in-depth interviews of local musicians and their music in the near future.

KNSJ is actively seeking San Diego musicians or other artists who wish to add their talents to the station which also streams at KNSJ.org. They are encouraged to post their music on http://knsj.org/music

Contact Information
Music Director: or call 619-283-1100

 


 

Gentle Jabs Wed, 3/9  5:30-6:30 pm

Co-Hosted by Lori Saldaña and John Stahl with special guest Greg Palast

Greg Palast

Greg Palast

Greg Palast, BBC TV investigative journalist and author of 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.”

“Gentle Jabs” airs Wed 5:30-6:30 pm, Thurs 9-10 am


 

KNSJ 89.1 FM ~ LIVE Broadcast with
Mike Aguirre on Talk of the Town
LIVE Sat. 11- Noon
PLEASE Join the discussion:  CALL IN  619-528-8383

“WHAT’S THE TROUBLE AT LINCOLN HS?”

Live radio show featuring:
Desiree Smith ~ Lincoln HS Parent Leader; Student advocate
Darwin Fishman ~ Prof. of Criminal Justice; Founding member of the Dump Dumanis Coalition
Rev. Shane Harris ~ National Action Network
& Other parents, students and community activists pending; TBA.

“WHAT’S THE TROUBLE AT LINCOLN HS?”
Was this a ‘student brawl’?   What did the corporate media not tell us?
Is this yet another case of racialized policing?
Why do security officers at Lincoln carry 2 tasers & a pistol, while La Jolla’s are unarmed?
Escalate or Deliberate? Why did SDPD  pepper spray the Lincoln HS students?
For youth: Restorative Justice or Resentment Justice?
What role will DA Bonnie Dumanis play?
What does the community do now?

Spread the word!    We need truth-telling!
Listen on the Tune-In Radio App to KNSJ
For more info:  619-283-1100, 619-871-9354


 

MUSICAL ARTIST SHOWCASE
FRI. Feb. 27, 6-9PM

T-LOUNGE : Hillcrest NEW  ARTSY LOUNGE & RESTAURANT
1475  University Ave. SD  (Across From  the 7-Eleven)

Featuring: Jazz Guitarist Melanie Medina—Navy Brat
Plays Funky Pop Jazz
LIVE
6PM-9PM
BEER, WINE, FOOD, BAR
PRODUCER:  RL SMITH 619-762-9123
Donate: KNSJ.org

Soundcloud.com/melaniemedinamusic
Interview & Her Latest Music


 

KNSJ 89.1 FM Hosts Monthly Local Music Summit

San Diego, CA – February 8, 2016 – In a city filled with bland corporate radio playlists, KNSJ 89.1 FM, the only progressive radio station in San Diego, dares to do something different. San Diego has a plethora of musical talent, but few San Diegan musicians are represented on local radio stations. In response to this lack of local music, KNSJ FM is currently hosting a series of Local Music Summits to bring together musicians, DJs, music producers, show hosts, and spoken word artists to collaborate on new local music programs.

These summits are held every second Thursday of the month from 7-9 pm at 4246 Wightman Street, San Diego. The next Local Music Summit will be held on 2/11/2016

It is expected that KNSJ’s Local Music Summits will result in many exciting musical programs encompassing genres such as hip-hop, reggae, world, and rock/folk music. KNSJ has pledged to play more local music than all other San Diego radio stations. The Local Music Summits will allow KNSJ to achieve this goal by encouraging the growth of local music programs.

KNSJ currently features San Diego’s music artists with several local music programs, including Sonic Sundowner with Benjamin Cossel and Train of Thought Podcast with Gill Sotu. KNSJ will also be announcing a new music show featuring in-depth interviews of local musicians and their music in the near future.

KNSJ is actively seeking San Diego musicians or other artists who wish to add their talents to the station which also streams at KNSJ.org. They are encouraged to post their music on http://knsj.org/music

Contact Information
Music Director: or call 619-283-1100

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.


 

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.

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“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.


 

 

 

 


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.