• May 16: Robert Scheer in San Diego

    Buy tickets in advance and be part of a private reception. On Saturday May 16th, KNSJ will be promoting a fundraising event. Robert Scheer is the editor in chief of Truthdig and he has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. The Truthdig Radio show is heard on KNSJ Fridays from 6-7 am and Sundays from 6-7 pm.

    A private reception at the same campus from 4:30 – 6pm is a chance to participate in a small personal, meet & greet with Robert Scheer. Wine, cheese, music and rubbing elbows with journalist talent.

    Robert Scheer Zuade Kaufman - TruthdigRoberto Scheer is currently a professor of communications at USC. He has written nine books on subjects such as the pornography of power, exposing lies about Iraq, enrichment of wall street while mugging main street. His columns are carried by Huffpo and The Nation. His latest book is “They Know Everything About You: How Data Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying Democracy“.

    Robert Scheer`s photo is Zuade Kaufman/Truthdig.

    Place: Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego- 92105

    To buy tickets in advance for the dinner at 6pm and the talk at 7pm, call 619-283-1100 , email    or use the form below.

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    Private reception Sat. at 4:30-6 pm, a small personal, meet & greet with Robert Scheer at the same campus location before the main event. Come meet one of our heroes. Wine, cheese, music and rubbing elbows with journalistic talent. $39 – space is limited.





Talk of the Town now is LIVE on Saturdays. Call-in and participate

On Air 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. 

Earth Day and Food Justice, this week on KNSJ

During this week, KNSJ will broadcast short interviews citizen reports team did Sunday at Balboa Park during the Earth Day Fair. The histories highlight the importance of waste reduction by repairing and reusing objects. One of the interviews, in particular, addresses composting as food for soil as a practice that can be done using small bins under the kitchen sink by singles and small families even in apartments, for example.Food JusticeKNSJ will also report on Activist San Diego forum on Food Justice - Global to Local, the human rights of food. The community radio team will be covering the panel. Join us today (April 20th), Monday evening, from 7-9, to listen and to talk about: what is food justice, how do we feed a hungry and growing world and what can we do right here in San Diego.Food Justice Forum 1.The situation as it stands in the world today. – David Larom 2. Barriers to Food Justice … (Race, poverty, ignorance, limited access, etc.) Tambuzi 3.The problem is …..! (GMO’s and the corporate takeover of food) Derek Casaday 4. Local Solutions – Migrants, Urbanlife and more. Amanda Jordan 5. Bringing it home - providing healthy food to Southeast San Diego. Water, soil and the will of the people. Diane MossPlace: Joyce Beers Center, 3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, Ca. 92103For more information visit activistsandiego.org

KNSJ at the Earth Fair on Sunday April 19 in Balboa Park

We will be at two locations:
  • The World KNSJ at UN BuildingBeat Center on Park Boulevard
  • Within Balboa Park in the UN Building area on the sidewalk across from the organ pavilion parking lot, Area 6 Space 620
 Event organizers suggest using alternative transportation:
    • Ride a bicycle – free guarded bicycle parking will be provided in front of the Museum of Man on the west side of the Park and off Park Blvd. on the east side
      • Ride public transportation
        • A free shuttle bus will be running between Balboa Park and the City College parking lot. The shuttle will run between 10 AM and 6 PM
Please Note:
  • Glass beverage containers are prohibited in City parks
  • Balboa Park (like all city beaches and parks) is a non-smoking environment

Behind the scenes at KNSJ studio on live coverage

Interview Website Live Covarage Jim 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.  Interview Website Live Covarage MartinMartin 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

0415151700 Alex PolvorosaMarie Johnson and Jim Brewster are inviting you the public to join the KNSJ team to help awareness for social justice campaigns such IMG_20150415_172925as 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.

0415151702a Bill Driscoll

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!

Free Radio>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 — this means “Freedom to Program” 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 — 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. “NSA is coming! — on the backs of Big Pharma, Big Banks, Media Monopolies, Energy Megalomaniacs, War Profiteers and Corporate Conglomerates.” 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 — 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!
May Day 2013 - Antenna mounted!

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 / / KNSJ at 619-283-1100
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