• 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.






formerly You Missed

Formerly You Missed, Laugh in your face Radio will record tonight (Monday, August 24) before a live audience, at the @Spacebar Back, corner of Lowell and University Ave, beginning at 6 pm.

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 as they go on location.

KNSJ News Meeting and Annual Bonfire

News team meeting on Thrusday, 7-9PM, August 29th. Jim Brewster, KNSJ News Director, talks about citizen journalism and about reporting on local issues, cultural events, council meetings and important stories by/for the communities in San Diego.

The Annual Bonfire this year on Saturday 29th, from 6-11PM. It will be a time to relax and meet and socialize with like-minded KNSJ, ASD, Black & Brown Lives Matter, musicians, and social activists. Bring some food, drink (no glass), a guitar, a drum, some wood and stories.

LOCATION: The fire-rings at North end of Coronado Island, North of Hotel Del, San Diego.
For info call: (619) 871-9354


As you have seen from recent KNSJ news, we have been covering important local events. Among our amazing volunteers are our news and tech teams which have been busy making it possible for us to do live remote broadcasts of events not covered by other stations. Our teams are headed by Martin Eder, Jim Brewster, Bill Driscoll and Rob Andrews. Thanks to the news, tech and planning teams which have been working tirelessly.

Because of their belief in:
• social justice,
• the urgency of bringing local issues to you,
• a belief in the importance of volunteering,

they have put in many long hours to make the live remotes possible figuring out logistics, coordinating with a host of people, lugging equipment to venues around town, setting up and packing up, (protecting equipment during heavy rain, dealing with parking, etc.).

Show Hosts and friends who have been part of various live remotes include Mike Aguirre, Jon Baker and Martin Eder. Besides the hours they have spent on the air conducting interviews and doing commentary, they also put in many hours on research and other preparation. We also thank Jim Moreno for his interviews of people in your neighborhood with personal and compelling stories which have been airing on KNSJ.

Our recent live coverage remotes included:
• The Pride Parade (during the drenching much-needed rain),
• The rally during the ALEC annual meeting,
• The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on storing San Onofre’s nuclear waste in San Diego, and
• Various events at the Veterans For Peace 30th annual convention covering many notable speakers including keynote speaker Seymour Hersch.


KNSJ’s First on-air Pledge Drive
your 1st opportunity –
call in and be a part

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.

peepsActivist San DiegoBoard of Directors Elections 2015 – 2016

HELD MONDAY 6/15/2015
at Joyce Beers Community Center

Meet the new Activist Board Members!

  • Tayari Howard
  • Zeus Pao
  • Mansoor Sabbagh
  • Jerry Toolsie
* During the 2014-15 year 2 Board members were appointed by the Board to fill vacancies.

  • 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

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.

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

Interview Website Live Covarage JimDuring 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

>Two years ago 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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