• George Mann Concert and Dinner, March 21, 2015

    New York Folk/Labor Singer!

    George Mann

    Saturday,  March 21st @ 6 pm
    Church of the Brethren, SD

    Awesome Dinner & Awesome Concert!

    George Mann Dinner/Concert 2015

    On the Web:

    After many rave reviews last year Activist San Diego & KNSJ Invite George Mann back in 2015.  Order ticket now and save.
    See ActivistSanDiego.org  619-283-1100
    Volunteer veggie cooks needed, get in free: Please call us.

    George Mann sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set.

    George is particularly interested in breaking down the barrier between performer and audience, sharing stories and the history of the songs he sings and writes as he takes you on a free-flowing musical journey.

    A former union organiser, George created and produced the “Hail to the Thief!” anti-Bush CD series, which featured such folk legends as Tom Paxton, Utah Phillips and Billy Bragg, and his work with veterans, unions and anti-war groups has kept him on the front lines for more than 20 years.

    In 2010, he produced a compilation CD, “Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and their Kin,” that addressed the issue of PTSD and the effects of war on those who fight them. His newest CD is “Portraits” (released this month!) and he will be featuring many of the songs from that album at his concerts.


    Dinner     $10  starting 6-7 PM
    Concert   $10  starting 7-9 PM
    Dinner & Concert $16.50 advance, $19@ door

    Buy in Advance and Save!

    Dinner and Concert Combo $16.50 per guest

    Concert Only $10 per guest


Borrego Stardance by Outside Television: Enjoy!

KNSJ Mourns Talk of the Town Host Douglas Holbrook

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 KNSJ to life, now help it survive and THRIVE!

Free RadioA 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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KNSJ Station News

  • KNSJ 1st Anniversary

    KNSJ thanks these generous donors for their contributions to our First Anniversary Party

    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.

    Megan Fisher619.507.1772
    Bryce Turner619.243.4066
    The Band-Sydney Blake and the Misters
    Sydney Blake-Sydney Blake and the Misters619.733.3119
    Dallas Bryan-Sydney Blake and the Misters
    Adam Cisco-Sydney Blake and the Misters
    Jesus Gonzalez619.772.5495
    Sarah Forbes408.209.9918
    Ever J619.665.5063
    Ryan Gerard / Toma Sol973.862.9220
    Aaron Bowen619.866.9200
    MelloD (KARL)
    Wally Wong/ COMEDIAN (KARL)
    Isak Allen/ COMEDIAN (KARL)317.431.6272
    David/ Musician/ COMEDIAN (KARL)
    Nick Crook619.787.5785
    The Band “FRANCO”
    Rob Lord619.952.4157
    Masashi (MASA) Alex Nakamura209.676.0472
    Tom Fertsch/ DINNER GUITAR781.835.8750
    Pablo Ledesma/Dijerreedoo (instrument)760.815.5541
    Sarah Bella Mondragon619.884.1288
    Jim Moreno/ KNSJ Poet619.285.9737
    Jeeni Criscenzo del Rio/ KNSJ Poet769.525.1915
    Sound Equip/Books/
    Ramon Ciani/ sound/ Donating 200 BOOKS!619.403.6130
    Bill Driscoll / Sound619.384.4343
    Teri Wilder / Gong Meditation
    San Diego Conscious Music Fest
    Sacha Landreneau/ Hillcrest Community Acupuncture
    Cindy Sullivan / Love and Light Acupuncture
    Ramon Ciani/ Mr PC Man
    San Pasqual Winery/ Wine bottle & Tasting
    Ricardo de la Torre/ Massage Therapist
    Dan Bjierke / Happiness Assessment

    KNSJ 1st Anniversary party performersAdditionally, we’d like to thank these restaurants for their generous donations:

    Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café

    Nha Hang Quoc Te, Vietnamese and Chinese Food, 4448 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105, Phone number (619) 281-9999

  • KNSJ Music Director Robert Ur

    KNSJ Musical Director Robert Ur Helps Artists Find a Voice on the San Diego Airwaves

    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.

    “Hey man,” he says through his warm smile. “We should talk, but right now, take a look, this is great!”

    Rob Ur is a long time musical artist dedicated to those looking for a stage. He’s part of the KNSJ team, and he’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

    KNSJ Talent Scouting

  • Your People-Powered Antenna Has Been Mounted!

    Activist San Diego and 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!

    First Lift of KNSJ Antenna

    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

    Please click here to make a donation.
    Founding Member status and Naming Rights are still available.