Progressive Radio is Coming to San Diego!

Radio Founders

Radio Of The People, By The People & For The People!

You can be a Community Radio Founder and Sustainer

Construction Permit for Descanso - KNSJIt’s on the way! The San Diego Community Radio Project and Activist San Diego have joined hands to bring people-powered, progressive FM radio to San Diego County. Our new station will be non-commercial, educational, listener-supported public radio.

The Federal Communications Commission has granted a license for the first tower and we hope for a favorable legal ruling on our application for a second station designated as Ramona.

This radio network will serve the information needs of those who have traditionally not had access to corporate and commercial radio. With your help we will pay special attention to discussing solutions to social problems and social justice. Our goal is to provide a place for new voices and intelligent viewpoints and uplifting culture. None of this is possible without you!

Who will hear KNSJ 89.1 FM?

Descanso Coverage
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A 60db signal is very strong and is heard by almost any radio by everyone. A 40db signal can be heard in cars and good home radios, perhaps with an antenna or where there is good “line of sight” from our tower at 6300 feet to your home.

“The signal to noise ratio (SNR)… of 30 or 40 dB is considered an excellent quality signal” (source  …  “The signal to noise ratio (SNR) is defined as the ratio between the signal and noise levels, and is usually expressed in decibels (dB). 0 dB means the ratio is 1, the signal and noise power levels are the same.  A 10 dB SNR means the signal power is 10 times the noise power, 20 dB means the signal is 100 times (it is a log based scale)”

Become a Community Radio Founder and Sustainer

Please join this grassroots effort to build an independent medium of communication for the progressive people of San Diego working for Peace and Social Justice. Our goal is to raise $400,000 during the next 3 years! This is how you can contribute:

The Founding Five Plus – The Community Radio Honored Heroes, the organizations or individuals who launch Community Radio with a $20,000 gift or offer a monthly pledge equal to $20,000 over a period of 3-5 years.

The Founding Fifteen Plus –Community Radio Champions who liberate the airwaves in the name of free speech & donate $5000 or offer a monthly pledge equal to $5000 over the next 3 years.

The Founding Fifty Free Radio Freedom Fighters whose feisty $1000 donation and a $25 monthly donation which allows the Community Radio Project to be free of corporate control.

The Founding Five-hundred Plus – The Free Speech Fabulosos who donate $120 and pledge $10 a month for the next 3 years.

The Founding Fifteen Hundred Plus – The wonderful Radio Access Activists who donate $60 or pledge $5 a month

The Founding Five-Thousand Plus – The honored Radio Activist Listeners who donate $24 and pledge $2 a month for the next 3 years.

I’d like to Volunteer too: I’m interested in…Please let us include your words of support for people’s radio…

Mail to: ASD, 4246 Wightman St, San Diego, CA 92105 – (619)-528-8383


    • You can listen to samples of the shows we’re going to broadcast over the air on our home page ( We will have an online radio stream to provide listeners with our great content as we raise funds for the infrastructure we need to go live on 89.1 FM. Please consider making a contribution to help us go live on the air!

  • I don’t see any popular progressive host like Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller, and Mike Malloy. You should also get your station on Tune-In android app.

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