KNSJ 89.1 FM Celebrates Community Radio in San Diego; Broadcasts “Democracy Now!” and “Thom Hartmann”

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July 27, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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KNSJ 89.1 FM Celebrates Community Radio in San Diego; Broadcasts “Democracy Now!” and “Thom Hartmann”

SAN DIEGO – KNSJ Radio invites the San Diego community to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6pm – 9pm for a Radio Launch Party to celebrate the launch of a community radio station in San Diego and to raise funds to keep KNSJ 89.1 FM on the air. Tickets are $25 (2 for $40) in advance until Aug. 1 and can be purchased at www.knsj.org.

Former CA Assemblywoman and Sierra Club President Lori Saldana will serve as the keynote speaker.  Guests will enjoy food, wine and beer tasting from local vendors, Native American flute players, museum exhibits, sunset watching and star-gazing from the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the park, plus a live multi-media musical performance by RICARDO BEAS, whose music is currently featured on 89.1 FM and can be downloaded at http://www.cafepeyote.com.  KNSJ will also be presenting “Golden Mic Awards” to hard working leaders and activists representing the many voices in the San Diego County border-region community.

KNSJ programming will be a mix of local and nationally produced shows.  Still in their testing phase, KNSJ is already serving San Diego with a Monday through Friday broadcast of the popular national shows “Democracy Now!” at 7am and 6pm, and the “Thom Hartmann Show” from Noon to 3pm.  Locally produced content can be heard from East County Magazine and Unrestricted Airspace Monday through Friday at 9am and 5pm. The rest of the schedule will be posted on www.knsj.org.  If you cannot physically attend the event but would still like to support the station, KNSJ asks you to visit their website here http://knsj.org/donate/.

About KNSJ’s “People Powered Radio”:

KNSJ Radio 89.1 FM, Descanso is a listener-supported, community-based, Non-Commercial Educational radio station of, by and for the richly diverse people in the San Diego border region.The mission of KNSJ is to Network for Social Justice by providing high quality radio for those people and viewpoints which have traditionally been excluded by the commercial media, especially those cultural, ethnic and social groups who have been historically marginalized.

Initial tests of KNSJ’s signal, with Descanso as its city of license, estimates that one million San Diegans can hear the station in their car or residence. KNSJ 89.1 FM can be heard in Mission Valley, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Kensington, Kearny Mesa, City College, Little Italy, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Golden Hills, City Heights, Sierra Mesa, Rolando, SDSU, Barrio Logan, Pine Valley, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mt Helix, Santee, National City, and Chula Vista.  KNSJ is also streaming their broadcast online at www.KNSJ.org.

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