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KNSJ EVENT REMINDER: Democracy Now!'s 2016 U.S. presidential debate coverage 10/19

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Democracy Now!’s “Expanding the Debate” 2016 U.S. presidential debate
coverage continues with special coverage of the October 19th
presidential debate.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Democracy Now! will broadcast live
for 3.5 hours from 20:00 – 23:29 ET, including live feed from the U.S.
presidential debate in Last Vegas, NV.

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Democracy Now! will produce a special
extra hour, expanding the debate to include candidates that were
excluded from the debates. We will produce our normal live news hour
from from 08:00 – 08:59 ET and then complement that with a second hour
that will air live from 09:00 -9:59 ET. There will be a one-minute music
break between the hours from 08:59-09:00 to allow you to run this as a
single two hour special, or either hour can be aired as its own
standalone broadcast.

The October 19, 2016 broadcast will be presented as a single 3.5 hour block.

The October 20, 2016 broadcast will be presented as a two-hour program
with a one-minute music interlude from 8:59-9:00 so that you can run it
uninterrupted. Alternatively, you can broadcast it as two standalone
hours. Both hours will include news headlines and an outro. The rundown
for the live two-hour program is as follows:

8:00–8:59am ET Hour 1
1–2 seconds of silence
8:59–9:00am ET Music Bed
1–2 seconds of silence

9:00–9:59am ET Hour 2
1–2 seconds of silence
9:59–10:00am ET Music Bed

Within the program there will be one minute music breaks at
approximately :20 and :40 past each hour.


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EVENTS: KNSJ will be broadcasting the entire parade live! Listen anywhere onTuneIn app!

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KNSJ 89.1 FM will be broadcasting the entire parade live. Be sure to say “hi!”.

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Pride Parade

Theme: Pride Unites the World

Date:  July 16, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Locations: The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Laurel St.

Route Length: 1.1 miles

Cost: This is a free community event.

Registration for 2016 is now closed.

Download 2016 Parade info kit here!

The annual San Diego Pride Parade is among the largest in the United States, attracting over 100,000 cheering spectators and significant media participation.

For more information regarding our parade, please contact Jesus Sanchez at   or (619) 297-7683 x101.

While participating in our parade is a great way to engage the community, please consider supporting Pride in other ways as well:

Music Festival |Senior Accessibility | Motorcycle Contingent | Festival Attractions


Read about the history and origins of the term ‘Gay Pride’ here:
http://www.pridefestival.org/


CLIMATE ACTION CAMPAIGN : PROTECT FREEDOM OF CLEAN ENERGY CHOICE FOR FAMILIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 06, 2016
CONTACT: Kayla Race, Climate Action Campaign, 617-909-8819,

Climate Action Campaign Urges CPUC to Protect Freedom of Clean Energy Choice for Families

Public Utilities Commission poised to vote on first-of-its kind proposal to allow unlimited marketing against Community Choice Energy

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2016— In a comment letter submitted yesterday to the California Public Utilities Commission, Climate Action Campaign urged the Commission to protect the freedom of choice for families, businesses, and cities who want local clean energy options to save money, clean the air, and create a brighter, healthier future.

The letter urges the Commission to amend a draft decision approving SDG&E’s plan to spend unlimited shareholder dollars against Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a program several cities in the region— including San Diego, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar, and other north county cities—are exploring to provide better clean energy choices to families at competitive rates, as well as help meet Climate Action Plan goals.

To remedy the deficiencies in the proposal from SDG&E— which is the first utility to officially fight local cities’ efforts— Climate Action Campaign is calling on the Commission to amend the plan to:

  • Hold Sempra Energy— SDG&E’s parent company— and its consultants accountable to the same standard of conduct as SDG&E because the the community and elected officials view them functionally as the same company and they share same company interests in maintaining their monopoly status.
  • Prohibit SDG&E from sharing lobbying and marketing services with the new Marketing Division and prohibit Sempra and SDG&E employees with lobbying and marketing responsibilities or with access to competitively sensitive information from joining the new Marketing Division.
  • Enhance reporting, transparency, and enforceability by requiring public, quarterly compliance reporting and clarifying that the expedited complaint procedure is available for CCA Code of Conduct violations.

Without these protections, the new Marketing Division could unfairly stifle the voices of cities, families, and businesses interested in exploring community choice. In 2015, SDG&E and Sempra spent over $100,000 lobbying the City of San Diego to alter the City’s 100% clean energy climate plan and pass electricity rates harmful to solar customers.

The letter from Climate Action Campaign elaborates on similar concerns expressed by several cities, elected officials, businesses, and environmental organizations in letters to the Commission submitted in late 2015.

The Commission is poised to vote on SDG&E’s proposal as soon as its July 14 meeting.

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Climate Action Campaign is a climate watchdog organization with a simple mission: stop climate change and protect our quality of life. For more information, please visit www.climateactioncampaign.org


Political Spooks Halloween an Activist SD Benefit

KNSJ 89.1 FM Presents “Political Spooks Halloween,” An Activist SD Benefit
World Beat Center Friday, Oct. 30th from 7:30pm – Midnight

Contact: 619-283-1100 *

SAN DIEGO – KNSJ Radio invites the San Diego community to the World Beat Center Friday, Oct. 30th from 7:30pm – Midnight for a Political Costume Party to raise political awareness and funds to keep KNSJ 89.1 FM on the air.

Tickets will be $14.95 in advance until Oct. 29th and can be purchased at KNSJ. The ticket price will be $19 the day of the event.

Join us for a night of music, comedy, and prizes. There will be music, food, drinks (beer and wine), prizes for the best costumes, and a Donald Trump piñata!

Event details at Activist San Diego.
More information about KNSJ

KNSJ programming is a mix of local and nationally produced shows. Still in their testing phase, KNSJ is 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. If you cannot physically attend the event but would still like to support the station, KNSJ asks you to visit their website here.

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.

It is estimated that KNSJ can be heard by one million San Diegans in their car or residence. KNSJ is also streaming their broadcast online at KNSJ.


KNSJ Mourns Talk of the Town Host Douglas Holbrook

Douglas 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.


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

July 27, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: 619-283-1100 *

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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Press Release: July 8, 2013 Chariot Fire

July 8, 2013: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chariot Fire photo by Nadin Abbott

Chariot Fire photo by Nadin Abbott

Contact: 619-283-1100 •

KNSJ Radio Provides Prompt Wildfire Service Alert for Chariot Canyon Fire; Wastes no time stepping up to serve the community.

SAN DIEGO – KNSJ 89.1 FM Descanso, San Diego County’s newest 5 day old FM radio station, wasted no time showing other local media outlets what prompt coverage looks like, being one of the first sources to report on the Chariot Canyon Fire that began burning near Julian around 1:00 pm Sat, July 6. By 1:30 pm, KNSJ and their news partner East County Magazine (operator of the Viejas Wildfire and Emergency Alerts) broadcasted a wildfire alert over the airwaves warning East County residents of the (at that time only 50 acre) fire burning in the area, and posted an article on the ECM website http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/13560

KNSJ reporters were on the scene Sunday afternoon and evening following the situation closely and will continue coverage of the Chariot Canyon Fire Monday, July 8 at 8 am in the KNSJ morning news show and through out the day as needed. With temporary closures on the Sunrise Highway, mandatory evacuations, and the wind changing the direction of the fire in minutes, KNSJ’s prompt and continuous detailed coverage of the Chariot Canyon Fire provides pertinent and timely information to keep residents near the fire safe and calm in a tumultuous situation.

The fire spread to 1,400 acres by 8:45 am Sunday, with mandatory evacuations called by 12:30 pm, yet most local media outlets were still not covering the fire until later Sunday afternoon. Not even the free San Diego County emergency phone app was updated with the news as of 1:30 pm Sunday, when the fire was nearing 1,700 acres. As of 4:30 am Monday the emergency app says the last update is from 1:11 pm Sunday, and gives outdated information about the closure of Sunrise Highway and one of the evacuation sites. The KNSJ Radio wildfire and emergency alerts provides a new public service that San Diego residents can rely on for accurate and up to date information during wildfires and other emergencies.

About KNSJ Radio

KNSJ Radio 89.1 FM Descanso is a listener-supported, community-based, educational radio station of, by and for the richly diverse people in the San Diego border region. The mission of KNSJ is to provide 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 the KNSJ Descanso signal received reports of various signal strengths 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, Alpine, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mt Helix, Santee, Jamul, Rancho San Diego, Casa de Oro, National City at 8th St. to Chula Vista at H St., in Chula Vista along I-5, near 10th Ave and the 163, at the downtown airport, on the east side of the Pt. Loma hill, on I-805 in Chula Vista to the 94, on I-805 at Market Street, on 6th Ave through Banker’s Hill, on the I-15 at Miramar and Aero Drive, on Route 52 from the I-15 to I-5, on the I-5 S-curve, on the Coronado Bridge, and on the125 north to Grossmont College.