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KNSJ Summit for Local Music!!!
How much local music do you hear on the San Diego airwaves? Corporate radio would have you believe that we live in a local music desert! The truth is that San Diego has a vibrant community of local musicians and artists, but commercial radio has all but ignored local talent. Not surprising because many San Diego stations are programmed out of corporate headquarters with the same playlist as doled out in Idaho and Maine. Shame on them! KNSJ 89.1 FM intends to revolutionize the airwaves. KNSJ is community radio and wants to change the cultural landscape with alternative programming while supporting local artists and their listeners. KNSJ pledges to play more local bands and artists than all the rest of San Diego's radio stations combined. KNSJ intends to focus on creative and socially conscious music. John Legend, in accepting the Oscar for best song, reminded us that "it's an artist’s duty to reflect the times we're in,"... " the struggle for justice is right now." KNSJ wants to create a cultural revolution of hope, of optimism, of love and ire... inspiring collective action to save the planet. While some music is created as escapism, other music becomes anthems for consciousness and change. KNSJ’s Local Music Summits bring together local DJs, music producers, musicians and show hosts to talk about transforming the airwaves with new local radio shows and podcasts. KNSJ’s current local shows include Sonic Sundowner with Benjamin Cossel and Train of Thought Podcast with Gill Sotu. The expectation is that the Local Music Summits will spawn a dozen other music shows from hip-hop to folk, reggae to Blues, Latin, Asian, African and Worldbeat. Many of these programs will feature interviews and insights into the musicians and their creative process as they minister through their music. The expectation is that more local music on the air will result in a growing appreciation of local cultural treasures and in time will result in larger audiences allowing for more musicians being able to sustain themselves through their craft. KNSJ looks towards the day when it becomes a clearing house for local music. KNSJ expects to host live music on the air, and co-sponsor concerts and festivals where there is a convergence of many of the performing arts including spoken word and dance. These music events will in turn support the community radio station, which depends on individual donations for its future growth. Local musicians wanting to get their talent on the air can post their music on KNSJ at http://knsj.org/music/ Listen Up: No matter where you are you can listen to KNSJ.org or use the TuneIn radio app or find us on iTunes. For more information contact: [masked] or call[masked]

The World Beat Center

2100 Park Blvd., in Balboa Park · San Diego, CA

What we're about

KNSJ.org at 89.1 FM is up and running! We're looking for fun, enthusiastic people to help with news, programming, operations, local music, recruiting, fundraising, etc. The station is just starting and there's plenty of room for exciting new programming, with an emphasis on progressive voices and local culture. If you can't pick us up at 89.1, check out the webcast at KNSJ.org. Areas of interest:

KNSJ News Now - We're putting together a news team to help provide anchor Mike Hancock with up-to-date local, regional and national news.

SANDCASTLE (San Diego County Artist Showcase) - Interviews of local playwrights, musicians, performance artists, etc. and an opportunity to showcase their work (music, short plays or any art form that works on radio). Hosted by Karl Weiss.

The Bookshelf - Interviews of San Diego authors, hosted by Reina Menasche

East County News - A news program in conjunction with the online San Diego East County Magazine. Hosted by Miriam Raftery.

Democracy Now - The highly acclaimed syndicated progressive news program

Indie/Local Music - We're looking for new music, especially with progressive content, to add to the KNSJ playlist!

Add Your Show Here - Seriously. We're looking for new programming. Wow us with your exciting ideas.

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