The Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon owns KSKQ Community Radio. It holds the Federal Communications Commission Non-Commercial Educational license, is legally responsible for KSKQ and sets editorial policy. MCASO was founded to combat racism and other forms of discrimination. Its mission is To serve as a catalyst in the community, promoting understanding and appreciation between cultures, by creating cross-cultural educational opportunities where people of all backgrounds can interact in an environment of goodwill.
KSKQ's editorial policy encourages diversity in programming, but racism, hate speech and statements that promote exclusion are not allowed as they are contrary to the mission.
In a dark and scary world, when there is little hope to be had, and still you keep hope in your heart you are said to be 'whistling in the dark'. On the Whistling in the Dark radio show, host Jason Houk plays eclectic revolutionary and folk music, does interviews and talks about the issues of the day. Whistling in the Dark, showcases the folks who are making positive and revolutionary change. The show is 'concentrated civics', a forum to discuss community actions, our many social justice campaigns and how you can take direct action.
Jason Houk has been with KSKQ since its very beginning. He's served as station manager, news director and all around resource. He's also the the co-editor, with his partner Vanessa, of the Rogue Valley Community Press.
Whistling in the Dark broadcasts on Thursday at 7 pm exclusively on KSKQ.
DJ Jahfirm brings World Remixes to the airwaves every Monday night from 9-10 pm. Jahfirm is a sonic collective of auditory vibrations congealed to resonate harmonically with hemispheric lateralization. Turntablism is the medium for this transitory experience, with crossfading beatmatched rhythms woven into a rich tapestry of sound. Minimal verbiage allows the listen to enter an altered state of consciousness facilitated by seamless transitions between songs. The occasional train wreck keeps the listener aware of the actual artistic process being performed live during each set, guaranteeing that no 2 sets are ever the same.
Using political, environmental, and social justice samples from historical and modern events, listeners are transported through various weekly themes, like anti-nuclear, non-GMO, forest practices, universal nature, and protest history. Catalyzed by the first Gulf War, Jahfirm created G Dub Ya, an audio-visual history of the military industrial complex, which became the impetus for the KSKQ broadcasts. Using good old-fashioned turntables, headphones, and a crossfader, Jahfirm brings back the original element of turntable culture, inspiring activists, moving dancers, and stimulating conscious exploration of our profound universe. The diverse unity of one world remixes for the love of life.
Tune in Mondays at 9 pm.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides the audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.
For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.
But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.
In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.
Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. The show does not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows them to maintain their independence.
Democracy Now! is broadcast on KSKQ Mondays - Fridays at 12 noon.