KSKQ is the voice of the community throughout the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, broadcasting at 89.5 FM and 94.1 FM and streaming around the world at www.kskq.org.
KSKQ Community Radio is growing! To accommodate and guide this growth we have launched a crowdfunding campaign to ensure our sustainability and expand critical services like our news department.
Every crowdfunding campaign needs a crowd!
KSKQ is your community radio station and we need your support. With your help, KSKQ will grow as the voice of community in the Rogue Valley. The airwaves are a public good, meant to serve the People directly. KSKQ will continue to make those airwaves available to you..
The Metal Mixtape is hosted by Omar "DJ Ramo Thorne" Rodriguez. For two hours every week, they're blasting the best in current & classic underground/lesser known regional & worldwide Traditional Heavy Metal, Melodic Thrash, and Power Metal...plus quite a few modern & extreme acts too. They do segments on local bands, international artists, Speed Metal, and Female Fronted bands—to name a few—plus they talk about the upcoming live music calendar in the Rogue Valley.
Nearly every week they have guests in the studio or conduct phone interviews with Hard Rock/Metal artist like the Metal Queen: Lee Aaron, members of Vicious Rumors, One-Eyed Doll, Attic, Hardway Bend, Warhead, Cathedral Hills, Sleeping with Sirens, Splintered Throne, Spellcaster, Heretic & Metal Church! And there are more to come each week! Check out their Facebook page.
The show has gotten a few station IDs from bands as well, and this program's audience has been growing since the show has a worldwide following on KSKQ.ORG! Come hold the horns high & bang your heads with us! If you hate other stations' music on Thursday nights...flip the Metal Mixtape on...and flip them off!
Tune in every Thursday night at 10 pm.
After a 29 year hiatus (or one Saturn return cycle), DJ Organic (aka Andrew Harrison), formerly know as Captain Organic, has returned to the airwaves at KSKQ FM. Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Captain Organic graced the airwaves of Los Angeles's alternative rock giant KROQ and it’s smaller competitor, KNAC in Long Beach. In the mid-1980s, Organic also did a year stint with Rick Dees in his infamous “Cast of Idiots” at KIIS FM in LA as “Andrew Bond.”
The new show at KSKQ, “Old Skool Rules” is a throwback to the era of the counter culture personality DJ’s with music featuring deep tracks from records from the '60s through the '90s. It is mostly rock, both classic and cutting edge with some blues and funk thrown in. Also expect lots of comedy from the Firesign Theater, National Lampoon, Cheech and Chong, the Credibility Gap and more.
Outside the studio, Andrew has been a pioneer in the organic and natural products industry. In 1978, he introduced the first frozen organic veggie burger, the Captain Organic Vital Burger, five years before Gardenburger. Since then, Andrew has launched several other product lines including the Heart & Soul and VegiPro Brands. Andrew also represented many large natural product companies including Emerald Valley Kitchen, Planet, Nature’s Path, Yves Fine Foods, Imagine Foods, Primal Strips. Lovers of frozen desserts will be happy to know that Andrew assisted in launch of the popular treat Coconut Bliss. Finally, he helped Turtle Mountain (So Delicious brand) transition from a soy-based to a primarily coconut-based company. He still imports organic coconut ingredients for them.
He's excited to serve the great People’s Republic of Ashlandia in the Gone Rogue Valley! Tune to 89.5 FM every Monday at 4 pm.
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.