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.
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.
Really Being With You is a weekly program of spontaneous talk, aimed at helping listeners develop their spiritual level of awareness. Meditation is a key to this change. The talks are meant to help lead to the contemplative experience, and its presence in daily life.
Among the questions Moshe asks are these: How can we deal with conflicts, threats and fears? How can we feel peace inwardly and foster it outwardly? How can we respond when a situation looks hopeless? The answers to these questions can be found deep within, and provide a way to open, through meditation, that well of love and guidance.
One of the principles Moshe explores is Reconciliation unto Love. In reconciliation, we discover the harmony of the great wisdom traditions of humanity. And in our reconciliation practice, we learn to access a strength within that allows us to drop our judgments and see through our doubts to an unconditional serenity. We look into our own half-hidden problems, sometimes reverberating from our childhood, and we can begin to forgive our own faults. Solutions to conflicts that will bless everyone involved can come to us. And as we find ourselves growing, we are also becoming accepting and approving. We begin to feel compassion and love, love that overcomes our divisions and suffering.
Instead of struggling, feeling separated from people and things, we can open a new way of Oneness. Through meditation we come into contact with the one life, which appears to us as healing, as happiness, as a whole transformed world.
Really Being With You can be heard every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Most of the previous programs are available in the "Programming" section of our website.
Hosted by Organic Food Advocate Helge Hellberg, Produce Expert Mark Mulcahy and Holistic Chef Sitarini Brian, An Organic Conversation discusses innovative solutions to today’s environmental and social challenges, healthy living, and sustainable choices. The show masterfully places current food and organic agriculture topics within the context of inter-connectedness and relationships, spirituality, beauty, and life.
The show features entrepreneurs, visionaries and leaders in the organic food and holistic health movement who share their insight and stories, giving valuable information about key topics such as increasing the quality of school lunches for kids, buying local and seasonal produce, food justice, progressive approaches to global climate change, solutions for food waste and fostering eco-literacy amongst the general public.
An Organic Conversation with Helge Hellberg, Mark Mulcahy and Chef Sitarani Brian – a weekly inspiration for anyone who eats.
Saturdays, 8:30- 9:30 am.