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.
Regina Ayars and Carol Voisin, producers of Girl Talk since April 2013, are local “girls” who decided that women and men needed some good old 60's “conscientiousness raising”. Each week they bring their own brand of feminism to the airwaves. They come together each week with slightly different perspectives - Carol more alternative and edgy and Regina more traditional and data driven - but always focused on women, their achievements, and their struggles.
Regina Ayars has lived in Ashland for the last thirteen years serving on boards for many local non-profits like League of Women Voters, Peace House, Rose Circle Network, American Association of University Women, Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland. She currently serves on the Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission. Carol Voisin is a professor at Southern Oregon University, teaching Ethics in the 21st Century, and is an Ashland City Councilor, serving her second term.
Girl Talk can be heard live every Sunday from Noon till 12:30 p.m. Archived programs are also available.
The Green Show Show is KSKQ's tribute to the OSF Green Show, the summer venue for lots of local and visiting musicians and performers. Every Thursday at 10 am during the summer months, hosts Steven Sapp and Jesse Baldwin orchestrate a live conversations about all-things-green-show and spice things up with live performances of artists featured on the Green Show.
Past guests have included IMPRO THEATRE, David Molina and Sunny and Brad, Scienceworks's mad scientists.
Volunteer director/producer and host of a-dub Anna Wild coordinates the show and makes its archives available on the KSKQ website so you can listen to what you might miss.
National Radio Project produces Making Contact, an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.
National Radio Project distributes Making Contact to non-commercial radio stations and online listeners without charge. The organization trains independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. Through their community collaborations, National Radio Project increases the media capacity of community groups and helps amplify the voices of those working and organizing for social justice.
Tune in Tuesdays at 11 am.