The KSKQ family is saddened to announce the untimely death of Sabrina Baugh. Sabrina was a great supporter of community radio and her show "Ms. Sabrina's Rogue Valley Sounds" was an important part of our programming line up during the years she was part of the KSKQ. To listen to past shows visit her archives.
In the early KSKQ days–sometime in 2006, when recruitment for producers was hot and furious–Wes Brain showed up to an organizing meeting of KSKQ's core group and laid out a concept for a daily radio show. Jason Houk spoke up, said he wanted to help and on Nov. 8, 2006 the Brain Labor Report started, a 7AM daily 1/2 hour long show hosted by Wes and engineered by Jason. It featured a mix of music and interviews that focused on the war on working people and the huge gap between the rich and poor in our society.
Since its inception, the show's theme has remained the same. Why should we, the 99%ers, fight amongst ourselves, while the 1% just keep accumulating more and more wealth and power? The BLR has asked this question consistently and has aired many moving discussions about injustices here in Southern Oregon, across our country and all around the world.
The Brain Labor Report also recognizes that we have a waning working class culture. The sights and sounds of working people’s music, art and theater are extremely important and are highlighted on the show through interviews with local folks in the Rogue Valley and sometimes with famous people, too.
Wes challenges the points of view that divide us. "We don't say middle class on the Brain Labor Report," he explains. "Because that language divides us. We are all workers, we are the working class. This is a much better way to describe us.”
The show ran with over 550 “live” productions airing until July 31, 2009, when it took a 2.5 year rest, until late last year…
On November 30, 2011, the Brain Labor Report returned to the air. Wes is still host and Jason still engineers although the show now airs just once a week for an hour at 9AM on Wednesdays. The format is still the same. Every week, they start with “War on the Workers”, the classic protest song by the hell-raising labor folk singer Anne Feeney. Then Wes and Jason continue their efforts to balance all the misinformation fed by a corporate media who are more interested in selling the news with their own reporting on the struggles of ordinary working people.
Besides producing the Brain Labor Report, Wes is a Community Organizer with Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice and has a history of political activism with his union the Service Employees International Union.
Tune in to KSKQ 89.5 FM every Wednesday at 9 AM to listen to the Brain Labor Report.
The Church Of Rock radio show originally started on Halloween of 1999, on a 100,000 watt radio station in Peoria, Illinois. The show is produced & hosted by the self ordained high-priest of rock n roll, Reverend Derek Moody and his co-host and co-producer Sister Tracy. The good Reverent presents deep album cuts, rare songs, unreleased tunes mixed in with sporadic interviews with members of the International rock n roll community. A special segment of every show is dedicated to local southern Oregon artists and their music.
The Church Of Rock offers moments of comedy, self reflection and the spirit of rock at it's finest & most pure. Reverend Derek Moody is a legal ordained non-denominational minister & has officiated in over 25 wedding ceremonies over the years. (He even performed one ceremony live, on the radio!). The Church of Rock has become a staple in many peoples lives in many states across America. The opportunity to be broadcasting from KSKQ, community radio, is a blessing and a pleasure.
Please give the show a listen. It's YOUR show.
Tune in Sunday nights from 7pm to 9pm; you will hear the best in all genres of rock n roll.
The world has changed since enterprising hominids chipped stones to use as tools. Today’s scientific and technological development moves faster than a speeding maglev train.
If you’re curious about where innovation is headed and delight in the wonders of scientific discovery, tune your ears to Big Picture Science. Science radio doesn’t have to be dull. The only dry thing about our program is the humor.
In one hour, Big Picture Science connects ideas about the origins, the behavior, and the future of life – and technology – on Earth in surprising and playful ways.
What came before the Big Bang? How does memory work? Will our descendants be human or machine? What’s the origin of humor? We ponder these questions daily… and expound on them weekly.
The show is hosted by Seth Shostak.Seth is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, in Mountain View, California. He has an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University, and a doctorate in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. For much of his career, Seth conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies, and has published approximately fifty papers in professional journals. He also founded and ran a company producing computer animation for TV.
Seth has written several hundred popular magazine and Web articles on various topics in astronomy, technology, film and television. He has edited and contributed to a half dozen books. His first popular tome, “Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life” appeared in 1998. He has also authored “Life in the Universe” (2006, 2nd edition, textbook, with Jeff Bennett) and “Cosmic Company” (2003, with Alex Barnett). His most recent book is “Confessions of an Alien Hunter” (2009).
Tune in on Fridays from 9 - 10 am.