Literary Ashland is a new monthly show with a focus on writers and writing. Ed Battistella and Michael Niemann host a lively 30 minute show that features literary events in the valley and interviews with local and regional authors.
Literary Ashland broadcasts once a month on the fourth Friday of the month at 1 pm. Archives of each show are available from the show page on this website. Just check for Literary Ashland under "Current Local Programs."
Ed Battistella is professor of English and Writing at Southern Oregon University. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His latest publication is "Sorry About That. The Language of Public Apology." Michael Niemann has been hanging around KSKQ for the past six years. He's written a number of non-fiction items. His latest thriller is "Legitimate Business."
There must be uncountable ways to organize a music show. There's genre, era, year, geography, and untold subdivisions these categories. KSKQ features plenty of music shows that use divisions like Classical, Reggae, Jazz, Caribbean, African, or 1980s music. But there one music show that's different. Maya's Mix isn't concerned with genres, eras or geography. Maya Seligman picks songs according to her own method--the theme. A theme may be a single word in the title, "You" or "Fire." It may be a color, a holiday or other special day. It may be a body part or a four letter word. There are really no limits to finding a theme and the resulting music is as diverse as the radio station and as unique as the DJ, Maya.
When Maya Seligman first came to KSKQ in 2008, she was motivated by her nostalgia over her days as a DJ at her college radio station at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA, and the opportunity to support community radio and the larger Ashland community. Her theme-based show is also an outreach effort to her fan base. Using her Facebook group, Maya solicits ideas for her weekly shows. The responses come quickly and span a vast terrain of music. Listeners always discover new songs, new artists and new genres. All her ideas, reflections and insights are collected on her blog Maya's Mix, so there's no reason to miss out on past themes.
Tune in and be surprised every Friday from 7-9 pm.
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.
Peace Talks Radio on peacemaking and non-violent conflict resolution was created by Paul Ingles and Susan Kryder in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The program is produced monthly and has been broadcast from its base at KUNM since 2003. Over one hundred radio stations carry the program and KSKQ is proud to be one of those.
Paul Ingles has been broadcasting since 1975. His career has included working at radio stations in Washington, DC, Ohio, South Carolina and New Mexico. As an independent radio producer, he has produced a wide variety of shows ranging from music to popular culture, media literacy and more. His programs has been syndicated on NPR and other networks. In 2003, the Radio Television News Directors Association honored is reporting with the Edward R. Murray Award.
Suzanned Kryder has a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. from George Washington University, and a B.S. from the University of Georgia. She hosted Peace Talks Radio for two years, starting in 2002 and returned as a volunteer in 2006. In 2007, she assumed the position of executive director of the program.
Tune in every Friday at 11 am to hear the most recent episode.