Art on the Airwaves is a show about art and the business of art. Local artist Cammy Davis interviews guests from artists, to musicians, to magazine editors, to book authors and discusses topics relevant to "artists and entrepreneurs."
Cammy Davis is a mixed-media artist whose work has been featured at fine art galleries throughout the Northwest. She has been published in books—Ashland, Oregon and Ashland, Oregon Day Trips—and periodicals—EATT Magazine, Luxe Beat Magazine and Southern Oregon Magazine. Her paintings have inspired Cammy Davis Jewelry. Cammy is also an active member of the arts community of Southern Oregon, creating and managing the annual Edgy in October festival to promote the works of local artists and is a founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon.
Cammy’s work is influenced by her roots in the outdoors, growing up in an Airstream near a river surrounded by the woods. This translated to her art in later years, both in her contrasting use of natural and industrial materials, and her characteristic independence. Cammy constructs her work from scratch. To Cammy, the creative process is based on a willingness to experiment and always be learning.
Cammy studied Fine Art at the University of Idaho for two and a half years, raised a family and then went back to complete her degree in Interior Design at Bellevue College in Washington.
Art on the Airwaves podcasts are also available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spreaker and YouTube. The show airs every 1st and 3rd Friday from 1 - 2 pm. Tune in to KSKQ 89.5 fm or stream at kskq.org to listen live!
Profile by Daniel Alrick.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides the audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.
For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.
But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.
In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.
Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. The show does not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows them to maintain their independence.
Democracy Now! is broadcast on KSKQ Mondays - Fridays at 12 noon.
It is with great sadness that KSKQ announces the passing of Michael McGuire, the broadcast engineer who shepherded KSKQ all the way from its beginnings in 2004 to where we are today, broadcasting at 560 watts to the whole Rogue Valley. Michael was a member of the original team that dreamed of having a low power community radio station in Ashland.
After the station received its low power construction permit from the FCC in 2004, Michael helped everyone keep their eyes on the price. The fledgling station faced many obstacles--finding a proper antenna location, finding a studio space, finding the money to make it all happen. In 2007, just days away from loosing its construction permit, when many on the organizing committee were ready to let the permit lapse, Michael pushed forward. He spearheaded the effort to install the antenna and transmitter at Joe's place on the old Highway 99. And so KSKQ went on the air.
In the years since, Michael was the indispensable technical resource, the man who knew broadcasting technology inside out and who single-handedly kept us on the air. The transition to the full power license, the installation of the transmitter on Table Mountain, the planning for the full power antenna, all of it wouldn't have happened without Michael. The photos below show his wonderful spirit. From left to right: Michael installing the low power transmitter - broadcasting for the first time - Michael during the full power test broadcast on Table Mountain - the plaque honoring Michael
We mourn his passing and remain deeply grateful for his contributions.
Here is a short video of Michael McGuire supervising the installation of the new transmitter.