My name is Rev. Derek Moody, self-ordained high-priest of rock n roll. My radio path began in August of 1999 on a commercial rock station out of Peoria Illinois (WWCT Rock 106).
I learned the ropes quickly as I was put on overnights seven days a week, midnight to 6am. In October of that same year, the station program director asked me to create a unique two hour radio show to air on Sunday evenings from 10pm to Midnight. Thus, on Halloween of October 1999, THE CHURCH OF ROCK RADIO SHOW made its debut over the radio airwaves!
Producing & hosting the show was and still is a pleasure. It's diverse, playing rock music from the 1940s thru today, incorporating musical history with humor while carrying on a tradition of old school rock n roll radio shows. We have an interactive relationship with our loyal listening audience, some who have been fans since the beginning.
Rarely missing a show, we answer every phone call that comes in, considering every song request we receive and even doing the occasional dedication or "shoutout", which listeners really seem to enjoy. This listener interaction makes it fun for us too.
Since its inception, the show has found a home on 8 different radio stations over it's 19 years on the air, with KSKQ being our current & hopefully final home for the show. (Four years at KSKQ so far!). Over the years the show has developed a loyal cult following and our rock n roll congregation tunes in faithfully, attending "Church" weekly to join in on the national community we try to create every Sunday. We are also currently syndicated weekly on KBOG radio in Bandon Oregon.
Nearly 3 years ago, Sister Tracy McCloud, a sixteen year contributor to the show, was asked to join the show as co-host and co-producer. She brings so much to the show and is invaluable with her research skills, musical knowledge, unique taste in musical genres, as well as her fun on air personality.
We are both residents of south Ashland and have resided in the awesome Rogue Valley for nearly a decade.
The Church of Rock radio show celebrates our 20th anniversary in October of this year :)
Hi! My name is Omar Rodriguez and i'm Excited and honored to be the new Program Director at KSKQ.
My Goal is to connect the community with music, education and informative news you get nowhere else. Here at KSKQ we celebrate family, friends, diversity, love and free speech. Our community has a voice and through KSKQ the world will hear us roar.
The KSKQ Programming Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing new local programs, as well as syndicated programs concerning local issues, news, public affairs, religion, sports events, and other subjects. The Programming Advisory Committee is comprised of up to 11 members: 50% KSKQ programmers and volunteers and 50% listeners at large and the Program Director. Committee members assist the Program Director in valuable decision-making efforts. The committee meets quarterly to assess the entire schedule, discuss content and availability, review new proposals and implement new changes.
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.