Ashland’s community radio station is now on the air. KSKQ 94.9 Low power FM begins broadcasting this week, providing a local community alternative to commercial media.
KSKQ’s purpose is to invigorate our valley by offering unique content and giving voice to its people, groups, artists, activists, and youth. A project of the Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon, KSKQ empowers those traditionally denied access to the media.
As a Pacifica affiliate KSKQ offers quality programs such as Democracy Now with Amy Goodman and Free Speech Radio News. KSKQ provides news and programming that is not offered by local commercial stations.
KSKQ offers opportunities for citizens to produce their own radio. As a community low-power FM, the FCC mandates that for every 12 hours of programming, eight hours must be locally produced.
KSKQ produces shows that are for and about our community. Programming that helps connect and balance national and international issues with our local issues.
KSKQ’s studio is located at 330 E. Hersey St. in Ashland Oregon. With onsite broadcasting and editing facilities, KSKQ streams their content over the internet and globally syndicates locally produced shows. KSKQ has been podcasting for some time now and currently syndicate tens of thousands of audio files each month.
Currently KSKQ is in the process of identifying, producing, and scheduling local programs. Individuals who are interested in producing a show, whether pre-produced, on-air live, or as a DJ are encouraged to submit a program proposal form. Volunteers assist individuals in producing their shows. Several courses have been developed to train new producers and announcers.
For more information call 541-482-3999 or visit http://www.kskq.org