The following programs are locally produced.
A-dub's live radio hour consists of anything from Pavarotti to Pink Floyd. Brother Giles, a sweet friend of Francis, sometimes fills in to spin the eclectic mix. Hosted by Anna Wild.
Thursdays, 4-5 pm.
A monthly radio show that highlights the positive side of growing older, produced by Connie Saldana.
Fourth Sunday of every month from 6 - 7 pm
Topics related to pets, wildlife, livestock and other animals are explored in this lively half-hour program. Look for interviews covering climate change and the effects of a warming planet on wildlife and species extinction, middle schoolers talking about factory farming, and in-depth looks at local organizations working to save animals from abuse and abandonment. Animals Matter airs the second Friday of the month at 1 PM.
Backpack Boombox is a Hip-Hop/Rap focused show, hosted by longtime performer. David Downey, Jr. Growing up in the Greater Boston area, his youth was influenced by classic artists such as Run-DMC, The Beastie Boys, and A Tribe Called Quest. Backpack Boombox will be playing all of the old-school tracks that David grew up with, as well as those current indie gems that deserve more attention.
Backpack Boombox airs every Monday from 10 pm to midnight.
Southern Oregon’s Labor Radio Program
The Brain Labor Report is our weekly broadcast of labor news. We talk about the many struggles of working people reporting the stories and perspectives of the working class that are ignored by mainstream media. We have interviews each day usually with local, but sometimes with national community leaders, activists, students, union and a wide assortment of ordinary working people. Listen LIVE Wednesdays at 9:00 AM or download podcasts here and listen on your time.
The Brain Labor Report’s production staff includes media activists who have a passion for reporting the stories and perspectives of the working class that are ignored by mainstream media.
The Brain Labor Report’s producers are affiliated with community media organizations, non-profit institutions and universities and contribute material to regional media outlets such as the RogueIMC and Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice.
Wes Brain, Host / Executive Producer
Jason Houk, Technical Engineer
Wednesdays, 9-10 am
Carry it On is an eclectic music show ranging from English speaking acoustic folk and singer-songwriter gems, to some world music and rock and jazz influences. Also spoken word and poetry and sound collages. Jeff searches for the most amazing lyrics, classic and new songs in the political folk tradition that comment on the events of the week, the intense times we are living in, and give aid and comfort to all of us afflicted by the events and forces of the day. We are not alone. We are all part of a rich cultural and political resistance. Call a friend and make a date with your radio Tuesday for wonderful music with insightful lyrics to stimulate and encourage us in these interesting times.
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.
Tune in to hear the best in all genres of rock n roll.
Dad Hats & Khaki Pants (a nod to the stereotypical attire of one who listens to Pop Punk & Emo music) is the brainchild of Kevin Caldwell, a local DJ who has been a part of the Rogue Valley music scene in various capacities (most notably booking shows) for over 10 years.
In the time that Kevin has spent behind the scenes he has a gained a unique perspective & ear for quality music. Throughout the years Kevin has been exposed to many genres of music but maintains a particular affinity for all decades of the Pop Punk & “Emo” scene, he feels that those styles just have a certain way of bringing out the type of emotional response that can on one hand lead you to an existential breakdown & on the other help you fight through some of the toughest moments life can throw at you.
It's Kevin’s hope that in sharing these songs spanning from the 80s/90s/00s/Today that you can take away some of the same feelings that they have brought him over the years while at the same time introducing you to some bands you might not have ever known about in the “mainstream” world of music.
Tune in weekly for such segments as “Band of the Week”, “Emo Fight Night”, “Song Rewind” just to name a few.
Tune in Saturdays from 4 - 6 pm.
Dream Infringement consists of four Rogue Valley friends. We like to tell stories and play songs based on a weekly theme.
Tune in Mondays, 6 - 7 pm.
Empower Your Life with Alaya Ketani focuses on Life Saving, Culture Changing and Change Makers. The show includes interviews, round table discussion, and listener call-ins with people, whose ideas and actions promote empowered movement toward a harmonious world.
Topics to be addressed include: Mind Mastery with Neuroscience and More, Create the Life You’d Love to Live, How to Become Empowered through Challenge, The Mental Game of Life (And Golf), Hope—How We Know That All Is Possible, What Does It Take to Create New Beginnings, Break the Cycle—Whatever It Is, Instruction Manual for Humans, and More. Be prepared for honest, heartfelt in-depth discussion, frank question about and answers to topics that really matter.
Tune in Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
Farm Talk 347
A weekly show about small and large farms and farming and sustainable food groups in the Rogue Valley hosted by David Munson.
Tuesdays, 10-11 am.
Girl Talk 119
The KSKQ Green Show Show hosts live visits and sneak previews of performances and performers presenting on the Green Show Stage. The Green Show is a free event sponsored by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Thursdays, 10 am to noon.
Founded by Mark Yaconelli on Valentine’s Day, 2010, the Hearth Community is a new model of community building based on personal storytelling, reflective listening, and community service. Once a quarter, a handful of local folks gather to tell a true story, first person, based on a theme. Past themes have included: “Love Hurts,” “Tales from Childhood,” “Letting Go,” and “Wilderness Tales.” Each event includes live music (from bluegrass, to folk, to Celtic, to jazz) coordinated by Ashland fiddler Duane Whitcomb. The entrance fee is $5, and all proceeds go to charities based in Southern Oregon like the Ashland Emergency Foodbank, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Dunn House, Rogue Valley Farm to School, Ashland Hospital Hospice, and others.
Laura Bee hosts a weekly show devoted to interviews, science, history, mystery, music and art, all inspired by the honey-bee and natural beekeeping. Sharing cutting edge method and consciousness the world of the bee is explored in a whole new light.
Thursdays, 1 - 2 pm.
Jupiter's Jamboree makes every effort to live up to the implications of its name. Jupiter Hamilton creates a show combining classic and contemporary jam bands, local original music, live experimental music, poetry, interviews with guests and philosophic musings about the cosmic web of sound. The unexpected and expected dwell side by side in Jupiter Jamboree land. It's a sonic vision of a post-genre utopia.
Saturdays, 8 - 10 pm.
The KSKQ Morning Show interviews recorded weekly 8:30 am - 9 am.
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Host Carson Bench takes care of station business and plays great music. Horizons, not boundaries is what this show is all about.
Fridays, 4-6 pm.
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 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 are Legitimate Business and Illicit Trade.
Hello, Southern Oregon, Northern California and the rest of the universe listening in on the web! This is Roo Grostein, THE CANNAvangelist…bringing you the industry inside scoop on cannabis news, education, and culture right here from the heart of Oregon’s own cannabis country: The Rogue Valley.
The show’s mission is to give cannabis back to you, the people, by empowering you with information & helping to break down the stigmas that have kept our communities divided for so long. I'm here to tell the unique stories of the real folks who have the passion to normalize this amazing plant and showcase the industry, culture, and lives that depend on it. It's high time for us to come together and make the world a better place and I, for one, believe cannabis might be our last hope to do so...let's discuss. And check out the show's website.
Tune in Mondays from 2 - 4 pm.
Fridays, 7-9 pm
The Metal Mixtape is hosted by Omar "DJ Ramo Thorne" Rodriguez. For two hours every week, he's blasting the best in current & classic underground/lesser known regional & worldwide Traditional Heavy Metal, Melodic Thrash, and Power Metal...plus quite a few modern & extreme acts too. He deso segments on local bands, international artists, Speed Metal, and Female Fronted bands—to name a few—plus they talk about the upcoming live music calendar in the Rogue Valley.
For updates, playlists and more information check the Facebook page.
Be inspired, and inspire others, live Your Masterpiece!
Great music, mixed with potentially perception altering thoughts, and uplifting fun. A diverse playlist is offered and balanced with intellectual tidbits, a brief random reading of Pronoia (-Rob Brezsney) and weekly touching on the eight Attributes of Connection (-Jon Young).
With subtle references to the cultural art of mentoring, the show strives to empower the listeners. Featuring highlights on multiple genres, with special emphasis on new and under discovered musicians/ bands, there is something for everyone. The show occasionally includes in-studio guests, call in's, and songs requests.
All things inspirationally geared toward Living Your Masterpiece!
Tune in Fridays from 2 - 4 pm.
Scott Garriott dishes up an eclectic mix of songs with a small amount of talk.
Tuesdays, 9 - 11 pm.
Neil Stewart spins vinyl records.
Thursdays, 2 - 3 pm.
Get the latest on what's happening in the valley and beyond with Rob Engorn.
Thursdays from 11 am - 12 pm.
If you like music from different lands and far-off places, then One World Many Songs is the place to hear unique voices and exciting rhythms.
Passing the Torch: Stories of Wisdom is a monthly half-hour show of interviews with Rogue Valley locals who have dealt with devastating losses and turned their experience into a life-affirming legacy. The interviewees share their hard-won wisdom and describe what has enabled them to find meaning and purpose in their story.
The show is produced by Lily Myers Kaplan of the Spirit of Resh Foundation, whose mission is to use story and advocacy to help people build a relationship with death that informs how they live.
Tune in the first Friday of each month at 1 pm.
DJ Bale del Norte expands you mind with ambient electronica, dance and experimental music.
Saturdays, 10 pm to midnight.
At the Reggae Dub Friday Night Experience you'll hear version excursions in the realm of Reggae Dub music. There will be lots of Bass in the place, and you'll hear more platter and less chatter with DJ Moe Betta
Fridays, 9 pm -12 am
Meditation, grounded in the principle of Sacred Relationship within Oneness. It's comforting and blessed to learn to let God live Its life as us, through all the miracles and compassionate tears. Hosted by Moshe Ross. Questions? Call 541-488-2571.
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10 am.
All vinyl mostly spinning 'round at 33&1/3 R.PM. Hosted by Shiloh O'Conner.
Thursdays, 8-10 pm.
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In an era of spiraling debt-crises and an uncertain ecological future, we are asked by Nature herself to discover the path to social equity and a balanced relationship with life. Andrew Mount, your host for Rogue Regenesys, examines the assumptions, limitations and failures of the current economic paradigm, aiming to highlight poignant alternatives and proposing real solutions. As we head into the most tumultuous time in modern history, humankind is seeking answers to what ails us as a society. Beginning with a bio-regionalism that supports People, Planet and profit, we will endeavor to enfranchise all living systems in the regenerative, non-colonial economics of a just future.
Tune in Thursdays from 9-10 am.
Signals to the Wind aims to provide an excellent listening experience of eclectic genres and take listener through a journey of modern North American music and its source roots. It's focus is mainly on Rock n Roll, Indie, and Punk, along with some hip hop and the roots of these more modern forms like old timey, gospel, blues, jazz, funk and Motown. Courtlandt started the show 6 years ago to help share great music and pertinent opinions. The show is whimsical but has some serious soul commentary and is dedicated to excellent music with a clear nod to the classics he grew up with.
Tune in Wednesdays from 6 - 7 pm.
The Taste of Consciousness creates a platform for the vanguards of Roots Reggae, the King’s Music. Each show features a variety of songs by men & women with the common aspiration of truth, justice, righteousness, harmony, balance, order and reciprocity--fundamentally constructive change through word, sound and power. In a modern antique Fashion.
“The Bambu King” Selecta’ A.D. is a Washington D.C. native who has championed reggae music for over 20 years. He comes locked-and-loaded with extra clips and a musical flamethrower, ready to rain down a barrage of sonic booms on any weak heart wanting to impede the path of progress. As I-Roy would say, “Don’t check me with no lightweight stuff.” Selecta' A.D. doesn't disarm for anyone. Only the finest rock hard, roots & culture reggae will suffice. Keeping with the ever changing times, Selecta’ A.D. moves forward ever, backwards never, making this a modern Roots Reggae Groundation. Each show features up and coming talents from Jamaica, The Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Guyana, and the Caribeyond! All who have ears; let them hear the voice of progress on the Taste of Consciousness on KSKQ 89.5FM
For any fan of Real Reggae Music: the Taste of Consciousness is Haile recommended. All Killer; No Filler.
Tune in Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm!
TK's Tracks 89
Join host Tom Pratum, aka "TK," as he spins up a mix of mostly smooth and contemporary jazz. Some familiar music and some not so familiar, from the 60s unto the present. You never can tell what TK might pull out of his archives.
Tune in Thursdays at 6 pm.
When one is confident that something good will happen when it is not at all likely they are said to be WHISTLING IN THE DARK. That is the idea around our show. It is a humorous and sometimes dark look at our bright future. This is concentrated civics for all the true patriots and an alternative to Prozac for the rest. Folk music, Americana, interviews and more. Exclusively at KSKQ 94.9 FM in Ashland Oregon. Hosted by Jason Houk.
Thursdays, 7-8 pm.
We The People 167
Democracy depends on us and David Hyde discusses national and local issues and how we all can take part in positively effecting our lives
DJ Jahfirm brings World Remixes to the airwaves every Monday night. Jahfirm is a sonic collective of auditory vibrations congealed to resonate harmonically with hemispheric lateralization.
Turntablism is the medium for this transitory experience, with crossfading beatmatched rhythms woven into a rich tapestry of sound. Minimal verbage allows the listener to enter an altered state of consciousness facilitated by seamless transitions between songs.
The occasional train wreck keeps the listener aware of the actual artistic process being performed live during each set, guaranteeing that no 2 sets are ever the same.
Tune in Mondays from 9-10pm
Hosted by Dan Wahpehpah. The show brings you Native American, local regional Indian News. Voices of the generations, oral traditions, elders/leaders, native music, skits, jokes, stories, poems, live songs. Also featured are local native events and native writings/readings.