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CODEPINK Radio – Robust conversation with global grassroots peacemakers, from Yemen to Venezuela to Iran to right here in the U.S.

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

Founded in fall 2002 as a grassroots effort to prevent the US war on Iraq, we continue to organize for justice for Iraqis, to hold war criminals accountable, and to end and prevent other U.S. wars and regime change efforts. We actively oppose U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, N. Korea, Cuba, and more, the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, and the prosecution of whistle-blowers. We support Palestinian rights, diplomacy, and growing local peace economies. Our flagship campaign is Divest from the War Machine to divest from companies that derive their profits from U.S. military interventions, the global arms trade, and the militarization of our streets.

Dear Friends – Thank you for your support of CommUNITY Radio KNSJ and Activist San Diego! This is the last day to make a 2022 Tax-Deductible Donation


As we approach the end of another year in America, one thing is clear. We’re grappling with a lot. Democracy is in peril. Gun violence, antisemitism, racially-motivated hate crimes, and the wealth-gap are all on the rise.  The rampant spread of misinformation throughout our increasingly corporatized digital media platforms, means that now more than ever, independent media is critical to the democratic discussion. This is why KNSJ matters.

In our nine years on the air, KNSJ has featured live debates between candidates for City Council and the Mayor’s office, live productions from rallies for climate action, labor rights, civil rights, the PRIDE parade, and the Women’s March. We have more science and environment-based programs than all the other stations in San Diego County combined.

The service we provide to our listeners doesn’t stop at our Public Affairs programming. KNSJ is continuing to develop the best independent music programming schedule you’ll find in the entire county. Night in and night out, listeners who tune to 89.1 FM or stream online at will hear an incredibly eclectic array of music that will not be found on any of the corporately-monopolized stations that dominate the airwaves.

In 2023, KNSJ hopes to relocate to a bigger and better studio, strengthen our terrestrial signal, continue to expand our locally-produced programming schedule, and strengthen our ties to the community through live-music events and youth-based radio-production opportunities.

This holiday season, we hope that you will consider contributing to the cause of Social Justice community radio in San Diego County by becoming a member of KNSJ. Your tax-deductible donation will not only help KNSJ accomplish our goals, but will also help to counteract the dangerous spread of misinformation throughout the digital landscape with the type of truth-telling that only independent media can provide. We thank you for your continued support and wish you a happy New Year,
Your friends at KNSJ

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KNSJ DJs and Volunteers
Martin Eder
Marie Johnson
Tim Taylor
Carson Young
Casey Hickenbottom
Darla Bardeli
Tony McDaid
Jay Jayakumar
Todd Urick
Rob Andrews
Misty Lizarranga
Brian Shrader
DJ Marko Mystic
Paul Georgeades
Jenny Western
Brandy Bell
DJ Solid Rock
Matt Parker

Kelsey Barry
DJ Super Rob
James Call
Jeff Lehton
Robyn Adriance
Flavorless Flav
DJ Pnutz
Art Martin
Handsome B. Wonderful
Mike Aguirre
Miriam Raftery

Mitch Murphey
Angela DeJoseph
Clare Gamber
Gail Stewart
Jake Christie
Keith Langhorn
Olijah Robinson
Patricia Law
Paul Roth
Sonja Robinson
Stacie Hankinson
Susan Taylor

We can always use volunteers in all areas including, social media, film, meeting the public to tech, news reporting and grassroots citizen journalists, studio work from production to on-air! No experience needed. All ages from youth to —? DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A LOCAL SHOW? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. Call 619-283-1100 for more information or email us at
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Activist San Diego
PO Box 5631
San Diego, CA 92165
United States





This is an outdoor free event with festivities, friendship, food and fundraising drawings with super prizes. Beer for sale at the bar. We are celebrating Activist San Diego’s 24 years of networking for social justice and almost 10 years of people-powered progressive radio, KNSJ at 89.1FM and streaming 24/7 at This is a fun family event. Come one come all so that 2023 will have one strong and consistent progressive voice to transform the social and political dalogue

in the greater San Diego and border region.

3-4 pm music, crafts, kids’ Karaoke

4-5 pm The ReEvolutionaary Poets’ Brigade

5-6 pm Special Guest Speakers, Coalition Spotlights

6-9 pm DJs Solid Rock and Flavorless Flav

We are also collecting new or gently used coats for a coat drive benefiting impoverished indigenous tribes and local community members experiencing hardship.

Medea Benjamin On Talk of the Town Live with Mike Aguirre Saturday at 11am

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK. She is also co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange, the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, Unfreeze Afghanistan (which advocates for returning the $7 billion of Afghan funds frozen in U.S. banks), ACERE: The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect, and the Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors Campaign.

Medea has been an advocate for social justice for 50 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.

She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, and Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Her most recent book, coauthored with Nicolas J.S. Davies, is War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict.

Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Hill, Salon, CommonDreams and The Progressive. Her twitter handle is @medeabenjam

Special Dates December Only: La Pastorela

Playing for a limited time in the month of December!

Tuesday 7pm Dec 6, Saturday 5pm Dec 10, Tuesday 8am Dec 13, Friday 2pm Dec 16, Wednesday 4pm Dec 21, Saturday 6pm Dec 24, Sunday 9am Dec 25, Wednesday 7pm Dec 28, Sunday 10am Jan 1, 2023

The Clare Gamber Show

Clare Gamber introduces listeners to a variety of topics each week. Clare has over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist working for the military as well as in private practice. Her unique perspective is highlighted as she conducts interviews on issues of mental health, religion and spirituality, scientific discoveries, aging, and even the local music scene. Guests include authors, scholars, and laypersons offering firsthand accounts of life as they know it. Tune in for a fun and fascinating listening experience!

Electric Picnic

Poetry, Spoken Word. and Prose

Hosted by Sue Taylor, local poet, author and educator.

Interviews of, and readings by, local poets, spoken word artists, and more.


By Miriam Raftery

October 25, 2021 (San Diego) –  East County Magazine tonight received 11 awards in San Diego Press Club’s 48th annual Excellence In Journalism competition. The honors include three first place awards, recognitions for both our online news site and radio show coverage during the past year’s turbulent times.  ECM’s awards span a broad range of categories, including three of the four awards presented for breaking news. Since its inception in 2008, ECM has won 137 major journalism prizes. See more…

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The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen Radio Show

Keeping the pot stirred so the scum doesn’t rise to the top!

Currently Arnie Arnesen is the host of The Attitude on WNHN 94.7FM in Concord NH a daily one hour talk show that focuses on policy, politics and people that make a difference in our lives and rarely get discussed and is a a regular commentator on WGBH radio (Boston public radio), WGIR a commercial radio station in Manchester NH and WKBK a commercial radio station in Keene NH. For over a decade Arnie and Professor Steffen Schmidt (aka Dr. Politics from Iowa State) provided political commentary for Iowa Public Radio. More…


(with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy)

You don’t necessarily need to have attacked the Capitol last January 6th to be a Jan Sixer.  The legion of sympathizers and wannabes has only grown since then. 

You might be a Jan Sixer, if…:

  • You like the fact that Donald Trump is a complete a…hole.
  • You’re not willing to overlook that Trump is an incompetent, corrupt, racist.  You actually like that about him.
  • You think Trump would make a great stand-up comic.
  • You think that all 26 of the women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct should be locked up.
  • You think that the only people more qualified to be elected than right wing talk show hosts are reality TV stars.
  • Your favorite reality TV star is Tucker Carlson.
  • You think that there might be three or four Mexican immigrants that are good people.
  • You have a confederate statue in your front yard.
  • You think that woke is what you did this morning.
  • You took out a second mortgage so you could buy more guns.
  • You like global warming because where you live is too cold.  And you live in Texas.
  • Your kid’s godmother is Marjorie Taylor Greene.
  • You’re on a first name basis with Hugo Chavez’s ghost.
  • You believe that Tom Hanks is a baby-eating child molester.
  • You believe you’re a very stable genius.

You might be a Jan Sixer, if…:

  • One reason you want Trump to be President is you need a pardon.
  • Your attorney is Rudy Guiliani.
  • You want to make voting Democrat a capital offense.
  • You don’t believe that Joe Biden was born in the U.S.
  • You think chanting USA USA is a substitute for genuine patriotism.
  • You wish that Mike Pence was more like Vladimir Putin.
  • You know how to tie a noose.
  • You always have zip ties handy.
  • Your horns match your body armor.
  • You can think of more than one use for a flag pole.
  • You think that everyone should be able to own an assault weapon, unless they are a Capitol policeman.
  • Your idea of supporting police is wedging one in a door.
  • You want to have January 6th made a national holiday.
  • You won’t go snorkeling because you’d have to wear a mask.
  • You think Trump cares about you.

The opinions expressed in this editorial do not necessarily reflect those of KNSJ FM or its sponsors.