By Casey Brown of the CUJ
MISSION – The reservation radio station, 104.3-LP Pendleton, has increased their programming. Three new programs hit the airwaves in February, which is on top of Live streaming Nixyaawii Golden Eagle basketball games on Facebook.
Every Thursday, “Radio Hawaii with Uncle Phil” airs at 11 a.m. Uncle Phil plays “the native and modern sounds of Hawaiian music.” He invites listeners to “find a shady spot on the beach and dig your toes in the sand.”
On the fourth Thursday of the month, Lindsey X. Watchman, General Council chair, hosts the General Council Radio Show at 5 p.m. This new show is to share GC-related information with its members. Each month, Chairman Watchman will provide a summary on how that month’s GC meeting went.
Every other month, Brent Spencer and Katherine Palmer from the education department will put on a show about promoting the importance of education, tribal schooling, and more.
These shows join a full lineup of locally-hosted programming, national programming such as National Native News and Native American Calling, CTUIR Language Lessons, and a variety of music.
Tune in to Tha Mish Mix on Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. The Mish Mix is an eclectic mixture of music ranging from hip hop, rock, electric funk, oldies, alternative, country, and more that has been on the airwaves since 2004 when the station first opening.
Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., Marlene Stevenson plays Native Jams during her program.
Each Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cindy Halfmoon hosts C-Bear Revivals where she plays music and shares health and wellness information. Halfmoon also hosts Wellbriety Wednesday every week from 6-8 p.m. and has been a volunteer with the radio station since the beginning.
Fridays and Saturdays, Tim Elliot hots Rez Rocks where he plays rock n’ roll music from several decades.
Classic Rock n’ Soul continues those vibes on Sunday evenings from 4-6 p.m. Long-time KCUW volunteer Michael Jackson hosts this weekly program.
Much of KCUW’s local programming is available on their SoundCloud page, which can be found online at soundcloud.com/kcuwradio.
KCUW is always seeking volunteers, and there is an upcoming opportunity for people to learn more about the radio station or train as a volunteer. On March 21, KCUW is hosting their annual open house. For more information, contact KCUW 541-429-70006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.