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Radioland August 2015


Welcome! Radioland is our monthly column in the Sonoma County Gazette. Each month we bring you a sampling in print of hot topics being discussed on KBBF 89.1FM and in the community we serve. For those who are new to the world of bilingual public radio, we are a potpourri of cultural flavors, news, interviews, local events, and commentary. We call it Radioland!

¿Qué Pasa? — What’s New?

KBBF continues to expand its non-broadcast presence in social media. At the KBBF website, you can find links to our Facebook page, which is updated frequently with new photos, videos and news reports

Our Twitter account is @KBBF_radio. We've been putting amazing news and event photos on Instagram, where our address is kbbf_89.1_fm.

KBBF studio guests and news issues frequently show up on the reports Francisco Lozano posts on CNN iReport. Go to ireport.cnn.com and follow FranciscoLozano.

Fun family events and educational community forums are now featured on KBBF’s Community Calendar, which is broadcast daily at 8am, 5pm and 8pm on 89.1 FM. It presents an opportunity to outreach into the Spanish speaking community. Send your event fliers to: calendario@kbbf-fm.org. Special consideration for inclusion in the Community Calendar goes to members of KBBF and other non-profit service organizations.

DJ Broken Record and DJ OneHoop rocked the night at our Funky Friday Roller Disco Night on July 17 at Cal Skate, with an eclectic groove mix. People dressed up in 70’s funky attire, and “got down.”

Broken Record is inviting phone-in discussions and shout backs from listeners. Call the studio line (707) 545-0318. All points of view are encouraged. Broken Record Radio airs live Monday evenings, 9-11pm, with news reports and opinion from Mr. Mark, One Hoop and the Rambling White Man with Moderate Temper. It is rebroadcast Tuesdays at 3pm.

Voz del Pueblo, Lideres del Futuro, Diaspora Latina and The Roseland Report also invite call-ins from listeners.

¿Qué Dice la Gente? — What’s the Buzz?

Media Discovers Media: KBBF's weekly program “Queer Life” and its host Kaiya Kramer have been written up by Rachel Dovy and can be found on the KQED-Arts blog site, titled “A Transgender Mission on the Bilingual Airwaves”.

The article tells the story of how Kaiya launched her show at KBBF early in 2014, in an age when the public raves over Caitlin Jenner and hears the President say “transgender” in a State of the Union address — also an age of discrimination and violence faced by transgender people. KBBF Board members Alicia Sanchez, Josue Lopez, and David Janda were also interviewed for the article.

Jorge Dalton, son of assassinated Latin American poet Roque Dalton, presented the film “Fusilemos la Noche(Shoot the Night),” a documentary about the life of his father. The event was hosted by KBBF. Dalton was killed in El Salvador, whered his memory has been suppressed.

Check out the KBBF Program Schedule for our complete broadcast listings.

Calendario — Calendar

On Sunday, August 23, please come to our August Celebración de la Comunidad—Community Celebration,an outdoor cookout and get-together for service organizations to connect with the public. It will take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Carpenters Labor Center, 1700 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95407. Groups that want to participate can call (707) 545-8833 or email: info@kbbf-fm.org

KBBF 89.1 FM’s studio and business office are located at the Labor Center, 1700 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa. Feel free to visit or call the office at (707) 545-8833 during business hours. The studio number is (707) 545-0318.

Our Mission is to create a strong multilingual voice that empowers and engages the community to achieve social justice through education, celebration of culture and local and international news coverage.


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