CIF is a part of the San Diego Foundation and has been in existence since 2014. It has taken the roll of filling the void left by the ending of the ChurchMouse Marlin Invitational Tournament by donating to small island non-profit organizations. They have gifted project-specific funds to groups such as the Catalina Island Women’s Forum mentoring program, the Cornerstone Teencenter, and even our own studio equipment upgrades here at KISL 88.7 FM. Their goal is to hold two to three fundraisers annually in order to increase the visibility of the organization, as well as to increase their funding availability.
The workshop, normally held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is an intensive week-long training in the art of audio storytelling. Participants learn to develop NPR-style audio stories which are written, produced and broadcasted in conjunction with local radio station KISL 88.7.
The workshop travels to Catalina once each year. This year’s dates are June 14-20. The workshop is led by internationally acclaimed radio producer Rob Rosenthal with assistance from NPR “Marketplace” reporter David Weinberg. Catalina Island residents are invited to apply for the scholarships by visiting http://transom.org/2015/traveling-workshop-2015-catalina-ca/ or by calling KISL at (424) 226-2837.
The Avalon Lion’s Club took time out from their Saturday to help make sure everyone has access to the KISL studio.
Volunteering their time, the Lion’s Club torn down the old stairs and rebuilt them from the ground up!
Now KISL’s volunteer DJs, studio guests, and visitors can not only ascend with confidence but the sold decking and railing provides the perfect raised platform to act as a soap box, but luckily for you the airwaves are all the soap box they need, and you can choose to tune in.
But maybe we will do a jig on the deck.
To celebrate their hard work the KISL DJs shared their appreciation the best way they know how, on the radio!
Rapidly Rotating Records host Glenn Robison dedicated two segments of his show to ‘stairs’ and ‘stairways’.
Ladies Night with Catalina Pinky was inspired and did a whole show on the group STEPS!
Epilogue: a shout out to Johnny B-Side for painting the stairs green!
Turn on your radio or listen online and don’t miss a second of the Scheyden Catalina Air Show while you take in the high flying fun from anywhere in town!
Check out the video from the high flying fun!
Hello dear Listeners,
Despite my recent departure from much beloved rock, Avalon, I am pushing the boundaries of my technical prowess by attempting to program from afar. In short, LifeLines goes on!
Please tune in at the regular time, Mondays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to hear how goes my travels into the midwest, what people in the heartland know about Catalina, and how landlubbery life suits my intrepid self. Music continues to play between introspective comments and observations. I cannot take your calls, sadly, but I will check email at firstname.lastname@example.org for your comments, requests and general jocularity.
Listen here to archives of LifeLines from the beginning.
Fair Winds on the Air Waves, Y’all.