The Story behind the Stories

at Catalina Island in Avalon on Friday, June 21, 2013.

If you are reading this you are a radio radical – or at least passively passionate about your local radio station, KISL. One of the things we are most proud of at our station is that it is really OUR station, the community of Catalina. But the week of June 17th we extended that community to Northern California, Oregon, Washington D.C., New Orleans and Woods Hole Massachusetts, to name a few.

Why these specific locations? KISL has partnered with Transom to put on their very first week long traveling Audio Workshop and that week was the week that everyone came together and made it all happen! Can you guess where some of them came from?

It has been a fantastic opportunity for our station, as well as for the students, and we would like to invite you to see, or rather, to hear the results of putting a small group of radio enthusiasts together.

Listen to the two hour broadcast premier where we talked to the students about their experience with the workshop and Catalina.

You will also be able to experience the ‘disembodied voice’ phenomenon. The students interviewed a cross section of Catalina culture and for many, including the students, this will be the first time to hear their voice coming to them from somewhere else. And while ‘that’s what I sound like?!’ is quite common, it is also fun to put a face to the voice in the classic radio ‘that’s what they look like?!’ So come down and find the answers to these fun questions.

Pick up a copy of the Catalina Islander from June 21st and you can carry the group photo with you to get a jump start on the who’s who of voices. Or check out the article here on

photos courtesy of Adam Lau


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