KISL 88.7 FM is owned and operated by the Catalina Island Performing Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 33-0583694.

Station Manager:  David Markowitz, marko@kislavalon.com
(424) 226-2837

Community Outreach Director:  Jordan Monroe, jordanmonroe@kislavalon.com

Live Calls to Our Studio:  310-510-7469

All Other Calls:  HA-HA-BOATER  (424) 226-2837

KISL 88.7 FM broadcasts from the Greenhouse in Avalon City Park at 707 Crescent Ave. on Catalina Island.  Business Mail to: KISL, P.O. Box 2070, Avalon CA 90704.  Send music to:  KISL, P.O. Box 1980, Avalon, CA  90704.

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  1. just got back from 10 days of fun &sun. annual family get-togather for the last 15 yrs. thanks so much for the great music!

  2. Yo Pete, Thanks for the shout out. The Nigerian music was a fresh way to wind down my evening out here in Mesa, AZ. BTW it was around 112 degrees today, good thing I love the sun. Keep the great music coming. It may seem quiet in the booth…but we’re listening!

  3. Hello to Rambo from your old sister listening to YOU streaming live on my computer here in central WISCONSIN! 41 F and wet / rainy here! I wouldn’t kiss the shark, even for a picture or a prize!

  4. This is for your transmitter engineer: I just thought I’d let you know that your signal carries a fair distance inland, beyond just the South Bay and Orange County areas. I was up in a canyon in the Angeles National Forest (Little Tujunga Canyon, specifically) last Tuesday night, and I unexpectedly found your signal on the radio. Normally there’s nothing on 88.7 in the San Fernando Valley, so I was surprised to hear anything there. Your signal was slightly distorted and scratchy from distance, but still quite listenable. When I found out where you are, I was a bit surprised, because I didn’t have a line-of-sight shot to Catalina from that part of the canyon. I also didn’t know that Catalina even had any other broadcast transmitters besides KBRT-AM. The specific location from which I heard you is on Little Tujunga Canyon Road, at about 2,400 feet elevation, at Lat/Lon 34.338407 N, 118.341633 W.

  5. Ha! @Matthew — That’s funny, I was just looking this up for the same reason. I heard this station tonight while driving. I kept thinking “Avalon, I’ve heard of that” but couldn’t remember where it was. I’m in La Crescenta, and thought I was getting this signal because it is low-clouds misty night. It was cutting in and out with a classical station, which made for some interesting listening at 2:00 a.m. Anyway, cheers from the border of Angeles National Forest.

  6. Greetings KISL!,
    It is 9:47, Monday morning, where I am listening to your streaming broadcast in Lake Jackson, TX. Just visited the Island last weekend and I’m ready to return. I am really enjoying your program and like the variety you provide. Question: my father says when he was stationed in Long Beach Back in the 50’s he would listen to the Avalon radio station. Was that you? From your listeners in Texas, keep up the good work!


  7. Its not unusual for radio signals to bounce and bleed, I always remember as a kid being able at times to tune in to KFI AM Los Angeles when we were North of Eureka California. There are a number of factors that come into play with radio signals.

  8. Why is there no mention of Speysound Radio in Scotland your sister station? I found out about your station from Speysound’s website so I think you owe it to them to give them a little mention on your website

  9. You are quite in the right about that! Although we have mentioned our Speysound connection many times on our Facebook page, we have neglected this website. Perhaps we are still in shock that our audio link is functioning so well!

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