Program Descriptions


KWSO Programs

The Warm Springs Program is a locally produced news magazine that features information about current events, happenings and news.

Our People & Mother Earth is KWSO’s news magazine that focuses on cultural, natural and human resources in the community of Warm Springs.

The Community Calendar is a condensed version of everything going on in and around Warm Springs for the next couple days.

Talking Drum is a weekly half-hour program featuring music from the powwow trail across the Nations and offers a mix of new and old songs recorded in studios or live at powwows big and small.

The Powwow Trail is a weekly listing of local, regional and major national powwows.

The Rodeo Round Up is a weekly show featuring the latest local rodeo news and list of upcoming events locally and throughout the nation.

The Job Report is a weekly listing of job openings from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, Indian Head Casino and other local employers.

Groove Central is a one-hour weekly program hosted by Bigg B that highlights Native R&B and Hip Hop artists locally and on radios across Indian country.

The Honky Tonk Hour is a weekly show featuring good-time urban cowboy music with a hint of honky-tonk and rock and roll.

Saturday Night Oldies Show is the best of the 50s, 60s and 70s music running weekly on Saturday nights. Features everything from rockabilly, metal, disco to rock and roll!

Kidz 2Nz is a Saturday morning music show just for the kids.

Weekend Language Hour is an hour of language lessons on Saturday and Sunday morning that focuses on the three languages from the Warm Springs community including Ichishkin, Kiksht and Numu. Songs from the Warm Springs community are also included in the show.

On this Day in Local History is a daily show featuring events on this day around the world and in Warm Springs or Jefferson County.


Native Voice 1 Programs

American Indian Living a one-hour weekly talk show focusing on health issues in Indian country, viewed in a holistic way in keeping with traditional Native perspectives.

National Native News is a five-minute, weekday newscast dedicated to Native issues, that compiles spot news reports from around the country, anchored by Antonia Gonzales (Navajo).

Native America Calling is a one-hour call-in talk show that airs live Monday – Friday at 1 pm ET. The program engages noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective.

The Warrior is a half-hour weekly show dispelling the myths of the American Indian culture while discussing issues, policies and events.

The Situation Report/Sit Rep is a half-hour weekly show tackling hard-hitting issues concerning our returning veterans.

Earthsongs is a one-hour weekly modern mix of today’s Indigenous artists who are setting new directions in blues, folk, jazz, country, reggae, and hip-hop.

UnderCurrents is a thoughtful yet playful freeform music mix of rock, folk, blues, reggae, dub, electronica, hip-hop, world and roots music, and an excellent selection of contemporary Native artists.

Soul Deluxe is a weekly eclectic entree of soul music infused with electronic, disco, funk, hip-hop, house, jazz, and R&B.

Talking Drum is a weekly half-hour program featuring music from the powwow trail across the Nations. Whether you are a young buck or old school traditional, Talking Drum offers a mix of new and old songs recorded in studios or live at powwows big and small.

Voices from the Circle is a weekly one-hour show that brings you traditional and contemporary Native music, entertainment, storytelling, poetry, and pow wow trail information and events. Airs


Additional Programming

K-9s Klubhouse is a locally produced weekly Friday night show featuring DJ K-9 spinning mixes!

This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with around one million people downloading each week.

The Loh Down on Science is your daily humorous yet informative syndicated radio science minute, available locally or via this website. Created in 2005 by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and KPCC (89.3 FM in Los Angeles) and hosted by humorist and Caltech physics grad Sandra Tsing Loh, the The Loh Down on Science is currently co-produced by LDOS Media Lab, Inc. and SCPR (Southern California Public Radio), with the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Bringing science to a wide audience with humor and insight, LOL (Laugh Out Loud) + OH (aha!) = LOH.

Beale Street Caravan is a one hour non commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms to an international audience of 2.4 million worldwide weekly listeners on over 400 stations around the globe. Hosted by Pat Mitchell, each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States. Music industry experts and celebrities liven up each program with serialized inside commentary about the history & process of the music.

The Parent’s Journal features interviews with America’s best pediatric, child development and pregnancy experts. Our program also includes practical parenting tips from real Moms & Dads across the country—who share their parenting wisdom and experience with other parents.

Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound.