KWSO 91.9 FM Radio is a Department within the Health and Human Services Branch of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, home to the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute Tribes.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is a sovereign nation and entered into a Treaty with the United States (US) government in 1855. The 1855 Treaty with the Tribes of Middle Oregon defines the reservation boundary, ensures access by Tribal members to traditional hunting, fishing and gathering areas, and provides the framework for the government-to-government relationship between the Tribe and the US government. The Tribal Constitution and By-Laws provide the foundation of Tribal governance and were adopted in 1938. A Corporate Charter incorporated the Tribes the same year. Click here to view these historical documents, along with other key documents.
Within the community, the Tribal government provides a variety of services, including education, public safety, utilities, health, resource management, business development and recreation. The tribal economy is based primarily on natural resources, including hydropower, forest products and ranching. Tourism and recreation also make important contributions.
CTWS Health & Human Services
PO Box C, 1144 Warm Springs Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761
Sue Matters, KWSO Station Manager
PO Box 489 4174 Highway 3
Warm Springs, OR 97761
KWSO 91.9 FM is licensed by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. As the licensee, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Council acts as the Board of Directors for KWSO.
Tribal Council meetings are open to the public unless in Executive Session. District meetings are held regularly through the year as well as General Council meetings. Tribal Council Agendas and Meeting announcements are routinely announced on KWSO and posted to community calendars daily on the website and Facebook. Tribal Council Agendas and Meeting information is available at the Tribal Council Office. For more info, contact: 541-553-3257.
Warm Springs Tribal Council
Agency District Representatives: Eugene Austin Greene Jr. (Chair), Valerie Switzler, Carina Miller
Simnasho District Representatives: Charles Calica (Vice Chair), Raymond Tsumpti Sr., Ron Suppah
Seekseequa District Representatives: Lee Tom, Brigette McConnville
Warm Springs Chief Delvis Heath Sr., Wasco Chief Alfred Smith Jr., Paiute Chief Joe Moses
Secretary Treasurer/CEO Michele Stacona
KWSO Community Advisory Board
KWSO 91.9 FM holds an annual meeting of our Community Advisory Board (CAB). Meeting information, including date and location, are posted here and announced on-air at 91.9 FM on week prior to meeting dates. Most meetings are held at the Warm Springs Media Center.
A Community Advisory Board Meeting was held Monday October 10, 2016 at the Warm Springs Media Center. The agenda included an overview of compliance issues for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant Program plus a programming update. There was also discussion about current public service campaigns & multimedia efforts. Time was also given for sharing of ideas and feedback. Minutes of the meeting are posted below.
Monthly Issues & Programs List
- Indian Health Service
- Tribal Enterprise
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
- 509-J School District
- Natural Resources
- Human Services
- Public Safety
- Museum at Warm Springs
- Governmental Affairs
- Community Action Team
- Community Member(s)
CPB Station Activity Survey
CPB Annual Financial Reports
To obtain additional KWSO financial reports contact the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Finance Department at 541-553-1161.