Program Descriptions


KWSO Programs

The Morning Routine is weekdays 6-9am.  Local newscasts at :15 and :45 anchor the show which includes useful information and a mix of music (Talking Drum 6-7am + KWSO’s Music Mix 7-9am)

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 features 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.

KWSO Music Mix blends current songs with music from the 1960s on.  We even squeeze in a gem from the 1950s and some country tunes here and there.  You never know what you will hear in the mix!

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

The Job Report is a weekly listing of local job openings.

The Honky Tonk Hour is a weekly show featuring country music – classic and contemporary.

Saturday Night Oldies Show is the best of the 50s, 60s and 70s music running weekly on Saturday nights. Features everything from Motown & Soul to Classic Rock & Sock Hops.  Disco to Rockabilly, Funk to Punk.

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.

Know Your Tribes shares information about the history and lifeways of the people of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Eagle News runs down the Warm Springs K-8 Academy calendar of events and shares information with families to support students.


Native Voice 1 Programs

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.

Trahant Reports is a three-minute, weekly commentary exploring the news that impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives by longtime journalist Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock).

Word With a Champ is a five-minute weekly radio show featuring up-close and personal interviews with professional and amateur athletes from rodeos to motor sports, hosted by sports announcer Randy Taylor (Cherokee).

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.

INDIGEFI is a weekly one-hour show featuring an eclectic blend of modern Indigenous music, hosted by Alexis Sallee (Iñupiaq/ Mexican American). The show introduces you to the future of Native music with new and trending artists, while honoring the past by diving into the tracks that have shaped what we hear today.

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

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.


Additional Programming

All Things Considered from NPR is a 2 hour afternoon news block that covers the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the arts and life, music and entertainment.

This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week they choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. The program explains the world of science with a dash of humor. Hosted by writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh, it’s a program for those who love science as well as for those who avoid it!

Beale Street Caravan is a weekly program that brings the Sounds of Memphis to public radio. Live performances from the masters of blues, soul, folk, and rock n roll.

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.