The Native Media Resource Center (NMRC) was founded in 1997 by Muscogee Tribal member and award winning radio producer Peggy Berryhill. Peggy has been involved with public broadcasting for 38 years. Other founding members are Susan Ruschmeyer, and the late Chris Carty (Aleut). The non-profit organization was formed to create content about Native Americans and to promote racial harmony and cross-cultural understanding. Since its inception, NMRC has been one of the primary content providers of radio programs and documentaries about Native Americans, working in collaboration with such prestigious institutions like the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation, Northern California Cultural Communications, Inc. and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc.
•To provide timely and accurate reports of local and state events, including weather, news and community events
•To offer a forum open to all residents of the area for the discussion of public issues
•To broadcast and produce a diversity of programs designed to educate, entertain and inform
•To reach and engage all voices in our coastal listening area
•To develop programs in a multilingual format in order to serve our Pomo and Latino community members in the languages they speak and understand
•To collaborate on youth projects
•To invite community participation through outreach and training in broadcasting and journalism
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Forum win Michael Krasny
KQED California Report
To The Point
National Native News
The Lizzard Lounge
Pig in a Pen
Living On Earth
Travel Rick Steves
Award wining journalist with over 45 years in public broadcasting. Peggy loves radio, life on the coast and sharing the stories of our neighbors and friends. She has recently been inducted into the Mvskoke Hall of Fame.
Susan Ruschmeyer is the co-founder of the Native Media Resource Center and KGUA. She is a professional land surveyor, running her own business Pacific Land Surveys for the past 20 years.
Seve Cardosi is a part-time host on KGUA. Seve has spent the last twenty years touring the world while working in television production, graphic design and photography. She is Host of the KGUA original show The Drift - interviewing fellow travelers about their journeys around the world.
The Lizzard of The Lizzard Lounge, another of our very popular programs which always brings a smile to your face. Join her on Thursday and Monday from 6-8 PM for your “Weekly dose of the Grateful Dead.”
Jeanne is the author of the ICO column, “Mendonoma Sightings”. Hear her every third Thursday of the month on Peggy's place as she shares natural wonders from our coast. mendonomasightings.com
Mark Gross comes to KGUA after a long career with the Washington Post where he won a lifetime achievement award for advertising. He hosts the monthly 5 minute program, The 420 Report and wears many hats behind the scenes of KGUA. And he writes a blog about the area appropriately named Mark's Column
13 year old Gavin has been working with as the announcer of the Gualala River Run for four years. He’s developing his own podcast and has started a YouTube channel
Karen Tracy helps with the Classical Saturday and Sunday databases
Jodi, a behavioral scientist specializing in the life and habits of Orcas, drops by Peggy’s Place each month to talk about the life of our cetacean neighbors. nakedwhaleresearch.org.
Anchor Bay local, and host of Pig in a Pen for four decades, his deep knowledge of bluegrass and old time music make these encores, many peppered with live performances, fantastic.piginapen.com
Drew sits in as guest host on Peggy’s Place from time to time. He is an multi-award-winning fine artist represented by galleries both locally and nationally. His work may be seen at drewfagan.com
Kashaya Pomo graphic, video game and comic artist and KGUA regular. His grandmother was Essie Parrish and his Aunt was the famous basket maker, Mabel McKay. Eric designed the KGUA logo. ericwildergraphics.weebly.com
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