We appreciate our local Business Underwriters and ask that you support them:
Brodie Architects and Design • Dianne Neuman Contemporary Art Gallery • Jack Chladek, Pharmacist • Claflin Creations • DFI Creative • Eric Wilder Designs • Flowers By Natasha • Friends of the Garcia River • Garcia River Casino • Gualala Arts Center • Gualala Supermarket • Kelly Graphics and Design and Kelley Bookkeeping • Ignacio Health Insurance Services • Independent Coast Observer • Kennedy & Associates • Manchester Band of Pomo Indians • Marion Patterson Fine Photography • Rumors for Hair • Placewares+LyndonDesigns • Karen Shapiro, Raku artist • Surf Supermarket • The Physical Gym • The Village Cobblery

A Brief History of NMRC and KGUA

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.

Our Mission

•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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Peggy's Place
Q from CBC
Radio Bilingue
Forum win Michael Krasny


KQED California Report
To The Point
The World
Democracy Now
National Native News


The Lizzard Lounge
Pig in a Pen
Classical Saturdays


Living On Earth
Tech Nation
Travel Rick Steves


Since its inception, NMRC has been one of the primary content providers of radio programs and documentaries about Native Americans.

KQED Public Radio, home of Forum with Michael Krasny and The California Report, which can both be heard daily on KGUA.

A distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is a nonprofit, Alaska Native governed and operated media center located in Anchorage, Alaska.

A network of nearly 80 stations deeply invested in including African-American diverse culture and voices in our national media landscape.

Red Nacional de Radio Pública Latina

Public Radio in the public interest.

The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national alliance of stations, producers, and others committed to community radio

Our Crew


Peggy Berryhill

General Manager & Program Host

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.

assistant manager

Susan Ruschmeyer

Assistant Manager

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

Host of "The Drift"

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.


Liz Redfield

"The Lizzard Lounge" Program Host

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 Jackson

Jeanne Jackson

Mendonoma Sightings

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

Mark Gross


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

Gavyn Russell Chase Woolsey

Gavyn Russell Chase Woolsey


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

Karen Tracy

Volunteer Programmer

Karen Tracy helps with the Classical Saturday and Sunday databases

Jodi Smith

Jodi Smith

Exec. Director Naked Whale Research

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.

Ray Edlund

Ray Edlund

Program Host

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 Fagan

Drew Fagan


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

Eric Wilder

Eric Wilder


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


Our Local Builders

Our thanks to all the local Mendonoma contractors, vendors and businesses who participated in the building of KGUA tower and studio facility. We wouldn't be here without you!

Amerigas Propane • Baker Construction • Bed Rock Inc. • Bishop Electric • Central Valley Cable • Chester Davis Carpenter • Cottage Carpets • Dino Watkins Drywall • Gualala Country Inn • Healdsburg Lumber • Holloway Insurance Agency • Jay Baker Hardware • Jo’s Construction • McBride Painting • Mehl Electric • Mendocino Coast Plumbing • Mike Spencer Tile • Robert Swegle Construction • MD Solar Electric • Nelson Crane Service • Robertson Enterprises • Ruttledge Construction • Sea Cliff Motel • Seefeldt Tree Service

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