Influenced by community radio from a young age, Cat is passionate about and grateful to be part of KXCJ. She believes that the contribution and influence of community, organizing around independent broadcasting is invaluable. Local radio is a voice for cultural richness, diversity and education. It also fosters togetherness in our own unique rural culture as well as helps keep us safe during weather and fire events. Cat was sole proprietor of Bella Arte Masks, and partnered in Hope Mtn. Organic Garlic. She served in the past on two local non-profit boards. Cat has lived on the bank of the East Fork Illinois for 25 years.
Kaci believes community radio is a conduit for un-acknowledged voices. A working-class girl and first-generation college graduate, Kaci knows what it’s like to be diminished by the powerful, and she’s spending her life learning to speak up and helping others do so, too. Her yesterday and today identities could be called teacher, reporter, traveler, theatre geek, math-maker, parent, and writer. She lives with her funky family at the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the off-off-grid Hobbit House.
Keeeth has been involved in community-based radio as an organizer, program producer, on-air host and manager since the late 80s. He has extensive experience as a co-organizer of a wide variety of projects and events, including the Illinois Valley Bikespace and the annual Otis Memorial Bike Ride. Keeeth serves as the unpaid Station Manager of KXCJ.
Steve Orr has been a big fan of community-based radio for decades, and likes to apply his skills to get what needs doing, done! He has designed and installed both edible and medicinal Permaculture gardens for more than thirty years. He teaches people to use the plants they already have in their own gardens-- and especially enjoys converting lawns to gardens! Steve manages a ten-acre Permaculture farm, Frog Farm, where you may find him teaching, milking goats, pruning fruit trees, building compost, planting perennials, or playing his guitar. Steve has been active in forming a seed-savers network, the Cave Junction Farmer’s Market, and the local tool-sharing library.
Radio for our way of life.
Illinois Valley Community Radio aims to air programs that reflect the unique diversity of our independent way of life.