KISL 88.7 FM

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KISL 88.7 FM is owned and operated by the Catalina Island Performing Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. KISL 88.7 FM broadcasts from the Greenhouse in Avalon City Park at 707 Crescent Ave. on Catalina Island.
424-226-2837 - Avalon City Park, Avalon

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Island Radio DJ Classes Give Birth To Broadcasters
Friday, July 03, 2015
Island Radio KISL invites residents to a series of free DJ classes during the month of July.  In just four weeks beginners are given all the tools and instruction they need to become on-air personalities on Catalina's own community radio

Transom Traveling Workshop 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Community radio KISL (Avalon CA)is hosting a weeklong Transom Traveling Workshop on audio narrative. June 15-20, 2014, ten beginning-level students will get five-days of intensive training on Catalina Island. Transom looks for storytellers with new voices and with new ways

Island Radio Classes Begin
Sunday, February 23, 2014
KISL 88.7 FM will be offering a free series of classes for anyone interested in hosting their own radio show. The classes begin today, February 25, 2014. KISL 88.7 FM is owned and operated by the Catalina Island Performing Arts

Inaugural Transom Traveling Audio Workshop Sounds Great
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Catalina Island is rich with history, and over the last week ten radio-enthusiast students captured a glimpse into some of these hiSTORIES as part of the Transom Traveling Audio Workshop.  KISL Island Radio partnered with Transom to offer a one-week

Radio Delegates arrive for Week of Workshops at KISL
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A group of eight up-and-coming radio producers from across the country arrived on the island last Sunday as participants in a workshop hosted by our local community radio station KISL 88.7 FM and Transom.org. During the week, the participants will be

KISL’s Meet The Voice: Tim Martinelli as Don Timoteo
Sunday, October 28, 2012
This week: All stories big and small and rock and roll. Monday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm Tim Martinelli takes his place behind the mic as Don Timoteo. Avalon's Hot Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Radio Free Avalon,

KISL’s Meet The Voice: Radio Free Catalina
Sunday, September 30, 2012
It is with a sad heart that we are presenting our Meet the Voice article this week forever incomplete. Our friend and dj Steve Shawver passed away on August 4th after a battle with cancer. Even though it

Meet the Newest DJ at KISL Community Radio…you!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
It's your destiny, your dharma, the constellations are aligned. It's time to take your rightful place in the DJ booth at KISL - you can't put off the inevitable any longer! Our next round of free DJ classes begins Monday,

KISL’s Meet The Voice: Jay Jay con Queso y Alex
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
This week: Full of things to say, just not sure when to say them... *We had intended to profile the Radio Free Catalina Show, but the ring leader Steve Shawer has been in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy and is not feeling

KISL’s Meet the Voice: John
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This week: Those good albums you forgot about. As rare as the songs he plays John Avery fills the airwaves every Thursday night from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. with the music that goes beyond the single hit. When John becomes

KISL’s Meet the Voice: Wade McDonald
Thursday, July 12, 2012
This week: Redemption to a new life. Wade McDonald not only came to Catalina by way of the ocean, but also came for the ocean-and just like a Cousteau discovery found KISL and became a part of the Island Radio dj

KISL’s Meet the Voice: Alex Sanchez
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This week: KISSEL Radio Hour gets one more listener. Every Friday night from 9:00 p.m. to midnight KISL becomes KISSEL, and Alex Sanchez becomes Freakdog-the late night persona, who discusses everything from fine cuisine to pasta in a bag, global politics

Island Radio Expands Fall Programming
Friday, September 23, 2011
KISL is expanding this Fall and you can be part of it. Island Radio is looking for five motivated volunteer DJs to fill new programming slots. All training is provided and free of charge. Openings are also available at our

Relay Rides - Neighbor-to-Neighbor Carsharing
Friday, July 22, 2011
KISL Needs Your Help to discuss Peer-to-Peer Carsharing to Catalina Island. Tune in Tuesday June 26 at 6:00 p.m. for a live interview. Listen to the ideas tossed around with jen lavelle and jordan monroe… spread the discussion till then. RelayRides,

KISL 88.7 FM Now Airing IslaEarth
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Catalina community radio station KISL now brings environmental news program IslaEarth to the local airwaves every weekday morning. IslaEarth, a production of the Catalina Island Conservancy, airs on 88.7 every hour from 6am to 11am, directly following local weather with

Beginning DJ Class Starts May 3
Monday, April 25, 2011
Have you ever dreamed of hosting your own radio show?  Did you know that Catalina Island has a station that can make this dream a reality? A new class in Beginning Radio Broadcasting is starting Tuesday, May 3.  The purpose of

KISL 88.7 FM Announces New Member Benefits
Friday, April 08, 2011
Islanders and non-islanders alike are now invited to join KISL 88.7 as a supporting member. Membership has its benefits, and in the case of community radio station KISL 88.7, those benefits can open the door to a variety of discounts

KISL 88.7 FM Recruiting iPhone Reporters
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Want to help your community stay informed?  Got an iPhone or other smartphone?  That's the only technology you will need to join Island Radio's news team and to begin broadcasting live on the radio, says station manager David Markowitz. "With a

Free Radio Class Offered
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Have you ever dreamed of hosting your own radio show? Did you know that Catalina Island has a station that can make this dream a reality?  A new class in Beginning Radio Broadcasting is forming Tuesday evenings. The purpose of this

KISL 88.7FM Back on the Air
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Avalon's own KISL 88.7FM is back on the air.

Catalina Community Heritage Radio Hour Returns
Monday, April 09, 2007
The Catalina Community Heritage Hour is set to return to KISL, the local radio station sponsored by the Catalina Island Performing Arts Foundation. Several years ago the Catalina Island Museum and volunteer Chuck Liddell joined forces to create a

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