Jane Carpenter Interviews kHEN DJ Devin Sasso on November Visit to Standing Rock

On Friday, November 18, 2016, on her program "Scrambled Eggs," Jane Carpenter interviewed DJ Devin Sasso and Dennison Weedman on their recent visit to Standing Rock. They report on their trip and observations, the need for the public to understand the situation, and supplies that are currently needed. The Missouri River is in danger of pollution from the impending oil pipeline.

Listen here.

Marx Marvelous Interview with Attorney Holly Bird, Member of Red Owl Legal Collective, Speaking on Standing Rock

On Friday, November 4th, 2016, Marx Marvelous of  "The Cosmic Paradigm Shift Show" at kHEN Community Radio, interviewed attorney Holly Bird, member of the Red Owl Legal Collective. Listen here for an update on the Sioux Tribe's effort to defend sacred land at Standing Rock, and for information concerning the tribe's needs as winter advances. For further information concerning Standing Rock, visit www.standingrock.org. 

"War of the Worlds"

"'The War of the Worlds' is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on Sunday, October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1898). It became famous for allegedly causing mass panic, although the reality of the panic is disputed as the program had relatively few listeners.

"The first two-thirds of the one-hour broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. The illusion of realism was furthered because the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show without commercial interruptions, and the first break in the program came almost 30 minutes into the broadcast. Popular legend holds that some of the radio audience may have been listening to Edgar Bergen and tuned in to "The War of the Worlds" during a musical interlude, thereby missing the clear introduction that the show was a drama, but recent research suggests this only happened in rare instances.

"In the days following the adaptation, widespread outrage was expressed in the media. The program's news bulletin format was described as deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast and calls for regulation by the Federal Communications Commission. The Episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist."  (Wikipedia.org)

Listen to "War of the Worlds" with introduction by Bob Campbell.



Looking for Downloaders

KHEN Community Radio in Salida is looking for volunteers to help with downloading syndicated programs. If you are interested in volunteering an hour a week at kHEN 106.9fm, please give us a call at 719-539-1069, This is a technical task using a computer and training will be provided.

KHEN provides many excellent syndicated  shows including The Thomas Jefferson Hour, Democracy Now, People's Pharmacy, E Town, Beale Street Caravan, Bluegrass Review, Putamayo and others. 

Weekend Salida is Here!

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kHEN will begin production in May on a new weekly podcast called Weekend Salida!  Weekend Salida will be designed to meet the needs of our many visitors for information on weekend entertainment.  It will be great for residents as well!

Each week Weekend Salida will discuss the options in and near Salida for daytime and nighttime entertainment.  The podcast will include live music performances, theatre, art shows and events.

During the podcast you will not only hear what is available but you will hear a sample of music by the musicians playing that weekend.  It will be an upbeat and entertaining podcast.  Don’t miss it.  Go to kHEN.org or tune in at WeekendSalida.com.

What is Podcasting and why is it Important to kHen and Salida?


Very simply put, podcasting is an audio recording that is made available over the internet in a number of web locations including but not limited to kHEN.org.

Podcasting supports Salida and the kHEN listening audience in three ways:

  1. We will be able to record a number of live shows from kHEN and make them available on demand over your smart phone, tablet or computer.  This way you can listen to a number of current kHEN shows at your convenience.  We will also save shows for some period of time so you can listen to past shows as well.  All live kHEN shows will not necessarily be recorded and podcast.  We will look to see what shows make sense to podcast.  Your opinions are welcome.  Just give us a call at 719-539-1069 or email us at info@khen.org.
  2. We will generate new shows that are designed to fit the needs of a particular audience or that work best in the podcasting format.  Some podcast shows will be broadcast on kHEN as well. One example is “Weekend Salida” which will be designed for our visitor audience.  This will be a short show that is recorded each week to let people know what is going on downtown that coming weekend.  We will put information regarding the podcast in all the Salida hotels and visitor oriented businesses so that visitors know how to get the podcast on their smart phone, tablet or computer.  This program is designed to promote Salida and support our local restaurants, venues and businesses.  
  3. When a show is Podcast it is available on line anywhere in the US and the rest of the World.  kHEN is a low power, 100 watt independent, noncommercial radio station and so our broadcast radius is relatively small.  For example, we do not reach as far as BV with our current wattage.  However, with podcasting we can reach anyone, anywhere, anytime.  What we care about as a community can now reach not only our own residents but also those who share our interests far and wide.  Who knows what possibilities could arise!