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.
•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
Q from CBC
KQED California Report
To The Point
National Native News
The Lizzard Lounge
Pig in a Pen
Living On Earth
Travel Rick Steves
KGUA • WHERE WE ALL HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON
Since its inception, NMRC has been one of the primary content providers of radio programs and documentaries about Native Americans.
Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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
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.
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.
The voice of More Music with Willie B, one of the most popular, local programs on KGUA. Willie, a natural-born broadcaster, has worked at all three Gualala radio stations.
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
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.
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
De Williams wears many hats. She's the Programming Assistant at KGUA, IT Coordinator at Mendonoma Time Bank and Park Ranger Assistant at Sonoma County Regional Parks..
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
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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We can always use volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including on air programs. Please call Peggy during the day at 707.884.4883.
Please listen to Peggy's Place every weekday morning at 9:10 AM for a wide variety of interviews with local, regional and national personalities.
We post Peggy's Place interviews on SOUNDCLOUD.com! Missed a show? Want to hear Jeanne Jackson's Mendonoma Sightings from March? It's on SOUNDCLOUD. Listen and "like" us on Facebook.
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