Radio is a business. KIDE is in the business of promoting Social Justice and advocating Environmental Justice. We provide the community with important information that allows people to make better choices. We provide a means to voice concern about people, place and safety. We build community one voice at a time.

Our donors have made the choice to support our work. Every donation received releases other funds to address further issues and needs. Local businesses can partially underwrite our broadcast time; or a business, organization or individual can partially underwrite the costs of any of our programs. Regardless of your choice you are assisting us to provide important information to our community. Together we are building community.

What is Underwriting? As a non-commercial educational license “Underwriting” is a way you, the community, and businesses can help support our efforts to inform, educate and entertain the community.  As opposed to the role of “commercial” media that promotes the sale of products and services to you, KIDE tries to give you important information that allows you to make knowledgeable choices. Large companies spend large amounts of money to promote their products on commercial media.  Companies seldom spend large amounts of money to foster knowledgeable choices.  Non-commercial media fosters community values. Knowledge is valuable.  Sharing quality information costs as much money as promoting products.  We depend on the community, foundations and to some extent businesses to underwrite our efforts to do good, to help us address a better quality of life.

What financial assistance does KIDE receive? The FCC licensed KIDE to the Hoopa Valley Tribal members 18 years of age and older.  The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council financially assists KIDE with free building space, indirect support services and by paying the wages of four core managers.  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting awards KIDE annual funds based on the amount local donations received.  KIDE is awarded the basic CPB award.  As we receive more local donations and we earn more underwriting support our CPB award will increase accordingly.



Tribal Council/ KIDE Board of Directors

  • Ryan Jackson, Tribal Council and KIDE Board Chairman
  • Gary Risling, Tribal Council and KIDE Board Vice Chairman
  • Diana McCovey-Ferris, Member
  • Oscar “Tyke” Billings, Member
  • Leilani Pole, Member
  • Bradley Marshall, Member
  • Shane McCullough, Member
  • Vacant

KIDE Managerial Staff

Phone: 530-625-4245. For email contacts go to select person in down menu.

  • Joseph R. Orozco, Station Manager. Under Direct Supervision of the Tribal Chairman

KIDE Community Advisory Board, (CAB)

This is a tentative membership list. New members are welcome. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting requires all non-government recipients of the CPB Community Service Grants maintain a CAB. This is a voluntary unpaid Board that meets quarterly throughout the year to give programming feedback and to assist with community engagement as agreed. CPB has not stated whether under their rules the Hoopa Valley Tribal government is or is not equal to that of the State of California.

  • Brandy Morton
  • Naomi Carpenter
  • Rodney McKinnon
  • Trina Cardoza
  • Ed Chase