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WHERE THE CATALINA executive director of the Catalina ISLANDER AND KISL INTRO- Island Performing Arts Founda- DUCE YOU TO THE VOICES tion in 1999. I spent two years If- BEHIND KISL'S LIVE RADIO nalizing the FCC license required PROGRAMMING. to permanently broadcast from THiS WEEK: COMMUNITY STARTS Avalon City Park. There were WITH YOU. some real community heroes who" kept the idea of having commu- David Markowitz is no stranger nity radio alive, especially Anni to KISL; in fact, our community Marshall and Susan Offield. They radio station owes a thanks to our have been joined by our current current station manager for. help- radio heroes, including volunteer ing start Island Radio over a de- staff members Bruce Knopper and cade ago. Marko, as he is known, Jordan Monroe, and of course our helped establish the station. Over super gang of DJs, contributors the last year and a half he has giv- and current CIPAF board. en new direction to Island Radio KISL: What is your favorite putting more emphasis on commu- thing about community radio? nity involvement. Marko: My favorite thing is KISL: How did you first get in- that it is a creative forum that volved with KISL? combines arts and opinions and Marko: I first got involved as personality and shares it in an en- David "Marko" Markowitz is the current station manager at KISL and helped start Island Radio over a decade ago. Courtesy photo tertaining and interesting way. It where we going to feature commu- you were in a white room with no reflects the community and also nity organizations around Catali- windows or doors, and the walls enriches the community, because na, provide some great entertain- were of an infinite height what it really is the community, ment, raise awareness about these song would you listen to to lift you KISL: What do you do when organizations and help raise some out of the room? you're not on doing radio? funds for KISL. Marko: "Something in the Marko: I teach instrumental KISL: If you were to host your Air" by Thunderclap Newman. music at Avalon school; this is own show what would it be? my llth year. I have two teen- Marko: I would like to see Still not sure how to get in- age daughters who are students at the mayor, school principal, Is- volved? Stop by KISL's free DJ Avalon School. And I can be seen land Company president and other classes Monday nights at 6 p.m., sailing around Long Beach Harbor community leaders appear on-air Sept. 24, and Oct. 1. For more on my little boat., once a week to share with the corn- information visit www.kislavalon. KISL: Any big plans coming munity what they are doing and to corn or contact Jordan Monroe, up for KISL? field questions from callers, the Community Outreach Direc- Marko: On December 3rd KISL: (Question we ask ev- tor: jordanmonroe@kislavalon. KISL is going to host a "telethon" eryone-courtesy of Sarah L.): If com. 2012 CATALINA FESTIVAL OF ART OPEN TO AGES 5-15 STUDENTS WHO WISH TO ~ THE KIDS SHOW MUST BRING'THEIR ART TO TIlE MAIN STAGE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 2iST FROM 10AM-.6PM. LIMIT 1 ENTRY PER STUDENT PLEASE. WE ACCEPT ALL ART INCLUDING PAINTINGS; CRAFTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY'. EACH YEAR. THE CATALINA ART ASSOCIATION GIVES AWAY MORE THAN $|000.00 IN A]rl" SUPPLIES TO THE WINNERS AND PARTICIPANTS OF THE KIDS SHOW. ~ Alt'T ~ REMA~ Q~ DIS/'L.AY DtTi~ MA/N llVl~r'r Tin47 UIqTIL ~.~,KI)AY ATSrlt AI.,I, AIT MU'ITIMIIIqOUlDI,fPlUlFOiII'IIqlIIN,. IlUlIONSAI'tD1111Ill8 WlI.I. II, II, ~ O'drr 'I'0 ~ ~ 'f'l~lll A~ ~. ~Y AT $Iaqhl- -II Don your best pirate attire and set sail for Two Harbors for a day of treasure hunts, costume con- tests, great food, live music and a lot of fun. The fun starts on Thursday with a band and DJ late into the night. Friday and Saturday bring all kinds of fun activities, great food, cold drinks, more live music and Band and DJ on Friday and Saturday. There is a $20 cover the for weekend. More than 200 boats are ex- pected to be mooring at the Isth- mus. Stuck in Avalon? Hop on the Catallac, now part of the Bucca- neer Days weeken& Perfect for pirates and wenches to tune up or wind down from their plunder- ing, she is fully equipped with a bar aboard or soda and water for health conscious pirates. This. swashbuckling voyage will be de- parting Thursday - Saturday, with return trips late and night or early evening for families. For more information check out Buccaneer Days Transport or call 310-510-2440 If you are looking for a way to get your "booty" to Two Har- bors from the mainland for Buc- caneer Days, hop on one of the Catalina Express boats from San Pedro: Thursday; 9 a.m., 2:55 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 7 p.m.Saturday: 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m. And when the fun's finally over... Two Harbors to San Pedro boats -Sunday: 9:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m 10 ! Friday, September 21, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER