ANCHORAGE (June 29, 2023) – Native Voice One (NV1), the Native American radio network, is delighted to unveil an exhilarating lineup of new programs and the renewal of fan-favorite shows. Launching on July 1, 2023, this dynamic selection of programming promises to captivate and inspire listeners with its diverse and engaging content. NV1 eagerly anticipates the transition to an invigorating new program lineup following the conclusion of UnderCurrents, a cherished source of eclectic music programming over the past two decades, produced and hosted by Gregg McVicar (Tlingit).
“It’s been a momentous year for NV1, with Native America Calling receiving the National Humanities Medal from President Biden and the retirement of Gregg McVicar and his program ‘UnderCurrents’ which has positively affected listeners all across the globe. As ‘UnderCurrents’ leaves NV1, a collection of new programs will continue to raise the bar,” says Bob Petersen, NV1 Network Manager.
New Programs Step in to the Spotlight:
- The Anonymous Eskimo Project: Join host Ralph Sara (Yup’ik) as he delves into the deeply personal topics of substance abuse recovery and mental health in this compelling half-hour show, providing support and raising awareness, in Indigenous communities and beyond.
- Like it Is: Dr. Robert A. Franklin presents this thought-provoking half-hour program that features conversations and storytelling, exploring how engagement and possible solutions can occur when stories intentionally feature diverse, relatable people and their communities.
- Julian Taylor’s Jukebox: Award-winning artist Julian Taylor (Mohawk) takes listeners on a genre-defying musical journey in this three-hour mix. Focusing on BIPOC and independent artists like himself, Julian Taylor’s Jukebox will introduce listeners to a rich tapestry of diverse musical talent.
- The Mainstream from NV1: As a replacement for the beloved “UnderCurrents,” host Brett Maybee (Seneca) curates a three-hour daily program that explores the best recorded music of yesterday and today for an AAA audience. Safe enough to play at work, but daring enough to never get bored, producer and host Brett Maybee (Seneca) draws upon his love of all music to create the very best listening experience.
Returning Programs Continue to Shine:
NV1 is thrilled to continue delivering the following fan-favorite programs that have captivated audiences with their distinct voices and engaging content:
- National Native News (NNN): Anchored by Antonia Gonzales (Navajo), this concise and informative five-minute newscast keeps listeners up-to-date with the latest stories from Indigenous communities across the United States and North America.
- Native America Calling: 2021 National Humanities Medal recipient, this live one-hour call-in talk show embraces the Native American perspective, inviting listeners and guests to engage in thought-provoking conversations. Hosted by Shawn Spruce (Laguna Pueblo).
- American Indian Living: Dr. David DeRose offers a holistic approach to health issues from a traditional Native perspective in this weekly one-hour talk show that continues to inform and inspire.
- Gaënö’: Brett Maybee (Seneca) hosts this one-hour program that showcases Indigenous cultures through the lens of the modern Native American music scene, offering listeners an educational and captivating journey.
- Indigefi: Hosted by Alexis Sallee (Iñupiaq/Mexican American), Indigefi offers a captivating blend of modern Indigenous music, honoring the past while celebrating trending artists who have shaped contemporary sounds in this one-hour weekly program.
- Indigenous in Music: Larry K (Ho Chunk Nation) invites listeners to groove to a thrilling two-hour mix of music from Indigenous musicians across various genres, celebrating the rich tapestry of talent from the Western Hemisphere.
- Reclaimed: Jarrett Martineau (Nêhiyaw/Denesuline) explores the contemporary Indigenous music scene, from traditional songs to Native hip-hop, R&B, and electrifying powwow beats in this captivating weekly program from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Soul Deluxe: Byron Fenix (Navajo/Hopi) curates a mesmerizing blend of soul music infused with electronic, disco, funk, hip-hop, house, jazz, and R&B, offering a two-hour weekly program that is sure to captivate.
- Unreserved: Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild (Cree) and produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Unreserved takes listeners on an enthralling journey into Indigenous communities across North America, showcasing storytellers, culture makers, and community shakers.
- Word with a Champ: Randy Taylor (Cherokee) brings inspiring interviews with professional and amateur athletes from various sports in this dynamic five-minute weekly program.
NV1 invites stations and listeners to experience this unparalleled lineup of new and returning programs, opening a gateway to Native American voices, stories, and perspectives. Join us on this exciting broadcasting journey starting July 1, 2023, as these renewed and new programs captivate and enrich the airwaves with engaging content.
About Native Voice One
Native Voice One (NV1) is the Native public radio distribution service, linking over 200 stations across the country to Native radio programming, from reservation and village-based stations to top-market urban radio stations. NV1 distributes work from producers whose programming educates, advocates, and celebrates Indigenous life and values. NV1 is operated by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC), a nonprofit, Alaska Native governed and operated media center located in Anchorage, Alaska. To learn more about NV1, visit NV1.org; for KBC, visit koahnic.org.