On Thursday, June 28th, we’ll be hosing a screening of the film “Save KLSD: Media Consolidation & Local Radio” by local writer and co-producer Jennifer Douglas. Socializing, eating and drinking will start at 6pm, and the film will be screened at 7pm. Afterwards there will be an informal discussion of the film. You can check out a preview here.
For anyone attending, we’ll offer the following 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu Option for just $25:
Choice of Daily Soup or Tapa
Choice of Grass Fed Burger, Market Fish Burger, or House-Made Gnocchi
Seasonal House-Made Bread Pudding
Please call 619-255-7049 for reservations, as seating is limited!
Here’s some more about the film from Jennifer:
Like Sea Rocket, Save KLSD is for locavore lovers. The film is locally made by Jennifer C. Douglas of Scripps Ranch and Jon Monday of Fallbrook, who separately became involved in the rallies to “save KLSD” radio back in in 2007 and joined forces to document it as a case study for the loss of localism in America, especially the loss of local, diverse radio. Progressive talk radio in particular has been marginalized, via seemingly unknown forces… Research shows over 90% of news/talk across our country is conservative. While KLSD AM 1360 in San Diego is owned by big radio company Clear Channel Communications, back in 2007, it aired a killer show (hosted by Stacy Taylor) that covered local and national issues with a cheeky, independent style that attracted listeners craving stimulating radio content.
Why Sea Rocket for “Save KLSD”? Not only because both focus on local, sustainable lifestyles… but because of two cases of creative career metamorphosis; Sea Rocket co-owner Dennis Stein and film writer/co-producer Jennifer Douglas both used to work at the San Diego headquarters of Mail Boxes Etc. (part of UPS), in the international franchisee and marketing departments respectively. And when Jennifer asked him recently, Dennis was nice enough to open up his place to screen “Save KLSD”. Before her brief stint in the packaging and mailing industry, Jennifer worked in New York and D.C. in PR and management for nonprofits, government and as a writer/producer for television news (with a bit of radio news in there too).
So, while chowing down on sumptuous local food and drink from Sea Rocket, you can expand your taste buds and your hunger for media reform by watching the 1 hour version of “Save KLSD”, then engaging in somewhat tipsy yet civil discourse on the state of radio and media today with Jennifer and assembled guests. And we can talk about the strategic marketing of UPS vs Fed-Ex if the crowd demands it! We’ve got a serious grassroots (very low) budget so, donations of 5 bucks or so for the screening are most appreciated. The film was about half funded by some 100 donors who kicked-in $10 to $250. DVDs of the full feature film (1 hr 41 minutes) will be availabe at the screening for another $10. ($20 at saveKLSD.com and Amazon.com). For each DVD sale, $1 will be donated to groups working on media reform.
BTW: All sorts of interesting people are in “Save KLSD” from Van Jones (Obama’s green jobs czar until a witch hunt by Glenn Beck) to Congressman Bob Filner (who just happens to be running for mayor of our fair city) to radio/TV host Ed Schultz to tireless local activists like Barbara Cummings and Joan Little. We’ve even got some “Occupy Clear Channel” video from northern California.