Pala Pow Wow

By Joe Nelson

The 6th Annual Honoring Traditions Powwow takes place this FridaySaturday and Sunday, August 23-25 on the Pala Reservation.  Rez Radio 91.3 will pre-empt regular programming to carry the event live all three days.  Eight top drum groups from reservations all across North America will be providing the live sound track for the Grand Entry and all dancing competitions.  For the first time, the drum groups will also be competing against each other for prizes to be awarded Sunday.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no charge for admission or parking.  The powwow is east of I-15 and west of Pala Casino off Highway 76.  Just follow the signs.  There’ll be lots of food and native crafts vendors.  If you can’t attend, listen to the drums on Rez Radio.  Our tentative broadcast schedule includes Friday from the first Grand Entry at about 6p until 9p.  Saturday’s coverage begins at noon and continues until dinner break. Sunday, the powwow coverage begins at noon right after Brunch With Bob and Friends and continues until the awards are announced around 5 or 6.  We’ll also be posting photos and movies from the powwow to all weekend.

Pala Rez Radio is owned and operated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians.  Rez Radio is a class A FM station operating at 91.3 Mhz, as licensed by the FCC to the community of Pala, CA.  Rez Radio operates 24 hours a day with a daily weekday block of news, talk and public affairs from 9a to 1:30p, including the award-winning “Pala Today” at noon.  All other hours feature a music mix of rock, country, reggae, soul, native, blues and oldies.  Other daily programming includes an hour of reggae every night at 7 and complete old-time radio shows from the 1930’s-50’s every night at midnight and Sunday afternoons.  Volunteer programmers host various music and entertainment shows.   Rez Radio is proud to be the home of “Brunch With Bob and Friends” with Tommy Hough every Sunday from 9 to noon.  Rez Radio also airs programming from the Native Voice 1 and Pacifica networks.

A complete list of all programming is available at and a free subscription to the daily e-mail update from Pala Today is available by request at

24/7 live streaming of Rez Radio 91.3 is available on iHeartRadio and or at our direct link,

contact:  John Fox, station manager  760 742 4200


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