Pala Rez Radio Honored

By Joe Nelson

Pala Rez Radio 91.3 was honored again this year at the annual San Diego Press Club awards, held Tuesday, October 29th at the Jacobs Center in San Diego.  Building on last year’s solo award in the Best Radio Newscast category, Rez Radio’s “Pala Today” news at noon with John Fox this year took first place for Best Radio Newscast, and the “Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site” show hosted by Gilbert Smith and Mike Bragg took both first and third place awards in the Radio Interview show category for episodes featuring Ken Kramer and Shotgun Tom Kelly.  That’s a total of four Press Club awards in the station’s two years on the air.  

Pala Today airs daily Monday through Friday at noon and Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site airs weekly on Wednesday at 12:30 following Pala Today with a repeat Sunday afternoons at 1:30 between Old Time Radio Hour shows “Gunsmoke” and “My Favorite Husband”.

Station Manager, John Fox gratefully acknowledges the support of the station by the Pala Band of Mission Indians.   “The challenge of providing daily sustaining local coverage of events and public safety information in a rapidly changing economic model has left the public with fewer choices than even just in the last year … particularly those who either by choice or geography aren’t into social media and the Internet.  Local, small scale, low budget media balancing traditional broadcast reliability with new media innovations and up-to-date technology seem to be the best way to serve rural areas like Pala while allowing access to anyone anywhere interested in Pala.  We have the added bonus of supporting, promoting and documenting an entire culture with our local native programming elements.”

Pala Rez Radio is owned and operated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians as a class A FM station operating at 91.3 Mhz in 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 or more of reggae every night at 7 and complete old-time radio shows from the 1930’s-50’s every night atmidnight and Sunday afternoons.  Volunteer programmers host various music and entertainment shows and 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 and relays selected shows produced by KCRW, Santa Monica.

A complete list of all programming is available at and a 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 by direct link,

contact:  John Fox, station manager  760 742 4200


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