Subversity is a progressive public affairs program broadcasting
now every Monday from 9-10 am on KUCI, 88.9
fm and web-cast simultaneously. It began
its first live broadcast on September 27, 1993. It ran for 10 years.
After a two-year hiatus, it resumed on-air shows on September 23, 2005.
The first guest was
Sami Odeh, of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, on the
topic of "The Palestine Struggle." He is the brother of Alex Odeh, who
was assasinated in Santa Ana by yet uncaught domestic terrorists.
is the campus station at the University of California, Irvine. KUCI is
live on the Web: LIVE. Selected shows are available on the Web as RealAudio files; see
below. On Subversity, host Dan Tsang
interviews newsmakers within and
beyond the Orange Curtain, folks who shake things up and transgress
multiple boundaries! For a promotional leaflet you can download in html format: html.
News Coverage of Subversity
A. Magazine featured the
show in a piece on
"Radio Activism," and newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times,
Orange County Register, and the Chinese-language Chinese Daily
News and International Daily News have all covered the
broadcasts. Subversity broke the story of the founding of gay
support groups at Huntington Beach High School. It also pioneered
stories on Asians in prisons, airing interviews with inmates from Orange
County jail. The show's host was also subpoenaed at a gaybashing civil
trial. For an article describing what happened, click here: KUCI's Subversity Fights Subpoena. For another
article on the show, click here: Muckraking at
Subversity. It appeared in the Spring, 1997 KUCI program
guide. The show is also featured in a documentary on breast cancer.
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters: A Film About Breast Cancer (Pasadena:
Film Currents, 1999) included stills of its show host (at KUCI studio)
segment about the late Robyn
Shikiya, a UCI graduate student in Art History. Subversity had featured a memorial service after Robyn passed
away of breast cancer.
Subversity, and KUCI was also mentioned
(in a bitchy way) by openly gay one-time high
school coach Eric Anderson in his book Trailblazing
(Los Angeles: Alyson Publications, 2000), p. 84. Our interview with Hong Kong film director Stanley Kwan
was quoted in "Queerscapes in Contemporary
Hong Kong Cinema", by Helen Hok-sze Leung (University of British Columbia)
in the journal _Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique_ (Fall 2001). Those with access to Project Muse
can find a full-text version of the article.
For a quick
list of articles that cited Subversity or listed shows in various papers,
check out these links; you may have the enter the search term "subversity":
Times | OC
Register | OC
Thanx to all the kewl folks at KUCI who have helped bring alternative
behind the Orange Curtain. And special kudos to all the engineers who
have worked on the show, including
the inestimable Joey. Another engineering
guru was Wilson Chen, who gets credit for coming up with our name
(he's great with words!). Another engineer was
John Earl, who had his own show
on KUCI, the News Gap. And thanx
also to Bre, the onetime KUCI news
here slugging it out with Joey.
Check our host Tsang's home page at Tsang as well as his
home page: WWW
News Resource Page. Check out also his cute photo spread.
To get back to the Subversity Home Page, click here: Subversity Home Page.