About Subversity

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.

KUCI 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: Pacific Film Currents, 1999) included stills of its show host (at KUCI studio) in a 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": L.A. Times | OC Register | OC Weekly.


Thanx to all the kewl folks at KUCI who have helped bring alternative radio to 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 dominatrix, here slugging it out with Joey. Check our host Tsang's home page at Tsang as well as his humongus news home page: WWW News Resource Page. Check out also his cute photo spread.

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