This weeks Worthy Wednesday is spotlighting a volunteer run radio show from the San Francisco bay area. Apex Express is one of the only shows broadcasting on the FM stations that dedicate all their content to API (Asian Pacific Islander) communities. The show airs every Thursdays 7 p.m – 8 p.m. PST KPFA 94.1 FM, KPFB 89.3 FM in Berkeley; KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno or you can also tune in online at kpfa.org
Tomorrow’s show features interviews with documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz, and Arnel Pineda, lead singer of Journey.
Be sure to check out the show. If you miss it you can always catch the next day at kpfa.org.
HISTORY APEX Express was founded in August of 2001. Gina Hotta rallied a small group of folks to start an Asian Pacific Islander radio show on Pacifica Radio Station, KPFA 94.1 FM. In the 1990s she was part of Inside Eastside, the original API show on KPFA.
Gina Hotta, Eric Park, Pratap Chatterjee, Renee Geesler, and Nishat Kurwa worked hard to bring APEX Express to you every week. Through the years, producers came in and out of APEX, yet Gina Hotta stayed strong as the main coordinator for the show.
On September 28, 2009 Gina Hotta passed away of a heart attack. She is our “Mama G,” as we would often call her. She was a mentor for many and a pioneer for making space and airwaves available for at least one hour a week for the voices speaking about Asian American issues and events. Her legacy lives on.
Apex Express is also currently looking to expand their content and inviting folks who have ideas to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org