Nikki Leskinen

Mornings

I've been holding on to a big secret for the last year: I am leaving KSLG. My official last day is August 10th. I have always been a person of action, and as the years have progressed, I've realized talking is not enough for me. There have been other aspirations that I have been working up to during my tenure on KSLG. My love of the outdoors and helping people has been the momentum driving me forward. 

KSLG has taught me a lot. Since 2015, I've been program director, music director, promotions manager, production assistant, as well as a broadcaster (all these jobs at once, mind you). It's given me the confidence to effectively communicate, lead by example, share my love of music, and build relationships with the community that I never thought I would have the privilege of doing. I also have the best coworkers. I am proud of my time here.
I thank you for your ears. If you learned something, laughed, cried, cringed, hell, even if I drove you nuts, then I did my job. I've always believed that if you are given a voice, you shouldn't waste it on unimportant superfluous stuff, but balance it between the "informative" and "entertainment" spectrum. Local radio stations are like unicorns, and Humboldt has a paddock of them!


Having been able to serve this community has been an honor.

Thanks- Nikki

 

 

 

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Favorite Tracks

"Blood In The Cut"
K. Flay

Thanks to Ashley for submitting this song to KSLG

"No Sale"
Middle Class Rut

Thanks to Jackie S. for submitting this one to KSLG.

"Panopticon"
Cloud Control

In an interview with Music Feeds, the band says about this catchy jam, "This song is about the surveillance state and how we've become used to voluntarily undermining our own privacy in most aspects of life..." With it's deceptively catchy upbeat sound, you might have missed the context of the song. I certainly did!

KSLG Interviews

Mr. Humboldt 2018!

Sabina talks to winner Mr. Breakfast Daddy and recounts the sticky, waxy, jockstrappy display of absolute talent that graced the stage at the Arcata Theatre Lounge for the Mr. Humboldt pageant!

Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Relief: 85 Days Out

Randee Litten, an ER nurse with Saint Joseph's Hospital in Eureka, spent two weeks in Puerto Rico with the RN Response Network (National Nurses United) back in October. In this follow-up interview with Sabina and Nikki, she updates on what has happened since the October 20th interview on a national and local front. YOU CAN STILL HELP THE 3.4 AMERICAN CITIZENS THERE. To donate: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricanemarianurserelief

The Truth About Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Efforts with Nurse Randee Litten

It's been 30 days since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, but disaster relief has been "chaotic", and the situation "dire", according to Randee Litten, who has spent two weeks in Puerto Rico with RN Response Network (National Nurses United). With information scare or misleading about what exactly is going on, Nikki interviews this St. Joseph's emergency nurse to get to the truth of the challenges these 3.4 million American citizens face. Want to help? Donate now: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricanemarianurserelief.

The Weekly Exchange

Roundups, Rehashes, and Farewells: The Final Episode

It's a wrap for The Weekly Exchange! Sabina and Nikki recount their favorite moments in their 2.5 years of research, recording, and producing this music podcast. Thanks for your support of this feature over the years. If you are just discovering The Weekly Exchange, feel free to listen to our archived episodes on KSLG.com, under 'Podcasts". **************THANK YOU - Nikki & Sabina (aka the "Oyster Queens").

Top 10 KSLG Picks for 2017

The end of 2017 is in sight, and Sabina and Nikki have come up with their "Top 10" KSLG favorites to add to your playlist. 10) The Shelters "Gold" (Sabina) & Lana Del Rey "Love" (Nikki); 9) Lana Del Rey "Love" (Sabina) & Amy Shark "Adore" (Nikki), 8) Dan Auerbach "Shine on Me" (Sabina) & Sorcha "Ruin Your Night (Nikki); 7) Courtship. "Sunroof" (Sabina) & Spoon "Can I Sit Next To You" (Nikki); 6) Alt-J "In Cold Blood" (Sabina) & Morgan Delt "Some Sunsick Day" (Nikki); 5) Maggie Rogers "Dog Years" (Sabina) & K.Flay "Blood In The Cut (Nikki); 4) The Shins "Fantasy Island" (Sabina) & Alt-J "3WW" (Nikki); 3) Amy Shark "Adore" (Sabina) & Childish Gambino "Redbone" (Nikki); 2) The Killers "Run For Cover" (Sabina) & Father John Misty "Real Love Baby" (Nikki); 1) Childish Gambino "Redbone" (Sabina) & Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still " (Nikki). ***Other Credits: DMA's "Dawning", Animal House (1978), The Shelters "Rebel Heart", Baywatch (2017), Lana Del Rey "Lust For Life album trailer", The Hangover (2009), Liar Liar (1997), Maggie Rogers "Alaska", "Disjointed", The Killers "The Man", OVER/UNDER S1 • E6 "Father John Misty", Kendrick Lamar 'King Kunta".

Beck "Colors" Album Review

Track Listing: 1) Colors, 2) Seventh Heaven, 3)I'm So Free, 4)Dear Life, 5) No Distraction, 6) Dreams (Colors Mix), 7) Wow, 8) Up All Night, 9) Square One, 10) Fix Me, 11) Dreams*****************THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Louise's Gourmet Seasoned Finishing Salts & Companion Animal Foundation. ******Other Credits: Dirty Dancing (1987), Zoolander (2001), This Means War (2012), "The Song That Doesn't End" - Bob Golden & John Rodby, Barenaked Ladies "One Week", The Police "Roxanne", Scarface (1983), Unk " 2 Step", Black Dynamite (2009), Seinfeld "The Parking Garage" (1991), The Notebook (2004),The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Billy Blanks Tae Bo® Body Shape, Chocolat (2000 film), HANS & FRANZ: PUMPING YOU UP HOME VIDEO (1987), The Transporter (2002), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997).