If You Don't Like the News

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 "If you don't like the news go out and make some of your own" was the tagline of radio journalist Wes "Scoop" Nisker. Wes Nisker was a radio news anchor in San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s. From 1968-1979 he was the news director for an underground radio station called KSAN that was known for giving a voice to the antiwar movement. His satirical newscasts include rock and roll music, interviews, and other sound clips. He got the nickname "Scoop" from the DJs because he had a source on the Chicago Conspiracy trials. Wes Nisker was heavily influenced by the beat generation, especially Jack Kerouac and is now a Buddhist meditation teacher and the author of several books including If You Don't Like the News Go Out and Make Some of Your Own, and Big Bang, Buddha, Baby Boom. He sees his Buddhist meditation as a antidote to materialism.


 Beliefnet. (2004, April 6). In search of new age nirvana: Baby boomer Buddhist Wes Nisker on the spiritual quests of his generation and why 'it's a great moment to be alive.'
Coffin, T. Birth of community rock radio: A brief history of KMPX and KSAN-FM. Found SF.

Ganahl, J. (2003, April 13). Q & A / Wes "Scoop" Nisker / Talkin' 'bout his generation of seekers. SF Gate.

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