The Lighthouse Lecture Series continues on Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m. when the founder and President of the Native Media Resource Center (NMRC) Peggy Berryhill will present Born Talking, a look back at her life in media and a look forward to the future of KGUA, our local treasure of a radio station.
Born into the Muscogee tribe, Peggy founded NMRC in 1996 to produce content about Native Americans and promote racial understanding and cross-cultural harmony. She has been instrumental in organizing Native radio stations and independent producers throughout her career. Peggy began broadcasting in 1973 at KPFA in Berkeley where she produced Living on Indian Time a weekly one-hour program focused on the Native community both local and national. She has been a Program Director at KUNM-FM, KPFA-FM, and KALW-FM, and is the only Native person to have worked as a full-time producer at National Public Radio (NPR) in the Specialized Audience Programs Department from 1978-79. She has won numerous awards for her documentary work including the Unity Award, the Cindy, the New York Festival, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and from the Native American Journalists Association.