About the Programmer
KCHUNG is a community radio resource and artists’ co-operative based in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
Since 2011, KCHUNG has pursued a distributed, affinity-based structure that places a premium on openness to participation. Round-the-clock broadcasts and site-specific projects implemented by more than 200 contributing members draw upon the diversity of Los Angeles’ multiple music, arts, and social justice movements. A platform for unrestricted expression candid exchange, KCHUNG transmits cultural and political discourse, music, sound, art, news, and performance through localized broadcasts in the city of Los Angeles and online to the world, expanding on the tradition of radio as an empowering creative medium. KCHUNG’s collective work has been featured in the Hammer Museum’s Made in LA biennial, as the recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital Award, and is produced through frequent collaborations with cultural organizations at all scales, including Ooga Booga, Thank You For Coming, Perform Chinatown, MOCA, Huma Resources, Pehrspace, LA Zine Fest, Night Gallery, The Smell, Pehrspace, and LACMA.
About the Program
KPARK is a full month long series of ongoing programs and performances across multiple locations in the Los Angeles area, presented by KCHUNG and featuring an AM Park Radio station, specially created for CURRENT:LA. In KPARK, KCHUNG's ability to broaden access to free form public programming is combined with KCHUNG's devotion to mobile public engagement, bringing the public a diverse series of visual and audible explorations into Los Angeles' relationship to both water and collectively shared spaces. KPARK/KCHUNG has been made possible through collaboration with CURRENT:LA artists, Angels Gate Cultural Center, and the greater Los Angeles community.