For 22 years, alterNative Voices Radio aired every Sunday morning. It first aired on January 2, 1992, and featured Native American community news, interviews, story narratives, and traditional and contemporary Indian music. The show was a charter program on American Indian Radio On Satellite (AIROS) and was syndicated on 54 stations for over 10 years.

Susie's mission was to entertain, educate, empower and generally promote positive excellence and appropriate role models by and for American Indian people

alterNative Voices was an ALL VOLUNTEER project. Host and producer Z. S. Aikman underwrote the program, with help from booth sales and volunteers.

Susie was also a master beadworker and teacher. She wrote a book on beadwork, published articles, and was an active member of the Rocky Mountain Bead Society

alterNative Voices Producer Z. Susanne Aikman left this world surrounded by friends on 21 June 2014. It was her desire that alterNative Voices program cease with her passing. The final program aired on Sunday, 29 June 2014, with host Arlie Kendall saying farewell to Susie in a very special way.

If you missed the last show, or want to hear it again, here is the full program:

"If you can dream it, you can do it! WADO!"

Osiyo! What are you thankful for today?

Native Music On KUVO Continues

Join us on Sunday Mornings starting 6 July 2014 from 7 to 8am Mountain Time for InDigitNess Voice program produced by Richard TwoElk. For more information visit InDigitNess Voice

  • KUVO-89.3 FM,in Denver and Breckenridge
  • KVJZ-88.5 FM in Vail, Colorado
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