Jiselle Halfmoon (Nez Perce/Cayuse/Umatilla) is the Operations Manager for KCUW 104.3FM Radio on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon. She began her profession as a volunteer DJ when KCUW first went on the air in 2004. Hired on as full time staff in 2009, Jiselle’s radio tenure accomplishments include implementing & producing local news, advocating community journalism, citizen lobbying for community radio, launching KCUW programming onto online streaming, recording & producing language lessons/Oral History, forming a sizeable volunteer base, remote broadcasts of community events, hosting a weekly talk show and candidate campaign profiles during tribal election season.
In addition, she unwinds with her own daily afternoon radio show called “Tha Mish Mix” which is an eclectic mix of music from multiple generations. Jiselle was also recently elected as theGeneral Council Secretary for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Her interests include anything and everything to do with tribal people, media and politics.