Each week about 17 callers from 40 cities throughout northern California receive on-air information and support on a range of pressing issues, such as violence, gangs, drugs, teen pregnancy, education, black masculinity, race relations, jail, street life, teen prostitution, homophobia, and negative depictions of women. Approximately 57% of Street Soldier’s callers are males and 57% are female. The ages of Street Soldiers’ callers ranges from 11 to 58, with the highest concentration from callers in the 16-30 age range. The majority of callers (64%) identify as African American, 5% Latino, 7% white, and 24% unknown.
In studio guests include youth leaders, musicians, Omega collegians and alumni, spoken word artists, juvenile justice officials, prominent athletes, Black business owners, and more. Special shows are occasionally broadcast from other sites, such as a juvenile hall, prison or school. Past special guests have included Jada Pinkett-Smith, NFL star Ronnie Lott, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, Musician/Activist Michael Franti, NBA star Stephen Jackson, filmmaker Byron Hurt, singer/songwriter Martin Luther; hip hop artists Boots Riley and Saffir, Perry Jones from The Beat Within, Cheeko Wells from Brothers Against Guns, and Dorsey Nunn of All of Us or None.