Our spring program guide is fresh off the presses. Here’s a quick overview of what’s on offer in the “world” of world music at KZSC. Yours truly still hosts “Unfiltered Camels”, the longest-running world music show on The Great 88. This show first hit the airwaves in the Fall of 1989 and was the brainchild of a UCSC student by the name of, Ido Mendes. A combination of North African, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Indian, Balkan, Jewish and Roma (gypsy) music is featured Mondays 4-6pm. Tuesdays from noon to 2 pm you’re likely to hear some world music on “What’s’ New” as Rose spins all new releases from many genres. Lani B. takes you mid-week morning people on an island cruise during “Wiki Wiki Wednesdays”starting at 6 am with plenty of aloha. Two new shows go back-to-back starting at noon on Wednesday. “Son Groovy”(do you know Calypso?) which leads straight into “Gypsy Caravan” at 2 pm. Last but not least, Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 10:30, get your Yiddish with a twist on with “Musical Jews”; DJ Oy-Dog celebrating his third anniversary. Remember to “cruz” around our playlists on our website and let us know what you think of our new spring schedule.
Cheers, David Anton Savage (interim World Music Director/Spring 2011)