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Change is in the Air!

Hi Everyone,

As the school year comes to a close, it’s time for the next generation of genre directors to take the reigns. My name is Nicholas (Nikki) Mokover, and I am currently interning with Jacqueline Culas for the Jazz and Blues Director position next year. I am very excited to join the KZSC Governing Board team, and look forward to taking the jazz and blues department to the next step. A little about me: I went to the L.A. County High School for the Arts where my concentration was in instrumental Jazz, and now am a second year banana slug. I hope to bring my knowledge of the complexities of jazz and share it with the community. Yes, jazz can be complicated at times, but I hope to make it understandable. I look forward to working with everyone here at the Great 88 and labels/promoters world wide.

KZSC Jazz/Blues

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Loud Rock Charts: June 26th

Summer tours are beginning to roll around. Just last week I was at the Death to All Tour, this week I’ll be seeing Russian Circles, and the following month I’ve got The Contortionist (hopefully) and shortly after Summer Slaughter (insert metal roar here). If you’re into mosh pits and bleeding out your ears, you’ve got quite a big summer ahead of you.

ADDS

1 DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Pandora’s Pinata
2 NILE At The Gate Of Sethu Nuclear Blast
3 AVIYN Aviyn From The Depths
4 VISION OF DISORDER “Loveless” [Single] Candlelight
5 KATAKLYSM “The Iron Will” [Single] Nuclear Blast

CHARTS
1 IHSAHN Eremita Candlelight
2 MNEMIC Mnemesis Nuclear Blast
3 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
4 SHADOWS FALL Fire From The Sky Razor and Tie
5 FEAR FACTORY The Industrialist Candlelight
6 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
7 FIREWIND Few Against Many Self-Released
8 AHAB The Giant Napalm
9 FOR TODAY Immortal Artery
10 NACHTBLUT Dogma Napalm
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Great 88 Vacation Postcards

Last summer we asked fans of The Great 88 to send us a postcard while on summer vacation. We received beauties from Scotland, St. Louis, Paris and prison to name just a few of the 50-some exotic locales. Since we’re here and you’re going there, this traveling season KZSC is making the same request. We’ll be posting many of the cards on our website for others to see too. Remember, if your summer plans call for travel anywhere between Finland and Fresno don’t forget to take your favorite station on the go by using our website or  iPhone application and please drop us a line to tell us what we’re missing. We’ll share your card and comments with others on our website.  Mail your postcards to:

KZSC/UC Santa Cruz – 1156 High Street – Santa Cruz, CA – 95064

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Summertime Blues

Don’t let summer get you down. Tune in to The Great 88 for flashbacks, throwbacks and more during our summer quarter program schedule. Tastier than a deep-fried Boardwalk Twinkie, KZSC’s got rock on vinyl from the 60’s, folk & bluegrass tunes, Brazilian music, film scores and tons more music and local talk shows. And since the days are longer, many of your long-standing favorites have expanded timeslots longer than a Jerry Garcia guitar solo.

Take a peek at the outstanding lineup running from June through September on our SCHEDULE page and let us know what you think!

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KZSC Back On The Air Today @ 4 PM

As many die-hard fans of The Great 88 know, we’ve been part of a campus electrical upgrade project for the last several days. Looks like we will be returning to our usual unusual summer program schedule at 4 pm California time today. Thanks for your patience; stay tuned for the fireworks!

 

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Rock Charts – Summer

Here’s some hot New albums that’ll rule your next beach day. The ladies of Grass Widow hit #1 this week with their unique brand of harmony-driven post-punk. Beach House’s Bloom has been hanging out near the top for the past couple weeks; once you give it a listen you’ll know why. Killer new records from the likes of King Tuff, Japandroids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Walkmen will help you keep your cool. So go grab your beach balls and get ready for some summer fun!

1 GRASS WIDOW Internal Logic HLR
2 BEACH HOUSE Bloom SUB POP
3 KING TUFF King Tuff SUB POP
4 JAPANDROIDS Celebration Rock Polyvinyl
5 BEST COAST The Only Place Mexican Summer
6 FIXERS Pop Meat/Your Corruptor Dolphin Love
7 LA SERA Sees The Light Hardly Art
8 EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS Here Vagrant
9 DIAMOND RUGS Diamond Rugs Partisan
10 FIDLAR Don’t Try [EP] Mom And Pop
11 COLD SPECKS I Predict A Graceful Expulsion Mute
12 GEOGRAPHER Myth Modern Art
13 JAILL Traps SUB POP
14 SIGUR ROS Valtari XL
15 WALKMEN Heaven Fat Possum
16 MYNABIRDS Generals Saddle Creek
17 TALLEST MAN ON EARTH There’s No Leaving Now Dead Oceans
18 CROCODILES Endless Flowers Frenchkiss
19 WOODS/AMPS FOR CHRIST Woods/Amps For Christ SHRIMPER
20 HEAVY CREAM Super Treatment Infinity Cat