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Programmer of the Month: Keith Rozendal

July’s programmer of the month is Keith Rozendal with one of KZSC’s newest programs, Music is a Teacher. Keith is also KZSC’s new broadcast advisor! Taking on a new program, an early morning time slot and a new job  — all while relocating to Santa Cruz — is no easy feat, so thanks Keith for everything you’ve done so far for the Great 88. We appreciate it, and look forward to seeing what you do for KZSC in the coming months!

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Keith earned a B.A. in psychology from Rice University, a Ph.D. in social and political psychology from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia. As if that wasn’t enough, Keith also completed the science communication graduate program right here at UC Santa Cruz. Equal parts scholar and DJ, Keith programmed for Rice University’s KTRU and UCSB’s KCSB, and also served as an assistant producer for the radio show Big Picture Science at the SETI Institute in Mountain View. We also have a seasoned journalist in our midst, as Keith worked as a reporting intern for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and as a multimedia journalist for the Vancouver Sun.

Who knows what Keith will accomplish next? Stay tuned to the Great 88 to find out, and be sure to catch Keith’s show Music is a Teacher every Saturday from 6-9 a.m, featuring finds from KZSC’s own archives spanning the globe’s rich musical history. Keith’s current favorite genres range from horror and sci-fi movie soundtracks to spacey new age to pagan British folk, so expect an eclectic mix of tunes.

Reggae Hot

Easy To Love is a fine representation of lovers’ rock, an effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall with universal appeal. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality. His delivery and phrasing are impeccable, and his choice of material and collaborators are strategic and brilliant.

The title track was a No. 1 hit on reggae charts last summer, evidence that Maxi Priest has a gift for staying fresh. The song features the legendary Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie, who’ve played on some of Maxi’s biggest hits, including “Wild World,” “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Close To You,” and “Housecall” (featuring Shabba Ranks) as well as the new album track “Every Little Thing.

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Charts & Adds: Third Week of July

Hey there cool cats. Summer is sure heating up and as to be expected so is our jazz department. So without further ado here are the charts and adds for the third week of July. KZSC, fearless college radio.

Adds:

1 STOCKTON HELBING QUARTET Handprints Armored
2 JOSHUA REDMAN Trios Live Nonesuch
3 TONI LINCOLN Toni Lincoln Nuwrinkle
4 BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View BlueNote
5 PROJECT TRIO Project Trio
 
Charts:
1 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
2 DONNA SINGER Destiny, Moment Of Jazz Emerald Bay
3 JACKIE ALLEN My Favorite Color Self-Released
4 LISA CASALINO I’m Old Fashioned Self-Released
5 MO’FONE Fonology Evander
6 PAUL SHAPIRO Shofarot Verses Tzadik
7 TY CITERMAN Bop Kabbalah Tzadik
8 BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour
9 STEVE KHAN Subtext
10 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope

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Rock Charts – 3rd Week of July!

This week we played a lot of Jack White and gave Joyce Manor’s new record a top add!

Top 10:

blogger-image--13218367331. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto Third Man
2. ANTLERS – Familiars Anti
3. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture?
4. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart? Weird World
5. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy Domino
6. TIGERS JAW – Charmer Run For Cover
7. A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW – Sea When Absent Lefse
8. BRAID – No Coast Topshelf
9. WHITE REAPER – White Reaper Polyvinyl
10. GREYS – If Anything Carpark

 

Top 5 Adds:

joyce-manor-never-hungover-again1. JOYCE MANOR – Never Hungover Again
2. FIELD MOUSE – Hold Still Life
3. WHITE FENCE – For The Recently Found Innocent
4. FOXING – The Albatross
5. KESTRELS – The Moon Is Shining Our Way

 

 

 

 

I have a very soft spot in my heart for Joyce Manor and I am quite excited about this new record. I think it is safe to expect to hear it a fair bit on KZSC in the next few weeks! Here’s the single off of Never Hungover Again, it is some perfect pop punk:

 

 

 

Alexandra Starlight!

Interview with Alexandra & the Starlight Band

Alexandra Starlight and Zachary James of Alexandra & the Starlight Band stopped by the station to do an interview with our own DJ Soul Patch during his program Not-so-distant Relatives which airs every Thursday from 2pm-4pm. Listen for Alexandra’s rocking acoustic jam! Although the KZSC talk department is fairly new on the scene, KZSC has a long tradition of getting awesome artists, writers, musicians and other talented people on the air. We want to keep that tradition alive by getting more exposure for some of these great interviews you may have missed, and some that are coming up in the near future! Stay tuned to KZSC and kzsc.org

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Rock Charts – Second Week of July

This week we played a whole lot off of the new Antlers record and gave Slumberland’s new release, Proper Ornaments’ Wooden Head, a top add.

Top 10:

FamiliarsAlbumCover1. ANTLERS – Familiars
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
3. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto
4. BEACH PARTY – Made In Los Angeles
5. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
6. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband
7. MIRAH – Changing Light
8. NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS – Cold World
9. TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System
10. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?

 

Top 5 Adds:

Wooden-Head1. THE PROPER ORNAMENTS – Wooden Head
2. THE ACID – Liminal
3. WOMAN’S HOUR – Conversations
4. MORRISSEY – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
5. HONEYBLOOD – Honeyblood