Dorian Concept - Joined Ends

RPM Charts – End of October

Top 10:

1. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
2. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
3. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land / Young Turks
4. TOKIMONSTA – Desiderium / Young Art
5. RUSTIE – Green Language / Warp
6. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead / Warp
7. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Entertainment/Bengali Cinema – EP / BLDG5
8. SLOW MAGIC – How To Run Away / Downtown
9. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
10. ANNA LUNOE – All Out [EP] / Ultra

Top 5 Adds:

1. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
2. 2 BEARS – The Night Is Young / Southern Fried
3. DEPTFORD GOTH – Songs / 37 Adventures
4. AMBULAUNZ – Darkroom Sessions / Self-Released
5. COOLY G – Wait ’til Night / Hyperdub

We have some great adds this week. Listen to a track from Dorian Concept’s debut album “Joined Ends” below:

We’ve also recieved “5oFoF,” Friends of Friends Records’ 5 year compilation, chock full of goodies…

Keep it tuned to 88.1FM and have a safe Halloween y’all!


KZSC’s long-delayed on-air fundraiser starts Nov 4

KZSC’s fall fundraiser kicks off on election day, Tuesday November 4th. We hang it up on Thursday November 13th.

It’s been a full year since we had a chance to ask for your financial support, so we can use your help that much more!

Throughout the fundraiser, KZSC has special shows, great thank-you gifts and surprise guests galore. And the best part is you get to help keep KZSC on the air with your pledge. You can re-up early by clicking on the word “Donate” right here at our website

The phone number you need to know for the Fall Fundraiser is 831-459-4036. Thanks for listening, and thanks for supporting The Great 88, KZSC Santa Cruz!




Charts and Adds: Third Week of October

Howdy all. October is more than in fully swing now. Students are rushing about to find a costume and the last moments of NorCal sun are slowly disappearing, yet some things do not change as drastically. The charts for Jazz has remained relatively constant. For example, Hiromi still remains on the charts as does Bria Skonberg.  New chart topper, and gospel infused songstress Alicia Olatuja adds to the female dominated charts this time around. Novox, a funky electronic mixed album, also is new to the charts and adds an eclectic element to the charts.


1 AKIKO TSURUGA Commencement Self-Released
2 CHICK COREA TRIO Trilogy Concord
3 NICHOLAS PAYTON Numbers Paytone
5 ALICIA OLATUJA Timeless World Tune
6 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
7 NOVOX Over The Honeymoon ZProduction
8 HIROMI Alive Telarc
10 OTIS BROWN III The Thought Of You Revive-Blue Note



1 OBOMAN Begin The Night
2 RITMOS UNIDOS Ritmos Unidos Patois
3 NEW SOUNDS FROM THE BIG BAND ERA New Sounds From The Big Band Era
4 MYRIAD 3 The Where Alma


Toni Morrison LIVE on KZSC – Oct 25th 4pm

KZSC invites you to tune in to our live broadcast of Toni Morrison’s sold out talk, “Literature and the Silence of Goodness,” which she will be delivering from the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.

Morrison is a novelist, editor, and professor, best known for her novels Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Song of Solomon. She has garnered acclaim for her epic power, ear for dialogue, and for her poetically-charged, expressive depictions of Black America. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, the Nobel Prize in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Morrison will be introduced by UCSC Professor Angela Y. Davis.

This is a sold-out show, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Toni Morrison! We’ll have it live on The Great 88 on Saturday October 25th from 4 to 5 pm.

Fall 2014 Program Guide cover art

New Fall 2014 Program schedule

We’re happy to be kicking off KZSC’s Fall 2014 schedule!  Make sure to check out our  new lineup so that you don’t miss out.

Some of the exciting new shows coming to KZSC feature Hip Hop, Country, Punk (and Post-Punk), Show Tunes, Surf,  Doo-Wop and more!  Some of your favorites from the spring schedule are back—alongside perennial favorites and a handful shows with new time slots.

From every variety of music to talk radio to news, we’ve got you covered.  So keep tuning in to KZSC as we move into sweater weather!


Simrit Kaur at the Pacific Cultural Center

simrit-love-crop1Harvest of the fruits of a new fall here at KZSC. World is starting off the quarter with an interview of artist Simrit Kaur!

Simrit , with her unique touch to devotional chant music, will be performing at the Santa Cruz Pacific Cultural Center on Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm. She also has a new album out soon! This album features a song with lead singer of the Go-Gos, Belinda Carlisle.

You can hear Simrit speak on music and her new album on Cross Stitch this Monday, at it’s new time slot, noon to 2pm.

Here is the song Mul Mantra, from her new album Simrit , so you can have a listen!