UCSC sophomore Emily entered through the door to KZSC just a week ago. She received a tour, filled out her student volunteer forms, learned how to process music and was on her way as a KZSC volunteer. So far Emily has spent most of her time reviewing new rock and electronic music releases that have poured into the station, compiling twenty volunteer hours in seven days! For this, Emily has been crowned “New Volunteer of the Month”; we hope the title doesn’t have an adverse effect on her upcoming finals. Be sure to listen for Emily as well as 13 other new voices from our “Spring Training For UCSC Student DJs” coming over the airwaves of The Great 88 sometime in April & May.
We’re a little busy at KZSC this weekend. We’ve got a tower project that, when completed, should provide a greater signal for The Great 88. In order to finish the job KZSC will be going off the airwaves during the morning of Saturday March 16th until about 4 pm. We will gradually return to our lush 20,000 watts at 88.1 FM by sometime on Sunday. If you suddenly discover KZSC on your radio for the first time, let us know. And if you happen to find our missing Caterpillar, we’d appreciate it back.
As a follow up to the recent Has College Radio Changed [Part 1] post, here’s an opportunity to see many of your favorite KZSC DJs explain how good music programming becomes gooder…or something like that. There are many epiphanies, thought-provoking comments, an ET and The Grateful Dead reference and yes, some non-FCC approved swearing, so be forewarned. Learn what it’s like on the other side of the microphone at the Great 88 in seven minutes.
There have been student broadcasters at UC Santa Cruz for 45 years, but what was college radio like before that? Is it very different now? Here’s an interesting look at college radio from 1956. Notice standard student attire at the station included suit and tie. Some things never change.
Rainbow Theater is more than just a theater collective. It is a powerful group that aims to break down cultural walls that exist within our community. This goal is accomplished with lectures, public workshops, and community outreach, not to mention their powerful performances. Check out this video and be sure to catch a Rainbow Theater performance soon! Admission is free for UCSC students with ID and affordable for everyone else!
Hundreds of music-hungry people braved the rainy weather to attend the KZSC Ultimate Music Sale. Whether you found that LP you’d been trying to find for ten years, bought a bag of CDs for five bucks or just walked to get out of the rain and eat free candy, we’re glad you came. Money raised from this annual event goes towards helping KZSC operate, so it’s all good. More info and pictures from The Ultimate Music Sale are on our Facebook Page and if you missed the fun you’ll be happy to know that The Great 88 is already planning for next year’s event in November 2013.