Rose Lobel at KZSC (Photo by Dan Davis)

Rose’s “Most Impossible Secret Dream” wrapping up after 29 years

September. The sunny season is winding down, and fall is approaching. Many proud gardeners and groundskeepers find themselves bidding farewell to blooming flowers, and preparing for seasonal change. We here at KZSC are also bracing for change. Come October, we will be saying “farewell” to the amazing programmer Rose Lobel.

Rose deejays “What’s New“, which airs Thursdays at noon. Her program showcases the recently released music of up-and-coming artists from a multitude of genres. An earful of Rose’s “What’s New” proves that great music is alive, kicking, and here to stay.

“I have done several shows that were a single genre,” she said. “But I began doing “What’s New” because I was fascinated by all the different stuff that was on the “New Releases” shelf and I couldn’t control my desire to find out what was there.”

 

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Students! Join our Environmental News team

Classes at UC Santa Cruz start on October 2nd, and KZSC is putting together a local environmental news report for the fall schedule (which starts October 20th).

We’ll train a small group of UCSC students to report on local environmental news. You’ll learn to research, write, and report for the radio and web and you’ll quickly become an expert in the environmental history and issues facing the Monterey Bay, Salinas Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Sur and beyond. No course credit can be offered yet, but internship, service learning, or independent study credit may be arranged.

If you’re interested in joining the team, or have questions, let us know by emailing news@kzsc.org or calling 831-459-4733.

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Summer Wave Rider

Everyone knows surfing started in Hawaii but when it came to the mainland, it came and stayed in Santa Cruz. KZSC’s Hawaiian surfing shirt is the best of both worlds. Remember: “Wiki Wiki” means fast. Get your summer shirts, canvas totes and other Great 88 goodies now inside our KZSC Summer Store.

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Summertime Schedule

Yes, you can blame it on the bossa nova. The Great 88 begins our summer schedule with everything from bossa nova to blues to Beatles and beyond. Tastier than a deep-fried Twinkie, our new line-up features the premiere of shows from new programmers. And since the days are longer, many of your long-standing favorites will have expanded hours. Check our website for the changes and schedule starting June 9th. Keep the sunblock handy and stay tuned to KZSC.

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KZSC’s Bruce Bratton

We know him as the host of KZSC’s Universal Grapevine and movie critic during Friday’s Bushwhackers program but our beloved Bruce Bratton has contributed a lot more. In honor of his 80th birthday, Bruce received both a special Congressional recognition award and acknowledgement from the California State Assembly. Congratulations Bruce!

 

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New Program Schedule

No need for extra sensory powers to know that The Great 88 will be have a new program line-up this summer; we do it every year. The changes will begin on Monday, June 9th. To get the latest info on what’s new, keep an eye on our website and KZSC’s Instagram updates!