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Calling All Cars…

Broadcasting music from the UC Santa Cruz campus started back in 1967. As you can see from the picture, we faced some pretty stiff competition back then. Technology has marched on in the last four decades but The Great 88 remains a resource for local talk and fine music. KZSC asks that if you have a push button set on your car radio for 88.1 FM, a bookmark for kzsc.org or if you’re exploring our programming for the first time that you consider making a donation to keep us going.

KZSC is sponsored by listeners; you can help by calling in now during our  ON-AIR FUNDRAISER at 831-459-4036 or by Giving Now. Buckle up and stay tuned for the fun we put into fundraising for The Great 88!

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Time Change

Everyone springs forward an hour Sunday, March 10th. And while we’re looking ahead, don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, National Frozen Food Day is March 6th and the KZSC On-Air Pledge Drive begins Saturday, March 2nd. The Great 88 remains great with support from our listeners. Did we mention National Panic Day is March 9th? Scratch that off your calendar by calling in a donation to KZSC at 831-459-4733 or at our website’s DONATE PAGE. No matter the hour, it’s time to support community radio!

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Players Of The Month

Mention “Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills” to people and you’ll be surprised where the conversation goes. The name for their weekly show is based on the original title of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s first Columbia Records album – not received well by label executives in 1968. In the spirit of the late 60’s and early 70’s, the “Cheap Thrills” staff plays strictly vinyl from The Great 88’s extensive music archives. Turn on your radio (or computer), tune in Wednesdays from 9 AM till noon and drop a line to these valentines at The Great 88. If you dig the San Francisco sound, you’ll love “Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills.”

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The Love Bug

There’s something in the air beyond the need for that Volkswagen’s smog check. Yes, the road to Valentine’s Day is paved with programming on KZSC. Many of your favorite shows will be paying tribute to Thursday’s holiday with specials focused on amour. Cupid couldn’t be happier. To request a dedication for that Certain Someone or to “heart” your favorite DJ, you can send an instant message to The Great 88 anytime by clicking on the “Chat With The DJ” button on our homepage.

Stay tuned to KZSC – The Station For Lovers…like you.

Winter Grid

Gridlock!

If you ever wanted a visual clue to what is in the mind of a KZSC programmer when they come up with a show title, here it is. This white board hangs in our lobby to show off our schedule for winter 2013. An electronic copy of our program schedule (although not as colorful) can be found on our Schedule & Playlists page. It’s the same place you’ll find music show playlists (some going back to 2005) and direct links to purchase some of the music you hear on The Great 88.

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Wave Rider

The big wave contest at Mavericks is happening. KZSC will be featuring the return of our surf music program, “Rock Don’t Run” starting on Friday, January 25th. And of course we know surfing came from Hawaii, just like the music you hear on “Wiki Wiki Wednesday”. Our Hawaiian surfing shirt is the best of both worlds, with an aloha KZSC logo on the back. Get yours in our KZSC Brand Store.