Dear Local Business Person: If your summer sales seem sluggish, think about this. Santa Cruz plays host to thousands of visitors each summer. Every one of them has a car (sometimes two). Every car has a radio, and sooner or later they discover The Great 88. Why not let KZSC help tell everyone about you? We offer business sponsorship packages to get the word out about your store, your services and when you’re open helping get those sunburned bodies into your place, making tasty sales lemonade out of summer lemons. There’s a sponsorship package that can fit any size operation. Want more info? Call us about business sponsorships at 831-459-3914 or check out our Sponsorship Page.
Summer in Surf City? We’ve got a shirt that looks good wet or dry. The KZSC Surf Shirt looks so good you can almost smell the saltwater. It features the red, green and gold reggae colors and is available in all sizes inside our website shop.
Plastic bags are an eyesore, yet some people use them to haul their stuff to the beach. We call them “tourists”. Show your smarts by using a KZSC Tote. This earth-friendly canvas beach bag has plenty of room for your towels, sunscreen and of course your portable radio. To get your hands on a KZSC Tote or shirt for summer, check out our on-line shop.
August 6th is when Jamaica commemorates their independence as a nation. With a total population of less than 3 million, the tiny island country has provided the world with a disproportionate number influential athletes, artists and music. Ska and reggae originated in Jamaica and are the focus of several music shows throughout the week on the Great 88: Skallelujah (Fridays at 8:30 pm), Strictly Rockers (Saturday nights at 6:30), All Fruits Ripe and Joy in the Morning (Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 am). While we enjoy the achievements of Usain Bolt and other Jamaicans during the Olympics on TV, remembering Jamaica’s creative spark and battle for independence through music can be heard on the radio all summer on KZSC.
Our Program Review Committee wanted to make sure you knew about our weekend program “Musical Jews”. DJ Oy Dog (aka Dylan Music, on the left, with guest Rebecca Stark) has been spinning songs by Jewish artists since he a was a UCSC student many years ago. Hard to imagine Henny Youngman next to Matisyau? Think Yiddish with a twist. Tune in Sundays at 4 pm to find out more on KZSC.
KZSC’s spending some quality time outdoors in the sun with, potentially, the next generation of radio mega-stars. July is filled with New Student Orientation events at UCSC; incoming freshmen (and their parents) come to the campus for orientation events and to register for classes. The Great 88 has set up camp to offer up trinkets and information during the day at College 8. If you’re a new UCSC student interested in radio you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator for details or drop by our booth. Parents: to answer your two most frequently asked questions yes, the weather is like this all year and yes, it’s expensive here. Welcome to Santa Cruz.