Our Staff Gives Thanks

Although it’s true all year, everyone at KZSC would like to extend our special thanks to you during this season for listening and supporting our station. Hundreds of volunteers put in an uncountable amount of hours creating what you hear through your speakers; we couldn’t fit them all in this photo but if you click on the picture, you’ll see a few of your favorite program hosts squeezed into our station lobby. It’s good to know that from time to time The Great 88 can entertain and inform you. 2013 and the years ahead will be exciting times of change. It is our hope that KZSC will continue to grow and change as well. Stay tuned!

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The World of GWAR !!!

For the second time in my life, I have attended a GWAR show.  This most recent time was also @ the Catalyst and on the eve of the election.  Naturally, both candidates for president appeared as puppets in the show and both were promptly decapitated, whereupon their neck holes sprayed fake blood into the audience while the band played a savage tune.  My favorite was the 13 ft. high “cyber Jesus” puppet.  Awesome! Yes, this stuff is not Shakespeare, but it most certainly is theatre.   True, you are not required to get covered in fake blood, but you must be there in person.  You cannot tweet GWAR, you slave!

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Bluegrass Music Awards Show on Backroads, Sun Nov 4th

The 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards show was held several weeks ago, and KZSC will feature highlights from this show on Backroads, between 12-2pm on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Recorded live at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Laurie Lewis and Del McCoury co-host this year’s show that includes performances by Laurie with Tom Rozum & Bryan Sutton, Dale Ann Bradley with Pam Tillis, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Boxcars, Blue Highway, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Dailey & Vincent and others. Tune in for the special live performances, including tributes to Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs, coupled with lots of thank yous from the award winners.

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This is Hard!

Our staff tried moving this last weekend at UC Santa Cruz…sorry if that was your car down below. But we wanted to make a point: if we all push together, we can move mountains. Right now The Great 88 is pushing through our Fall On-Air Fundraiser, raising awareness about the need to keep community radio alive and well with listener support.

We hope you want to help. You can DONATE HERE. And for those of you who do, You Rock!

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Polly Wants A Pledge Drive

Our feathered friend is calling KZSC. They always play her Counting Crows and Byrds requests; now it’s time to return the favor. Pretty Polly is right. If you tune in for local talk and music shows on The Great 88, we trust you’ll fly to your phone during our Fall On-Air Fundraiser and donate too. Starting Monday, October 22nd, we’ll be interrupting our regular programming to remind everyone that community radio cannot survive without financial support from those who listen. And we will try to keep the squawking to a minimum. Don’t have a trained bird handy to make your call? Move your mouse to our DONATE PAGE.

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Programmer of the Month

Meet DJ Syd the Kid, host of our new “Blue Moon Boulevard” show. Syd’s a UCSC senior who spent last year studying in Berlin, Germany. Besides being fond of Franz Kafka (her major is Literature), Syd really digs big band swing music. She reminds us that Kafka once said, “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”. Find out more between 9 AM and noon every Monday during her beautiful big band music program on The Great 88, KZSC and stay young.