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Has College Radio Changed? [Part 1]

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.

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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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Essra Mohawk Interview Friday

The Test of Time program is pleased to announce an upcoming interview with Essra Mohawk.   Once nicknamed “Uncle Meat” while performing with the Mothers Of Invention, Essra Mohawk went on to release 12 solo albums starting in 1966.  A prolific songwriter, Essra’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Cyndi Lauper and Tina Turner.  Tune in Friday, Feb. 1 at 12:45 to listen to Essra’s intelligent soulful music and learn more about this Secret Diva, exclusively on KZSC.

The Future Of KZSC

Here’s a look at a few of the faces behind the new voices you’ll be hearing on The Great 88 starting January 21st. Our fall quarter broadcasting class came up with programming ideas so hot, we had to have them approved by the campus Fire Department. Besides the difference on the air, significant changes will be happening behind the microphone at KZSC in the year to come. More info as it happens appears on our KZSC Newsletter, along with contests for prizes in each edition. Want to know more about the prizes? Want to know more about KZSC? Sign up for the Newsletter at the bottom of this page.