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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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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.