Don’t let the dog days of summer keep you down. Try listening to the uplifting sounds of reggae music on KZSC. Tuesdays at 9 AM, Daddy Spleece puts the old school roots classics on the dub plate right next to piles of new releases during “All Fruits Ripe”. There’s more roots and dancehall vibes from Jamaica, the Virgin Islands and beyond being spun every Thursday morning at 9 with DJ Tiffany and Adam 12 during “Joy in the Morning” program. Then Saturdays when you need it most, tune in for the deepest roots riddims and the sweet sounds of lover’s rock on KZSC’s longest-running reggae show, “Strictly Rockers” with Abraham beginning at 6:30 pm. There’s a world of music to discover on The Great 88; check out our schedule page.
Greetings KZSC listeners and followers! It’s time to introduce you all to our guest for tonight’s edition of The Rising Tide on KZSC Santa Cruz, a phenomenal singer-songwriter by the name of Ash Reiter.
Among the youngest of the recent crop of musicians hailing from San Francisco to exhibit a bouncy, indie pop sensibility, Ash Reiter’s work draws easy comparisons to fellow female artists such as Mirah, Thao Nguyen and (less regionally) Laura Gibson. However, Ash and her band (comprised of a group of bay area musicians who have contributed to numerous groups over the years) take less of a sunny approach to their aesthetic, instead relying on Reiter’s soothing voice to lull listeners in, as if the groups music wasn’t hooky enough.
Ash Reiter will be stopping by to talk about her newest EP, titled hola, perform a few songs in the studio, and tell us what 2012 has planned for Ash and co.
This and much more on The Rising Tide tonight starting at 7pm!
It’s been a while since we’ve let all of our fine KZSC listeners know about the spectacular live musical guests we have on our program each and every friday night, so we figured it was time to let you know about tomorrow night’s guest: Her Band of Gold.
Her Band of Gold is the solo project of Barbara Crumm, who has written and recorded music for most of the last two decades while traveling all across the country before finally setting up shop in Santa Cruz this past year. Though she has released her music primarily through small cassette tape-oriented record labels, Her Band of Gold has taken full advantage of modern technology to get her music, a reverential take on americana and psych folk stylings simultaneously recalling the likes of PJ Harvey and Emily Wells, out to the masses. She has also been getting her music out into the world the old fashioned way, by performing in front of live audiences such as the one that will be present at Moe’s Alley on August 7th when Her Band of Gold takes the stage.
Tune into KZSC on friday night starting at 7pm to catch Her Band of Gold performing live in the studio where we’ll ask her about her journeysthus far, and where 2011 will take her.
Bite-size digestible local talk and music during your noontime every day can be found here on The Great 88. For more info and a peek at previous playlists, check the 12 pm time blocks on our Schedule Page.
Every so often there is a hiccup in life that we must deal with. Lots of people rail against the inconvenience that lays waste to long determined cherished plans; others get curious as to what an unexpected turn of events will bring in the way of a positive shift in their reality. KZSC’s Program Review Committee is of the latter ilk, or at least I am. So it is with our Saturday morning 6-9 am programming which has now morphed into a collective endeavor. Each of us on the PR’ will take turns treating listeners with something near and dear to our hearts that we want the world to hear. On July 23rd I’m looking forward to revisiting the days of ‘Turtle Island’., the long-running ‘Native American’ music program that also brought ‘news and views from Indian country’ to the KZSC airwaves. I was host of that show in 2005-06, having inherited it from ‘Nanalq, The White Bear’ and many before who delivered it for over 20 years. My DJ moniker back then was ‘DJ SparrowHawk’ and I’ll be dusting it off to use this Saturday. I hope to be covering the same time slot on July 30th where I’ll be reliving my earliest KZSC glory days from the year 2000 when I programmed my first show, ‘Celtic Undercurrents’, under the identity of ‘Carney Hayes McClane’ using three of my grandparents last names. Oh what fun it will be to pay homage again to my Irish and Scottish roots! Just know that when you tune into KZSC from 6-9 am. on Saturday morning during the summer schedule, or anytime during any day for that matter, you will be treated to a wonderfully unique, and personally loved, selection of programming found only on listener supported KZSC. You can ‘bet on it’!
Thursdays are a great day to stay glued to your radio. KZSC starts your morning at 6 AM with the twin towers of listener favorites, “Here, There & Everywhere” featuring old, new and obscure music by The Beatles followed by the 3-hour reggae fever known as “Joy in the Morning”. At noon, we go crazy with The Man who was once The Symbol. You heard right-120 minutes with Prince. How much do we love Prince at the Great 88? Check out our staff members on our new purple couch. The musical fun continues at 2 pm with contemporary folk music inside “The Folk Forest” then the girl groups of the 60′s shine at 4 pm on “Myrmidons of Melodrama”. After 12 hours of dancing to your radio, you may never be the same. Don’t forget 88.1 FM is the place on your dial for Pacifica/KPFA Berkeley news every evening at 6. There’s always something special and/or weird on KZSC. To find out more check out our Schedule Page.
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