Would you like to see into the future? Let’s skip the clumsy conversation about your lost cat or car keys and get straight to important stuff-what’s going to be on KZSC this summer. We can tell you that The Great 88 will feature several new voices, others that will seem familiar and a string of summer music & talk shows you’ll find fascinating. Hear for yourself starting Monday, June 17th when we unveil the future-our new program schedule. And check under those couch cushions for your keys…sorry about the cat.
DJs at The Great 88 often mention having anxiety dreams where they are in the broadcast studio trying to play a record on the air only to find there’s nothing on it. A desperate attempt to find something else typically has one waking up screaming in a cold sweat (not the James Brown song). Yes, for DJs it’s worse than the “underwear in class” nightmare. With over 70,000 CDs and who knows how many 7″ records and LPs, finding anything in the KZSC music archives can be problematic. Can there be a way to make order out of this chaos? The answer is yes. Here’s How We Do It; thanks to website to Radio Survivor for the article about our MUSIC LIBRARY.
If you have about two minutes, here’s a quick tour inside a portion of the KZSC music vault.
From left to right, here are the Ilyn sisters: Natasha, Samantha and Tatianna. This is a KZSC first: two siblings on our Governing Board at the same time. Natasha was elected into the Promotions Director position (handling ticket & swag giveaways) and Tatianna will be our new Design Director (stickers, shirts and other goodies). Sadly, we couldn’t make it a trio; Samantha is only 17 and came by to visit her sisters at The Great 88. Who knows? It could be all Ilyn, all the time in 2014 at KZSC!
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole is the eldest son of Kekuhi Kanahele and descends from a distinguished hula family. “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai” (a Wiki Wiki Wednesday favored song) was composed by his great grandmother, Edith Kanahele Kanaka’ole; his family’s music traditions go back seven generations. Kaumakaiwa brings his experience as ‘olapa (dancer), choreographer and composer to the stage in Felton along with his delightful storytelling. Multi-instrumentalist and Honolulu record producer Shawn Pimental will accompany him for an evening of Hawaiian mele, melodies and powerful singing inspired by the islands Wednesday, May 22nd at Don Quixote’s in downtown Felton.
If you listen to KZSC weekday mornings, you know we serve up a big gulp of hot music to start your day. We also feature a news update from KPFA/Pacifica at 8 AM. Our question: would you rather NOT hear the morning news updates at 8 AM? Do you like hearing what’s going on in the world during your morning music? Read what others have said and leave a comment of your own below.
Are your sales in a slump? It’s a busy time with Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings and the start of tourist season coming. If you’d like some help turning your lemons into lemonade gold, consider becoming a business sponsor on KZSC. Voted “Best Radio Station” by readers of both Santa Cruz Weekly and Good Times, having your message on The Great 88 can squeeze people into your store. For more information, call us at 831-459-3914 or check our Sponsors Page.