Record Store Day

Record Store Day April 20

Everybody’s celebrating Record Store Day, a chance to partake in the time-honored tradition of pawing through bins with fellow music lovers and finding a treasure or three to add to your collection. It started years ago as a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of independent record shops, however Record Store Day is now an international holiday for music fans. Many labels and artists come out with one-of-a-kind items just for the event. In Santa Cruz, you can visit Streetlight Records to experience live music and special items. To find out more about the festivities in your area, go to RECORD STORE DAY.

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Kendra Konfidential

As our spring show schedule begins, things get fuzzy at The Great 88. KZSC’s April Programmer Of The Month is living proof. Kendra Yoshinaga (aka DJ Teenage Dinosaur) does a show called “Fuzz Tone” Friday nights. It’s a retro garage, experimental and lo-fi show with more fuzzy noise than a fluffy orange cat stuffed in a Christmas sweater. Kendra has been at KZSC since she was a UCSC freshman during fall of 2011. You may remember “Japanoize”, a show that featured Japanese alternative rock. That was where she made her DJ debut. When she’s not rockin’ hard, fast and loud, Kendra feeds her other radio passion: talk and news programming. A secret ambition is to become an interviewer like “Fresh Air’s” Terry Gross. BTW, Gross was featured in an episode of the HBO comedy “Girls” which has fuzzy rock aplenty on its soundtrack…see the connection? Whether she’s doing a talk show like “Cruz Report” or presenting music, Kendra’s on-air delivery and DJ style sound impeccable. Find out for yourself.  Check out “Hot Fuzz” with DJ Teenage Dinosaur Fridays from 7-8:30 pm on KZSC.

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Spring Program Schedule

Listening to the radio is no picnic-unless you’re tuned in to KZSC’s new spring schedule. Every day offers a smorgasbord of music delights-60′s garage & surf, blues, gypsy carnival songs, drive-in movie soundtracks and who knows what. Plus a realignment of many of your favorite shows at new days and times. With programming this hot, you may want another layer of sunblock. Check out the new program schedule starting Monday, April 15th on KZSC.

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Gold Standard

The readers of Santa Cruz Weekly have spoken. After all the ballots have been counted, The Great 88 was once again named “Best Radio Station” and KZSC’s Sleepy John Sandidge was named “Best Radio Personality”. Thank you to all who helped us repeat once again as Number One. We appreciate the recognition and the 2013 Gold Award; in fact we’re thinking of having it bronzed…

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Our New Spring Schedule

Everyone is waiting for KZSC’s spring program schedule – some more patiently than others. Starting mid-month you can set aside your own record collection and hear gypsy music, surf, blues, neo-classical polka and who knows what. Many of our regular shows that have become favorites are moving to new days and times. Have a favorite show you can’t do without? Leave your comments, wishes and dreams below. Our new program schedule begins Monday, April 15th.

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Hello New Listeners!

KZSC made some technical adjustments recently to our broadcast signal at 88.1 FM. If we did our math right, some of you are hearing us for the first time. So whether our radio waves are being picked up on your dental fillings or with the aid of that rusty coat hanger which replaced your car radio antenna years ago or even if you’re streaming us live on a new smart phone, we’d like to introduce ourselves. We’re The Great 88, KZSC in Santa Cruz and we’re glad to have you along for the ride. Explore our Program Schedule and see what you’ve been missing!