Even before the Easybeats put it into words, everyone was looking forward to the weekend. The Great 88 sets the mood with our Friday music programs. Kick start your morning at 6 AM with “The Bushwhackers Breakfast Club”, awash with Americana music, snappy banter and guests. Head for the beach next at 9 AM as the surf sounds of “Rock Don’t Run” hit the airwaves, followed by a ride on The Big Dipper of R & B during “Soulacoaster”. Noon turns back the clock to music that has stood the “Test of Time”, moving smoothly into the soulful sounds of “Not So Distant Relatives” at 2 and “Maxwell Electronics” at 4 pm. Learn why every Friday is a Good Friday by checking KZSC’s Schedule Page.
We’re a little busy at KZSC this weekend. We’ve got a tower project that, when completed, should provide a greater signal for The Great 88. In order to finish the job KZSC will be going off the airwaves during the morning of Saturday March 16th until about 4 pm. We will gradually return to our lush 20,000 watts at 88.1 FM by sometime on Sunday. If you suddenly discover KZSC on your radio for the first time, let us know. And if you happen to find our missing Caterpillar, we’d appreciate it back.
Jacqueline Culas is your KZSC March Programmer of the month. Host of Sunday’s “Spoonful of Blues” show since 2011, Jacqui previously co-hosted “The Blues Sisters” and a jazz program called “Time Machine” in 2010 while serving a term as The Great 88′s Jazz & Blues Director. Some of her other musical interests? TV on the Radio, Spoon and the Talking Heads. Jacqui Fun Fact: she speaks three languages. You can hear her show “Spoonful of Blues” in English Sundays at 6:30 PM on KZSC.
As a follow up to the recent Has College Radio Changed [Part 1] post, here’s an opportunity to see many of your favorite KZSC DJs explain how good music programming becomes gooder…or something like that. There are many epiphanies, thought-provoking comments, an ET and The Grateful Dead reference and yes, some non-FCC approved swearing, so be forewarned. Learn what it’s like on the other side of the microphone at the Great 88 in seven minutes.
If you can’t find your favorite program on The Great 88 right now, it could be related to the time change. Everyone springs forward an hour Sunday, March 10th. While we’re on the subject, we hope you took the time to make a donation to KZSC during our on-air fundraising drive. If not, you still can make a difference at our website’s DONATE PAGE. No matter the hour, it’s a good time to support community radio.
I have often been on the air late night here @ KZSC. After 10 pm, radio station have been given what the FCC refers to as “Safe-Harbor Hours”, where DJs are allowed to play content of a more adult nature. Though I am quite happy to spin things that may challenge views on race, politics, religion, drugs, sexuality and even music, there are a few things I will not broadcast. One of those things is not airing content that supports violence against the police or content which suggests that they do violence against themselves. Though I feel no need to argue my point, I will tell you a short story that goes back to a time when Ronald Reagan was not yet president. I once met a blind Polish American lawyer who could play one hell of a mean piano. He was also a very wise man who saw deeply into life without the need of sight. We got to talking about the role of police in society, saying he should be the police and I should be the police. He said that unless you are willing to be the police, to do that job, please think carefully before criticizing them. They do things everyday that you and I would never do even if we had someone else’s ten-foot pole with which to do it. It’s a tough, dangerous job that must be done since all societies produce addicted, deranged, obsessed & insane people willing to do anything. The police are on a thin blue line for us. Next time you hear someone bitching about the cops, ask them to apply for the job.