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Vote KZSC!

In case you missed it, we’d like to point out that it’s time to vote for the Best of Santa Cruz awards, run by the Good Times Weekly.

We’ve been grateful to all of our fans that named us the Best Radio Station in Santa Cruz again and again. We hope we can count on your vote in this year’s poll. Be sure to spread the word!

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Pledge Drive!

Hello loud rock listeners!

Starting this week, until Thursday the 13th, is our annual pledge drive. Help KZSC continue to spin awesome tracks for our listeners by donating. Any little bit helps fund all the new music, interviews, and general maintenence of our equipment!

Thank you for supporting over 40 years of great commercial free radio!

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Summer Program Guide

We’re happy to introduce the toothsome–and toothy–cover star of the KZSC 2014 Summer Program Guide. Jaws is jammin’! Look for your own copy at local businesses that support community radio (contact our station manager if that describes you).

You can also download a .pdf right now on the KZSC schedule page.

Our full summer lineup of music, talk, and news appears inside, along with all the ways you can get in touch with us as you sail through the summer months with KZSC.

 

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Happy New Ear!

What shock to the system for the station to be off the air at the end of 2013 for some tower maintenance. We lost track of how many people asked us why they could not get the great 88 tuned in, at home, at work or in their car. It was nice to be missed during the short break in programming. KZSC is glad to be part of the daily life of  so many listeners in the Monterey Bay area and beyond. Our DJs are back on the air 18 hours a day, and the robot waits patiently for its graveyard shift. Your 2014 radio will be sounding just fine on the left-hand side of the dial. Death to dead air! Long live the new ear!

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What Is A PRC?

Here’s the inside scoop: all the programming you hear on The Great 88 is masterfully put together on our quarterly schedule by KZSC’s Program Review Committee. The PRC reads over piles of proposals, reviews current shows and offers advice on how to improve programming. It’s a volunteer committee of three students and two community members; they each serve a 12-month term before another KZSC staff member is elected to replace them. This is an unpaid and mostly thankless job, but every quarter when the PRC puts together a new program schedule they do get all the pizza they can eat. If you’d like to pass along any ideas (programming or pizza choices), you can email them at: PRC@kzsc.org. What will they come up with for 2014? Find out during January when KZSC and the PRC reveal our new Winter Program Schedule.

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The Dairy and the Dead

35-43.rOn August 27, 1972, The Grateful Dead played a legendary set on Ken Kesey’s farm in Veneta, Oregon. This show has long been traded among Dead Heads but has never been available as an official release. Until now. The Dead have opened up their vault to restore, mix and master this classic show, which includes fiery performances of China Cat Sunflower, Greatest Story Ever Told, Jack Straw and many others including a particularly trippy Dark Star performed just as the sun set. If that weren’t enough, the release also includes the never-before-released “Sunshine Daydream” film. This movie captures the Dead performing many of the songs from the set as well as the Pranksters up to their typical antics. Film of the Dead in this era is rare, and this release offers a unique opportunity to not only hear Jerry, but to watch him shred. So go fire up your DVD player and start twirling in your living room like its 1972, and if you can’t get enough of the Dead (which we know you can’t) tune into KZSC Wednesdays to make sure you never fall off the bus.