12th Annual Cesar Chavez

May 13 Special Broadcast: Nane Alejándrez

KZSC is excited to broadcast the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Convocation at UCSC, featuring local community activist Daniel “Nane” Alejándrez. Tune in to KZSC on Wednesday May 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm to catch the talk.

Alejándrez founded Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos to address the root causes of crime and to offer concrete alternatives to young people surrounded by violence, crime and social breakdown in their own neighborhoods. A Viet Nam vet and former Chicano gang member, Alejándrez has since emerged as an international leader–described by writer Luis J. Rodríguez, the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, as “one of the most self-sacrificing, dedicated, consistent, and humble peacemakers we have ever seen in the United States, if not the world.”

This year’s Cesar Chavez Convocation, which will be held Tuesday May 12 in the UCSC College 9/10 multipurpose room,  honors the memory of Cesar Chavez–his achievements, commitment to social justice/civil rights, unrelenting efforts to cultivate grassroots leadership, and his organizing of the United Farm Workers Union.

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Dag Weiser Painting For KZSC’s Top Donor

Local artist Dag Weiser has donated this amazing painting for KZSC to give to its top donor in the Spring Pledge Drive! The drive wraps up on Thursday April 30th.

Your generous donation during the drive bring you live, local radio all year long. But if you can beat $1000 (thanks Steve!), then you can have this one-of-a-kind Thank You Gift. We can even deliver it–in the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay area.

The “Two Henrys” painting is designed in such a way that–depending on your viewing angle–you see either local literary legend Henry Miller, or you see punk rock legend and TV host Henry Rollins. The piece hung at The Rio Theatre and is signed by Henry Rollins! The dimensions are 45 inches tall by 32 inches wide.

You can view more of Dag’s art at cardboardart.org

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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!