Listeners to The Great 88 have called recently to mention some signal reception problems. It’s not an issue with your new stereo or car radio-we’ve been having difficulty getting a continuous source of electrical power on the UCSC campus. Looks like this glitch will be licked sometime within the next week or so, but it’s nice to know you are paying attention. Stay tuned-KZSC will be broadcasting “electrical interruption free” soon. Thanks for staying in touch.
As the school year comes to a close, it’s time for the next generation of genre directors to take the reigns. My name is Nicholas (Nikki) Mokover, and I am currently interning with Jacqueline Culas for the Jazz and Blues Director position next year. I am very excited to join the KZSC Governing Board team, and look forward to taking the jazz and blues department to the next step. A little about me: I went to the L.A. County High School for the Arts where my concentration was in instrumental Jazz, and now am a second year banana slug. I hope to bring my knowledge of the complexities of jazz and share it with the community. Yes, jazz can be complicated at times, but I hope to make it understandable. I look forward to working with everyone here at the Great 88 and labels/promoters world wide.
Good news folk fans; KZSC’s former “Heaven’s Bar & Grill” host Clytia Fuller returns to the airwaves. After a much-needed break, Clytia is back as part of the rotation on Friday mornings between 9 AM and noon doing what she and the folk collective do best: highlight new singer/songwriters, play some of your favorites from the past and welcome in musicians to play live on The Great 88. Tune in Friday mornings for the Folk Collective only on KZSC.
At The Great 88 we see many students walk in and out of our doors. As much as we would like to keep them locked inside to do all of our busy work for us, they (un)fortunately graduate and leave us. This year I have had the pleasure of working with all of these wonderful seniors who I wish the absolute best in their future careers, whether it be in media or not. KZSC will be losing some of the most incredible people and we will miss you all so much!
KZSC will be performing some planned maintenance at our transmitter site during the month of June. Besides upgrading our power sources, The Great 88 will be repositioning our antenna. In order to do this, we’ll be interrupting our regular programming for periods of time between Tuesday, June 19th through Thursday, June 21st. Our expectations are this will provide a better radio signal to our listeners in the San Lorenzo Valley area (and perhaps Los Gatos/Sarratoga).
Stay tuned to KZSC and watch this website for updates on our signal upgrade project.
UC Santa Cruz’s spring edition of the “Review” magazine features a story about past and present KZSC. Read about how our little pirate station started 45 years ago and where we are today. Our thanks to reporter Daniel White for taking the time to interview everyone and write the story; special thanks to University Relations’ Jim Burns for suggesting the story in the first place. Read the REVIEW article here.