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…
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!
In 1967 Andy Warhol produced the famous yellow banana sticker cover for The Velvet Underground & Nico’s album with “peel slowly and see” printed near the tip. Those who did remove the banana skin found a pink, peeled banana beneath. Since UC Santa Cruz is home to the Banana Slugs and KZSC, we thought this would be a cool tribute to the Underground and the year broadcasting spawned as an underground activity at UCSC. The Velvet Banana joins a bunch of other KZSC brand products on our Shop Site; available in all sizes.
A great thanks to all of our promoters for providing premiums for our pledge drive a couple of weeks ago . Our listeners thoroughly enjoy all of the new material, as well as their new gifts from our pledge drive.
I would also like to introduce myself as Jared “J Cat” Cattanach, I have been interning under Nicholas for the past year, and I will be the new Jazz Director here at KZSC starting now. I look forward to working with our wonderful promoters and artists in the near future. Please remember to change your mail labels accordingly.
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UCSC sophomore Emily entered through the door to KZSC just a week ago. She received a tour, filled out her student volunteer forms, learned how to process music and was on her way as a KZSC volunteer. So far Emily has spent most of her time reviewing new rock and electronic music releases that have poured into the station, compiling twenty volunteer hours in seven days! For this, Emily has been crowned “New Volunteer of the Month”; we hope the title doesn’t have an adverse effect on her upcoming finals. Be sure to listen for Emily as well as 13 other new voices from our “Spring Training For UCSC Student DJs” coming over the airwaves of The Great 88 sometime in April & May.
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.