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Surfin’ Through The Season

As we wind our way through the month of December, KZSC will be presenting some special stuff over the airwaves. Yes there will be “seasonal music” but keep an ear out for other surprises too. And in January our program schedule will morph once again, adding new student voices and shows that will start a New Year off on the good foot. Thanks for listening and supporting The Great 88 in 2012; get ready for the new KZSC in 2013!

Our Staff Gives Thanks

Although it’s true all year, everyone at KZSC would like to extend our special thanks to you during this season for listening and supporting our station. Hundreds of volunteers put in an uncountable amount of hours creating what you hear through your speakers; we couldn’t fit them all in this photo but if you click on the picture, you’ll see a few of your favorite program hosts squeezed into our station lobby. It’s good to know that from time to time The Great 88 can entertain and inform you. 2013 and the years ahead will be exciting times of change. It is our hope that KZSC will continue to grow and change as well. Stay tuned!

Django-Django

Best Album Artwork of 2012

We’ve all been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about albums? Imagine walking in to your local record store, pumped to flip through bins and let your eyes scan over the endless possibilities for a new find. How many times has an album jumped out at you, not because of the name of the band, but because of the image plastered on its cover? Covers communicate an album’s first impression upon its viewers, hoping that by catching your eye it will tempt your ears into listening to the artist’s work. This year, there has been a flood of great music entering our station at KZSC, and I can’t help but get excited when I see the freshly printed covers. It was hard to pick a few favorites, and I’d love to hear from you about the albums you find to be the prettiest albums of 2012. Comment away, this list is hardly exhaustive!

Django Django, Self-Titled album Released January 30, 2012

Visions by Grimes, released January 31, 2012

Ugly by Screaming Females, Released April 3, 2012

Blunderbluss by Jack White, released April 23, 2012

Grief Pedigree by KA, Released April 24, 2012

Father John Misty by Fear Fun, Released April 30, 2012

In Our Heads by Hot Chip, released June 11, 2012

Russian Roulette by Alchemist, released July 17, 2012

Slaughterhouse by Ty Segall Band, released June 26, 2012

YOKOKIMTHURSTON by Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon, & Thurston Moore. Released September 25, 2012

III by Crystal Castles, released November 7, 2012

Bastards by Bjork, released November 19, 2012

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Taking Your Call…

When is the right time to donate to The Great 88? How about sometime before the Zombie Apocalypse. As scary as it might seem, we still need to raise a little more money to end our Fall Fundraiser. If you didn’t get a chance to use the phone during our on-air drive, it’s not too late now to call us at 831-459-4036 and give to KZSC. Please don’t make us send out the zombies. Again.

Afraid of using the phone? DONATE TO KZSC ON-LINE.

KZSC Music Sale

KZSC’s Annual Music Sale Nov. 17th

If you haven’t been to one of these before and you LOVE music, plan to join the crowd Saturday, November 17th for KZSC’s Annual Ultimate Music Sale. Thousands of CDs & LPs will be available for purchase from bunches of independent vendors in one big room. How big? It’s formally the dining hall at UCSC’s Merrill College. And, as always, KZSC will have its own special 25-cent table. That’s right: CDs or LPs for just a quarter (or four for a dollar). No doubt there’s something for any music hound no matter what your tastes are. P.S. -this is a fun fundraiser for KZSC. Doors open Saturday, November 17th at 10 AM. Get here early for best selection.

If you’re interested in renting table space as a vendor, call Charlie at 831-454-8807 or email us. More info about KZSC’s Annual Ultimate Music Sale can be found on our Facebook Page.