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Fall Fundraiser Finish Line Ahead!

Everyone at The Great 88 is crowing about the Fall On-Air Fundraiser. As you can see, we’re heading to the finish line with our beaks held high. Speaking of which, take a peek at the new KZSC RADIO ROOSTER SHIRT, in honor of our 45th year of broadcasting from UC Santa Cruz. Make a donation to support KZSC at 831-459-4036 or on our DONATE page and get one for your favorite rooster.

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This is Hard!

Our staff tried moving this last weekend at UC Santa Cruz…sorry if that was your car down below. But we wanted to make a point: if we all push together, we can move mountains. Right now The Great 88 is pushing through our Fall On-Air Fundraiser, raising awareness about the need to keep community radio alive and well with listener support.

We hope you want to help. You can DONATE HERE. And for those of you who do, You Rock!

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Polly Wants A Pledge Drive

Our feathered friend is calling KZSC. They always play her Counting Crows and Byrds requests; now it’s time to return the favor. Pretty Polly is right. If you tune in for local talk and music shows on The Great 88, we trust you’ll fly to your phone during our Fall On-Air Fundraiser and donate too. Starting Monday, October 22nd, we’ll be interrupting our regular programming to remind everyone that community radio cannot survive without financial support from those who listen. And we will try to keep the squawking to a minimum. Don’t have a trained bird handy to make your call? Move your mouse to our DONATE PAGE.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools may make you think of a Grateful Dead song or a song from The Doors, but the history behind this 3-word phrase is really quite amazing. It first appears in 1494 as a book, Das Narrenschiff, written by Sebastian Brant. Around the same time period painter Hieronymus Bosch depicted the concept on canvas (this image). Other books using the title came up in 1962, 2002 and 2009.  A movie based on the 1962 book came out in 1965.  The infamous Ted Kaczynski (aka The Unabomber) wrote a play called Ship of Fools. Within our music archives at KZSC we have a number of the artists who have used Ship of Fools as a song title, each with unique lyrics including versions done by John Cale, World Party & Erasure. The only covers I’ve found so far are both Elvis Costello and The Persuasions doing renditions the Dead’s Ship of Fools. If you are curious about who else has used this storied phrase, get into your little dinghy & start your outboard search engines…but be careful sailor, the web is a big ocean where many have lost their way.

 

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Fixed!

KZSC can sometimes perform magic. We needed to do some extensive electrical work at our tower site today and, expecting the worst, we thought it would be heavy lifting until dark. Our crack engineering staff (Thank You Don Mussell!) made short work of the project, so we are back live on the air as of noon October 20th.

Thanks for your understanding; now you know why we have pledge drives.

2011 KZSC Music Sale

Date Set For Fall Music Sale

Start saving your lunch money and mark Saturday, November 17th as the date for KZSC’s Annual Ultimate Music Sale. Thousands of LPs, CDs, 45 RPM records and assorted music memorabilia items will be available from dozens of different vendors. And by popular demand, KZSC brings back our 25-cent music table. You read correct: CDs and LPs for just a quarter each. Come early for best selection. Doors open at 10 AM.

Interested in table space to sell? Email Charlie at cdsale@kzsc.org for details. Music sale updates and more info will be posted on Twitter, Facebook and right here. Take a peek at the frenzy from 2009 below: