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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. […]

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Programmer of the Month

Meet DJ Syd the Kid, host of our new “Blue Moon Boulevard” show. Syd’s a UCSC senior who spent last year studying in Berlin, Germany. Besides being fond of Franz Kafka (her major is Literature), Syd really digs big band swing music. She reminds us that Kafka once said, “Anyone who keeps the ability to […]

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Early Halloween @ The Rio Oct. 26th

Phil Collins and the New Music Works Ensemble return to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz to supply live, riotous (and beautiful) music for a double-feature dose of silent horror cinema. A diabolic masterpiece from 1920, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” resonates to Richard Marriott’s widely acclaimed score. For 1928′s “Ghosts Before Breakfast”, Paul Hindemith’s original […]

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 […]