We say farewell this month to KZSC’s longest-serving (suffering?) Broadcast Advisor and host of our Thursday morning Beatles show, Michael Bryant. Michael started at The Great 88 in 2001 and helped move us into the Millennium with technical changes such as bumping the signal up to 20,000 watts, station remodels, a new air studio, webstreaming, social media and mobile apps. In 2007, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences. This began an era of offering an academic course to educate UCSC students in broadcast media. During his tenure, KZSC was also named, “The Most Listened-To College Radio Station” by the website radio-locator.com. Back to The Beatles: when Dan Morookian (aka DJ Apple) moved away, Michael became the regular host of Dan’s show, “Here, There and Everywhere” in 2010. Like the name of the show, that’s what his retirement will be. Travel well and often Michael.
If you saw the documentary, “20 Feet From Stardom”, you know Darlene Love’s story. She sang backup on recordings for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Cher and Aretha Franklin. Love also worked for the legendary producer Phil Spector during the glory days of the girl group era; that’s her voice you hear on the classic “He’s A Rebel”. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Darlene Love presents “An Unforgettable Evening” at The Golden State Theatre in Monterey Sunday, June 29th. Showtime is 7:30 pm.
We know him as the host of KZSC’s Universal Grapevine and movie critic during Friday’s Bushwhackers program but our beloved Bruce Bratton has contributed a lot more. In honor of his 80th birthday, Bruce received both a special Congressional recognition award and acknowledgement from the California State Assembly. Congratulations Bruce!
Doe Eye is the project of Maryam Qudus, a San Francisco based multi-instrumentalist. She just recently put out her debut album T E L E V I S I O N which was produced by John Vanderslice. It’s got a great delicate yet spooky feel to it. There are points where it grooves and points where it kind of flutters along.
Doe Eye is playing with Sun Maiden TONIGHT at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Showtime is 9 pm.
No need for extra sensory powers to know that The Great 88 will be have a new program line-up this summer; we do it every year. The changes will begin on Monday, June 9th. To get the latest info on what’s new, keep an eye on our website and KZSC’s Instagram updates!
America takes a 3-day holiday. If you’re planning on spending some time listening to new electronic dance/RPM music, we recommend the following. For maximum results, try two a day:
- TEEBS – Estar / Brainfeeder
- CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
- HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
- CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
- TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
- TOURIST – Patterns / Monday
Here’s a few more that just came in the mail; more details next time:MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria / Ninja Tune; PLAID – Reachy Prints / Warp; MARTYN – Forgiveness / Ninja Tune; EVY JANE – Closer / Ninja Tune; FREE THE ROBOTS – Two Snakes [EP] / Perfect Touch. Have a great, sunny holiday weekend!