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KZSC Off The Airwaves

Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. KZSC is adopting this strategy as we make way for a New Year; in fact we’ve already starting gaining a few pounds…but that’s another story. Our transmitter tower site needs work, so to accommodate a crane coming in and the job list, KZSC will be “hibernating” starting Friday, December 20th at 4 pm. We will remain off the airwaves at 88.1 FM until Thursday, January 2nd but our webstream, kzsc.org, will remain running during this time. Sorry for the extended absence but we’re already dreaming up cool stuff for 2014. Please check back and hear for yourself!

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KZSC Tower Work Means No 88.1 FM…

Our Great 88 “Tower of Power” is what transmits our signal into your car radio, home stereo and sometimes loose dental work. Every now and again, it needs some fixing. Thursday evening, November 7th, is one of those times. KZSC will go dark at 88.1 FM starting at 7 pm tonight. Web listeners: we’ll still be streaming out our musical mix. Radio listeners: our signal will return to the usual around 5 AM Friday morning.

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KZSC.org On, 88.1 FM Off

You can see the problem right here…somewhere. KZSC has turned off our broadcast signal while UC Santa Cruz is doing some electrical work on this box. It’s complicated, so we’ll be off until around 2 PM. Webstream listeners: you’ll still have The Great 88 as company during the outage. Thanks for missing us; we’ll return to the airwaves as fast as we can today  ’cause we miss you too!

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88.1 FM Goes Dark

Friday, September 20th is going to be a dark day at 88.1 FM. One day after this month’s full moon, KZSC will be turning off our broadcast signal starting at 7 AM. UC Santa Cruz is doing some electrical work at our tower site and so we don’t cook someone like a Thanksgiving turkey, we’ll be off until around 2 PM. Webstream listeners: you’ll still have The Great 88 as company during the outage. Thanks for missing us; we’ll return to the airwaves as fast as we can September 20th  ’cause we miss you too!

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Tower Project

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.