“Somebody’s Valentine” – A KZSC Valentine’s Day Playlist

“It’s pretty cool there’s a designated day promoting people to be overly loving toward a special someone. I mean, ideally, people would act like that every day but that’s difficult; we can only spend so much time in our daily lives trying to make others happy. Most people aren’t that optimistic anyway, especially on Valentine’s […]

West Fest 2018 Performer Application Is Open!

Calling all musicians & performers! West Fest 2018 will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 4-6:30pm. The application for prospective performers is now open to the public. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 14th. We hope you take this opportunity to share your music and we look forward to reviewing your applications! Spread […]

This Is Radio Clash: International Clash Day Feb 7, 2018

Now, more than ever, the world needs The Clash.

On International Clash Day (Wed Feb 7, 2018), KZSC joins radio stations all around the world in highlighting the band’s activism and musical magic.

KZSC has special programming all day on Wednesday February 7th.

  • Lani B will surpise a lot of listeners with how she’s marking the day on Wiki Wiki Wednesday, 6 to 9 am.
  • Dr. T’s Vinylorium is packed with rare Clash live recordings, demos, dubs and more, 9 to noon.
  • Artists on Art, at noon, will feature an interview with author and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio, the director of Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World (2012). We’ll also check in with the folks making International Clash Day happen in Kent, Ohio.
  • DJ Gata will re-constitute Suburban Relapse for a day, sharing her punk mixtape dedicated to The Clash, from 1 to 3 pm
  • Instrument Journal will focus on the guitar for a day, celebrating the musical meeting of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon and their post-Clash projects
  • Art O’Sullivan‘s The Golden Road has Bob Weir doing a Clash cover, and the Grateful Dead’s take on “I Fought the Law,” plus Clash rarities, Big Audio Dynamite, and many more surprises!

Living In The ’80s” airs Saturdays 4-6pm on KZSC, Santa Cruz. Here is The Clash Day playlist from Feb 3rd.

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