Universal Grapevine 04/09/13

Listen here for a great interview with Dr. Paul Ware talking about the field of Physiatry, after which Michael Tierra talks about The Contemporary Chamber Music concert happening in Santa Cruz 4/14.

Closet Free 04/08/13

The longest running queer talk radio program (that we know of!) has Santa Cruz Pride organizers Sharon Papo and Chrissann McCann to talk about the upcoming event that will take place June 2, 2013. For more information on Santa Cruz Pride, listen here:

Story Time, April 3rd 2013

The literary radio show, Story Time, has been around at KZSC for a whole quarter now. It seemed like the appropriate time to start sharing our episodes with our online listeners as well!

On this week’s episode, Kendra Yoshinaga, and Samantha Allan and I read our favorite poems and shorts stories on air. This included a UCSC alumni, Miranda July, and poetry by Kim Addonizio, Sylvia Plath, and others.

Selecting our favorite pieces and sharing them with our friends and listeners was a whole lot of fun and we hope to continue doing it in the future.

Story Time April 2nd

Story Time

Loud Rock Charts: 4/9

Coming right out of left field this week is a new album by Volbeat, who found mainstream success with their last album, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. This time around, however, they’re coming back with some of the heaviest stuff they’ve ever put forth.

Also coming your way is no-nonsense hard rock band Owl with The Right Thing, and intense death metal outfit Pyrithion’s (no, not the chemical) The Burden of Sorrow. 


1 VOLBEAT Outlaw Gentlemen And Shady Ladies Universal
2 OWL The Right Thing Overt
3 PYRITHION The Burden Of Sorrow Metal Blade
4 GLORYHAMMER Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife Napalm
5 AMARANTHE The Nexus Spinefarm



1 KVELERTAK Meir Roadrunner
3 CLUTCH Earth Rocker Weathermaker
4 BEYOND THE SHORE Ghostwatcher Metal Blade
5 LOSTALONE I’m A UFO In This City The End
6 THY ART IS MURDER Hate Nuclear Blast
7 BYZANTINE Byzantine Self-Released
8 SIX FEET UNDER Unborn Metal Blade
9 HATCHET Dawn Of The End The End
10 IRON MAIDEN Maiden England ’88 UME

Talkabout 04/03/13

Sleepy John welcomes Representative John Leopold and David Seibung on Santa Cruz County politics (with calls from listeners). Following them is Deva Anderson on a local art project.

Finding New Music

The great part about non-commercial radio is it is often ones only time to casually be exposed to music that isn’t top 40 or something from the 70’s. It is many’s only chanced to really discover what types of music are out there. There are other mediums in which we discover our own tastes. I, for example, developed my taste in music from the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games. These included artists like Del, Primus and the Dead Kennedys all of which I still listen to today. It’s interesting to see how what we enjoy doing in our free time can affect our taste in music.

What molded your taste in music?