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!

KZSC Hip Hop Top 10 Chart Mid-September

2013 turned out to be a very good summer for Hip-hop.  As we start the school year, here are KZSC’s top  Hip Hop new releases in September:


1 FLATBUSH ZOMBIES – Better Off Dead  (Electric KoolAde Records)

2 UNDERACHIEVERS – Lords Of Flatbush (Brainfeeder Records)

3 STALLEY – Honest Cowboy [EP] (Maybach-WEA-Atlantic)

4 BRETT GRETZKY – Crows (Indyground)

5 SHAHEED AND DJ SUPREME – Knowledge, Rhythm, And Understanding (Communicating Vessels)

6 HERMITOFTHEWOODS – Land Of The Lotus Eaters (Endemik)

7 MAD DUKEZ AND FRESH KILS – Gettin’ Gatsby – (Deep Thinka)

8 FACTOR – Woke Up Alone (Fake Four)


10 SAYKNOWLEDGE – Vibe Called Quest (Heavy Keys)

The Slugs Return!

KZSC prides itself on being a community based radio station, and boy are we excited to welcome in our new members of the Santa Cruz community! That’s right, a fresh batch of UCSC Banana Slugs will be moving onto campus within the week! In order to give our new members a proper welcome to the campus, KZSC will be hosting an information booth at the OPERS Fall festival on September 24th located on the OPERS field on UCSC’s campus. The festival will take place from 3 – 6 pm. The festival is centered around the incoming students, but community members are welcome as well!


Keep a look out for the Great 88 while pursuing the amazing amount of resources and clubs/activities available through UCSC’s campus.


RPM Charts Second Week of September 2013

Jackson And His Computerband - GlowTop 10:

2 ATROPOLIS Transitions Cumba Mela
3 GOLD PANDA Half Of Where You Live Ghostly
4 DISCLOSURE Settle Cherrytree-Interscope
6 LORN Debris [EP] Ninja Tune
7 BLUE HAWAII Untogether Arbutus
8 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown Republic
9 DEADBOY Blaquewerk – EP Numbers
10 JESSY LANZA Pull My Hair Back Hyperdub

Top 5 Adds:

1 JESSY LANZA Pull My Hair Back Hyperdub
2 NIGHTMARES ON WAX Feelin’ Good Warp
3 INFINITY SHRED Sanctuary Paracadute
4 CLAUDE VONSTROKE Urban Animal Dirtybird
5 CELL BROCO Little Bit In Love Ninja Tune



KZSC Jazz Charts First Week of Spetember

I hope you had a good long labor day weekend! Unless you’re like some of us who face the irony of working on labor day, the long weekend is an indicator that summer is on it’s way out. As the gears begin to turn a little more at KZSC, here’s what’s happening with Jazz last week:

1    DERRICK HODGE    Live Today    Blue Note
2    ANNIE KOZUCH    Mostly Jobim    Self-Released
4    CLARK SOMMERS BASH    Clark Summers Bash    Origin
5    CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO    Out Here    Mack Avenue
6    RESONANCE    Introductions    Mandala
7    MICHELLE POLLACE    New Beginning
8    FRED FRIED AND CORE    Core Bacharach
9    FIVEPLAY JAZZ QUINTET    Five And More    Auraline
10    MARTIN BEJERANO    Potential Energy    Figgland

Electronic Music Charts Finishing up August

What’s being played:

2 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS Legend Remixed Tuff Gong-UME-Island
3 TECLA We Are The Lucky Ones Mayimba
4 PINK GIN Blame Me [EP] ClubMod
5 MINDELIXIR Lunology Outside
6 PRETTY LIGHTS Color Map From The Sun 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
7 CONGO NATTY Jungle Revolution Big Dada
8 MATIAS AGUAYO The Visitor Kompakt
9 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia
10 MIXHELL Spaces Last Gang

Daft Punk remains popular as ever! Modrat’s II is filled with great tunes that keep the electronic shows bumpin’.

New adds this week:

1 ETIENNE DE CRECY Beats ‘n’ Cubes Vol. 2 Win
2 ADMIRERS Involuntary Memory Ardent
3 FLWRS AND MARALISA Muddy Your Feet [EP] Belgian Man
4 SUPERHUMANOIDS Exhibitionists Innovative Leisure

Etienne De Crecy supplies more French house and techno this week. Flwrs and Maralisa are worth a listen as well, especially if you’re fond of Purity Ring.