Entries by Station Manager

(Dis)engaging Conversations: Reflections from SXSW

Six months ago, I purchased a plane ticket to Austin, Texas. I prepared as much as I could to complete my finals early, and hopped on a red-eye out of SFO. Looking back, I would have done SXSW differently. Though my three colleagues and I suffered through minimal sleep and constant exhaustion, the knowledge we […]

New KZSC merch is here!

New stuff!! You can donate to Santa Cruz’s community radio station and receive our new special edition KZSC shirt printed on a 50/50 blend in navy blue .
 
 
And, we’re bringing the tote bag back! A canvas bag with our beloved “peel slowly and see” Andy Warhol/Velvet Underground-inspired banana slug shows off both your love of music, and appreciation of the Santa Cruz banana slug. The 11-inch, over-the-shoulder handles and 15.5″ x 14.5″ x 7″ size allows you to haul your LPs, groceries, beach gear, or books! Rep your favorite local, non-commercial, community radio station everywhere you go.

SXSW 2016 is a Wrap.

Visiting Austin for South by Southwest was a fantastic experience. Huge thanks to our friends Toni and Jeff Albrecht for allowing us to crash in their home for the week. Also a big thanks to Keith Rozendal and Lucy Rojas for helping us arrange the trip.

SXSW Day Four! Don’t Mess With Texas.

Friday’s keynote was incomparable, as the conversation between Houston legend Bun B and James Prince, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records and one of the most respected figures in the industry. Nikhil reports, that over the course of the conversation they reflected on what it means to be among the older generation of hip-hop and what their […]

Day Three Updates! From Texas!

The morning began with a keynote address by Tony Visconti, a high profile record producer who has worked with countless artists. Visconti was extremely close to David Bowie, producing many of Bowie’s records, including the late artist’s final work, Blackstar. Visconti’s speech began with hilarious accounts from his past in the music industry. About halfway […]