The Cruz Report: A Collective

Here we go, it’s fall! The Talk Programming Department has gathered its minions and we are ready to attack–or rather, occupy the airwaves with quality pieces. Look out for The Cruz Report, the Talk Programming collective Tuesday nights 8-8:30pm. Six of us DJ’s will be taking turns throughout the quarter to host the show and air pieces with the shared theme of local news and events. Our audience can expect interviews with professors, performances by local musicians, audio from local events, and even sound collages. Because there are so many of us in the collective, each Tuesday night will be packed with interesting information from a student perspective. The Cruz Report fits in right after Bruce Bratton’s Universal Grapevine, so keep the dial set to 88.1 when you hear those dudes from Creedence Clearwater Revival singing about grapes!

Chancellor Blumenthal Addresses the State of the Campus in his State of the Campus Address

On September 24, 2012 Chancellor George Blumenthal gave his State of the Campus Address to discuss UCSC’s global impact over the past year, and the difficulties that lie ahead.

Photo by Carolyn Lagatutta

UCSC Student Open House @ KZSC

KZSC has space for new UCSC student volunteers. No experience is needed (we provide the training), so if you’re a UCSC Student with a passion for music, sports, talk radio and/or pizza, then a KZSC’s Student Open House Event is the place for you. Find out how you can host your own radio show and eat pizza while it lasts. We’ll have student DJ’s and staff on hand to give tours and answer all your questions. Academic credit is available as part of your training.  The UCSC Student Open House Events at KZSC take place at 7 pm on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Follow the signs near Crown College. For more information, email KZSC’s student Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteer@kzsc.org. If you are a Slug Freshman, you have a special invitation to join The Great 88!

UC & The Olympics

Athletic competition is over at the 2012 Summer Olympics with the University of California well represented amongst the elite athletes in London.  A contingent of nearly 100 UC  affiliated student and alumni athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and staff are proudly representing the United States and other nations from around the globe. From badminton to taekwondo, UC athletes and staff are key participants in at this summer’s world competition. It comes to no surprise that UC Berkeley and UCLA  have two of the largest groups from the California University system however UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Riverside and UCSF are all being represented in London. What’s the missing link in this extraordinary group of UC schools? UC Santa Cruz of course. Although most of the UC schools represented in the Olympics are currently Division I teams UCSC athletics are definitely worthy despite a Division III ranking in the NCAA. So maybe 2012 wasn’t “The Year of the Banana Slug” but that doesn’t mean that 2016 can’t be. Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro will host the next Summer Olympics with probably even more UC athletes participating. Just imagine 6 foot 10 UCSC graduate Thomas Davidson on the men’s volleyball team or maybe standout Santa Cruz freshman Sarah Mackey leading a women’s basketball team to Olympic gold.  As for now, keep up the good work Team USA and of course GO SLUGS!!!!!

Welcome To UC Santa Cruz!

KZSC’s spending some quality time outdoors in the sun with, potentially, the next generation of radio mega-stars. July is filled with New Student Orientation events at UCSC; incoming freshmen (and their parents) come to the campus for orientation events and to register for classes. The Great 88 has set up camp to offer up trinkets and information during the day at College 8. If you’re a new UCSC student interested in radio you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator for details or drop by our booth. Parents: to answer your two most frequently asked questions yes, the weather is like this all year and yes, it’s expensive here. Welcome to Santa Cruz.