1-O.A.K. interview w/ riz aka djrsd

@rizzystaydizzy got a chance to interview East Oakland’s 1-O.A.K. when he stopped by UC Santa Cruz for the Pop Up Concert Series hosted by the Dean of Students & the Student Union Assembly (SUA) on 5.6.17. He has been making moves lately in the music industry, collaborating & producing songs for the HBK Gang, Caleborate, & most recently Kamaiyah. In addition to that, 1-O.A.K. has just released his recent project RICWG which is being played throughout the Bay Area radio stations, especially 106.1KMEL.  Check out the interview! -riz aka djrsd

With a ton of people in attendance to see the free concert for Daniel Caesar, the crowd got to witness 1-O.A.K. as he had a dope a** performance featuring live instruments with JHAWK the Guitarist on the guitar and Drew Banga on bass. He got the crowd in the groove with his smooth singing & energetic presence. The two songs that opened my eyes & hit me the hardest were Jettin’ and Lost & Found (Prod. by Kuya & Drew Banga). Honestly just being around a part of the HNRL Crew, a bunch of talented producers & musicians, I was totally starstruck. I know how hard it is to make, produce, & write music and I gave them well deserved credit because producers are not recognized enough. I am grateful to have met them & I thanked them for all that they do in representing the whole Bay Area!

KZSC is going to Lighting in a Bottle

Remember how dry it was in California last year? Well, this year the festival grounds of Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) has a giant lake where last year there was none! This year LIB will be putting on Lakeside Attractions and Aquatic Art, encouraging you to bring your own floaties and paddle boats. Best of all you will have camping with a view! KZSC’s Crux is headed to the site on Memorial Day weekend to report back on the festival experience–follow the adventures on KZSC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What’s new to LIB? New art will be displayed throughout the festival grounds including 12 new structures, new interactive experiences such as White Library and Must-Dash 5K, and new yoga sessions and locations to get your day started off in the right way. Whether you are coming to Lightning in a Bottle for the speakers, cooking classes, sunshine yoga, 4am dance parties or the amazing artists and DJs, you are guaranteed to have a jam-packed weekend. And if you are interested in learning how to pack light and reduce your carbon footprint for the weekend you can read this helpful article.

Stay tuned to 88.1 FM for more information and listen to Nightowl with Crux Thursday nights at 7 pm for your Lightning in a Bottle updates and lineup news.

Lightning in a Bottle 2017
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Check out some of the music talent appearing this year at Lightning In a Bottle:

Highway To Irie double interview w/ Katchafire & Rebel Souljahz/Eli-Mac! by riz aka djrsd

Check it out! @rizzystaydizzy caught up with Logan and Jordan from the internationally known band Katchafire from New Zealand after their stop at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz on 4.16.17. Not only did I get to meet Katchafire but I caught up with the one and only Rebel Souljahz & Eli-Mac after their stop at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz on 4.11.17.

New KZSC items for your donation!

We just added KZSC stickers and one-of-a-kind handmade KZSC buttons and newly re-issued 88 point 1 tee shirts in all sizes to our website. It’s not too late to grab some of these limited edition items as a thank you for your donation to KZSC.  We’ll put your gift to work, activating our volunteers and listener-sponsored studios to bring you the best local arts, culture, and news from the Monterey Bay!

8 REASONS TO #Give2KZSC

  • KZSC is a student-run, community-based, non-commercial, educational public radio station teaches media making and non-profit management.
  • KZSC airs alternative viewpoints to those found on commercial/mainstream stations. Honesty, balance, and sensitivity fuels our creative and educational endeavors.
  • KZSC strives for completeness in news coverage, conscientiously providing unbiased and fair reporting on all events and topics. We have a newsroom covering the Monterey Bay–made by locals for locals!
  • KZSC provides access in a non-discriminatory, progressive fashion to those traditionally underrepresented in the media, including but not limited to women, cultural, ethnic, and racial minorities, people of various sexual orientations, seniors, youth, children, and the disabled.
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  • KZSC does not sell promotional advertising spots or accept payola of any kind. Anything you hear on-air is curated content by our lovely disc-jockeys and fiercely independent, local news editors.
  • KZSC was first known as KRUZ.  Forty-nine years later, KZSC broadcasts at 20,000 watts, reaching 3 million people in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties!
  • The University of California does not fund KZSC; KZSC receives 32% of our support from student donations; another 32% comes from renting out space on our broadcast tower to other radio stations and cell phone companies; the rest comes from our semiannual on-air fundraiser, local businesses underwriting, and, of course, You! (the listener). (<3)

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