UCSC Men’s Volleyball Player Lake Merchen breaks school record with 837 All-Time Career Kills

I had four live play-by-play calls under my belt but this one was another milestone. Alongside my partners Luke Pfieffer & Shania Andrews, we called & witnessed a new @UCSC school record being set by @UCSCMVB Senior #5 Lake Merchen (Clovis, CA / Buchanan HS), as he surpassed Salvatore LaCavera (2010-2013 who had 836 Kills) & broke the school record earning his 837th Kill in the 2nd set. Merchen is now the @UCSCAthleticsMen’s Volleyball All-Time Leader in Career Kills (now 841) as a Banana Slug with many games to come! Make sure to check our highlights & quick snippet of our postgame interview and make sure to tap in w/ our future broadcasts on YouTube & Facebook UCSC Athletics

If you missed it, here are some highlights!

If you would like to watch the whole game, check it out here on YouTube

#2DOPEVIDS Week 2 ft. Rexx Life Raj / CALEBORATE

At the end of every week of 2018, RIZ aka RSD aims to post TWO Dope (Music) Videos that has 1) a dope video/visual concept, 2) a bay area artist (most of the time) & 3) a song that bumps my ear drum the whole week! PLUS, the song/video could be either brand new OR old & clean! Use the hashtag #2DOPEVIDS



(Prod. Wax RoofMikos Da GawdIan McKeeMr. Carmack & Cisco Cortez)


(Shot By David Dutton)

Production Company: Aight So Boom Productions

Lead Producer: Bryan Hahn

Director of Photography: Youssef Lehnin


(Prod. Willem Ardui)

(Shot By David Dutton)

*note, the videos/songs are not ranked. If there is something missing from the blog you would like to add i.e. contribution to video, who produced the song, etc. please feel free to leave a comment*

KZSC Sports Director Makes History for UCSC & Athletics

Wednesday, January, 11, 2018, my colleague Austin Duncan & I became the FIRST pair of commentators ever to do a live play-by-play call on @UCSCAthletics live stream, the FIRST time in @UCSC’s school’s history. Our Men’s Banana Slug Basketball team defeated the visiting Bethesda Flames by nearly 30 points at our home, Kaiser Permanente Arena (KPA) in Downtown Santa Cruz. It was truly a blessing calling this game as we broke the barrier for our Athletics program on top of this being what always I dreamt of doing as a kid. I would like to thank my caller Austin Duncan, my boss Embele Awipi, KPA Staff (Daniel James Howell, Elliot Sidley, Jack Benson), @opersucsc/UCSC Athletics staff & my student workers. Catch our next broadcast on Facebook: UCSC Athletics or goslugs.com! #GoSlugs #GameOnUCSC

If you missed it, here are some highlights!

If you would like to watch the whole game, check it here on YouTube

KZSC Interviews: Mele’uhane

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Listen in as we chat and hear music by Mele’uhane, coming from Kona, on Hawai’i island; Keikilani Lindsey, the dad, with sons Leo and Kaneala.

Living the life of traveling musicians, they are on the mainland touring in support of their newest CD, Anaspond. In addition to the laughter-filled interview, you’ll hear the instrumental that honors the voyaging canoe Hokule’a,  the sweet harmonies of “Na Na Na,” plus the rascal blues-inflected jokey “Sugar Honey Iced Tea.”

The fellas echo a reggae feeling on “Malama Ka ‘Aina,” a composition in Hawaiian, reminding us to take care, Malama, our World, the ‘aina.

Mele’uhane played at Pono Hawaiian Grill on Friday, January 5th at 6:30 pm.

KZSC Interview: GWAR 11.17.17 w/ Melcriada

I was lucky to interview the infamous GWAR guitarist, Pustulus Maximus. When he wasn’t spewing blood or complaining about Blothar’s smell, there was a semi-decent alien. Check out what Pustulus Maximus has to say about the band before he performed at the Catalyst.

Fierce New Apparel for our 50th Anniversary!

For your fashion pleasure and just in time for pledge drive, check out our brand new, limited edition, 50th Anniversary t-shirts!  

This spirited new “Tiger” design is the result of our recent t-shirt design contest, where we called on our community of listeners to show their love for KZSC in the form of art.  We received numerous submissions from all over the country, and it was amazing to see so much talented effort from listeners coming through.

Out of many beautiful works submitted by passionate students and off-campus community members alike, we chose this brilliant design by student artist and loyal listener Nila Devaney to usher in the Golden Anniversary of student run, community radio in Santa Cruz (KZSC’s semi-centenary, or semi-centennial—for you word nerds).

Nila is a recent graduate from Bennington College in Vermont, studying art with a focus on social justice.  She currently lives in Philadelphia.  About her hand-drawn design, she says “public art” is very important to her, and a creative collaboration with her favorite community radio station seemed like a great idea.

The sleek design is printed on a Gildan Heavyweight black 100% cotton t-shirt, accompanied with our new station logo on the breast. Don’t miss out on our historic Golden Anniversary T-shirt; you’ll look great and feel comfortable when you represent KZSC, Santa Cruz’s community radio station.  You can pick up your own in our pledge drive shop today!