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Santa Cruz Music Festival at Downtown

  • February 5, 2017
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The Santa Cruz Music Festival returns to downtown February 18th and 19th. Over 250 mostly local artists are playing at venues on and near Pacific Avenue. And this year, KZSC programmers will be broadcasting interviews and some music from the event! Listen in to get a taste of the amazing local music scene that we are blessed with--and come out to the festival to support the hardworking musicians live!
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Protest Signs In DC Today

Reporting Unbiased News in a Divided Country

  • January 20, 2017
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Tune in this Friday and Saturday to KZSC for updates from DJs who will be in our nation's capital, as well as our home of Santa Cruz, CA and the greater Bay Area. No exaggerations, only eye-witness accounts from us to you. KZSC's students are teaming up with Student Media at UCSC to send student reporters to D.C. and create multimedia projects based on these events and more. "Like" Santa Cruz Media Coalition on Facebook for more unbiased media that's to come. And, of course, keep an eye out on KZSC's Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter for more reports and photographs.
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WARM BREW! Tracing their Footsteps…

     Warm Brew is quintessentially West Coast – the two are synonymous. Their lyrics, though, are anonymous. (you’ll never hear ‘em copy! Top Notch Baby! Never coming less, sky’s the limit, you gots to believe up in… the Brew!)…

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New KZSC merch is here!

  • October 12, 2016
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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.
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Hear The Zombies interviewed on KZSC

  • September 7, 2016
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On September 7th, KZSC spoke with 1960s pop legends, The Zombies. It was hours before their show at The Catalyst that they visited our studios. Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone shared the story of the founding and dissolution of the Zombies and traced some of the impact that British jazz and choral music had on their songwriting and performing. Listen to hear that and a lot more!
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Programmer of the Month: Art O’Sullivan

  • September 3, 2016
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The Golden Road's Art O'Sullivan moved to Santa Cruz to attend UCSC as an alternative academic experience, but the ocean, redwoods and counterculture kept him here. Upon first listening to KZSC, Art was drawn to the alternative music, talk and special format programming. He started programing The Golden Road on June 18, 1997 as a 30th anniversary celebration of the Monterey International Pop Festival.
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