Here’s a look at a few of the faces behind the new voices you’ll be hearing on The Great 88 starting January 21st. Our fall quarter broadcasting class came up with programming ideas so hot, we had to have them approved by the campus Fire Department. Besides the difference on the air, significant changes will be happening behind the microphone at KZSC in the year to come. More info as it happens appears on our KZSC Newsletter, along with contests for prizes in each edition. Want to know more about the prizes? Want to know more about KZSC? Sign up for the Newsletter at the bottom of this page.
Back by popular demand and just in time for the cold, harsh, lonely winter months, KZSC’s 2nd edition of Anonymous Caller is now accepting submissions. The theme for this issue is graffiti-you’ve-spotted-around-that-looks-cool. That means photos of bathroom graffiti, wall graffiti, sweet doodles and tags. Tags your grandma throws up, really bad tags, really good tags…you get the idea. Of course all other musical content will be warmly welcomed. Want to print an interview with your neighbor’s sad dad-rock band? Send it in! Wanna tell the world what you really think about Tame Impala? Jot it down! Have a muffin recipe to share (that may or may not include impalas)? You know what to do. Send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit is Friday, January 18th.
As we wind our way through the month of December, KZSC will be presenting some special stuff over the airwaves. Yes there will be “seasonal music” but keep an ear out for other surprises too. And in January our program schedule will morph once again, adding new student voices and shows that will start a New Year off on the good foot. Thanks for listening and supporting The Great 88 in 2012; get ready for the new KZSC in 2013!
Although it’s true all year, everyone at KZSC would like to extend our special thanks to you during this season for listening and supporting our station. Hundreds of volunteers put in an uncountable amount of hours creating what you hear through your speakers; we couldn’t fit them all in this photo but if you click on the picture, you’ll see a few of your favorite program hosts squeezed into our station lobby. It’s good to know that from time to time The Great 88 can entertain and inform you. 2013 and the years ahead will be exciting times of change. It is our hope that KZSC will continue to grow and change as well. Stay tuned!
We’ve all been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about albums? Imagine walking in to your local record store, pumped to flip through bins and let your eyes scan over the endless possibilities for a new find. How many times has an album jumped out at you, not because of the name of the band, but because of the image plastered on its cover? Covers communicate an album’s first impression upon its viewers, hoping that by catching your eye it will tempt your ears into listening to the artist’s work. This year, there has been a flood of great music entering our station at KZSC, and I can’t help but get excited when I see the freshly printed covers. It was hard to pick a few favorites, and I’d love to hear from you about the albums you find to be the prettiest albums of 2012. Comment away, this list is hardly exhaustive!
Celebrating 45 years of waking people up in Santa Cruz, the new KZSC “45” shirt features two battling bantams on the front. If the front celebrates our past, the back acknowledges the future with our URL in a dark, rooster red. You can sport your own Radio Rooster and be a community radio booster. Find out how at our KZSC WEB STORE.