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Programmer of the Month: Art O’Sullivan

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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2016.6: Mid-year Favorites From KZSC to You!

When you think of the year 2016, do you think you'll remember what you were listening to constantly on the way to work, on the way to class, or even on your way home? Yes? No? We've seen grand releases by artists ranging from Kanye West to Blood Orange, Kendrick Lamar to G.L.O.S.S., Beyoncé to The Julie Ruin, and plenty more that would be impossible to mention in a singular blog post. There'll always be something to praise, so here are some of KZSC's very own disc jockeys letting you know what you might've missed so far in 2016!
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May 29 KZSC Presents: Sugar Candy Mountain w/ Luke Sweeney and Jackie Zealous

Sunday May 29: KZSC Presents tropical psychedelic pop band, Sugar Candy Mountain from Joshua Tree, California. Playing with Santa Cruz's surf garage rock band, Jackie Zealous and San Francisco's psychedelic soul pop band, Luke Sweeney. "If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this— featuring space-age sounds and far-out frequencies from the tripped out tropics," then you would have Sugar Candy Mountain. Hope to see you there!
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Jazzy and Bluesy News

Hello KZSC listeners, Here are some fun videos to get your week started off on a bluesy note... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyIquE0izAg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2gR6SZC2M Check back tomorrow for some jazz and blues charts. Keep it bluesy y'all.

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Support KZSC and get some great tickets!

KZSC has all kinds of great tickets still available during this Spring's Pledge Drive.  You can get these tickets for less then you would pay at the door. We don't charge service fees! Check out these hot tickets, and click on the ones you want!

May 27: Steven “Ragga” Marley at the Catalyst

May 28: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in SF

June 3: Bad Religion at the Catalyst

June 4: The Budos Band at The Catalyst

June 21: Cherry Glazerr at The Catalyst

July 9: Island Reggae Festival in San Jose

Sept 3: Tame Impala in Berkeley

All you have to do is click on the show you like.  You know you want to! Even more tickets are available during the Spring Pledge Drive are in Pledge Drive Shop.
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May 3-12: KZSC Spring 2016 Pledge Drive

Spring is in the air and with all those new flowers in bloom, it's time for the KZSC Spring Pledge Drive! Between May 3rd through the 12th, we'll be reminding everyone that KZSC can't exist without the support of our listeners--that's you! Help us continue our nearly 50-year run and make a secure pledge by clicking here. It only takes a minute. Between May 3rd and 12th, you can call us at 831-459-4036 or 831-459-2811. Help us spread the word with #KZSCPledgeDrive!
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March 9: KZSC alum Julie Snyder speaking in Carmel

Julie Snyder, KZSC's former news director (1990s) and the co-creator of the world's most popular podcast, Serial, was the cover star of February 17th's Good Times weekly!  Don't miss the Q&A with Good Times Editor-in-Chief Steve Palopoli, where she talks about being a Senior Producer at This American Life and how that led to the birth and explosive growth of Serial--a Peabody-award winning true crime podcast series. And see if you can make it out to see Julie Snyder and Serial co-creator Sarah Koenig talk at The Sunset Center's ‘Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage With the Creators of Serial’ on Wednesday, March 9th.
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A Floral review (playing Jan 7 in SF)

Nothing really says DIY like a good ol' house show, and nothing says underground like bands that have forged their own distinct sound. I'd known Floral's guitarist since his punk rock days back when our bands were equally pissed off and equally terrible in that beautiful way that only punk is. What a few semesters at Berklee had done to him was simply mindblowing. With only a compressor to cut out feedback and static, his high treble tapping brought the room to a mathy frenzy. Fingers flashed and blurred. Feet flew over massive and elaborate pedalboards. Surely, math has never before been this rock. Or rock been this math. You know, whichever.
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Fiesta De Artes Poster

Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes, Sat and Sun August 8th – 9th

It’s time again for the Fiesta de Artes, a free annual art and wine festival – in downtown Los Gatos. Featuring food trucks, a variety of live music performers, a play zone for kids, artists selling handmade crafts, and local beer and wine vendors. The Fiesta de Artes is Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th, from 10am to 6pm at the Civic Center grounds in downtown Los Gatos.
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KZSC Music Tote Bag

Summer music sale, Sat Aug 30

Everybody had such a good time at our first Summer Music Sale, we can hardly wait to do it again. It's almost time! We'll see you at Verve on Saturday August 30th. An expanded set of vendors, mild summer weather, and all…

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Fonzie Interviews Freddie Gibbs!

Fonzie got a chance to ask Freddie Gibbs a few questions before his show on Sunday, June 1st at the Catalyst on Tech N9ne's Independent Grind 2014 Tour! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8RJTSQqoNU Stay tuned for more interviews with Fonzie coming…

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Here There & Everywhere

We say farewell this month to KZSC's longest-serving (suffering?) Broadcast Advisor and host of our Thursday morning Beatles show, Michael Bryant. Michael started at The Great 88 in 2001 and helped move us into the Millennium with technical changes such as bumping the signal…

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