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Wondering what our staff does when we're not DJing your favorite tunes? Take a peek during 2014 with our stream of pictures and videos on Instagram. Don't have an Instagram account? Fear not.  View all our Instagram pictures by clicking…

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What Is A PRC?

Here's the inside scoop: all the programming you hear on The Great 88 is masterfully put together on our quarterly schedule by KZSC's Program Review Committee. The PRC reads over piles of proposals, reviews current shows and offers advice on…

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End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I'd like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here's what's happening in jazz…

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The Band Rings in 1972

In 1971 the band played a four night run at New York's Academy of Music that culminated in a powerhouse New Years Eve show. In 71' the tightest band in rock n' roll was at an apex, ripping through their…

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RPM Charts – Mid-December

Before KZSC leaves our spot on the FM dial until January, here's a quick look at the most popular Electronic/RPM New Releases featured mid-December on The Great 88: 1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance 2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune 3 IMAMI…

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Early December’s Spins-RPM

Call it RPM, call it Electronic Music...whatever you call it, here's what we're calling early December's Top 10: 1 M.I.A. Matangi N.E.E.T.-Interscope 2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune 3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub 4 D33J Gravel Anticon 5…

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The Dairy and the Dead

On August 27, 1972, The Grateful Dead played a legendary set on Ken Kesey's farm in Veneta, Oregon. This show has long been traded among Dead Heads but has never been available as an official release. Until now. The Dead…

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Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What's happenin' in jazz?  Here it is: Top New Jazz Releases: 1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released 2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life's A Movie    Chiaroscuro 4    DAVID SILLS  …

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Programmer of the Month: DJ Amanda Rose

This month's Programmer of the Month is the mighty Amanda Timoney (otherwise known as DJ Amanda Rose) of the beloved Power through Procrastination show. Ever since the show's debut in January of 2013, Amanda has developed a cult following by featuring soundtracks from…

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New Rock Releases For November

Thanksgiving may mean turkeys to many people, but here are some new Rock releases for early November that are anything but: 1. NIGHT BEATS - Sonic Bloom 2. AUDACITY - Butter Knife 3. VARIOUS ARTISTS - Red Hot And Fela…

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Early November RPM Charts

Thanksgiving is approaching...spare any of these new RPM/Electronic Music releases from your "turkey list". You'll hear them live late nights on KZSC. 1 FOUR TET Beautiful Rewind 2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune 3 DECO Timescales Deceast 4 DISCLOSURE Settle…

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Halloween Electronic Music Charts

Santa Cruz has a couple of big RPM/Electronic music shows happening on Halloween. If you want to get the feeling on your own sound system, here's a list of Halloween end of October picks from KZSC. Our current Top 10…

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Make A Donation, Get Some Lips!

You've already got your costume figured out, but what about where to spend your Halloween night? KZSC has your treat because we have tickets to The Flaming Lips show Halloween night, October 31st  at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San…

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Mid-October New RPM Sounds

Just before the Halloween parties begin, here's a list of 5 new and spinning releases on KZSC electronic music/RPM shows: SOUNDS FROM THE GROUND / Tribes (Upstream) ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER / R Plus Seven (Warp) MOBY / Innocents (Mute) VITALIC…

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Annais ♥

As we welcome back new and returning banana slugs for the school year, we here at The Great 88 would like to take the time to remember a very special member of our KZSC family who is missed very, very…

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UCSC Boardwalk Frolic

UCSC Students: The Boardwalk Frolic is exclusive event for you. Come meet other students and join KZSC DJs on Monday, September 23 as we provide the soundtrack for the first bash of the new school year. Transportation from campus is…

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The Slugs Return!

KZSC prides itself on being a community based radio station, and boy are we excited to welcome in our new members of the Santa Cruz community! That's right, a fresh batch of UCSC Banana Slugs will be moving onto campus…

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Passing the Torch

Every year for KZSC comes the bittersweet moment of our old governing board stepping down and being replaced by their mentees. Tonight is night that this transition completes. Know that regardless of this transition KZSC is and will always be committed to community radio…

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Passing the Torch

Every year for KZSC comes the bittersweet moment of our old governing board stepping down and being replaced by their mentees. Tonight is night that this transition completes. Know that regardless of this transition KZSC is and will always be committed to community radio…

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