“Somebody’s Valentine” – A KZSC Valentine’s Day Playlist

“It’s pretty cool there’s a designated day promoting people to be overly loving toward a special someone. I mean, ideally, people would act like that every day but that’s difficult; we can only spend so much time in our daily lives trying to make others happy.

Most people aren’t that optimistic anyway, especially on Valentine’s Day. There’s a good amount of people right now feeling glum from all the love around them while they’re destined to spend the day by themselves. That’s just not right, Valentine’s Day should be catered to all dammit! Everyone should have the opportunity to receive kindness today, whether they’re in a relationship or not.

That’s why I decided to make a playlist with something for everyone. From the synth-pop tenderness of New Order to CupcakKe’s hyper-sexual rap game and the Japanese alt-rock loneliness of RADWIMPS, this Valentine’s Day everyone’s gonna feel validated.”

-Dustin Lennin Choto AKA “DJ Maladroit”

New Media Director

KZSC Presents: “Somebody’s Valentine”

Running Time: 1hr 58min

Special Thanks to the following DJs (for recommending songs for the playlist): Firey Nairi, Mu, and DJPK.

Sylvanna Falcon at KZSC, Photo by Melissa De Witte, UCSC

KZSC’s Voces Criticas/Critical Voices

KZSC is pleased to share with you this radio profile of UCSC Professor Sylvanna Falcon, host of Voces Criticas/Critical Voices. Tune in on Thursdays at 5:30 pm and catch archived programs on the show’s website or on Radio Free America.

Sylvanna Falcon profile


Cultural celebration at UCSC

“We all smile in the same language” That’s this year’s tagline for UCSC’s Multicultural Festival.

For 36 years, this campus has been dedicated to celebrating the varied cultures of UCSC’s diverse student population with an annual festival. It’s a fun time to share your culture, and take part in someone else’s as they share with you. And what better way to discover a little piece of their experience than through our most common human enjoyments: food and music!

The Multicultural Festival will take place this Saturday, May 16th from 12pm-6pm. Open to all, a great family event!

This year’s featured artists are: Rocky Rivera and La Santa Cecilia

Rocky RiveraThe festival  takes place at Oakes College’s lower lawn.

Oakes is known for its focus on creating a safe space for students from a diversity of backgrounds, offering housing which bears the names of various leaders and cultural icons such as Harvey Milk, Queen Lili’uokalani, Frida Kahlo, Dolores Huerta, and Steven Biko; while bringing to light the issues surrounding culture and ethnicity in our world; some of which students have faced on a personal level.La Santa Cecilia

While we learn about the complexities and tensions in the world, it’s a beautiful moment when we can join together to the motto “We all smile in the same language”.

Here at KZSC we are so glad we can provide the university and Santa Cruz community with a variety of world music shows every week.


What could be better than being surrounded by music and the passionate fanatics drawn to it? Other than winning the Irish Sweepstakes, not much. If you’re a record collector or just like people watching, the annual KZSC Ultimate Music Sale should be your destination Saturday, November 23rd. Dozens of music vendors will be selling everything from rare collectibles to bargain-priced vinyl and CDs. And back by popular demand, The Great 88 will have a separate titanic table with no item over 25 cents. Fun for the whole family and a Santa Cruz tradition in the fall, the Ultimate Music Sale is…well, the ultimate. FREE admission; FREE parking. Get there early for best selection. The double doors open at 10 AM Saturday, November 23rd. Follow the signs and balloons to the Crown/Merrill Cultural Center on the UCSC campus. More info and pictures on our Facebook Page.

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 free! The music starts at 6 pm and has been extended this year until 10:30 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets may be purchased online between now and September 11th. You can pre-pay for your tickets in person at the Bay Tree Bookstore. Stop by the KZSC sound booth and say hi. KZSC will also have a booth at the OPERS Fall Fest September 24th.

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 within the week! In order to give our new members a proper welcome to the campus, KZSC will be hosting an information booth at the OPERS Fall festival on September 24th located on the OPERS field on UCSC’s campus. The festival will take place from 3 – 6 pm. The festival is centered around the incoming students, but community members are welcome as well!


Keep a look out for the Great 88 while pursuing the amazing amount of resources and clubs/activities available through UCSC’s campus.