New Emergency Information Service: To better serve Santa Barbara County residents during natural disasters or public safety threats, KCSB 91.9 FM has entered into a partnership with the Santa Barbara Independent. Our news departments will work together during fire, flood, or earthquake to offer up-to-the-minute information — on KCSB’s airwaves and online at independent.com/indyalert. Go to this link to sign up to have alert notices sent automatically to your cell phone or email system.
Unlike most commercial radio stations, KCSB is not automated and has programmers in the control room 24/7. This unique commitment to live programming — together with the radio station’s mission of community service — makes KCSB a perfect partner for The Independent during emergencies. Both KCSB and The Independent were important sources of information during the recent Gap Fire.
“Radio has proven to be the only stable medium during significant public emergencies,” said KCSB’s Chief Engineer Bryan Brown. “KCSB is the only local station with trained staff on-hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, who are able to pass on important information during times of crisis.”