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The KCSBeat begins its investigation of Dave from the Grave this week

Because The KCSBeat is the Santa Barbara Independent's column on all things KCSB, it can't ignore Dave from the Grave, the station's most enthusiastic fan. This week, Colin Marshall begins his investigation of the man, the myth, the listener:To judge by the degree of enthusiasm that comes across on the phone, Dave is a man of strong opinions when [...]

The (re)making of the Independent’s show, Poodle Radio, in The KCSBeat

In The KCSBeat this week, Colin Marshall begins an ongoing series about the development of Poodle Radio, the official radio program of the Santa Barbara Independent. The show, which began on KJUC a little over a year ago, is now in the middle of its second quarter on the AM station, aiming ultimately for graduation the KCSB schedule:Though I host, [...]

DJ Darla Bea Smith’s Rock It Properly profiled in this week’s KCSBeat

DJ Darla Bea Smith’s Rock It Properly profiled in this week’s KCSBeat

In the newest edition of The KCSBeat, Colin Marshall's Santa Barbara Independent column on the whos, whats and whys of KCSB, the highly-connected, SB-to-the-core DJ Darla Bea Smith and her show Rock It Properly get the profile treatment:Smith's penchant for rock knowledge pays off in her ability to craft every installment of Rock it Properly [...]

A profile of Jammin’ a Little Old School’s DJ Ray Ramos in The KCSBeat

A profile of Jammin’ a Little Old School’s DJ Ray Ramos in The KCSBeat

This week in The KCSBeat, Colin Marshall's Santa Barbara Independent column on the multifaceted goings-on of KCSB, DJ Ray Ramos of Friday night's legendary Jammin' a Little Old School is profiled:Collecting nonstop since high school, Ramos has amassed a collection of over 2,000 vinyl albums, which he burns to CDs to play on his show. The night I [...]

KCSB programmer Rick Fenz, master of eclecticism, profiled in this week’s KCSBeat

KCSB programmer Rick Fenz, master of eclecticism, profiled in this week’s KCSBeat

In the latest KCSBeat, the Santa Barbara Independent's weekly spotlight on all facets of this station, Colin Marshall continues profiling KCSB people with a visit to The Rick Show, "Captain" Rick Fenz's Saturday-morning showcase of musical variety:Many DJs choose to create genre-based programs because of a singular musical passion that overwhelms [...]

The KCSBeat covers KCSB’s unique use of technology

The KCSBeat covers KCSB’s unique use of technology

This week in The KCSBeat, Colin Marshall examines how KCSB puts enough technology in the hands of its programmers to enable the most creative uses of radio possible, and how the station intends to encourage more creativity still:The station's live transmissions of the Dalai Lama's April 2009 UCSB lectures, for instance, were pulled off with little [...]

Leo Schumaker’s “Bluesland” profiled in The KCSBeat

Leo Schumaker’s “Bluesland” profiled in The KCSBeat

The profiles of KCSB people in the Santa Barbara Independent's KCSBeat column continue with a glimpse into the institution that is Leo Schumaker's Bluesland:To log more than 1300 on-air hours spinning the blues requires total devotion to the form, and Schumaker's sprouted early. As an eight year old growing up in Oxnard, he spent a day shining [...]

KCSB Winter Orientation: Wed. January 6, 2009 @ CHEM 1179

KCSB Winter Orientation: Wed. January 6, 2009 @ CHEM 1179

New media is all the hype these days with their hi-definition cameras and other miscellaneous junk, but whatever happened to good 'ol radio? We’re still alive and thriving! Radio is still one of the most important broadcast mediums today—and there’s no end in sight. Be part telecommunication history by becoming a part of KCSB! We are having [...]

KCSB’s history draws to a close, for now, in The KCSBeat

KCSB’s history draws to a close, for now, in The KCSBeat

"A Brief History of KCSB", the opening miniseries of the Santa Barbara Independent's KCSB-themed column "The KCSBeat", arrives in the present day with a final chapter on the 2000s:The KCSB of the 2000s is the KCSB we know today: varied, experimental, prone to change things up every few months, a container of multitudes. 2001 saw the station [...]

The Transformative 1990s Recounted in a Recent KCSBeat

In a recent edition of The KCSBeat, the Santa Barbara Independent column covering all things KCSB, Colin Marshall returns to the 1990s, a time when KCSB's various musical and ideological blocs made peace and created the more open, all-accommodating sensibility the station has today after finding themselves united in a series of common causes: [...]

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