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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
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: [...]
In part five of the getting-ever-less brief history of KCSB chronicled in the Santa Barbara Independent's KCSBeat column, Colin Marshall examines the nature of freeform radio itself and what it has to do with a certain nationally-known conservative pundit's brief time on KCSB's schedule:Freeform, at least theoretically, allows not just for the [...]
This week in the Santa Barbara Independent's KCSBeat, Colin Marshall takes the journey through KCSB history into the 1980s, the decade that saw the founding of KCSB-AM (now known and loved as KJUC), a huge power increase for the station's signal, a few dust-ups about programming and management and a scrape with the FCC: (more...)
Two more chapters in KCSB are now available for the reading in The KCSBeat, Colin Marshall's Santa Barbara Independent column on all things KCSB. (more...)
During our Annual Fund Drive, each $100 pledged on or before Friday, Nov. 13th will automatically be entered a drawing for the following items. Some restrictions may apply. (For more information, click below.) They will be selected in the following order. (more...)
KCSB Celebrates Accomplishments of 2009, Reaches Fund-Drive Finish Line, Appeals for Belated Support!
Photo courtesy Rod Rolle (rodrolle.com). KCSB 91.9 FM, Santa Barbara’s only community radio station (which happens to be based at UCSB), is near the end of its annual fund drive. Running through Friday, November 13th, this fundraiser gives listeners an opportunity to support a vital local resource, to become official members of the KCSB [...]
Welcome the new, 2009 KCSB T-Shirt Design! KCSB listeners who contribute a minimum pledge of $25 for students or $50 for community members have the option to receive, as their "Thank You" gift, the 2009 KCSB T-Shirt. The shirt is available in all sizes. Call 805-893-2424 to pledge your support and receive your t-shirt!