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January’s Add of the Month: BabyTron’s Bin Reaper 2

Tuesday, January 04th, 2022
Although it may be common knowledge that the California rap scene is multi-faceted, splitting off into regional forms from whisper rap to hyphy music to G-funk, Michigan has an ever-emerging rap scene that has never failed to breed new talent. When one of the greatest hip-hop producers to ever g [...]
Although it may be common knowledge that the California rap scene is multi-faceted, splitting off into regional form [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music, Blog

Erika de Casier x KCSB Interview

Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Erika de Casier has certainly been an artist to keep an eye on. Her two albums, ‘Essentials’ and ‘Sensational,’ showcase her distinct blend of R&B and electronic music, intimate songwriting, and clean production style. Read on for a conversation between Erika and KCSB’s 2020-2021 DMC, Emma Green [...]
Erika de Casier has certainly been an artist to keep an eye on. Her two albums, ‘Essentials’ and ‘Sensational,’ showcase [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music

KCSB News Holiday Special ’21

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
KCSB News · KCSB News Holiday Special '21 Twas’ a night at KCSB and all through the station, not a programmer was stirring, because of winter vacation. Scaffolding wrapped Storke Tower with care, in hopes that no stone would fall through the air. Though reporters were nestled all snug in [...]
KCSB News · KCSB News Holiday Special '21 Twas’ a night at KCSB and all through the station, not a programmer [...]
By News Director / Posted in News

By the Time I Get to Phoenix: Injury Reserve at the 1720

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
Written by Yousef Srour // Photos by Yousef Srour  The metal doors of the 1720 clanked down as the lights dimmed. A human eye revealed itself onstage atop a wire monitor.  A bulb of light behind their set’s backdrop emanated red, seeping the colors of Injury Reserve’s most recent album cover, By [...]
Written by Yousef Srour // Photos by Yousef Srour  The metal doors of the 1720 clanked down as the lights dimmed. A h [...]
By News Director / Posted in Music, Blog

Add of the Month

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Make Drunk Cool Again - RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement because RXK Nephew makes music that is egregiously alternative - it’s music that sounds so anti-music that it wavers into its own subgenre. At the young age of 27, RXK Nephew’s pro [...]
Make Drunk Cool Again - RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement [...]

EXCOMM Holiday Playlist

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
☆EXCOMM HOLIDAY PLAYLIST☆ AIDAN’S RECS  4th Dimension by Kids See Ghosts - This Kanye West X Kid Cudi collaboration pairs a sample of Louis Prima’s yuletide favorite “What Will Santa Claus Say?” with some hard hitting drums, making for a lit way to get into the Christmas spirit. Christm [...]
☆EXCOMM HOLIDAY PLAYLIST☆ AIDAN’S RECS  4th Dimension by Kids See Ghosts - This Kanye West X Kid Cudi collaboratio [...]
By News Director / Posted in Blog, Playlists

Top 25 Albums of 2021

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021. Yousef: For me, this year has been as hard as can be. Dealing with my mental health and constant turmoil within my relationships, I’ve had to take steps back from the world because life jus [...]
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021. Yousef: F [...]

JOIN KCSB! WINTER 2022 ORIENTATION

Friday, December 17th, 2021
Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, January 11th at 6 PM for KCSB’s Winter 2022 virtual orientation to learn how you can get involved in creating independent, community radio! In our informational session, you’ll get to hear about the various volunteering opportunities we have in different departments su [...]
Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, January 11th at 6 PM for KCSB’s Winter 2022 virtual orientation to learn how you can get inv [...]
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NOW HIRING AT KCSB-FM!

Monday, December 13th, 2021
KCSB-FM 91.9, the community radio station located on the UCSB campus, is hiring a Digital Media Coordinator for our 2021-22 Executive Committee. This paid student leadership position is open to undergraduate students at UCSB. Under the guidance of the KCSB Advisor, the Digital Media Coordinator is r [...]
KCSB-FM 91.9, the community radio station located on the UCSB campus, is hiring a Digital Media Coordinator for our 2021 [...]
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November’s Add of the Month: JPEGMAFIA’s LP!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. For November 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on JPEGMAFIA's "LP!" :-) [...]
KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left [...]
By digital-media / Posted in Music, Blog