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KCSB’s Fund Drive 2023!

Thursday, February 02nd, 2023
♪♪♪☆ It is time… this year's KCSB Fund Drive is officially here!! ☆♪♪♪ From February 15th - 24th, KCSB is launching our annual fundraiser in celebration of 61 years of people-powered radio—radio from the ground up! For decades, we've had the privilege of providing educational, alternative, and in [...]
♪♪♪☆ It is time… this year's KCSB Fund Drive is officially here!! ☆♪♪♪ From February 15th - 24th, KCSB is launching o [...]

An Interview With Tim Owens

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
As a part of various endeavors to grow KCSB’s archival collection, Archives Coordinator Lekha Sapers will be blogging about our collection of audio archives. For the remainder of the school year, you’ll get a chance to explore our collection, highlighting the stories of some of our most formidab [...]
As a part of various endeavors to grow KCSB’s archival collection, Archives Coordinator Lekha Sapers will be bloggin [...]

The Top 50 Underground Rap Albums of 2022

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
words by: Dorien Medina (Digital Media Coordinator 22-23') It’s that time of the season when everyone puts together their end-of-year lists to highlight the best music they heard, BUT this time I’m doing something a little different, because If I had to rank my favorite albums across ALL genres m [...]
words by: Dorien Medina (Digital Media Coordinator 22-23') It’s that time of the season when everyone puts together t [...]

Beyond The Burning of the Bank – IV Riots 1, 2 and 3

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
Words By: Lekha Sapers UCSB lore is illustrious – particularly as it is documented from the KCSB lens. Coming from the archives coordinator herself, no event embodies the station’s core tenet more so than the February 25, 1970 Bank of America Burning. Station lore has documented this anti-establi [...]
Words By: Lekha Sapers UCSB lore is illustrious – particularly as it is documented from the KCSB lens. Coming from th [...]

Music Department’s Top Albums of 2022

Sunday, January 15th, 2023
Words by: Jack McKinnon (Int. Music Director), Justin Africawala (Music Librarian), & Marion Suchowiecky (Ext. Music Director) As 2022 has wrapped up, and 2023 has begun, KCSB’s music department has reflected upon their favorite releases of the year, and compiled them all, along wit [...]
Words by: Jack McKinnon (Int. Music Director), Justin Africawala (Music Librarian), & Marion Suchowiecky (Ext. Mus [...]
By digital-media / Posted in Music, Blog, Lists

January’s Add of The Month – And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow by Weyes Blood

Sunday, January 15th, 2023
Words By: Marion Suchowiecky (External Music Director 22-23')  Edited By: Ava Kuredjian  When I was 15 and in high school, I spent many lunch hours in the library, nervously poring over the lyrics of Father John Misty’s third album Pure Comedy. The omniscient narrator in this story p [...]
Words By: Marion Suchowiecky (External Music Director 22-23')  Edited By: Ava Kuredjian  When I was 15 a [...]

January 2023 Storm Coverage

Monday, January 09th, 2023
Here are links to important real-time resources: Emergency Updates ReadySBC.org - click ‘read more’ in red on the top of the page for the latest emergency information including evacuations and warnings.  You can also sign up to receive emergency text alerts. Weather Information & Warnings Na [...]
Here are links to important real-time resources: Emergency Updates ReadySBC.org - click ‘read more’ in red on the top [...]
By digital-media / Posted in News

Zan Zendegi Azadi: Iranian Music and Revolution

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
words by: Ava Kuredjian Music is a huge part of Iranian culture. From classical to jazz to pop to hiphop, Persian music covers every base imaginable. Before 1979, Iranian music was a meld of influences from around the world, merging them with a distinct Persian flair. However, after the Islamic R [...]
words by: Ava Kuredjian Music is a huge part of Iranian culture. From classical to jazz to pop to hiphop, Persian mus [...]

Something’s Happening in CDMX

Friday, December 09th, 2022
Words by Marion Suchowiecky, edited by Ava Kuredjian KCSBfm’s External Music Director, Marion Suchowiecky, sits down to reflect on her Thanksgiving weekend, a knee-deep delve into Mexico City’s music scene. This article is a dispatch and scene report from CDMX, from the point of view of a former [...]
Words by Marion Suchowiecky, edited by Ava Kuredjian KCSBfm’s External Music Director, Marion Suchowiecky, sits down [...]
By digital-media / Posted in Blog

December’s Add of the Month: Kadhja Bonet’s California Holiday

Friday, December 09th, 2022
words by Jack McKinnon, Internal Music Director 22 As Thanksgiving ends and we are approaching the holiday season, we need to find some new festive music to diversify our seasonal needs. What we really need is some soul music to soothe our own souls while we sip hot cocoa by the firepla [...]
words by Jack McKinnon, Internal Music Director 22 As Thanksgiving ends and we are approaching the holiday [...]