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27 Nov, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / playlists

DJ DARLA BEA’s PLAYLIST: AS HEARD ON KCSB* (1 HOUR EXACTLY) (*songs Sunday night programmer DJ Darla Bea discovered by listening to KCSB-FM Since 1993; featuring songs played by Prozac Cat show Das Williams guest, Ryan Ealum, Ted Coe, Adam Korn, Smiley Smile, DJ Marcelino, Gardens & Villa on Freak […]


24 Nov, 2020


KCSB wants to hear what you’re greatful for! We invite you to celebrate the holidays with us by calling into our voicemail line at (805) 253-3091 and leave us a message to be played on the air. Just include your name, where you’re calling from, and something you’re thankful for […]

The Blacklight Special Presents: JX-216

21 Nov, 2020

blog / DJ Posts

This Sunday night, November 22nd from 10pm-12am, tune into KCSB-FM for a special mix by JX-216 on The Blacklight Special. Formerly known as Milkplant, JX-216 is a new alias developed by veteran San Francisco Techno DJ/Producer, Justin William Pennell over the last several years. Schooled in the Midwest and developed […]

Checking in With Aural Canyon

16 Nov, 2020

blog / interviews

The private press labels on Bandcamp continue to surprise me at every turn. One reddit comment about my Indonesian tape haul turned into a quick recommendation for Aural Canyon. Now, I’m a fiend for new age ambience and various transient noise bursts. If you are as well, Aural Canyon has […]

KCSB Sponsors CWC’s Upcoming Drive-In Double Feature

12 Nov, 2020

blog / PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB-FM for an upcoming double-feature at the West Wind Drive-In, presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center as part of their Subversives film series. On Thursday, November 19th, UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center and the Pollock Theater present a throwback evening of cult […]


31 Oct, 2020

blog / playlists

Happy halloween, ghouls and fools! This Halloween, your Music Directors here at KCSB (Yousef & Finnegan) have decided to give you a bag of treats in the form of a *spooky* HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST! In this eclectic mix of songs, prepare to entrance yourself with sounds that are sure to strike you with sheer […]

DJ Bios

26 Oct, 2020

at the station / DJ Posts

meet our djs! Alfred | The Creek Walk The Creek Walk is a collection of classical and folk music that depicts themes of the natural world either through lyrics, title, instrumentation and more. I am a student in the Music Department at UCSB and like to use this show to […]

Lucidity Presents: Halloween at Home

24 Oct, 2020


This Halloween weekend, Lucidity has teamed up with the Isla Vista Community Services District to bring you Halloween at Home: Virtually Lucid Isla Vista. This will be happening Friday night, October 30th. Who’s ready to dance together again? You won’t want to miss this chance to win epic cash prizes […]


22 Oct, 2020

blog / music

Check out our new programming schedule and some spooky graphics in our new Fall 2020 Program Guide here! The Fall 2020 schedule will be in effect until Monday, January 11th, 2021. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s  preview application […]


20 Oct, 2020


KCSB-FM is excited to present to you a special livestream performance with singer-songwriter-producer: 𝕵𝖆𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖗 𝕷𝖔𝖙𝖙𝖎! Lotti’s innovative style of dyspop (dystopian pop) will transcend you through a visually and sonically beautiful experience. Step into the future and immerse yourself in Jasper Lotti’s world on October 29th at 7:30 PM, via […]


15 Oct, 2020

blog / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Libra season horoscope PSA for September 23rd-October 22nd this year, brought to you by DJ Jess, and DJ Dolce ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ It seems we’ve made it to another Libra season, this restless air sign reminds us that sometimes fantasy and reality are blurred. Coming from Virgo season, […]

KCSB-FM Flyer Design Workshop!

14 Oct, 2020


On Tuesday, October 20th, from 5-7 PM, KCSB-FM presents our Fall 2020 Show Flyer Design Workshop! Led by our Publications, Production, and Archives Coordinators, you will learn design/composition hacks, a little bit of color theory, and more info that will help you be able to make your very own flyers […]

KCSB Artists Playlist Series Presents: Alms

13 Oct, 2020

blog / playlists

In the first installment of KCSB’s Artists Playlist Series, we present a playlist curated by the Los Angeles-based band Alms! About Alms: Alms was started in 2017 by Roman Zangari as a recording outlet for songs he had written while attending college in Santa Cruz. It grew from a solo-project […]

Tape Quarantine: The Rapture’s Echoes

04 Oct, 2020

blog / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This time around, he dives deep into the genesis of dance punk and the Rapture’s Echoes. I was home last week on vacation, […]

Fall Journalism Workshops!

04 Oct, 2020


KCSB News, The Bottom Line & Associated Students Media Center present an enriching series of journalism workshops this October 2020! These online workshops will be held on several Wednesdays, and will cover many topics: Oct. 7th – Where do stories come from? (with Leah Bartos), and Solutions Journalism: Break the Fear-Based […]

Happy World College Radio Day from KCSB-FM!

02 Oct, 2020


Today is the 10th annual World College Radio Day! As the first UC radio station to be established within the UC Radio Network, KCSB-FM is virtually joining the celebration of the unique and special medium of college radio. Celebrate with us! Tune in here on www.kcsb.org or, if you’re in […]

September’s Add of the Month: Bbymutha’s Muthaland

30 Sep, 2020

blog / music / music reviews

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. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Bbymutha’s latest album, “Muthaland,” released […]

KCSB Sponsors an Upcoming Virtual Conversation with Boots Riley PSA

30 Sep, 2020

events / PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB to spread the word about an upcoming Carsey-Wolf Center event featuring Boots Riley as part of their Subversives film series. Tuesday night, October 13th, at 7pm, UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center presents a live online conversation with director, screenwriter, musician, […]


28 Sep, 2020

blog / events

It’s here…. our annual T-Shirt Design contest! Go wild with your imagination on these. We welcome all creativity, just make sure your design includes “kcsb-fm” & “www.kcsb.org.” There’s a big ol’ cash prize of $250, so get to it! Just email your designs* to gm@kcsb.org by November 13th. We can’t wait […]


25 Sep, 2020


Curious about KCSB-FM? Interested in getting involved with us? Join us for our Fall 2020 Orientation on Monday, October 12th, at 5:30 PM! This Zoom event will fill you in on how many ways there are to get involved, including KJUC, an 8 week long program where you’ll learn how to start […]


21 Sep, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music

  This Tuesday, DJ and Producer, Safiyahh_ will be featured on KCSB from 3-4pm. Safiyahh_ produces a one hour mix for the show “Cathexis”, hosted by Zero. In the second hour of the show, Zero will be including a special mix made for this episode.   Safiyahh_, from Denver Colorado, […]