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Tape Quarantine: Chorus by Flying Saucer Attack

18 Sep, 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 week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. Post-Loveless, the prospect of […]

Tape Quarantine: Blonder Tongue Audio Baton by the Swirlies

17 Sep, 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 week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. When Shoegaze begins to […]

KCSB News Fall 2020 Orientation

17 Sep, 2020

events / news

Calling all reporters! The KCSB News Fall 2020 Orientation is next week! Whether you are already involved with our news team, or would like to get involved, feel free to attend the two-part orientation. You will learn how to craft your news stories on Monday, September 21st, and be led […]

Tape Quarantine: Feed Me With Your Kiss by My Bloody Valentine

15 Sep, 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. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, he listens to Foot Village on his new Walkman. This week, he takes a look into […]

Tape Quarantine: Mee-Eaux by Bethany Curve

14 Sep, 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 week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. By 1995, Shoegaze was […]

SB Wildlife Care Network Event PSA

13 Sep, 2020

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a PSA airing on KCSB, recently recorded to inform the public about an upcoming virtual Wildlife Care Network event. Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network  is hosting an exciting virtual wildlife meet and greet this Saturday, September 26th from 5:45 – 7 pm. This event is […]

TEDx Santa Barbara: Suicide Awareness Event PSA

27 Aug, 2020

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a PSA airing on KCSB informing the public about Artiste Winery and Dead Poets Foundation’s partnering for a suicide awareness event on September 9th and 10th.   A Special Presentation of TEDxSantaBarbara Discusses Suicide and Mental Health During Times of COVID with Actress and […]

SSB PROGRAM GUIDE!

26 Aug, 2020

blog / music

Here it is, KCSB’s Summer Session B Program Guide! Peruse the additions and changes to the schedule, enjoy the new graphics, and browse what you might want to tune into for the rest of the summer. ♡ Click >>HERE<< to check it out ♡ Note that for optimal viewing of the […]

AUGUST 2020: A KCSB COLLABORATIVE PLAYLIST

24 Aug, 2020

blog / playlists

It seems we’ve almost reached the end of one of the craziest summers in history. Here at the ~temporarily virtual~ station, we’ve cooked up a playlist to commemorate this last month. KCSB’s Executive Committee was asked to contribute a few songs they’ve been listening to throughout August 2020, and they […]

KCSB vs Crash Symbols

20 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / interviews / music

Over the course of a decade, Crash Symbols has been on the ground floor of bringing otherworldly cassette goodness to tape decks around the globe. Just this year alone, the label is boasting releases like the dadaist ambient of Ylangylang, the collaborative psychedelic jams of Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, and even […]

Tape Quarantine: World Fantasy by Foot Village

20 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music / 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. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, he listens to Foot Village on his new Walkman.  There’s a primal joy to biking, I […]

You Light the Night 5k PSA

17 Aug, 2020

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA recorded to raise awareness for an upcoming benefit, hosted by local non-profit organization Unite to Light. Nonprofit, Unite to Light, presents a worldwide event: You Light The Night 5k. Run, walk, ride, swim or roll 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) between September […]

VOTE FOR KCSB IN THE SB INDEPENDENT’S BEST OF 2020 READER’S POLL!

07 Aug, 2020

blog

We’re elated to announce that KCSB-FM has been nominated for “Best SB Radio Station” in the SB Independent’s 2020 Best of Santa Barbara Reader’s Poll! You can show your love for KCSB and all your favorite things in the 805 here, and if you need some 805 local business recommendations […]

Interview with Mystic Timbre

04 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / interviews / music

Mystic Timbre: The Short, Sweet Life of a Tape Label While I love listening to music on tape (as you should know!), I have a great affection for the labels that are sending these out like messages in a bottle. Recently, I stumbled across Mystic Timbre, which as a label […]

Tape Quarantine: Claire Rousay

04 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With 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. For the seventh edition, he enters Claire Rousay’s world. I’ve spent a lot of time waiting on tapes (including some from the original Bandcamp Friday […]

KCSB-FM 91.9 SSB ORIENTATION

01 Aug, 2020

blog / events

KCSB’s quarterly orientation for Summer Session B is coming up next Tuesday, August 4th! Join us via Zoom at 5:30 to learn more about how you can get involved with our station (remotely for now!), as a radio DJ, sportscaster, news reporter, publicity ambassador, and/or other general volunteer opportunities. Let […]

July’s Add of the Month: Phoebe Bridger’s Punisher

30 Jul, 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 Phoebe Bridgers’ sophomore record […]

VOICEMAILS TO AIR!

29 Jul, 2020

at the station

Miss being able to talk to your favorite local DJ while they’re working remotely? Don’t despair! Call them up and send them some love or requests on our new line, and your voicemail can even be played on the air if you want! Dial (805) 253-3091 and leave a message […]

ASTROLOGY PSA SERIES: HAPPY LEO SEASON!

24 Jul, 2020

blog / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Leo season horoscope PSA for June 20th-August 22nd this summer, brought to you by DJ Beanie Baby, DJ Jess, and DJ Dolce ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ “Hi, I’m DJ Beanie Baby, I’m DJ Jess, and I’m DJ Dolce, and this is your Leo season PSA. And what a […]

National Independent Venue Association PSA

20 Jul, 2020

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA recorded to spread awareness about and raise support for NIVA, or the National Independent Venue Association, in the wake of necessary COVID-19 shutdowns. (Image courtesy of Nik Blaskovich: Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara) “Independent music venues were among the first businesses to […]

What Do U Love? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

19 Jul, 2020

blog / life

(STILL) calling all artists/creatives/writers/music enthusiasts! Has self-isolation been breeding any creative inspiration for you lately? KCSB-FM is looking to highlight your work on our website! What kind of content? Literally anything! Poems, articles, short stories, graphics, art, music reviews, music playlists, films, photography, etc. are all welcome! Submit to your heart’s […]

ASTROLOGY PSA SERIES: HAPPY CANCER SEASON!

15 Jul, 2020

blog / life / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Cancer season horoscope PSA for June 20th-July 22nd this summer, brought to you by DJ Jess and DJ Dolce ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ “Howdy my space cowboys, it’s DJ Jess and DJ Dolce, and we are here with your Cancer season horoscope. Being the cardinal water sign of […]

Two Back-to-Back Interviews this Friday!

15 Jul, 2020

blog / interviews / music

Tune in to KCSB-FM this Friday (7/17) for two exclusive interviews on two wonderful shows back-to-back, from 10am-2pm! First up, on Ribbon Around a Bomb (10am-12pm) with Erin Eyesore, you’ll be able to hear a discussion with Debora Iyall, Romeo Void frontwoman. Iyall is a powerful Native American rights activist, […]

Press Release: Return of KCSB Alumni

15 Jul, 2020

at the station / blog / music

RETURN OF THE DJs! Alumni broadcasters fill out KCSB-FM schedule during the COVID-19 shutdown   Santa Barbara, CA — 91.9 KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara recently launched its new Summer Schedule, which features programming created remotely by former KCSB DJs and other producers. These radio hosts are producing fresh shows from […]