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UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 3 with Aaron Jones

25 Feb, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the third edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM (Thursday, February 25th), we welcome Aaron Jones, Director of UCSB’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Interim Director of our MultiCultural Center (MCC). Aaron is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Chapter 3: “Bloodlines.” Every […]

LIVE-ON-AIR KCSB ROULETTE: FUND DRIVE EDITION!

22 Feb, 2021

blog / events / fund drive / music

Tomorrow, we have an extra special LIVE-ON-AIR rotation for KCSB Roulette – the student staff of KCSB aka the Executive Committee! If you tune in Tuesday Feb. 23rd from 2-4 PM, you’ll hear curated mixes by our student staff accompanied by some light discussion about their past year working at […]

KCSB WINTER 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE!

21 Feb, 2021

blog / music

Check out this quarter’s programming schedule and some cozy graphics in our Winter 2021 Program Guide HERE! The Winter 2021 schedule will be in effect until April 5th at 6 AM. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s preview […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 2 with Kynita Stringer-Stanback

18 Feb, 2021

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On the second edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM, we welcome Kynita Stringer-Stanback, Sociology Librarian for the UCSB Library, who is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Chapter 2: “Twelve.” Please note that while “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB is broadcast live on Thursdays each […]

KCSB LIVE-ON-AIR FUND DRIVE EVENTS!

18 Feb, 2021

blog / events / fund drive

KCSB’s annual fund drive is always full of special events and programming from our DJs, and this year we are keeping the traditions alive even with the constraints of operating remotely! Tune in Friday night (February 19th) from 10-11pm here on kcsb.org // 91.9 on your local FM dial to […]

KCSB’S FUND DRIVE 2021!

17 Feb, 2021

blog / events / fund drive

  IT’S HERE :’) We are so happy to be able to announce that KCSB’s Fund Drive 2021 is now officially live! While it looks a little different this year, KSCB is continuing an annual tradition of celebrating our lil station and reaching out to the community for donations to […]

Tape Quarantine: Sonic Youth’s Sonic Death

29 Jan, 2021

blog / DJ Posts / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matty McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. This time around, they dive deep into Sonic Youth’s dreamlike Sonic Death. In Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise (1985), Eszter Balint’s character strolls […]

Rapid Rehousing PSA

23 Jan, 2021

blog / PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB to help spread awareness about a new rehousing program to local students facing housing insecurity.  The Rapid Rehousing Program exists to support housing insecure students in a streamlined and quick manner. Students may be eligible if they are […]

Last Refuge of the Incompetent Presents: Nick Hubble

23 Jan, 2021

blog / DJ Posts / interviews

Your favorite local sci-fi radio show Last Refuge of the Incompetent presents you with a special guest this week: Nick Hubble! This episode will air on Saturday, January 23rd at 6 PM. Nick Hubble is a professor of modern and contemporary English at Brunel University. Their latest work, “Growing Old […]

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Ta-Nehisi Coates

11 Jan, 2021

blog / events / PSA's

The following is a PSA about an upcoming virtual event with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, presented by UCSB Arts & lectures. This event is available to anyone, anywhere, and is available for ticket holders to replay for one week.  UCSB Arts & Lectures presents groundbreaking author Ta-Nehisi Coates in a virtual presentation as part of its […]

KCSB-FM WINTER 2021 ORIENTATION

08 Jan, 2021

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Are you curious about getting involved with KCSB? Have you ever wanted to be a radio programmer, sportscaster, or news reporter? Join us for our remote Winter 2021 Orientation via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th at 6 PM to learn more about how you can get involved in our community! […]

Hosford Clinic Launches The Healing Center PSA

06 Jan, 2021

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB informing the public of the launch of The Healing Center by Hosford Clinic.   The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic, based at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has launched a new program called ‘The Healing Center” providing […]

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program PSA

06 Jan, 2021

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What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB-FM to spread awareness about the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.   The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program is now open for applications to small businesses and non-profits for grants up to $25,000 Applications will be […]

Coastal Fund’s Winter Grant Cycle PSA

06 Jan, 2021

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB-FM to spread the word about the Coastal Fund’s current activity. The UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund’s Winter Grant Cycle is accepting major and minor grant applications for projects that engage our communities and enhance our coastline. The deadline […]

December’s Add of the Month: Ichiko Aoba’s Windswept Adan

01 Jan, 2021

blog / 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. In December, External Music Director Finnegan Smith goes in depth on Ichiko Aoba’s latest album, “Windswept […]

A Year-End Message from KCSB-FM

30 Dec, 2020

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(click image for gif <3) Hello Radio Friends, Our world has changed radically since the close of our 2020 Fund Drive nine months ago. Terms like “unprecedented” and “essential work” have become fixtures in our everyday conversations, and “pivoting” is now a regular part of our workday as we’ve adapted […]

Um… Mag x KCSB Virtual Live Auction and Open Mic!

26 Dec, 2020

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Come through to the Um… Mag x KCSB Virtual Live Auction and Open mic on Tuesday, December 29th from 5-8 PM! This event will help raise funds for FOR THE GWORLS, an organization that helps assist Black transgender folks secure funds for rent, gender-affirming surgeries, medicines and doctors visits, and […]

DJ DARLA BEA’s PLAYLIST: AS HEARD ON KCSB

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 […]

KCSB’S HOLIDAY HOTLINE

24 Nov, 2020

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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 […]