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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 […]


08 Jan, 2021


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


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


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


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

at the station / blog

(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


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 […]


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 […]

PSA: 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 […]

KCSB Artists Playlist Series Presents: Ntu

28 Oct, 2020

blog / playlists

In this installment of KCSB’s Artists Playlist Series, the New York-based artist, Ntu, curates a playlist that channels the idea of “the happening”: the feeling that music was recorded in a real place and time, as opposed to a vacuum. Photo Credit: Saint A About Ntu: Sultry vocals, sputtering beats, […]

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, […]