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KCSB’s FALL 2021 T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST!!!

13 Sep, 2021

at the station / events / fund drive

Set the stage… the moment is here… KCSB’s annual T-Shirt Design contest! ☆ We welcome all creativity, so don’t be afraid to let your imagination fly. ☆ Designs must include “kcsb-fm and www.kcsb.org” and follow additional guidelines. ☆ There’s a good ol’ cash prize of $250, so don’t wait!! Let’s make […]

♪ September Music Department Recommendations ♪

13 Sep, 2021

blog / music reviews / playlists

Yousef and Marion, KCSB’s internal and external music directors, have compiled a playlist of their September favorites just for you <3 Enjoy!   ******* ☆SEPTEMBER 2021 MUSIC DEPARTMENT PLAYLIST ☆   MARION’S RECS  Jonathan Richman – “That Summer Feeling” – Jonathan Richman’s lyrics always cut deep. But as this summer […]

PSA: SB Mueseum of Art Lecture 9/2/2021

26 Aug, 2021

PSA's

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Art Matters Lecture series presents Ashes to Dust: American Art and the Dreadful Thirties with Justin Wolff, Professor of Art History, University of Maine. This talk examines artworks representing two catastrophes unfolding during the 1930s in the United States: one actual (the Dust Bowl), […]

August’s Add of the Month: DARKSIDE’s Spiral

08 Aug, 2021

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. For August 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on DARKSIDE’s Spiral. […]

Environmental PSA: Diet and Agriculture

08 Aug, 2021

at the station / PSA's

The following is a transcript from an aired PSA, produced by KCSB’s Production Coordinator.   A switch towards veganism and plant-based diets continues to grow in the U.S. In fact over the last 15 years, the number of people making the switch rose from 290,000 to 9.7 million. Although this […]

Music Department: August Recommendations

06 Aug, 2021

blog / music / music reviews

Marion and Yousef, KCSB’s External and Internal Music Directors, share their August music recommendations here. For more updates from the Music Department, sign up for their monthly newsletters right here on KCSB.org!   Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime (Yousef’s pick).  An escapade through the lesser-known branch of psychedelic music known as Tishoumaren […]

Environmental Awareness PSA: Transportation

27 Jul, 2021

blog / PSA's

The following is a transcript of an aired PSA, produced by KCSB’s Production Coordinator. This year saw the levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere at 419 parts per million — the highest level in more than 4 million years. Though levels initially dropped during the pandemic, greenhouse gases have […]

Environmental Awareness PSA: Microplastics in Your Tea

27 Jul, 2021

blog / news / PSA's

The following is a transcript of an aired PSA, produced by KCSB’s Production Coordinator.  Microplastics are plastic debris that are less than 5 millimeters in length. The increasing amount of microplastics in the environment pose a danger to ocean and aquatic life. Consumers are growingly becoming aware of the harmful […]

PSA: SB County Vaccine

11 Jul, 2021

health & science / news / PSA's / ucsb

The following is a transcript of KCSB’s PSA written by the Production Coordinator. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging all eligible residents to “take your shot” to stop Covid-19.  “When the pandemic hit, the clinical trials were able to be employed quickly and efficiently, and within a […]

PSA: Mental Health Transitioning Out of COVID

10 Jul, 2021

PSA's

The following is a transcript of one of KCSB’s PSAs written by our Production Coordinator.   Returning to regular daily life may be more challenging than expected …two psychologists share tips with pbs  for how to handle transitioning out of covid restrictions… Find the right coping skills Assess if a […]

UCSB Arts & Lectures: Summer Cinema

29 Jun, 2021

blog / events / PSA's

UCSB Arts & Lectures announces the return of ticketless screeenings all through summer- from July 1st through August 12th -at West Wind Drive in Santa Barbara. Enjoy family-friendly classics from your car, under the stars, every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Details listed below.   Gates open at 7 p.m. First […]

Tanyradzwa Tawengwa Interview

24 Jun, 2021

interviews

In February 2020, right before the pandemic, a Zimbabwean-born opera singer visited the University of California, Santa Barbara. She collaborated with Dr. Mhoze Chikowero, an associate professor of African history here at UCSB. Together, they adapted Ms. Tawengwa’s senior thesis from Princeton, ‘Dawn of the Rooster,’ into an abridged one-hour performance […]

BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD X KCSB INTERVIEW

21 Jun, 2021

blog / interviews

KCSB’S External Music Director Finnegan Smith sat down with emerging English experimental rock band Black Country, New Road. Read and/or watch on to hear about Black Country, New Road’s artistic journey thus far and where they’re headed from here on out. Finnegan: Most members of Black Country, New Road attended […]

May’s Add of the Month: Mustafa’s When Smoke Rises

11 Jun, 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. This month, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Mustafa’s latest album, […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 15 with Holly Moeller

10 Jun, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the June 10th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on 91.9 KCSB-FM, we welcome Holly Moeller, who reads When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 14: “#SayHerName.” Holly Moeller is an Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara. Every Thursday during our spring program schedule, from 5:30-6:00 PM PT, “UCSB Reads 2021” on […]

Last Refuge of the Incompetent Presents: Josh Olson

27 May, 2021

blog / DJ Posts

Your favorite local sci-fi radio show Last Refuge of the Incompetent presents you with a special guest this week: Oscar Nominated screenwriter and host of The West Wing Thing and Movies That Made me Podcast, Josh Olson! This episode will air on Saturday, May 29th at 6 PM. Josh Olson’s screenplay […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 13 with James Badham

27 May, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the May 27th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on 91.9 KCSB-FM, we welcome James Badham, who reads When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 12: “Raid.” James Badham is the Publications Manager for the UCSB College of Engineering’s Marketing Team. Every Thursday this spring, from 5:30-6:00 PM PT, “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB is broadcast at […]

DIRTY BIRD x KCSB INTERVIEW

18 May, 2021

blog / interviews

KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour sat down with innovative multidisciplinary artist and house producer Dirty Bird to discuss his artistic journey, important vision, and more. Catch a live DJ performance with Dirty Bird hosted by KCSB & KZSC on Saturday, May 22nd at 8 PM streaming live via Zoom and […]

KCSB & KZSC PRESENT: DIRTY BIRD

15 May, 2021

blog / events

91.9 KCSB-FM & 88.1 KZSC are excited present to you: DIRTY BIRD! Join us Saturday, May 22nd at 8 PM for a dynamic virtual performance by up-and coming multimedia artist, DJ, and Afrofuturistic house producer Dirty Bird. This event is free, but will be raising funds for Black Girls Code, […]

KCSB SPRING 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE!

14 May, 2021

blog / music

Check out this quarter’s programming schedule and some upcoming KCSB events in our Spring 2021 Program Guide HERE! The Spring 2021 schedule will be in effect until June 21st at 6 AM. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 11 with Stephen Snyder

13 May, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the May 13th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on 91.9 KCSB-FM, we welcome Stephen Snyder, who reads When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 11: “Black Lives Matter.” Steve S. is Merchandising Manager at the Isla Vista Food Cooperative. He also hosts KCSB-FM’s long-running weekly music program “Joyful Cosmos” on Mondays from 6-8pm […]