Thank You, Donors! Fund Drive 2024

01 Apr, 2024

blog / events

It’s been one month since the end of our annual Fund Drive! Yes, we’re having withdrawals. We want to share our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude with everyone who dialed in and donated. Thanks to you, we surpassed our $25K goal! Expect a ton of live and electric events, special programming, […]

KCSB Spring Orientation 6PM

31 Mar, 2024


SPRING ORIENTATION ALERT! Interested in college radio? Curious to know what KCSB FM is up to? Wondering how you can get involved? Come discover our programming, news, sports, music, or archives departments! It’s the best place to get all the information you need about starting your own radio show, reporting […]

Factory Nights: Studio 54 Edition

28 Feb, 2024


For one night only, Studio 54 is back en vogue! We’ll be spinning everything from New Wave and Disco, to House and Rave- come revel in the unrestrained debauchery and deca-DANCE of another world! HAPPENING ON: Friday, March 1st from 9pm-12am.  HAPPENING IN: The Isla Vista Community Center (970 Embarcadero […]

Factory Nights – Friday, November 10!!

06 Nov, 2023

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✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩Travel back in time to Warhol days with KCSB’s Factory Nights! ✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩ An immersive, multimedia, musical gallery space created to promote community and foster growing art and music scenes! ♡AND WE WANT YOU THERE! ♡ We are so excited to host our first ever art collective project, inspired by Andy […]

Disco Night! Thursday, October 26!

23 Oct, 2023

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Join KCSB-FM on Thursday October 26th for a night of dancing under our spotlights, a mirror ball… and the stars, in UCSB’s Storke Plaza, from 630-930pm. KCSB’s first-ever “Disco Night” honors some of the funkiest music ever pressed to vinyl, while hearkening back to a discothèque era popularized during the […]

2023 T-Shirt Design Contest!

16 Oct, 2023

events / fund drive

COMPETITION GUIDELINES Original artwork Design must include “KCSB-FM 91.9” AND “KCSB.ORG” 3-color limit “11” x “17” or “8.5” x “11” JPG or PNG at 300 DPI Submitted by November 27, 2023 SUBMIT HERE  

☆Fall 2023 Orientation in Corwin Pavilion October 2, 6-8PM☆

27 Sep, 2023


Interested in KCSB but don’t know how to start? Attend our orientation! Learn how you can have your own radio show, broadcast for news and sports, write for our blog, or volunteer with music/programming/promotions! Join us October 2nd at Corwin Pavilion ‼️ We’ll see you there 🙂

EVENT: Listening to Cumbia

08 Apr, 2023

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Next week, Tuesday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 12th, UC Santa Barabara’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music hosts Listening to Cumbia, a symposium, screening, and DJ event which highlights the contemporary cultural and political history of cumbia music in Mexico and the United States. Listening to Cumbia brings […]

KCSB’s Fund Drive 2023!

02 Feb, 2023

blog / events / fund drive

♪♪♪☆ It is time… this year’s KCSB Fund Drive is officially here!! ☆♪♪♪   From February 15th – 24th, KCSB is launching our annual fundraiser in celebration of 61 years of people-powered radio—radio from the ground up! For decades, we’ve had the privilege of providing educational, alternative, and independent radio all […]

91.9 KCSB-FM: Aidan and Ryan Take Hard Summer 2022

28 Jul, 2022

blog / events / music / playlists

Hey Ravers! Aidan and Ryan here, we’ll be in San Bernardino covering Hard Summer this weekend, and we wanted to put together a playlists of some artists to watch for! From techno to house, to jersey club and hip-hop, Hard Summer features three days of stacked lineups across a multitude […]

KCSB Presents: Wavves at the Ventura Music Hall

21 Jul, 2022

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On Thursday, July 21st at 8 PM, Wavves kicks off their King of the Beach Tour at the Ventura Music Hall, celebrating the 12th anniversary of the band’s seminal album King of the Beach.    The night’s opening guests are BOYO and the Chicago-based shoegaze band SMUT.    Doors open […]

KCSB Goes Midwest! Who To See At Pitchfork Music Festival 2022

09 Jul, 2022

blog / events / music

Words by Ryan Miller, Promotions Director 2021-2022 As part of my last hurrah here at the station and Santa Barbara, I’ll be heading over to the Windy City to cover this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival from July 15th through 17th! With one of my favorite lineups of genre-defining musicians this […]

KCSB Presents: Corinne Bailey Rae at the Lobero Theatre

04 Jul, 2022

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On Wednesday, July 13th at 7:30pm, Corinne Bailey Rae is performing at the Lobero Theatre as part of her SUNLIGHT / SUNLIGHT! Tour.   The two-time GRAMMY Award-winner shot to stardom with her #1 UK debut album. Featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On” and “Like A Star”. This […]

KCSB-FM Co-Presents: Ceylon International Film Festival

21 May, 2022

blog / events

The Ceylon International Film Festival (CEYIFF) will be held Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the Lobero Theatre. Dedicated to presenting international and Sri Lankan cinema to film enthusiasts, CEYIFF is the first-ever Sri Lankan Film Festival organized outside of Sri Lanka. Their mission is to screen […]

KCSB X Ventura Music Hall: Summer Concerts

14 May, 2022

blog / events / music

The Ventura Music Hall and KCSB-FM are partnering on an exciting slate of shows to kick off this summer season! From psychedelic rock to alternative R&B, there’s something for everyone! 🏝️ With an intimate setting, fresh craft food, and drinks served in-house, the Ventura Music Hall brings an unrivaled venue […]

ZelooperZ x KCSB Interview

03 May, 2022

at the station / blog / events / interviews / music

KCSB’s Music Director Yousef Srour sat down with ZelooperZ on April 10th, 2022 in support of his performance at the Hub. Srour inquired on Z’s Detroit roots, his latest release Get WeT.Radio, recent collaborations, and Z’s signature vocal style. Video by Dorien Medina Interview by Yousef Srour

KCSB-FM Co-Presents: The Mountain Goats

24 Apr, 2022

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On Friday, April 29th at 9:00 PM, The Mountain Goats with Cardioid, will be performing at the Ventura Music Hall. The Mountain Goats are known for their lofi-indie-folk rock releases on the Merge Records label. Since the 90s, The Mountain Goats have produced an extensive discography with a distinct folk […]


07 Apr, 2022

blog / events

Calling all KCSB Alumni! KCSB-FM is hosting a 60th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion during UCSB’s All Gaucho Reunion Weekend (April 28th-May 1, 2022) We’ll be gathering in Storke Plaza and around KCSB’s studios in the Storke Student Media Building for a day of activities, food, entertainment, and — of course — […]

KCSB Presents: ZelooperZ

05 Apr, 2022

blog / events / music

KCSB INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR FREE SPRING CONCERT!!!!!   KCSB invites all hip-hop heads to our free Spring Insight concert featuring Detroit emcee ZelooperZ.  The show will be at The Hub at University Center on Sunday, April 10th at 7 PM. This event is open to all, with green […]


31 Mar, 2022

blog / events / news

Interested in audio journalism? KCSB News is searching for student storytellers to join our team this spring quarter!! Learn the fundamentals of radio broadcasting and journalism. KCSB News offers the opportunity to cover local and larger stories in the field, conduct interviews, and produce newsletters and radio spots that are […]


27 Mar, 2022

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Do you want to be an FM DJ? How about a Radio Journalist? Maybe a Sportscaster? Come to KCSB-FM’s Spring Orientation to find out more about these and other exciting opportunities! At 6 PM on Tuesday April 5, 2022, KCSB-FM invites you to Corwin Pavilion to attend our annual Spring […]

Spotlight Programming: Ukraine in Context

09 Mar, 2022

blog / DJ Posts / events / interviews

Tune in to No Alibis tomorrow at 9am – 11am for special programming about what is happening in Ukraine in a wider EU/Eastern European context, as well as international solidarity. In the first hour, No Alibis will interview Liz Fekete and Rafal Pankowski to talk about what is happening in […]

Lobero Live Presents: Sarah Jarosz

08 Mar, 2022

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Lobero Live presents Sarah Jarosz with Ric Robertson, performing at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara. Four-time Grammy award winner Sarah Jarosz is known for her bluegrass, folk rock releases on the Rounder Records label. The night’s special opening guest is Ric Robertson, with an extraordinary sound colliding elements of […]


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” and follow additional guidelines. ☆ There’s a good ol’ cash prize of $250, so don’t wait!! Let’s make […]

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 […]