♪ September Music Department Recommendations ♪

13 Sep, 2021

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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 […]

A KCSB Winter Playlist: Yousef & Finnegan Like Winter

23 Dec, 2020

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We present to you: A KCSB Winter Playlist, “Yousef & Finnegan Like Winter”! “Happy holidays from your Music Directors here at KCSB! Sadly, we can’t give you any gifts in person this year, but we’ve curated a very special **wintertime** playlist for your listening pleasure. Cozy up by the fireplace […]


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 […]


31 Oct, 2020

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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

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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, […]

KCSB Artists Playlist Series Presents: Alms

13 Oct, 2020

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In the first installment of KCSB’s Artists Playlist Series, we present a playlist curated by the Los Angeles-based band Alms! About Alms: Alms was started in 2017 by Roman Zangari as a recording outlet for songs he had written while attending college in Santa Cruz. It grew from a solo-project […]


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 […]


03 Feb, 2020


      Enjoy this month’s Spotify playlist, featuring the first songs played by the DJ’s of the multiple new shows from our Winter 2020 schedule! Congratulations to all who made it onto FM! Artwork by Mauricio Collado, KCSB Publicity Ambassador. Listen to the playlist >>here<<! 1.  The Creek Walk […]

PLAYLIST: Nicoletta of HSA Talks 2019 Faves (So Far)

17 Oct, 2019

DJ Posts / music / playlists

Written by Nicoletta Browne of Hardly Strictly Americana, SATURDAYS 12-4pm  It’s time for our last new programming schedule of 2019. How’s the Americana (and Hardly Strictly Americana) of 2019 been so far? It’s been pretty great, and here’s some songs to get started with if you’ve been a bit behind […]

All That Jazz, A Historical Playlist

30 Apr, 2019

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  King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators – Doctor Jazz Joe “King” Oliver was born on May 11, 1885 in New Orleans. “Doctor Jazz” was recorded in 1926, (issued by the Crates Digger Music Group on a compilation entitled, “Showboat Shuffle”), and is an excellent of example of early jazz […]

An Intro to Plunderphonics w/ N.Weis

21 Dec, 2018

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Recently, Negativland’s Mark Hosler and Wobbly performed a live set in the KCSB courtyard alongside KCSB programmer Irene Moon. Negativland helped pioneer the practice of “plunderphonics”, so DJ N. Weis put together a brief soirée into “plunderphonics” for those unfamiliar with the genre. John Oswald – Don’t John Oswald coined […]

Your Hot-As-Memphis-in-the-Summer Rap Playlist

21 Dec, 2018

blog / playlists

Looking for a ~chill~ summer playlist to impress all your friends at your next BBQ? Well, it’s here, right here, in this newsletter and it’s all Memphis and Memphis-style hip hop and rap. Memphis rap is known for it’s lo-fi, gritty production and explicit lyrics. It might seem contradictory, but […]