Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist

28 Sep, 2022

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This month, KCSBfm is celebrating the wide-reaching impact of Hispanic culture. For this month’s playlist, members of KCSBfm’s Executive Committee highlight the breadth of Hispanic culture’s contribution to music by choosing their favorite songs from a myriad of culturally-influenced genres. Hispanic punk/emo/skramz – Justin Genre background The history of Latinx […]

✰ ExComm’s Summer Camp 2022 Playlist ✰

26 Aug, 2022

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Need a new playlist for those late summer barbecues? ExComm has got you covered.  Each summer, KCSB gains a new Executive Committee made up of 18 members that together are responsible for the planning and execution of daily station operation and programming. Together, we also curated this summer-camp playlist for […]

LEO PLAYLIST ♌︎

29 Jul, 2022

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July 23 – August 22 element: fire key words: confident, bright, bold, proud, regal,  symbol: the lion modality: fixed – steady, determined, calm planetary ruler: Sun Words and Music Curation by Chloe Kimmel, Digital Media Coordinator 21-22 No one loves life quite like a Leo! Much like the sun, Leos […]

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

28 Jul, 2022

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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 […]

☆Desert Island Playlist☆

26 Jul, 2022

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For this month’s playlist, the music department imagines that while on a journey across the high seas in search for great music for the KCSBfm music library, their ship is wrecked by a torrential storm and they were left stranded on a desert island. These are the ten songs that […]

cancer season ☾✩☽

11 Jul, 2022

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Words + Music Curation by Chloe Kimmel, Digital Media Coordinator 21-22 June 21 – July 22 element: water key words: empathetic, maternal, intuitive, sensitive, dreamy, observant, creative, nurturing symbol: the crab modality: cardinal – active, quick, and ambitious planetary ruler: Moon. Classically, the moon was thought to be the protector […]

☆JUNE MUSIC DEPT. PLAYLIST☆

28 Jun, 2022

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As a goodbye from the 2021-2022 music department, each member of the music department picked 5 songs that they think the other two members would like.    MARION’S PICKS FOR YOUSEF  “Sao Paulo” – Braxton Cook – I think you’d like this song because of the fast and groovy drumming […]

❀ Music Department Spring Playlist ❀

31 May, 2022

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MARION’S RECS  “Lady In The Darkest Hour” – Kate Bollinger – Kate Bollinger’s voice is so remarkably sweet. This is a song about being patient when times are tough, and trusting that better days are around the corner. My favorite parts of this song are the strings which are featured […]

Exploring Asian American Artists with EASTBOUND

20 May, 2022

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Words by Justin Huang   boylife boylife is the solo project of Ryan Yoo of mmmonika, a Los Angeles-based indie band. The boylife sound was first introduced with the song peas, a song more reminiscent of a slow R&B song with upscaled production and poetic lyricism. While the song itself […]

☆60TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYLIST☆

29 Apr, 2022

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To celebrate KCSBfm’s 60th anniversary, the music department, with the help of DJ Darla Bea, created a playlist showcasing our favorite tunes from each decade since KCSB’s inception.    1960s – MARION I’ll preface this by saying that KCSB did play classical music for the first few years of our […]

6 Hip Hop Songs to Soundtrack Your 420 High

20 Apr, 2022

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Happy 420 to all the KCSBong rippers and KCSBlunt smokers out there supporting community powered radio. Hip Hop has a long history of producing music about marijuana and, over the years, some truly fire joints about firing joints have made their way into the world. During last Thursday’s episode of […]

Femmes in Clubs Playlist✩

31 Mar, 2022

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What better way to end Women’s History Month than on the dance floor? I curated this Femmes In Clubs playlist with inclusivity and bass in mind, so throw these songs on the CDJ and embrace this eclectic mix of hard techno, jersey club, drum ‘n’ bass, deep house, and electro! […]

☆MARCH MUSIC DEPT. PLAYLIST☆

17 Mar, 2022

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Enjoy this playlist featuring songs that KCSB’s music department has been listening to this March!   MARION’S RECS  “Waters Of March” – Marisa Monte, David Byrne – This track perfectly utilizes musical tension to emulate that funny little game the seasons play with us each year around this time- is […]

❦pisces season❦

10 Mar, 2022

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February 18th – March 20th element: water key words: emotion, imagination, sympathetic, mystical, intuitive, romantic, escapist, unrealistic, deception symbol: two fishes modality: mutable – flexible, adaptable, restless for movement and change planetary ruler: jupiter (traditional) & neptune (modern) – jupiter is related to abundance, fortune, expansion, and knowledge. Neptune governs […]

Spotlight Programming: Woman’s History Month

08 Mar, 2022

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Happy International Women’s Month from your friends at KCSB-FM!! To celebrate, we’ve created a specialty curated spotlight of female-fronted content for the entirety of Women’s History Month. Join us every Friday from 5-6pm during the month of March to celebrate the impactful voices of women in media on 91.9 FM […]

EXCOMM Holiday Playlist

22 Dec, 2021

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☆EXCOMM HOLIDAY PLAYLIST☆ AIDAN’S RECS  4th Dimension by Kids See Ghosts – This Kanye West X Kid Cudi collaboration pairs a sample of Louis Prima’s yuletide favorite “What Will Santa Claus Say?” with some hard hitting drums, making for a lit way to get into the Christmas spirit. Christmas in […]

♪ 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 […]

DJ DARLA BEA’s PLAYLIST: AS HEARD ON KCSB

27 Nov, 2020

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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 […]

A HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST FROM KCSB-FM

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 […]

AUGUST 2020: A KCSB COLLABORATIVE PLAYLIST

24 Aug, 2020

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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 […]

PROJECT LAUNCH

03 Feb, 2020

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      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

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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

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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 […]