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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 […]

Exploring Asian American Artists with EASTBOUND

20 May, 2022

blog / DJ Posts / music / playlists

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 […]

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 […]


05 May, 2022

KCSB is partnering with Isla Vista Trading Post (IVTP) to host a pop up shop at the Storke Steps Tuesday May 10th from 12pm-3pm. The pop up will feature a 3 for free clothing, where community members are encouraged to donate and exchange clothing. KCSB will be selling CDs and […]

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

Meet KCSB’s Founder Bill Harrison

30 Apr, 2022

at the station / blog / interviews

Bill Harrison founded KCSB (Navajo Radio) in his dorm room in 1962 when he was a student at UC Santa Barbara. Now, as KCSB FM celebrates 60 years on the air, KCSB’s archives coordinator Lekha Sapers speaks with Harrison, to find out how he did it – and what he […]


29 Apr, 2022

blog / music / playlists

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 […]

Live at The Music Box: Skegss

26 Apr, 2022

blog / music / show reviews

  The crowd roared. The Aussie group needed no introduction as the crowd rippled with mosh pits opening up. The crowd bristled with excitement as their favorite band finally came to their home after two years of being unable to tour due to COVID.   The magic of Skegss could […]

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 […]

6 Hip Hop Songs to Soundtrack Your 420 High

20 Apr, 2022

blog / DJ Posts / music / playlists

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 […]


07 Apr, 2022

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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

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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 […]

2022 Zine Submissions

03 Apr, 2022

blog / zine

KCSB’s 2022 Zine, “Metamorphosis,” is now accepting submissions here!  Send us work related to this theme of transformation, growth, and change. We accept any kind of work, but some ideas include: recipes, playlists, collages, creative writing, visual art, comics, interviews. Check out our last zine here: https://www.kcsb.org/kcsbs-2021-zine/! If you have any […]

Femmes in Clubs Playlist✩

31 Mar, 2022

blog / music / playlists

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! […]


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

blog / events

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 […]


17 Mar, 2022

blog / music / playlists

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: Ukraine in Context

09 Mar, 2022

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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 […]