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KCSB is Up for Reaffirmation!

16 Apr, 2021


UCSB STUDENTS! KCSB-FM is up for reaffirmation this year. We are a college and community radio station located on UCSB’s campus, directly under Storke Tower. KCSB trains students and community volunteers in broadcasting every quarter. As a student-led campus radio, we are proud to employ 18 student staff members who […]


30 Mar, 2021

blog / interviews

Eclectic singer/songwriter Indigo De Souza sat down with KCSB’s General Manager Emma Mesches, and Internal Music Director Yousef Srour, to discuss her music and artistic journey as a creative human being. Stay tuned for her upcoming livestream performance, where she will be performing live on KCSB’s YouTube channel this Thursday, April […]


21 Mar, 2021

blog / zine

At last, the never-before-seen public release of KCSB’s 2020 Zine, ‘Love and Light’! This zine was created completely remotely, by students and community members of KCSB-FM. Feel free to download below and enjoy! CLICK HERE 2 VIEW AND DOWNLOAD KCSB’S 2020 ZINE <3   (P.S. While shipping out fund drive […]


20 Mar, 2021

blog / interviews

Open Mike Eagle’s new project is quite literally about Anime, Trauma and Divorce. It’s a nonchalant trip down the rabbit hole of Michael W. Eagle II’s spiraling imagination as he works through a divorce, the trauma that proceeds & ensues, and it’s all told through comical lyrics and his signature […]

Candy Mountain Mixtape Presents: Max and the Martians!

04 Mar, 2021

blog / interviews

This week, get ready for a very special episode of Candy Mountain Mixtape with Hattie Belle & the Candy Mountain Rambler, featuring a very special guest: Max and the Martians! This show will be sharing an interview with Max and the Martians, some music from his recent album, as well […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 4 with Whitney Ater

04 Mar, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the fourth edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM (Thursday, March 4th), we welcome Whitney Ater, Financial Analyst in the Phelps Administrative Support Center and a Committee Chairperson for the UCSB Professional Women’s Association (PWA). Whitney is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, […]

Thank You for an Incredible Fund Drive 2021!

28 Feb, 2021

blog / fund drive

Thank you thank you thank you for supporting all of KCSB’s hard work this year!!! This year’s annual Fund Drive raised $2,000+ over our goal, thanks to all of your donations. WOW! If you donated for a thank-you gift, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery of your thank-you gift. We’re […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 3 with Aaron Jones

25 Feb, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the third edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM (Thursday, February 25th), we welcome Aaron Jones, Director of UCSB’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Interim Director of our MultiCultural Center (MCC). Aaron is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Chapter 3: “Bloodlines.” Every […]


21 Feb, 2021

blog / music

Check out this quarter’s programming schedule and some cozy graphics in our Winter 2021 Program Guide HERE! The Winter 2021 schedule will be in effect until April 5th at 6 AM. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s preview […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 2 with Kynita Stringer-Stanback

18 Feb, 2021


On the second edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM, we welcome Kynita Stringer-Stanback, Sociology Librarian for the UCSB Library, who is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Chapter 2: “Twelve.” Please note that while “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB is broadcast live on Thursdays each […]


18 Feb, 2021

blog / events / fund drive

KCSB’s annual fund drive is always full of special events and programming from our DJs, and this year we are keeping the traditions alive even with the constraints of operating remotely! Tune in Friday night (February 19th) from 10-11pm here on kcsb.org // 91.9 on your local FM dial to […]


17 Feb, 2021

blog / events / fund drive

  IT’S HERE :’) We are so happy to be able to announce that KCSB’s Fund Drive 2021 is now officially live! While it looks a little different this year, KSCB is continuing an annual tradition of celebrating our lil station and reaching out to the community for donations to […]

Tape Quarantine: Sonic Youth’s Sonic Death

29 Jan, 2021

blog / DJ Posts / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matty McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to their personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in their collection. This time around, they dive deep into Sonic Youth’s dreamlike Sonic Death. In Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise (1985), Eszter Balint’s character strolls […]

Last Refuge of the Incompetent Presents: Nick Hubble

23 Jan, 2021

blog / DJ Posts / interviews

Your favorite local sci-fi radio show Last Refuge of the Incompetent presents you with a special guest this week: Nick Hubble! This episode will air on Saturday, January 23rd at 6 PM. Nick Hubble is a professor of modern and contemporary English at Brunel University. Their latest work, “Growing Old […]


08 Jan, 2021


Are you curious about getting involved with KCSB? Have you ever wanted to be a radio programmer, sportscaster, or news reporter? Join us for our remote Winter 2021 Orientation via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th at 6 PM to learn more about how you can get involved in our community! […]

December’s Add of the Month: Ichiko Aoba’s Windswept Adan

01 Jan, 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. In December, External Music Director Finnegan Smith goes in depth on Ichiko Aoba’s latest album, “Windswept […]

Finnegan & Yousef’s Top 25 Albums of 2020

31 Dec, 2020


KCSB’s Internal and External Music Directors sat down to ponder the year behind them and the music that carried them through it. Here are their top 25 album picks from the mess that was 2020. Yousef Srour: Internal Music Director It’s been a hell of a year. Starting quarantine in March […]

A Year-End Message from KCSB-FM

30 Dec, 2020

at the station / blog

(click image for gif <3) Hello Radio Friends, Our world has changed radically since the close of our 2020 Fund Drive nine months ago. Terms like “unprecedented” and “essential work” have become fixtures in our everyday conversations, and “pivoting” is now a regular part of our workday as we’ve adapted […]