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November’s Add of the Month: JPEGMAFIA’s LP!

16 Nov, 2021

blog / music

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. For November 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on JPEGMAFIA’s “LP!” […]

Update (11/10/21): Important KCSB-FM 91.9 Signal Reception Survey

05 Nov, 2021

life / music

To All Ventura County Friends of KCSB-FM: KCSB, the college & community radio station based at UC Santa Barbara, is reaching out today to ask if you are experiencing any trouble, of late, receiving KCSB’s signal at 91.9 FM in the Ventura / Oxnard / Camarillo area? If so, we would like to […]

KCSB Covers the Candidates: Cathy Murillo

26 Oct, 2021

KCSB News · KCSB Covers the Candidates: Cathy Murillo Five candidates are running against incumbent Cathy Murillo to be the next mayor of Santa Barbara. Election day is November 2nd. Murillo’s challengers include Randy Rowse, Deborah Schwartz, Mark Whitehurst, James Joyce, and Matt Kilrain. The winning candidate will serve a […]

The Significance of Santa Barbara’s Upcoming Mayoral Race

26 Oct, 2021

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KCSB News · The Significance of Santa Barbara's Upcoming Mayoral Race There are five candidates running to challenge incumbent Cathy Murillo for Santa Barbara Mayor. Mayor Murillo has seen a decline in polling and has lost major endorsements to challengers. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Noozhawk’s Joshua Molina about the […]

( ⚆ _ ⚆ ) Spooky Szn Music Department Recommendations!!!

16 Oct, 2021

Ghouls and candycorn and witchhats and classic Halloween movie marathons… It’s spooky season and KCSB’s music department compiled a list of sp0OOooky bangers just for you! Check it out while making caramel covered apples with your friends or indulging in pumpkin spiced drink on a comfy couch. Happy listening! ***Link […]

Join the Radio!!! RSVP for KCSB-FM’s Fall 2021 Orientation!!!

20 Sep, 2021

We will be hosting our first in-person orientation in over 18 months on Monday, October 4 at 6 PM in Storke Plaza (in the middle of UCSB’s campus between Storke Tower and UCEN). The orientation will consist of an informational session on the various ways that you can get involved […]

September’s Add of the Month: EBK Young Joc’s Forever 21

08 Sep, 2021

music

  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. For August 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on EBK […]

Isla Vista’s Unprecedented Housing Shortage

26 Aug, 2021

isla vista / news

The community of Isla Vista is facing an unprecedented housing shortage ahead of the fall quarter, leaving many students to consider drastic options such as commuting several hours or even living in their cars. Many factors are playing into the crisis, including high enrollment rates at the university level, lack […]

Unmasking Isla Vista: Local Business & Essential Workers

26 Aug, 2021

news

KCSB News · Unmasking Isla Vista: Local Business & Essential Workers In episode four of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: Local Business & Essential Workers, KCSB’s Alexandra Goldberg, and the Daily Nexus’ Katherine Swartz assess the pandemic’s toll on businesses here in Isla Vista, highlighting the experiences of owners and […]

Unmasking Isla Vista: Testing & Vaccines

26 Aug, 2021

news

KCSB News · Unmasking Isla Vista: Testing & Vaccines In episode three of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: Testing & Vaccines, KCSB’s Yulene Teagle and the Daily Nexus’ Atmika Iyer examine the efforts of the Santa Barbara Public Health Department and UC Santa Barbara in mitigating the spread of the […]

What SB Voters Should Know About the Recall Election

13 Aug, 2021

news

A special election set for September 14 will decide the fate of California Governor Gavin Newsom. KCSB’s Ashley Rusch speaks with Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joseph Holland for what Santa Barbara voters should know about the recall election. KCSB News and Sports · What SB Voters Should Know […]

Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students

KCSB News and Sports · Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students In episode two of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students, KCSB’s Ashley Rusch and Daily Nexus reporter Sindhu Ananthavel narrow in on UC Santa Barbara’s response to four major topics: academic dishonesty, mental health, international students, and […]

August’s Add of the Month: DARKSIDE’s Spiral

08 Aug, 2021

blog / music / 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. For August 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on DARKSIDE’s Spiral. […]

Environmental PSA: Diet and Agriculture

08 Aug, 2021

at the station / PSA's

The following is a transcript from an aired PSA, produced by KCSB’s Production Coordinator.   A switch towards veganism and plant-based diets continues to grow in the U.S. In fact over the last 15 years, the number of people making the switch rose from 290,000 to 9.7 million. Although this […]

Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive

29 Jul, 2021

news

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Santa Barbara and Isla Vista community members have had to adjust almost all aspects of their lives to help mitigate the spread of the virus. As Isla Vista slowly re-opens, KCSB and the Daily Nexus have decided to work together to document […]

Environmental Awareness PSA: Transportation

27 Jul, 2021

blog / PSA's

The following is a transcript of an aired PSA, produced by KCSB’s Production Coordinator. This year saw the levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere at 419 parts per million — the highest level in more than 4 million years. Though levels initially dropped during the pandemic, greenhouse gases have […]

Food Not Bombs: Fighting Poverty and Oppression One Meal at a Time

14 Jul, 2021

news

KCSB News and Sports · Food Not Bombs: Fighting Poverty and Oppression One Meal at a Time Food Not Bombs operates under the philosophy that mutual aid and meal sharing serve as powerful tools for resistance within a capitalistic, exploitative system. With autonomous chapters spread out across the globe, they […]

KCSB Visits the Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute (CIMWI)

07 Jul, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · KCSB Visits the Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) Early this June, a sea lion pup was born on the Santa Barbara Harbor and staff and volunteers from the Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife Institute stepped in to relocate the mother and pup. The […]