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Tape Quarantine: The Rapture’s Echoes

04 Oct, 2020

blog / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This time around, he dives deep into the genesis of dance punk and the Rapture’s Echoes. I was home last week on vacation, […]

Tape Quarantine: Doppelgänger by Curve

16 Sep, 2020

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. Loveless might as well […]

Tape Quarantine: Feed Me With Your Kiss by My Bloody Valentine

15 Sep, 2020

blog / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, he listens to Foot Village on his new Walkman. This week, he takes a look into […]

Tape Quarantine: Mee-Eaux by Bethany Curve

14 Sep, 2020

blog / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. By 1995, Shoegaze was […]

ASTROLOGY PSA SERIES: HAPPY VIRGO SEASON

09 Sep, 2020

blog / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Virgo season horoscope PSA for August 22nd-September 22nd this year, brought to you by DJ Jess, and DJ Dolce ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ “Hi I’m DJ dolce, and I’m DJ Jess, and punctual as always, it’s your Virgo season PSA. The last season of summer, Virgo brings with it […]

AUGUST 2020: A KCSB COLLABORATIVE PLAYLIST

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 […]

NEW COVID-19 SURVEY AND RESOURCE PAGE!

20 Aug, 2020

news

KCSB News is committed to helping the local community as much as possible during these times, and is also looking into how Isla Vista residents are handling social distancing during the pandemic. If you are in the IV area, be sure to check out this brief survey! Additionally, you can […]

KCSB vs Crash Symbols

20 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / interviews / music

Over the course of a decade, Crash Symbols has been on the ground floor of bringing otherworldly cassette goodness to tape decks around the globe. Just this year alone, the label is boasting releases like the dadaist ambient of Ylangylang, the collaborative psychedelic jams of Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, and even […]

Tape Quarantine: World Fantasy by Foot Village

20 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, he listens to Foot Village on his new Walkman.  There’s a primal joy to biking, I […]

You Light the Night 5k PSA

17 Aug, 2020

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA recorded to raise awareness for an upcoming benefit, hosted by local non-profit organization Unite to Light. Nonprofit, Unite to Light, presents a worldwide event: You Light The Night 5k. Run, walk, ride, swim or roll 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) between September […]

Tape Quarantine: Claire Rousay

04 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music / music reviews

With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. For the seventh edition, he enters Claire Rousay’s world. I’ve spent a lot of time waiting on tapes (including some from the original Bandcamp Friday […]

KCSB-FM SSB 2020 ORIENTATION

01 Aug, 2020

blog / events

KCSB’s quarterly orientation for Summer Session B is coming up next Tuesday, August 4th! Join us via Zoom at 5:30 to learn more about how you can get involved with our station (remotely for now!), as a radio DJ, sportscaster, news reporter, publicity ambassador, and/or other general volunteer opportunities. Let […]

July’s Add of the Month: Phoebe Bridger’s Punisher

30 Jul, 2020

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. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Phoebe Bridgers’ sophomore record […]

VOICEMAILS TO AIR!

29 Jul, 2020

at the station

Miss being able to talk to your favorite local DJ while they’re working remotely? Don’t despair! Call them up and send them some love or requests on our new line, and your voicemail can even be played on the air if you want! Dial (805) 253-3091 and leave a message […]

ASTROLOGY PSA SERIES: HAPPY LEO SEASON!

24 Jul, 2020

blog / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Leo season horoscope PSA for June 20th-August 22nd this summer, brought to you by DJ Beanie Baby, DJ Jess, and DJ Dolce ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ “Hi, I’m DJ Beanie Baby, I’m DJ Jess, and I’m DJ Dolce, and this is your Leo season PSA. And what a […]

National Independent Venue Association PSA

20 Jul, 2020

PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA recorded to spread awareness about and raise support for NIVA, or the National Independent Venue Association, in the wake of necessary COVID-19 shutdowns. (Image courtesy of Nik Blaskovich: Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara) “Independent music venues were among the first businesses to […]

What Do U Love? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

19 Jul, 2020

blog / life

(STILL) calling all artists/creatives/writers/music enthusiasts! Has self-isolation been breeding any creative inspiration for you lately? KCSB-FM is looking to highlight your work on our website! What kind of content? Literally anything! Poems, articles, short stories, graphics, art, music reviews, music playlists, films, photography, etc. are all welcome! Submit to your heart’s […]

ASTROLOGY PSA SERIES: HAPPY CANCER SEASON!

15 Jul, 2020

blog / life / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Cancer season horoscope PSA for June 20th-July 22nd this summer, brought to you by DJ Jess and DJ Dolce ☽༓・*˚⁺‧͙ “Howdy my space cowboys, it’s DJ Jess and DJ Dolce, and we are here with your Cancer season horoscope. Being the cardinal water sign of […]

Two Back-to-Back Interviews this Friday!

15 Jul, 2020

blog / interviews / music

Tune in to KCSB-FM this Friday (7/17) for two exclusive interviews on two wonderful shows back-to-back, from 10am-2pm! First up, on Ribbon Around a Bomb (10am-12pm) with Erin Eyesore, you’ll be able to hear a discussion with Debora Iyall, Romeo Void frontwoman. Iyall is a powerful Native American rights activist, […]

Press Release: Return of KCSB Alumni

15 Jul, 2020

at the station / blog / music

RETURN OF THE DJs! Alumni broadcasters fill out KCSB-FM schedule during the COVID-19 shutdown   Santa Barbara, CA — 91.9 KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara recently launched its new Summer Schedule, which features programming created remotely by former KCSB DJs and other producers. These radio hosts are producing fresh shows from […]

SSA PROGRAM GUIDE

11 Jul, 2020

music

This Summer Session A, KCSB is broadcasting more new and original programs in its schedule than it has in many quarters, thanks to an incredible lineup of returning programmers! We’ve been incredibly proud to welcome back 23 phenomenal alumni programmers to our airwaves, as well as our other returning programmers who […]

Interview: Park 70

06 Jul, 2020

blog / interviews

Matthew McPherson interviews Cain and Ryan of Park 70. This interview was originally done for the KCSB Zine 2020: Love and Light (coming soon!) In general, what kickstarted the conception of Park 70? A lot of the droney sounds reminded me of early Kranky. Additionally, how much has it grown […]