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Interview with Mystic Timbre

04 Aug, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / interviews / music

Mystic Timbre: The Short, Sweet Life of a Tape Label While I love listening to music on tape (as you should know!), I have a great affection for the labels that are sending these out like messages in a bottle. Recently, I stumbled across Mystic Timbre, which as a label […]

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 […]

ASTROLOGY PSA SERIES: HAPPY LEO SEASON!

24 Jul, 2020

blog / life / PSA's

‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ Please enjoy our 2020 Leo season horoscope PSA for June 20th-July 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 […]

Interview: Reserve Matinee

26 Jun, 2020

blog / interviews

Interview conducted by Mattew McPherson (Wane Lietoc).  Where’d the name Reserve Matinee come from? I’ve always been listening to this music at night! JD: Haha. We had a few lists of names going and “Reserve Matinee” quickly became a favorite. This was during a very inspired, hazy-yet-electric time of finally […]

JUNETEENTH SB: COMMUNITY DEMANDS

05 Jun, 2020

current affairs / isla vista / life / news / ucsb

We demand that SB City Council adopt a resolution condemning police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. Email Mayor Cathy Murillo and city council members. We demand transparency and accountability from the SB Police Department. No more “community conversation” without changes to policy and practices No more internal […]

SUPPORT BLACK MUSICIANS

04 Jun, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music

    On June 5th, 2020, bandcamp will be removing transaction fees for artists. This means that if you buy from an artists bandcamp page, 100% of the funds donated will go directly to an artist! Holy smokes!!!!!!  Programmer of TBD, Thomas Moran, and the rest of KCSB staff put […]

The Beloved Community of IV COVID Campaign

03 Jun, 2020

blog / health & science / isla vista / news / ucsb

KCSB-FM is supporting The Beloved Community of Isla Vista in their COVID-19 messaging campaign. They are urging community members to take care of themselves and neighbors by wearing masks and observing physical distancing. Among other things, the novel coronavirus messaging campaign will showcase colorful signs around the community with encouraging […]

BLACK LIVES MATTER

01 Jun, 2020

blog / life / news / sports

  Below is a list of resources for national and local fundraisers, black-owned businesses in SB that need your support, and generally, resources for the Black community in Santa Barbara. If there are any mistakes/additions please let us know or edit the document directly. >> Here << is the link […]

CYBERBITCH26 + TECHNOPAGAN LIVE ON KCSB-FM

01 Jun, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / live in-studios / music

  This week on Ephemera, Cyberbitch 26 & Technopagan take over the show!   Cyberbitch 26, from Portland Oregon, has worked with a variety of labels including Normcorps & Prophets of Hardcore. This past month, Narcissa released her track “Bone Marrow” on the newly founded label Hard Trade,  Berlin for […]

Tape Quarantine: Tiger Trap

30 May, 2020

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. In the fifth volume, he catches himself in a tiger trap. I am swimming through tapes—not even counting what I’ve picked up over the last […]

“Together Forever”: Submit to Our Website!

25 May, 2020

at the station / blog

Calling all artists/creatives/writers/music enthusiasts! We hope that during this period of self-isolation, you are continuing to relentlessly create and be inspired. 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. […]

Tape Quarantine: Galaxie 500

25 May, 2020

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. In this edition, he stumbles upon a classic shoegaze favorite.   After a week of rain should be a week of sunshine, but the skies […]

THANK YOU FUND DRIVE 2020 BUSINESS DONORS!!!

12 May, 2020

at the station / blog / fund drive

As local businesses in Santa Barbara are slowly reopening, KCSB-FM would like to take this moment to give a massive thank you to our Fund Drive 2020 business donors! As a non-profit, student-led multimedia organization, we rely greatly on donor support to help with programming, events, and operations. Thank you […]

Tape Quarantine: Soccer Mommy’s Color Theory

05 May, 2020

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. Here’s his take on the latest Soccer Mommy album: color theory.   It rained last week to a degree that even the family iris flower could not ignore, […]

Mickey Flacks: Rest In Power

01 May, 2020

KCSB remembers Miriam “Mickey” Flacks with a special interview broadcast today at 5PM on 91.9 FM and streaming at kcsb.org. Mickey Flacks, a longtime Santa Barbara resident, was a community activist, fair housing advocate, wife, mother, and research biologist. She passed away in April at the age of 80. As a […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZERO! from UR ExComm

24 Apr, 2020

today is a beautiful day cuz our lovely general manager, Zero was born today!!! we all miss being around u and r gr8ful to have as gr8 as a leader as u!!! love, ur excomm “for zero: happy birthday zero!!! you do such a great job at the station and […]

KCSB Sports Jim Nantz Award Reels

23 Apr, 2020

Throughout this year, KCSB Sports has touted itself as “The home of UC Santa Barbara athletics, and the place where players can be themselves.” Our broadcasters work diligently to cover all 19 Division I athletics programs at UCSB while each broadcaster concurrently grows and sharpens their skills behind the mic. […]