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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

KERO KERO BONITO x KCSB Interview!!!

03 Jul, 2021

blog / interviews / music

KCSB’s Finnegan Smith sat down with the genre-bending trio known as Kero Kero Bonito to discuss the band’s musical influences, exciting creative visions, and more. Read the interview below!   Finnegan: The past year and a half has been a roller coaster for everyone. How did the pandemic and the […]

BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD X KCSB INTERVIEW

21 Jun, 2021

blog / interviews

KCSB’S External Music Director Finnegan Smith sat down with emerging English experimental rock band Black Country, New Road. Read and/or watch on to hear about Black Country, New Road’s artistic journey thus far and where they’re headed from here on out. Finnegan: Most members of Black Country, New Road attended […]

DIRTY BIRD x KCSB INTERVIEW

18 May, 2021

blog / interviews

KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour sat down with innovative multidisciplinary artist and house producer Dirty Bird to discuss his artistic journey, important vision, and more. Catch a live DJ performance with Dirty Bird hosted by KCSB & KZSC on Saturday, May 22nd at 8 PM streaming live via Zoom and […]

KCSB & KZSC PRESENT: DIRTY BIRD

15 May, 2021

blog / events

91.9 KCSB-FM & 88.1 KZSC are excited present to you: DIRTY BIRD! Join us Saturday, May 22nd at 8 PM for a dynamic virtual performance by up-and coming multimedia artist, DJ, and Afrofuturistic house producer Dirty Bird. This event is free, but will be raising funds for Black Girls Code, […]

KCSB SPRING 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE!

14 May, 2021

blog / music

Check out this quarter’s programming schedule and some upcoming KCSB events in our Spring 2021 Program Guide HERE! The Spring 2021 schedule will be in effect until June 21st at 6 AM. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s […]

KCSB is Up for Reaffirmation!

16 Apr, 2021

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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 […]

KCSB-FM IS HIRING!

14 Apr, 2021

at the station

KCSB-FM 91.9, the community radio station located on the UCSB campus, is hiring student staff for our 2020-2021 Executive Committee. There are currently 16 paid student leadership positions open for applications. KCSB is managed by a student-led Executive Committee, comprised of 17 positions which divide the numerous responsibilities required to […]

INDIGO DE SOUZA X KCSB INTERVIEW

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 […]

KCSB-FM PRESENTS: INDIGO DE SOUZA

26 Mar, 2021

blog / events

KCSB-FM 91.9 is excited to invite music lovers all around to an upcoming virtual, live performance by up-and-coming artist Indigo De Souza! JOIN US VIA THE LINK BELOW! https://youtu.be/y2FQztxTAEg On Thursday, April 1st at 8 PM, Indigo De Souza will be performing songs on her guitar from her historic home in […]