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KCSB-FM WINTER 2021 ORIENTATION

08 Jan, 2021

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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 […]

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 […]

KCSB’S HOLIDAY HOTLINE

24 Nov, 2020

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KCSB wants to hear what you’re greatful for! We invite you to celebrate the holidays with us by calling into our voicemail line at (805) 253-3091 and leave us a message to be played on the air. Just include your name, where you’re calling from, and something you’re thankful for […]

Checking in With Aural Canyon

16 Nov, 2020

blog / interviews

The private press labels on Bandcamp continue to surprise me at every turn. One reddit comment about my Indonesian tape haul turned into a quick recommendation for Aural Canyon. Now, I’m a fiend for new age ambience and various transient noise bursts. If you are as well, Aural Canyon has […]

PSA: KCSB Sponsors CWC’s Upcoming Drive-In Double Feature

12 Nov, 2020

blog / PSA's

What follows is a transcription of a recent PSA airing on KCSB-FM for an upcoming double-feature at the West Wind Drive-In, presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center as part of their Subversives film series. On Thursday, November 19th, UCSB’s Carsey-Wolf Center and the Pollock Theater present a throwback evening of cult […]

A HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST FROM KCSB-FM

31 Oct, 2020

blog / playlists

Happy halloween, ghouls and fools! This Halloween, your Music Directors here at KCSB (Yousef & Finnegan) have decided to give you a bag of treats in the form of a *spooky* HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST! In this eclectic mix of songs, prepare to entrance yourself with sounds that are sure to strike you with sheer […]

KCSB Artists Playlist Series Presents: Ntu

28 Oct, 2020

blog / playlists

In this installment of KCSB’s Artists Playlist Series, the New York-based artist, Ntu, curates a playlist that channels the idea of “the happening”: the feeling that music was recorded in a real place and time, as opposed to a vacuum. Photo Credit: Saint A About Ntu: Sultry vocals, sputtering beats, […]

DJ Bios

26 Oct, 2020

at the station / DJ Posts

meet our djs! Alfred | The Creek Walk The Creek Walk is a collection of classical and folk music that depicts themes of the natural world either through lyrics, title, instrumentation and more. I am a student in the Music Department at UCSB and like to use this show to […]

KCSB FALL 2020 PROGRAM GUIDE

22 Oct, 2020

blog / music

Check out our new programming schedule and some spooky graphics in our new Fall 2020 Program Guide here! The Fall 2020 schedule will be in effect until Monday, January 11th, 2021. Note that for optimal viewing of the weekly schedule, you can download this PDF and in your computer’s  preview application […]

KCSB-FM PRESENTS: JASPER LOTTI

20 Oct, 2020

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KCSB-FM is excited to present to you a special livestream performance with singer-songwriter-producer: 𝕵𝖆𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖗 𝕷𝖔𝖙𝖙𝖎! Lotti’s innovative style of dyspop (dystopian pop) will transcend you through a visually and sonically beautiful experience. Step into the future and immerse yourself in Jasper Lotti’s world on October 29th at 7:30 PM, via […]

KCSB Artists Playlist Series Presents: Alms

13 Oct, 2020

blog / playlists

In the first installment of KCSB’s Artists Playlist Series, we present a playlist curated by the Los Angeles-based band Alms! About Alms: Alms was started in 2017 by Roman Zangari as a recording outlet for songs he had written while attending college in Santa Cruz. It grew from a solo-project […]

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, […]

KCSB-FM PRESENTS OUR 2020 T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

28 Sep, 2020

blog / events

It’s here…. our annual T-Shirt Design contest! Go wild with your imagination on these. We welcome all creativity, just make sure your design includes “kcsb-fm” & “www.kcsb.org.” There’s a big ol’ cash prize of $250, so get to it! Just email your designs* to gm@kcsb.org by November 13th. We can’t wait […]

KCSB-FM FALL 2020 ORIENTATION

25 Sep, 2020

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Curious about KCSB-FM? Interested in getting involved with us? Join us for our Fall 2020 Orientation on Monday, October 12th, at 5:30 PM! This Zoom event will fill you in on how many ways there are to get involved, including KJUC, an 8 week long program where you’ll learn how to start […]

SAFIYAHH_ ON KCSB-FM

21 Sep, 2020

blog / DJ Posts / music

  This Tuesday, DJ and Producer, Safiyahh_ will be featured on KCSB from 3-4pm. Safiyahh_ produces a one hour mix for the show “Cathexis”, hosted by Zero. In the second hour of the show, Zero will be including a special mix made for this episode.   Safiyahh_, from Denver Colorado, […]

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 […]