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24 Jan, 2020


    ★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★·.·´¯`·.·★ Greetings, Earthlings! The KCSB FUND DRIVE makes its annual orbit around Planet Earth on 2/19/2020 at 06:00 hours! It’ll be making some noise for a solid 10 days, so don’t miss your opportunity to tune in for special signals from the cosmos! Hear it at 91.9 on […]

Wane Lietoc’s 12 Albums of the Year

04 Jan, 2020

music / music reviews

Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! I’m stubborn about music, generally. It seems odd to think about it like that, because I spent much time interrogating at least 150 albums this year. Back catalogs from discogs and album […]

So long, 2019

26 Dec, 2019

at the station

    ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ ❅ ❆ Dear Radio Friends and Supporters: Greetings of the Season! We’d like to thank all of you for being a continuous supporter of student-run college radio KCSB-FM over the years – THANK YOU! Your generous donations have […]


03 Dec, 2019


KCSB 91.9 FM is your campus and community radio station and we want to meet you at our next recruitment meeting for new programmers, news and sports reporters, and behind-the-scenes volunteers! Our WINTER Orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 7th at 6pm, here at the KCSB Courtyard (under Storke […]


08 Nov, 2019

KCSB wants to give the biggest *hugs* to everyone who came out to the Peek-A-Boo! Bash last Wednesday! Here are a few photos taken by our Publications Coordinator, Kiyomi Morrison. Thanks Kiyomi!!!!! KCSB News Director, Riley Esguerra, dressed up as Ryuk from Death Note. CAM GIRL + KCSB Harley Quinn […]

KCSB-FM Presents: Eyedress, Satchy, and Apollo Soul

04 Nov, 2019

at the station / blog / events / music

KCSB-FM Presents: Eyedress, Satchy, and Apollo Soul at the KCSB Courtyard! Apollo Soul (Los Angeles) After recently completing a tour as the supporting band for Bane’s World, Apollo Soul returns again toSanta Barbara! Apollo Soul consists of members: Jack Bastian (keyboards), Matt Saunders (guitar), Cole Brossus (bass), and Ellington Peet […]

KCSB-FM Involvement: Volunteer with Us!

28 Oct, 2019

Hello! Do you want to volunteer at KCSB but have no idea how to get involved?  Keep reading to find out information regarding different departments you can volunteer in at KCSB!    Promotions  KCSB-FM’s Promotions Department is currently run by the Promotions Director and Digital Media Coordinator. KCSB Promotions is […]

The Black Lips @ SOhO Restaraunt & Music Venue

03 Sep, 2019

blog / events

The Black Lips with Blue Rose Rounders Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at SOhO Restaurant & Music Venue DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM // AGES 21+ Tickets on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 AM PST presented by We The Beat + Smart Alec Presents & KCSB-FM 91.9 in […]

22 Aug, 2019

at the station / blog / events

  KCSB 91.9 FM is your campus and community radio station and we want to meet you at our next recruitment meeting for new programmers, news and sports reporters, and behind-the-scenes volunteers! Our Summer Orientation for Session B will be held on October 1st at 6pm, in the Flying A […]

KCSB-T Shirt Design Contest 2019-2020

22 Aug, 2019

at the station / blog / events

KCSB-FM 91.9 invites you to participate in our annual T-shirt design contest for the 2019-20 school year! Think about concepts that encompass KCSB as a whole (not just specific genres): our programming, activities, and an overarching sense of noncommercial, independent, alternative, community and college-oriented radio. A jury of KCSB’s student […]

Biko Garage Benefit Show

31 Jul, 2019

blog / events / music

On August 11th, @theywept is holding a benefit for Biko Garage in Los Angeles! The event starts at 9pm and includes performances by Zah, Kohinoorgasm, Münki, and Hoddy, the Young Jedi. DJ sets will be by: Grotessk, Jellybebe & KCSB’s very own DJ, Zero*. The event is $10, although nobody […]

Skunk Ape, mvrmvr, Held, Lanayah @ Biko Garage

31 Jul, 2019

blog / events

On August 24th, Biko Garage Presents: Skun Ape, mvrmvr, Held, and Lanayah. The event begins at 8pm. Please bring donations for the artists. Skunk Ape (seattle, washington) https://skunk-ape.bandcamp.com mvrmvr https://mvrmvr805.bandcamp.com Held (thousand oaks) https://held92.bandcamp.com/releases Lanayah (santa barbara) https://lanayah.bandcamp.com/

Twin Schism, Contact, Share, Sustains @ Biko Garage

31 Jul, 2019

blog / events

On August 9th, Biko Garage Presents: Twin Schism, Contact, Share, and Sustains,The event begins at 9pm and costs $5 although nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Twin Schism (simi valley) https://twinschism.bandcamp.com/releases [CON•TACT] (san diego) https://contactsd.bandcamp.com Sustains (moorpark) https://sustains.bandcamp.com/ Share (santa barbara) https://followshare.bandcamp.com/  

Rudy De Anda, Valley Wolf, and Goldy @Biko Garage

23 May, 2019

blog / events

    On Sunday, May 26th,  Biko Garage is hosting Rudy De Anda, Valley Wolf, and Goldy at 4p! Rudy De Anda (long beach) https://porchpartyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ostranenie Valley Wolf (modesto) https://valleywolf.bandcamp.com/releases Goldy (santa barbara)   $5-10 donation suggested all ages

KCSB Class of 2019

20 May, 2019

at the station

Cheers to the class of 2019! We asked our graduating DJs to reflect on their time here at KCSB-FM and to share some of their favorite memories from around the station. Congrats y’all, we’ll miss ya!   Julia Madden-Fulk Julia’s show is called “She’s Lost Control!” and highlights female-identifying musicians, […]

KCSB-FM Spring Quarter Open Mic

15 May, 2019

blog / events

KCSB is hosting another OPEN MIC NIGHT! Music, stand-up, and a chance to share your talents under the influence of pizza or whatever your age allows. Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6PM-9PM @ Rockfire Grill All talent welcome: spoken word, music performance, comedy, etc. To reserve a slot, email promotion@kcsb.org We […]

Show Review: Big Thief at the Fonda Theater on 5/3/19

03 May, 2019

show reviews

On May 2nd, four-piece indie-rock band Big Thief headlined The Fonda theater the night before the release of U.F.O.F., their third full-length album. Singer-songwriter Victoria Williams opened the show with a performance that was unarguably quirky, charming, and wholesome. As her band left the stage for her last song – […]

KCSB-FM Presents: Oshun, Jaji Preme & Jupiter Black

30 Apr, 2019

blog / events

KCSB-FM Presents: OSHUN, Jaji Preme, Jupiter Black Fri., May 10th 6pm The KCSB Courtyard (look for Storke Tower on the UCSB Campus) Oshun (New York) Oshun is an Independent Hip-Hop/Soul duo; they are the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Niambi and Thandiwe write about knowing your history, current events, and their […]