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Newport Jazz Festival 2023 Recap

18 Aug, 2023

blog / conversation / life / music

Words By Lekha Sapers   The 2023 Newport Jazz Festival, in its third iteration post-covid, was a smashing success. Of course, with lineups boasting the likes of Jon Batiste, Branford Marsalis, and Diana Krall, the musical prowess was oozing from every single stage. As a core tenet of working at […]

I.V. Bands Left With No Practice Space

18 May, 2023

blog / conversation / life / music

words by Marion Suchowiecky (KCSB External Music Director 22-23′)   On any given weekday, students biking into campus through the Pardall tunnel might hear bands running through tunes atop what has become a beloved and invaluable practice space for Isla Vista (I.V.) musicians—UCSB’s Lot 22 parking lot. On Wednesday, May […]

Update (11/10/21): Important KCSB-FM 91.9 Signal Reception Survey

05 Nov, 2021

life / music

To All Ventura County Friends of KCSB-FM: KCSB, the college & community radio station based at UC Santa Barbara, is reaching out today to ask if you are experiencing any trouble, of late, receiving KCSB’s signal at 91.9 FM in the Ventura / Oxnard / Camarillo area? If so, we would like to […]


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 […]


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 […]