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What is Fund Drive?

During the 10 days of KCSB’s Annual Fund Drive, we broadcast special programs in the hopes of gaining listener support and contributions. KCSB receives no state funding. Money donated during Fund Drive is necessary to fund day to day station operations as well as putting on events, workshops, & more in the local community.


How You Can Help!

At all times between 6am and 12am from Wed. 2/20 –  Fri. 3/1, volunteer “phone bankers” will be ready to take your donations over the telephone at (805)-893-2424. You can also donate online at any time by using the buttons above!

Give Back and We’ll Gift Back!

Tickets, albums, books, apparel, hand-made items and more will be available as thank you gifts to our donors. The minimum donation to qualify for a thank-you gift is $25 for students and $50 for non-students.

Some of the thank-you gifts available this year include:

– Event tickets such as Noname @ The Fremont Theater (SLO), Annie Leibovitz @ The Arlington etc..

– Over 300 different Vinyl, CDs, and tapes from artists such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Toro y MoiPalmJeff Rosenstock etc.. and labels such as Sub PopBurgerANTIMatador & more!

– Gift certificates to local businesses such as Woodstock’sSpudnutsSanta Barbara Museum of Natural HistorySanta Barbara Winery & more!

– KCSB Merch from this year and years past. T-Shirts, Mugs, Hats, Pint Glasses etc..

There will also be a grand-prize drawing with more substantial gifts from: the SB International Film Festival, The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, Sonos, El Capitan Canyon, and the Associated Students Bike Shop. Donate $100 to be automatically entered.

There will also be a special student drawing for another Sonos speaker! See our website or tune in for more info!

>>> View a Full List of This Year’s Thank-You Gifts! <<<

Note: Use the tabs at the bottom to navigate the different categories

FOR ONLINE DONATIONS: Write your thank-you gift in the “notes” section of your donation. We cannot guarantee that you’ll get that thank-you gift if you donate online. If the gift has already been claimed, we will reach out to you!


Come Say Hi!

We’re hosting a couple of events during Fund Drive. Stop by and say hi and make your Fund Drive donation in person!

Open Mic Night w/ IV Food Co-Op

Sat., Feb. 22nd @ 6PM


KCSB News Presents: Unnatural Disasters & Environmental Racism

Mon., Feb. 25th 5p – 8p

Yard Sale w/ IVTP

Wed., Feb. 27th 12p – 4p (stop by any time!)