Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Join the usual Wiki Wiki Wednesday Wonderland as we welcome author David Davis, promoting his new book about one of Wiki Wiki's favorite subjects; the globetrotting, record making and breaking Duke Kahanamoku. Duke Kahanamoku defined the idea of "Waterman" ~…

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September 2nd, 1838, Birthday of Lili’uokalani

On Wiki Wiki Wednesday, a musical tribute to the music and songs of Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands, we celebrate the birth of Queen Lili'uokalani. Lili'uokalani ascended to the throne January 29th, 1891, after the death of her brother, King David Kalakaua, known as the Merrie Monarch, for his revival of the hula, surfing and other Hawaiian arts.  Queen Lili'uokalani was an accomplished author, composer and musician. She composed "Aloha 'Oe," or "Farewell to Thee," a popular lover's goodbye, which later became imbued with mourning for the loss of her country after the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. We keep the Queen and Hawaiian Kingdom in heart, in part through the music.
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Mele’uhane Wednesday July 29th

  Keikilani and Leokani Lindsey come to California - and Santa Cruz - next "Wiki Wiki" Wednesday.  Keikilani is the father and Leokani the son in this family duo from Kona, on Hawai'i Island, also known as The Big Island.…

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Hip Hop Charts June 30, 2015

Top 10: 1 THUNDERCAT - The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam (Ninja Tune) 2 MYKA 9 AND FACTOR - Famous Future Time Travel (Urbnet) 3 GYASI ROSS - Isskootsik (Cabin Games) 4 DEATH GRIPS - The Powers That B. (Harvest) 5…

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Hip Hop Charts June 23, 2015

Top 10: 1 ALCHEMIST AND OH NO - Welcome To Los Santos (Mass Appeal) 2 GYASI ROSS - Isskootsik (Cabin Games) 3 ODDISEE - The Good Fight (Mello) 4 MAIN ATTRAKIONZ - "Ain't No Other Way"  (Vapor) 5 MYKA 9…

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Hip-Hop Charts – June 15, 2015

Top 10: 1 KNXWLEDGE - Hud Dreems (Stones Throw) 2 ODDISEE - The Good Fight (Mello) 3 MYKA 9 AND FACTOR - Famous Future Time Travel (Urbnet) 4 ALCHEMIST AND OH NO - Welcome To Los Santos (Mass Appeal) 5…

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KZSC at Shaky Knees!

It’s been a little over a week since Shaky Knees has come to an end so it’s time to look back at all the great bands that played in the humble city of Hotlanta. I flew across country to check…

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KZSC Show Reviews: Mikal Cronin

The notion that Monday’s are destined to terminally suck, no matter what you do, can be quickly unraveled by a mad, impulsive dash up the Highway in search of adventure and rad tunes. Luckily for me, a surprise stop by…

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KZSC Album Reviews: Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

Ceremony, the very well celebrated punk band of Northern California (Rohnert Park to be specific) has put out their fifth studio album “The L-Shaped Man” on Matador Records. I must say, I was really impressed by this album especially in relation to how much of a departure “The L-Shaped Man” seems from their previous album “Zoo”.

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Willie K. at Moe’s Alley May 21

As powerful and as unpredictable as an exploding volcano, Willie K pours his musical prowess over Santa Cruz on Thursday May 21st. Moe's Alley will be the dancing party point Thursday, May 21st, as Willie K brings his diverse musical interests to the stage.  Willie K knows his blues, as well as reggae-influenced tunes.  Rockers gonna rock, jazz fans will be entertained, as Willie K can play "any kine" ~ with virtuoso status on guitar, ukulele and bass, he can even voice operatic Italian arias !
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Programmer of the Month: Jacob Block (Brickfrog)

Jacob Block, known on-air as “Brickfrog” has been tearing up the airwaves of Santa Cruz for four whole years. Since his radio debut in May of 2011, Jacob has programmed over 200 shows on KZSC. Jacob’s older brother, who programmed…

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