KCSB 91.9 fm will hold its annual fund drive from November 6th–15th, filling the airwaves with its usual mix of independent music, public affairs, and sports programming, while letting listeners know how they can support the only non-commercial, community radio station based in Santa Barbara County. KCSB 91.9 FM is known as one of the best student-run stations in the country, and this year is especially significant as it marks KCSB’s 45th anniversary of programming.

KCSB’s accomplishments during this past year include presenting a live broadcast of President Clinton and Paul Orfalea’s recent sold-out event at the Arlington Theater, a lecture by “Democracy Now!” host Amy Goodman, the refurbishing of two more production studios at the station, and the revamping of our official website, in addition to our usual sponsorship of events in the Santa Barbara area, ranging from UCSB Arts and Lectures films to appearances by such artists as Lila Downs, the RZA, and The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower. Looking ahead, a 45th Anniversary Alumni Reunion is also in the works for the spring of 2007.

About the Fund Drive (Nov. 6-15th): For a minimum of $20 (students) or $45 (non-students), donors can claim gift certificates, books, CDs, videos, event tickets, KCSB t-shirts, and more as thank-you gifts for their support. Supporters can also donate online at http://www.kcsb-fm.dreamhosters.com/ (but are not entitled to thank-you gifts for those contributions). From Nov. 6th-15th, listeners will primarily be calling KCSB’s fund drive hotline, (805) 893-2424.

About KCSB: KCSB offers a wide range of sounds and perspectives from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The station gives year-round media training to individuals and groups who would not otherwise have access to radio resources. Students and community members learn to work as radio professionals in music, news, and public affairs. KCSB also runs popular shows such as “Democracy Now!” “Free Speech Radio News,” and “Alternative Radio,” among many others.