Sports Director: Arthur Wilkie
LIVE broadcasts: Link 1 | Link 2 | Broadcast Schedule
About KCSB Sports
KCSB Sports is a part of the noncommercial community radio station KCSB-FM 91.9 in Santa Barbara, California, broadcasting live under Storke Tower on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. KCSB Sports aims to give students opportunities to cover athletic events on campus or in the community, giving them valuable experience in areas such as interviewing, writing scripts, and play-by-play broadcasting. The department also has a specific focus on professional development, hosting resume workshops, group demo critique and feedback, and inviting alumni or local figures that have had successful careers in the sports media world to speak.
KCSB Sports’ coverage follows Santa Barbara’s teams as far as they go, having traveled to New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Utah, Hawaii, Ohio, and Virginia in recent years, even following the UCSB women’s basketball team to its NCAA Tournament match at the University of Virginia and the men’s soccer team to Columbus, OH for their Sweet Sixteen matchup in pursuit of the College Cup.
KCSB Sports is generously supported by the Ted Deixler Memorial Endowment Fund.
Our Mission Statement
The purpose of the sports department within KCSB is to provide non-commercial, alternative sports programming through live coverage harmonious with the station purpose and policies. KCSB Sports also aims to provide training for skills in sports reporting, play-by-play and color commentary, and discussion of alternative topics, as well as technical training for remote broadcasts using state-of-the-art equipment, engineering, audio/video recording and editing, and social media content management. KCSB Sports provides opportunities for students and community members to become involved in sports radio broadcasting in a fun, educational, team-oriented environment.
The Gaucho Sports Spot, our tri-weekly show featuring sports updates, discussions, features, and player/coach interviews, airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon during the UCSB fall, winter, and spring quarters. The Monday and Friday editions run from 5:30-5:45pm, while the Wednesday edition begins at 5:30pm and ends at 6pm. Live game broadcasts can be tuned into via the links at the top of the page. Check the composite broadcast schedule for more information on what games KCSB Sports is broadcasting.
Interested in sports radio or broadcasting? Love sports and want to be even closer to the action? There’s no better place to learn the ins and outs of the necessities like show production and proper play-by-play technique and the often overlooked aspects of building your own brand and networking. KCSB Sports is a welcoming, hands-on environment to develop your skills behind the mic and on camera. The sports staff serves as a close-knit community of sports fanatics that create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere, but also one with which ideas and critiques are shared to make each other the best broadcasters possible.
If you’d like to join, either shoot an email to the Sports Director Arthur Wilkie at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend one of our weekly meetings during the school year on Wednesdays at 6 PM under Storke Tower on the UCSB campus! There is no experience necessary, only a love and enthusiasm for sports and a willingness to learn and improve. We will teach you everything you need to know!
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