DJ Host Dick Flacks writes:
KCSB, Santa Barbara’s campus/community free radio voice, is now in its annual membership/fundraising mode. As usual, I’m hoping you’ll make a contribution and I’m offering cd’s of several of the most requested recent Culture of Protest programs as thanks.
KCSB has been at 91.9 on the dial for 51 years, broadcasting 24/7. Its programming is as diverse, freewheeling and non-corporate as anything you’ll hear anywhere in the US. And virtually all of the work is done by scores of student and community volunteers. I’ve been doing my weekly show, Culture of Protest, at KCSB for more than 32 years. Doing this has been really rewarding for me—and one of the many pleasures is to get support from listeners and friends when we do the asking.
You can make a pledge by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, address, phone and donation amount. The basic membership levels are $25 for UCSB students and $50 for non-students. For a basic pledge, you can request one of the following cd’s of a recent show (and there is material on each of these that you will not easily find anywhere else!)
Songs for Isla Vista: Just after the horrific mass murder in Isla Vista last May, we put together a program of songs evoked by these events and by the intense discussion in the community in the aftermath—songs about school shootings, about masculine identity and violence, about guns and about community.
Free Speech Movement @ 50: On the 50 th anniversary of the famous blockage of the police car at the gates of UC Berkeley, a program featuring rare recordings of speeches made on top of the car that helped launch the mass student protests of the sixties. And we hear in its entirety Mario Savio’s famous speech that culminated the weeks of campus protests that fall—plus appropriate music.
Struggles for justice past and present: In late August, a few days after Michael Brown’s was buried in Fergusson, songs evoked by his killing began to be sung. We hear some of these and other recent songs about police shootings of black youth, and connect that event to the anniversaries of the lynching of Emmet Till, the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, and the passage of women’s suffrage.
Leftwing songs for D-Day: On the 70th anniversary of D-Day we did a program featuring a wide sampling of songs by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Paul Robeson and other left performers aimed at mobilizing support for the war effort against fascism. The songs evoke that time—and the hopes as well as fears that spurred the leftwing enthusiasm for the war effort.
You can have 2 of the above for a $75 donation, 4 for $100. Please include your name, address, phone, pledge request.
OR– call me when Culture of Protest is on the air: 6-7 pm PST Thursday 11/13 and 11/20 (I’ll be pitching twice during the fund drive).
KCSB Request/Donation line: 805-893-2424