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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • KZSC Santa Cruz radio station
  • Scope and Contents

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: KZSC Santa Cruz records
    Creator: KZSC (Radio station : Santa Cruz, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: UA.093
    Physical Description: 5.75 Linear Feet 3 cartons, 2 half cartons, 2 oversize folders
    Date (inclusive): 1967-2016
    Language of Material: English

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to digital files.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by the creators and their heirs. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.

    Preferred Citation

    KZSC Santa Cruz records. UA 93. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    First accrual assembled by Special Collections in 2013. Second accrual transferred from KZSC in 2022.

    KZSC Santa Cruz radio station

    According to KZSC's website, KZSC.org. KZSC began in 1967 as KRUZ in the basement of Stevenson College's dorm 2. In 1976 the station became KZSC and broadcast at 10 watts.
    1974 KRUZ becomes KZSC: FM station now broadcasting at 10 watts.
    1976 June: FCC application filed to increase wattage.
    1976 Sept: Full authority from FCC to construct new transmitting facilities granted.
    1980 June 14th: Power increased to 1,250 watts and moved into new campus location. Held new studio open house.
    1988 December: FCC Amends its unconstitutional ruling and allows stations "safe harbor" hours from midnight to 6 am.
    1989 April: KZSC holds its "Sweet 16″ Anniversary Party.
    1991 Spring: U.S Bombing of Iraq: KZSC covers downtown protest (live).
    1993: Budget update: KZSC's registration fee allocation cut from $68,000 to $30,000
    1993 June 13th: KZSC's 20th anniversary party held at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center
    1994: KZSC's 21st birthday party held Live Soup, a now-defunct Santa Cruz brewery.
    2002 July: KZSC upgrades its signal to 10,000 watts, allowing us to broadcast to listeners throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties.
    2002 Spring: The students of UCSC pass Measure IV to provide KZSC with a one-time funding boost to complete a major renovation, bringing us into the 21st century.
    2003 Winter: Renovation begins, starting with the Studio B Production Room. KZSC begins internationally accessible webstreaming.
    2003 Spring: KZSC's First Annual Spring Festivals featuring Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Coup (who still owe us $500), and Hella.
    2004 Winter: First live, play-by-play broadcast of a UCSC sports event on KZSC.
    2004 Spring: Spiffy new On-Air studio unveiled
    2004 Spring: KZSC's Second Annual Spring Festival featuring Andrew WK.
    2005 Winter: KZSC's News Studio is completed
    2005 Spring: KZSC's Third Annual Spring Festival featuring Ratatat and High on Fire.
    2007 Summer: KZSC finally upgrades its signal to 20,000 watts after months of technical difficulties.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection includes administrative records, handbooks, correspondence, program guides, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, photographs and other records documenting the UCSC radio station.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    College radio stations -- California -- Santa Cruz
    KZSC (Radio station : Santa Cruz, Calif.)