Guide to the KZSC Santa Cruz records

Luisa Haddad, Kate Dundon
University of California, Santa Cruz
August 26, 2013
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064
speccoll@library.ucsc.edu


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.)

Box 1 , Folder 1-5

Program Guides 1974-2000, 2010

Box 1, Folder 6

Promotional materials 1974-1992

Box 1, Folder 7

Articles 1968-1998

Box 1, Folder 8

Draft articles for Program guides 1990s

Box 1, Folder 9

Letters written to campus administrators in support of funding for KZSC 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 10

Handbook- draft 1997

 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 1

Contact sheets undated

Box 2, Folder 2-3

Negatives undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Black and white unidentified photos 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder 5

Transmission tower construction 1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Polaroids undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Radio station- interior 1980

Box 2, Folder 8

DJs at work 1985-1998

Box 2, Folder 9

Campus landscape undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Events (possibly covered by KZSC) undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Sound booth undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Station- interior undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Personnel undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Socializing (possibly outside KZSC) undated

Box 2, Folder 15

Protest (possibly covered by KZSC) undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Man on Pacific Garden Mall undated

Drawer B-19

Topographic maps showing broadcast signal strength

Drawer D-8

Oversize flyers and posters 1972-1984

Box 3-5

Accession 2022.022 Addition to KZSC records circa 1967-2016

Physical Description: 3.75 Linear Feet3 cartons
Physical Description: 0.684 GB173 digital files

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.

Scope and Contents

Administrative files including media council minutes and memos, information on transmitter, information on power increases, correspondence, KZSC constitution, listener letters, budgets, staff lists, KZSC/UC relations files, KZSC task force files, 1998 KQED takeover information, UC Radio Network files. Also includes old licenses, broadcast course materials, station handbooks, program guides (1990s-2016), zines, and photographs. Includes two CDs of digital photographs.

Processing Information

This addition is minimally processed. Digital files were received on two CDs. Files were copied off physical media in 2022. Duplicate files were not retained. Files were not reformatted, and file names are original to the creator. Original disks were retained and are included in the collection.