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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, January 16...

  • G.T. Hogan (Drums and Percussion) was born in Galveston, TX, 1929–2004.
  • Aldo Romano (Drums and Percussion) was born in Bulluno, Italy in 1941.
  • Irving Mills (Publisher) was born in New YorkCity, 1884–1985.
  • John Robichaux (Drums and Percussion) was born in Thibodaux, LA, 1886–1939.
  • Spike Robinson (Saxophone) was born in Kenosha, WI , 1930–2001.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Jazz is performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 1938. It featured Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson and other surprise guests.
  • In 1941, Cab Calloway featured bassist Milt Hinton on "Ebony Silhouette".
  • On a sad note, Pianist Gene Harris died in 2000, in Boise, Idaho. He was 66.

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

KSDS Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

KSDS Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. believed that Jazz was the soundtrack to the Civil Rights era. He loved Jazz and appreciated its cultural significance and its connection to his dream. Tune in to KSDS-FM and Jazz88.org This Monday at 7AM (Pacific) to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Music related to the civil rights movement will be heard all day- Max Roach's "Freedom Now, We Insist," Oliver Nelson's "Black, Brown and Beautiful" and Sonny Rollins' "Freedom Suite," to name a few as well as commentary from San Diego resident and Jazz Legend, Charles McPherson. There will also be historical vignettes. This special day coincides with KSDS's return to live broadcasting since March of 2020 as the weekly Daytime M-F hosts return LIVE in our first phase of live broadcasting (M-F/7AM-3PM). That's right, KSDS is back to live broadcasting beginning this Monday, 7AM Pacific.
 

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21

Camarada is announcing its 26th season for 2020/21 and they are calling it "Unstoppable." The series runs through May 15th, 2021. The next performance, "Gold Rush," happens this Saturday, January 16th (In-Person) and on Friday, January 22nd (Stream) . The entire concert series will have limited in-person concert attendance as well as LiveStream programming. Here is Camarada's link for more information on the concert line-up, in-person ticket information and LiveStream options.

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act AND it is truly one of the only revenue sources we have now during the COVID-19 pandemic! Also, you may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably be grateful and appreciative! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Plus, we now have a new referral system called 'Miles to the Dial.' Simply mention the person who referred you to the program and if you donate a vehicle he/she will get a KSDS membership (or a 1 year extension) plus a jazzy gift. Who knows, maybe one day that person will be you?! Click here for details! 

Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Another way to join KSDS San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is with the listening stream. There's our fairly new KSDS APP. Please search 'KSDS' in your respective Google or Apple store.You can also  bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Going social you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and there we are on YouTube

KSDS Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSDS Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSDS is ensuring the safety of our hosts and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will still be broadcasting quality Straight-Ahead Jazz 24/7. We can be reached via our normal e-mail addresses although the staff will not be on the City College campus- Click here for our contact form. As a result of this pandemic and for the safety of our staff and volunteers we had to cancel our Spring Membership Drive.We are hopeful you can make a pledge of support during this difficult time as it will be the only revenue KSDS takes in for a while. We understand times are tough and we surely do appreciate anything you can do. Please adhere to the safety standards set out by the CDC.  

Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here

Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Until further notice all Jazz at the Handlery performances on Sundays (950 Lounge) are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.

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