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KSDS Celebrates Black History Month 2021
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 29, 2021

February is Black History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining a light on The Bebop Era, 1945 to 1950. Join us every weekday to hear special audio vignettes that focuses on Bebop's notable legends and venues. If you contribute $100 or more at any point in February you will receive a special KSDS custom CD- "Live from the Royal Roost" sometimes referred to as The Metropolitan BOPera house. It features those aforementioned artists in rare broadcasts from 1948 and 1949. You can CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION.
 

KSDS is BACK TO LIVE Broadcasting!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 18, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we are back on the air live! For now, our Phase 1 live broadcasting will consist of Monday through Friday between the hours of 7AM to 3PM Pacific time. The hosts are Joe Kocherhans (7-9A). Gary Beck (9-11A). Claudia Russell (11A-1P) and Ron Dhanifu (1-3P). This is our first step to return to a 24/7 format. We look forward to adding more shows and hosts in the near future. Thank you for all your patience and support throughout 2020 and 2021. If you would like to help us stay financially sound we would truly appreciate your SUPPORT. 

KSDS Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: January 15, 2021

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.
 

San Diego Theatre- 2020
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 30, 2020

KSDS Resident Theater Critic Pat Launer has her annual end-of-the-year chat with Dave Drexler on "Inside Art"... Despite all the shutdowns, she managed to watch more than 200 theater performances. Hear her talk about 2020: The Best of Theater in the Worst of Years.
 

A Big Band New Years Eve Celebration-2020!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 28, 2020

KSDS/Jazz88.3 is kissing 2020 good-bye and ringing in the new year with the sounds of swingin' Big Bands! It's happening right now- "Big Bands Coast to Coast and Around the World!" It will be approximately 30 hours of classic Big Band music from greats like Dizzy, Basie and Ellington. You will also hear from Rob McConnell, Terry Gibbs, Gil Evans and so many more. While you are listening we hope you can make that last tax-deductible donation(s) to KSDS and make it count for 2020! DONATE NOW and become a first-time member, renew your membership, make an additional gift or make a donation in memory of a loved one. Many Thanks and Happy New Year!

Looking Forward to 2021 and Beyond!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 19, 2020

All the staff and hosts at KSDS want to thank so much for sticking with us this year. Your e-mails, phone messages and, of course, support has really lifted us up during these crazy times.We hope to see you in the new year and get back to some normalcy. We can't wait till we start having Jazz Live concerts again. We will let you know when that is possible. Speaking of which, if you have been a faithful attendee of our Jaz Live concert series or if you have never been we encourage you to look at these terrific JAZZ LIVE PHOTOS, taken by Larry Redman. He volunteers his talent and time and has become a true friend of the station. Thank you Larry and again, thank you for your support! Cheers to a better, and safer, New Year. Happy Holidays!

A Sinatra Birthday Celebration
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: December 8, 2020

KSDS is airing an exclusive Sinatra Birthday Celebration all weekend (It gegan this morning at 7AM, Part Two will beginSunday at 10AM) and it is a very special fundraising broadcast. It's an in-depth overview of Frank's career including all the classic recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise- plus, many extremely rare recordings including radio and live concert footage. There are interview segments as well and lots of surprises and Sinatra-related thank you gifts. You are not going to want to miss one minute of this very special fundraising broadcast. It's Sinatra's life and career told through music and stories. Tune in Now!

Sounds of the Season-2020!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: November 29, 2020

Happy Holidays! KSDS is now airing its annual 'Sounds of the Season' programming. This 36-hour block of holiday music (ending at Midnight on Christmas Day) is brought to you by KSDS and our good friends at California Coast Credit Union. Special thanks to Ken Borgers and David Grudt. CLICK HERE FOR THE PLAYLIST!

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 26, 2020

Camarada is announcing its 26th season for 2020/21 and they are calling it "Unstoppable." The next performance, called "Unstoppable," happens Sunday, March 28th at 6PM (In-Person at Bread & Salt) and on Friday, April 9th (LiveStream at 7PM) . The concert 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.

Mainly Mozart- Charles Mcpherson Concert
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: October 9, 2020

Live jazz is back! Experience an evening with the legendary Charles McPherson and his band at a socially distanced, drive-in concert. There will be special guest appearances by members of the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the largest gathering of concertmasters and principal players in North America. The concert is Sunday, October 18th at 7pm, only at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Click here for tickets and use promo code “jazz” for 20% off at checkout! Tickets are as low as $36 per carload.

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