Wednesday, November 25, 2009

KCSB-FM History

Colin Marshall has been writing a series of articles on "the history and modern times of KCSB 91.9FM," at the Santa Barbara INDEPENDENT:

The Santa Barbara Independent KCSBeat

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DBOA Radio Series 09

Chapter 9 continues in January 1970, in the heat of the Bill Allen demonstrations on the Santa Barbara campus of the University of California:

In this episode:
  • January 29, 1970
  • Bill Allen at the demonstrations in front of the Admin Building: "Woodstock Nation People"
  • 7,776 signatures calling for an open hearing into the Bill Allen case
  • "Power to the People"
  • Oil companies
  • Wharf-in
  • Dean Evans Bullhorn Incident
  • KCSB-FM in-field reporting
  • Greg Knell recaps the student side of the Dean Evans Bullhorn Incident
  • Santana: "Go out and make it better"
  • Off-campus police called in
  • January 30, 1970
  • KCSB in-field reporting - Maxine Cass and Pete Coza
  • Dylan: "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"
  • Outro
  • Iron Butterfly: "Soul Experience"

Additional Music:
  • Moody Blues: "Om"
  • Iron Butterfly: "In The Time of Our Lives"
  • Yardbirds: "Shapes of Things to Come"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DBOA Radio Series 08

Chapter 8 (0:65:10) takes us back to January 1970. Listen with headphones...

(Bill Allen demonstrations infront of "The Ad Building")

In this episode:
  • Bill Allen Demonstrations
  • KCSB-FM in-field reporting ( Greg Sprankling )
  • Geoff Wallace interview: chronology of beginning 1970
  • Arrests of Black Activists (Banks and Gardner)
  • First annual observance of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969
  • "Desiderata" goof
  • National vs. Local issues
  • Mick Kronman - "Join The Conspiracy"
  • Polls, surveys
  • Bill Allen: violence towards people vs. things
  • Becca Wilson interview

Music featured:
  • Fleetwood Mac: "Oh, Well" and "Searching For Madge"
  • Jefferson Airplane: "Volunteers"
  • Mothers of Invention: "It Can't Happen Here"
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service: "Gold and Silver"
  • Electric Flag


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

DBOA Radio Series 07

Chapter 7 (0:55:56) takes place Winter 1969/1970.

Subjects covered:
  • Geoff Wallace interview: student activist groups
  • Greg Knell interview
  • ASIA
  • Chicago 8 Trial
  • Drug arrests, laws
  • Marijuana
  • Bill Allen Case
  • John Maybury: "B of A: A Piggy Bank"
  • 7,776 signatures
  • Call for open hearing into the Bill Allen Case
  • "... no more bureaucratic tricks"
  • KCSB in-field reporting
  • Beginning of the Bill Allen Demonstations at UCSB

Notable musical excerpts:
  • Firesign Theatre
  • Joe Cocker: "With A Little Help From My Friends"
  • Beatles: "With A Little Help From My Friends"
  • Love: "Signed D.C.