June 11, 2009

Jazz Format In Trouble At KCSM?

KCSM Jazz 91 Logo (2009)KTVU (Channel 2) did a story this evening about venerable KCSM (91.1 FM) and its struggles to retain funding to keep its Jazz format on the air. (The video from Rita Williams' report is available on KTVU's website.)

The station will be holding a pair of benefit concerts at Yoshi's on Jack London Square in Oakland to help close the gap from its budget shortfall. The shows will take place at 8 PM and 10 PM on Tuesday, June 30.

In addition to its Jazz programming, KCSM and the College of San Mateo continues -- as it has for decades -- to develop an increasingly rare commodity: well-trained broadcasters.

More info about the benefit on the Yoshi's website.

The KCSM Jazz 91 website is at kcsm.org/jazz91.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is terrible news. KCSM 91.1 is a great jazz station and a SF Bay Area treasure. It would be a travesty to lose. I hope people dig down into their pockets to support it before it's too late.

June 12, 2009 9:29 AM  

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