City’s Jazz88.3 to get more power

Jamila Mosi

By Jamila Mosi
City Times

What would flipping through the radio be if you didn’t listen to some smoother music? What better station to listen to than one from your very own school?

After a 12-year application process with the Federal Communications Commission, City College’s radio station, 88.3 FM, KSDS, has been given permission to increase its power by the end of March.

Congresswoman Susan Davis and Congressman Bob Filner were instrumental in obtaining the increased wattage, allowing the station to boost the signal from its own broadcasting tower located at Mesa College.

The 55-year-old station began its jazz format in 1973, and in 1985 became San Diego’s only full-time jazz station.

KSDS plays lots of notable selections anywhere from Miles Davis to Ray Charles, and even Gladys Knight. They promote classes for City College and broadcast announcements to upcoming Jazz events such as a Jazz party called “The Best Party of the Year” Feb. 23-35.

You can make reservations now by becoming a Jazz 88 member either online at, or by listening into the radio station. You may even be able to win some free tickets.