City’s Jazz88.3 to get more power

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.

Donate to City Times

Your donation will support the student journalists of San Diego City College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment, cover the cost of training and travel to conferences, and fund student scholarships. Credit card donations are not tax deductible. Instead, those donations must be made by check. Please contact adviser Nicole Vargas for more information at [email protected].

More to Discover
Donate to City Times

Activate Search
The news site of San Diego City College
City’s Jazz88.3 to get more power