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New KSDS Station Manager Ken Poston takes notes and fills out paperwork as he sits in his art-adorned office in the L building on Sept. 14, completing just one of many duties he has as the station’s new manager. Photo credit: Katherine Salindayao-White

New manager on the dial

Katherine Salindayao-White September 28, 2015

San Diego's KSDS FM Jazz 88.3 FM radio station at San Diego City College recently welcomed Ken Poston as the new general manager this fall. Poston, who grew up in Kansas, pursued his passion for music...

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Jazz 88.3 wins Station of the Year

Ricardo Soltero September 6, 2015

City College based radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 was named 2015 Station of the Year during the JazzWeek annual summit held in San Jose in August, according to a press release.The award, voted by JazzWeek...

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KSDS DJ Ron Dhanifu, on-air during his “Afternoon Jazz” session, jumps back into his seat after running across the hallway for a CD from their new music library room. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Jazz station getting back into the swing of things

Aldo Ramírez February 24, 2015

With the renovation of the C Building underway at San Diego City College, longtime City College radio station KSDS has had some interference in transmission regarding its broadcasts.Last fall, the studio...

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Lou Curtiss in the dressing room before Jazz Live on Sept. 9. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

Jazz Live pays homage to Lou Curtiss

Richard Lomibao September 27, 2014

With his passion for keeping traditional music alive, music junkie and pioneer Lou Curtiss has put San Diego on the map. Known to most as the owner of hidden gem Folk Art Rare Records, Curtiss has also...

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The voice actors prepare themselves, doing multiple readings to fine tune the voices they will use for the show. Photo credit: Troy Orem

Dramas to Hit the Airwaves: Student Radio Brings Back an Old Art Form

Amanda Rhoades May 14, 2014

Before the average American household had more TVs than people, radio dramas were a vital part the entertainment industry. They began airing in the 1920s, but were popularized in 1938 when Orson Welles’...

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On March 11, Joe Garrison and Night People performed in the Saville Theatre. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

‘Jazz Live’ rings true

Essence Mcconnell March 27, 2014

Local radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM aired live music from Joe Garrison and Night People in front of an audience on Tuesday, March 11 at the Saville Theatre for the “Jazz Live” concert series....

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Right to left: Billy Mintz, Putter Smith, John Gross, and Roberta Piket. The Billy Mintz Band performed live on radio air at the Saville Theater on Oct. 9. Torrey Spoerer, City Times.

Billy Mintz Band hits the Jazz 88.3 stage

Torrey Spoerer October 17, 2013

City College's locally based public radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM recently hosted a live radio broadcasted concert for the Billy Mintz Band. The band performed their own original songs of various jazz...

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