City Times Sound picks up the beat after spring break

After a week of hibernation CTS is back live with an all new radio line-up


Musical artist Jackie Mendoza poses at a payphone with an arcade game in the foreground. Born and raised in Chula Vista, Mendoza is inspired by latin pop and electronic music. She refers to Mexico as her “motherland.” Photo from Mendoza’s personal website

Whether you went to Cancún to practice clutching beer cozies, or stayed home and did the work you couldn’t do while classes were in session, City Times Sound is here to ease you back into the grind.

From Mood Ring to CityChill, we’ll be setting the tempo for the first post-spring break week with all new material. 

Tune in to KSDS 88.3 HD-2 FM, or stream online today and every Monday through Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. If you miss the 5 p.m. broadcast, then you can tune in to a rebroadcast of the day’s program at 9 p.m.

Below is the menu for the week.

Monday, 4/4 at 5 & 9 p.m. – Knight Life

This week “The Knight Life,” will feature the podcasts from hosts Jakob McWhinney and Skylar Eppler.

The Listening Machine: In the first half of the final episode of season 1, which focused on San Diegans’ experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard voicemails from a man hurt by his twin’s refusal to get a vaccine, and from a grandmother frustrated that her granddaughter hasn’t been allowed to get vaccinated.

In the second half, airing this week, host Jakob McWhinney continues his conversation with San Diego City College philosophy professor Soon-Ah Fadness about the ethics of vaccination.

SD Local Spotlight: In the third edition of San Diego Local Spotlight, host Skylar Eppler has a conversation with Beejay Buduan of Shindigs about songwriting and challenges dealing with a post pandemic world. The two follow up at Eppler’s house where Shindigs performs live.

Tuesday, 4/5 at 5 & 9 p.m– Mood Ring

On the latest episode of Mood Ring, host Jakob McWhinney leads listeners on a guided tour of San Diego’s indie music repertoire. From the calcified art-punk of De La Rosa to the enchanting and ethereal pop of Jackie Mendoza, Mood Ring both dusts off some forgotten gems, and presses play on some buzzy hits.

Wednesday, 4/6 at 5 & 9 p.m – Newscene Radio

A weekly show produced by the students of CTTV/Newscene, the award winning Radio, Television & Film program at City College. 

Thursday, 3/7 at 5 & 9 p.m – City Chill

CityChill pulls together an eclectic mix of music to create a vibe that can, at the risk of sounding cliche, best be described as chill. 

Host Skylar Eppler will navigate through San Diego’s indie music scene of the past, present and future, and feature songs that throw the idea of genre out the window and seem to connect themselves to each other through their shared influences.

Lo-fi, chillwave, trip-hop, ambient, experimental, downtempo only begins to describe what you might find on CityChill.