City Times Sound unleashes an eclectic week of radio

New content by CTS gets intimate and rhythmic


City Times Sound goes live for another week of radio on 88.3 HD-2 starting March 21. Hector Rivera will be featured on the CTS show Ritmo Latino. Album art from “Porqué ahora?” by Hector Rivera

This week City Times Sound shakes up a cocktail of San Diego/Tijuana’s past and present with an eclectic line-up of podcasts and radio.

From an exclusive glimpse into the lives of independent content creators to a dive into San Diego’s heritage of Latin music, CTS sets the tone to ponder and groove. 

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.

Take a look and see the schedule for the week.

Monday, 4/18 at 5 & 9 p.m. – Knight Life

This week “The Knight Life,” will feature the podcasts from hosts Chad Francis and Victor Ortiz Jr..

IndieCC: More people than ever before are ditching legacy mainstream media for content made and distributed directly by creators online. Host Chad Francis talks to one of those creators who used to intern for the iconic East Coast radio station, WYSP. Matt, the creator of the podcast “Your Worst Friend” speaks about his days interning for WYSP, what drove him to produce a weekly podcast with his best friend from high school, and why many people prefer indie productions over corporate media.

House of Music: Victor Ortiz, Jr. and Susana Serrano sit down and speak candidly with Chris Springer, a San Diego City College alumni and founder of San Diego’s “The House of Music.” 

The podcast explores  Springer’s reasons for creating the nonprofit organization and how it uses salsa music as an outreach to underprivileged, unsheltered and at risk youth in San Diego. 

Tuesday, 4/19 at 5 & 9 p.m– Radio Static (Re-run)

Curating experimental music from the San Diego/Tijuana region, host Philip Salata, brings us an hour of local sounds that disintegrate, crash, burn, harmonize, vibrate, and subvert. Radio Static highlights the work of artists who rethink conventions in music making. Listen-in to be immersed in devised sound explorations or instrumental improvisations. You might hear the sound of tectonic plates converging, or a duet for viola and salt, sounds electronic and analog, lost and found.  

Wednesday, 4/20 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, 4/21 at 5 & 9 p.m – Ritmo Latino

Featuring tropical Latin music by local recording artists in San Diego, “Ritmo Latino” highlights the styles of salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and more. 

Host, Victor Ortiz, Jr., draws historical lines between the region and the international Latin music scene, while providing facts about the artists that helped pioneer the success of the tropical Latin music genre as we know it today.