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Today in San Diego

Sunday, December 5th, 2021


Today - Sunday the 5th

4:00 PM
Dene Davidson's Cool Jazz featuring the legendary Tom Morey on drums — St Michaelís by the Sea • 2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad , CA 92008
4:30 PM
Jazz Vespers with Archie Thompson — First Presbyterian Church • 320 Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
6:00 PM
Anthony Ortega Quartet Mr Peabody's • 136 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
6:00 PM
Aztec Jazz Jam Hosted by Dylan Soto — Aztec Brewery • 2330 La Mirada Dr #300, Vista, CA 92081
6:00 PM
E.S.P Jazz Collective and Jam Session — Black Rail Kitchen + Bar • 6985 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009

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Today's Birthdays

Born on this day, December 5...

  • Art Davis (Bass) was born in Harrisburg, PA, 1934–2007.
  • Kay Davis (Vocals-Lead) was born in Evanston, IL, 1920–2012.
  • Gene Allen (Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone) was born in Chicago, IL, 1928–2008.
  • Kansas Field (Drums and Percussion) was born in Chapman, KS, 1915–1995.
  • Egberto Gismonti (Guitar, Piano) was born in Carmo, Rio De Janiero in 1947.

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • Artie Shaw recorded "Dr.Livingstone, I Presume?", "When the Quail Come Back to San Quentin", "My Blue Heaven", and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" on Bluebird records in 1940.

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Station News

Sounds of the Season-2021!

Happy Holidays! As always, KSDS will be airing its annual 'Sounds of the Season' programming and YOU can be featured. Just make a $100 (or more) donation online and you'll have the opportunity to insert a brief dedication or holiday message within the special. This 36-hour block of holiday music (ending at Midnight on Christmas Day) is brought to you by KSDS and our good friends at California Coast Credit Union. Special thanks to Ken Borgers and David Grudt.

A Sinatra Birthday Celebration

KSDS is airing an exclusive Sinatra Birthday Celebration all weekend (December 11 & 12) beginning at 10AM. It is a very special fundraising broadcast. It's an in-depth overview of Frank's career including all the classic recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise- plus, many extremely rare recordings including radio and live concert footage. There are interview segments as well and lots of surprises and Sinatra-related thank you gifts. You are not going to want to miss one minute of this very special fundraising broadcast. It's Sinatra's life and career told through music and stories.

KSDS Extends its LIVE Broadcasting!

KSDS Extends its LIVE Broadcasting!

KSDS has now implemented Phase 2 of our live broadcasting. It now consists of Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6AM to 6PM Pacific time. The hosts are Joe Kocherhans (6-9AM). Gary Beck (9-12N). Claudia Russell (Noon-3PM) and Ron Dhanifu (3-6PM). This is our second step for a return to a 24/7 format. We look forward to adding more shows and hosts in the near future. Thank you for all your patience throughout 2020 and 2021. If you would like to help us stay financially sound we would truly appreciate your SUPPORT. 

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate Used Vehicles

Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act AND it is truly one of the only revenue sources we have now during the COVID-19 pandemic! Also, you may get a TAX  DEDUCTION (check with your tax accountant)! Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably be grateful and appreciative! Simply call 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you'll be supporting your favorite Jazz and Blues radio station! Plus, we now have a new referral system called 'Miles to the Dial.' Simply mention the person who referred you to the program and if you donate a vehicle he/she will get a KSDS membership (or a 1 year extension) plus a jazzy gift. Who knows, maybe one day that person will be you?! Click here for details! 

KSDS Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSDS Continues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSDS is ensuring the safety of our hosts and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will still be broadcasting quality Straight-Ahead Jazz 24/7. We can be reached via our normal e-mail addresses although the staff will not be on the City College campus- Click here for our contact form. As a result of this pandemic and for the safety of our staff and volunteers we had to cancel our Fall and Spring Membership Drives.We are hopeful you can make a pledge of support during this difficult time as it will be the only revenue KSDS takes in for a while. We understand times are tough and we surely do appreciate anything you can do. Please adhere to the safety standards set out by the CDC.  

Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Connect to San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Another way to join KSDS San Diego's Jazz 88.3 is with the listening stream. There's our fairly new KSDS APP. Please search 'KSDS' in your respective Google or Apple store.You can also  bookmark the actual stream or use our Jazz 88 player. Going social you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and there we are on YouTube

Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

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