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Born on this day, January 26...

On This Day

in Jazz History...

  • In 1934, the Apollo Theater in Harlem presented its' first live stage show, featuring Benny Carter and his big band.
  • The Esquire All-stars record "Basin Street Blues" and "Mop Mop" on V-disc in 1944. (the All-stars included Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden and Coleman Hawkins).
  • Jimmy Lunceford's band records "White Heat" in 1934 for Victor records.
  • The Dorsey Brothers orchestra recorded "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" for Okeh records in 1929 in New York.
  • Count Basie cuts "Oh! Red", "Fare Thee Honey - Fare Thee Well", "Depree Blues", "When the Sun Goes Down" and "Red Wagon" in 1939 for Decca.
  • Gene Ammons cuts "Nice and Cool" for Moodsville records in 1961.

KSDS Jazz88.3 FM San Diego

Station News

KSDS is BACK TO LIVE Broadcasting!

KSDS is BACK TO LIVE Broadcasting!

We are thrilled to announce that we are back on the air live! For now, our live broadcasting will consist of Monday through Friday between the hours of 7AM to 3PM Pacific time. The hosts are Joe Kocherhans (7-9A). Gary Beck (9-11A). Claudia Russell (11A-1P) and Ron Dhanifu (1-3P). This is phase one of our plan to 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 and support throughout 2020. We look forward to a great new year ahead. If you would like to help us stay financially sound we would truly appreciate your SUPPORT. 

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21

Camarada- Unstoppable Season 2020-21

Camarada is announcing its 26th season for 2020/21 and they are calling it "Unstoppable." The series runs through May 15th, 2021. The next performance, "Gold Rush," happens this Saturday, January 16th (In-Person) and on Friday, January 22nd (Stream) . The entire concert series will have limited in-person concert attendance as well as LiveStream programming. Here is Camarada's link for more information on the concert line-up, in-person ticket information and LiveStream options.

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! 

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

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 Spring Membership Drive.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.  

Following Your Dreams!

Following Your Dreams!

The San Diego Community College District and City College is committed to supporting The San Diego Promise, an initiative that allows local students to attend City College for FREE. YOU can help in that endeavor by sponsoring a student or making a donation. PLEASE DONATE. To learn more about applying for classes at City College please click here

Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Until further notice all Jazz at the Handlery performances on Sundays (950 Lounge) are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.

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