Did you know that KALX receives only a portion of its annual operating budget from the University of California, Berkeley? The rest of the budget, and that includes any hoped-for equipment upgrades, comes from you, our listeners. Projects we are working on right now that depend on listener support include the design of a new KALX website, replacing our obsolete and malfunctioning News Studio mixing board, and purchasing a new back-up transmitter to replace our old, tube-based transmitter from the 1970s. And that’s on top of our regular operating expenses.
Tune in on Monday April 10th at 11:59 pm when the KALX DJ The Berkestir will feature music that his special guest Arabrab collected in the early 80's while serving in the Peace Corps in Tunisia.
The Berkestir recently spoke with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, Bonnie Bloomgarden, of L.A. based rock band, Death Valley Girls, during the group's recent tour date through the Bay Area. Tune in on Sunday, April 8th @ 6:30PM to hear their conversation.
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for an immersive interview with Flavio Santini from the Department of Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology at UC Berkeley. Flavio is a PhD Student with a fascinating background in epigraphy - also known as reading ancient archeological inscriptions! He will be talking about his current work trying to uncover how ancient Hellenistic cities financed themselves through surprisingly familiar borrowing methods. Be sure to tune in!
On Friday, April 7th @ 10:30 AM, Jon The Reptilian welcomes back singer/guitarist, Harrison Stafford, from the Northern California reggae-jazz fusion group, Groundation. Tune in to hear Stafford play a handful of live acoustic songs, discuss reggae history, and share details about his band's upcoming show at The Chapel in SF on Wednesday, April 12th that will c
KALX has been honored with three resolutions of support for our sixty years of service to the University and surrounding community. State Senator Nancy Skinner, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, all honored the station’s past with resolutions, proclamations, commendations, and good wishes for our continued success. We are grateful for their recognition and will strive to live up to our legacy and continue to improve upon it.
Tune in on Friday, April 7th @ 2PM to hear Pacifica speak with singer, Monique Harris, of Southern California ska-punk veterans, Save Ferris, ahead of their show at The New Parish in Oakland on Friday, April 14th.
Save Ferris is a ska-punk band formed in Orange County, California circa 1995. Their name is a reference to the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Review by Sophia Risin. Photos from Mega Mango.
At War With Heaven goes on a 1-hour auditory adventure spotlighting Persian Metal & Loud Music. Cia Cia La Pirata is hosting this week's show along with special guest co-host Picaro, an expert on Iranian Metal. Our tour-guide Picaro has carefully curated a wide array of sonic delights made by Iranian artists. Musical selections in Farsi and English will be showcased, in sub-genres ranging from the gentle and melodic all the way to the intense and brutal. Tune in for an hour that will celebrate the emotion, struggle, hope and passion of this "outlaw music".