The KBCZ Summer Celebration Fundraiser is on Saturday July 19!!

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Come join us for a day of live music, BBQ, beer and wine, a silent auction with items that include; Winchester Mystery House tix, Aquarium tix, Segway Tour tix, Santa Cruz Warrior Swag and much more!! Fun family games: Potato Sack Races, Tug of War (kids against adults!) and Jr. DJ Try-Outs! All proceeds benefit the Boulder Creek Community Radio Station KBCZ.

Bring a baked good and get 5.00 off. You can also volunteer for this fun event and get free admission!
Here is our fabulous on-line sign-up sheet:

http://bcrpd.ivolunteer.com/kbczjuly19

Computers Needed!

Friends,

KBCZ is looking for 1-2 computers to get our internet streaming going. One will be used for streaming while the other will be used for production and back up. We can use the donated computers we have received previously for other things but, we currently need one (preferably two) computers with the following specs:
3 ghz processor (multi core is better)
2+ GiB Ram
Any size hard drive

We would be happy to trade for sponsorship spots where we would announce your company name and website address as a sponsor of our programming.

Thanks for any help!

Regards,

Tim Welch
Director
tim@kbcz.org
90.1 KBCZ
Boulder Creek Community Radio

KBCZ Programming and Other Roles

Friends,

Myself and the other volunteers with KBCZ are thrilled with the support we have received so far. In March, we had our first fundraising event, The KBCZ Dance Party. The turn out and support was amazing! More than 200 people came and we raised $4500 to help us cover expenses as we build the infrastructure of Boulder Creek Community Radio and wait for our FM license to be assigned to us by the FCC.

Recently, our tech support guru Logan was able to configure the Internet stream and we now need to start ripping and tagging local music, interviews and radio dramas for broadcast. This will be tedious because most local music is not in the Gracenote database so, most songs and artists will need to be labeled. We also want to add some liner notes about what local relevance the artist has, connections to well known artists, etc. We would like to get a programming group together who can share these tasks to make it go quicker and easier for all.

We also need to track down more local music believe it or not. You would think we would be inundated with CDs but, not so much. If you know musicians is the SLV or even Santa Cruz County who have good quality recordings, please ask them to get us uncompressed CDs (no mp3s unless they are very high quality like 320kbps). They can drop them in the mail slot at the Santa Cruz Mtn Bulletin where we share space. We are also interested in other types of programming like radio plays, comedies, educational programs, etc. It would be helpful if the artist could note any explicit tracks and include any liner note info they would like to share (ie. Boulder Creek harmonica player George Galt also plays with legendary guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson).

If your interests are in other areas like operations, fundraising, outreach, etc., that is fine too. Just let us know. We have plenty of things to work on. Some are just basic things that need to get done like putting together the station guidelines, contacting people, putting together the community calendar for broadcast, etc. We also want to connect with the local schools.

The plan is to start pre-programming the automated software with content for broadcast on the Internet starting now and then, start adding live DJ’s, talk shows, etc. We are primarily an educational format as designated by the FCC. We will stream from our website, TuneIn, etc.

We would like to stream traffic and weather via an RSS feed so people can get it on their mobiles. The plan is to have people text or call us from the road and let us know where trees are down, roads are closed, etc. This will also stream on our website. Eventually, we will want someone to do live updates over the FM broadcast. This could be the DJ or someone else.

We are also making progress on the production studio which, will be in the back of Barry Tanner’s BC Music Works studio (the old post office behind The Odd Fellows Building). I am excited how nicely this worked out. It is a good size space with doors we can close to reduce noise. If you have interest in doing any kind of show, Sam Peacock will be getting together with people in the production studio to do an air-check (a short demo). Just let me know.

I am excited to begin the next stage of development with you all and I look forward to hearing from you about your interests.

Regards,

Tim Welch
Director
831 359 1000 c
tim@kbcz.org
90.1 KBCZ
Boulder Creek Community Radio

We Are Looking For Local Music!

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KBCZ is looking for more local music to be cataloged and played in rotation on its station. If you have good quality recordings, KBCZ is asking for local music that are pressed onto CDs (no mp3s unless they are very high quality like 320kbps). KBCZ is also interested in other types of pre-recorded programming like radio plays, comedies and educational programs. KBCZ is also seeking volunteers who have interests in other areas of radio like operations, fundraising, marketing and outreach. Contribute an hour a week or an hour a day! The station plans to start pre-programming the automated software with local content for broadcast on the internet starting now and then plans to add live DJ’s, talk shows and an RSS live feed.

Silent Auction Items for the KBCZ Dance!

Here are some of the auction items we have in store!!

Treat Yo’Self Package #1 1 Salt Scrub and I Body Wrap at Balance Spa, (2) $20.00 certificates for Once Upon a Nail and 1 bottle of Savannah Chenell Wine
Treat Yo’Self Package #2 1 Food Facial and Pineapple Peel by Balance Spa, (2) $20.00 Once Upon a Nail Certificate, 1 bottle of Savannah wine, 1 box of Boulder Creek Chocolates
A Kayak Connection trip for 2
Sail on the Chardonnay II Trip for 2
1 Hour Massage at Boulder Creek Massage
2 Oil Changes from Mtn Mechanic
2 Nights in Cabin Provided by The Big Basin Redwoods Park Company
Blue Adventure Kayak Naturalist- Led Tour od Elkhorn Slough for 1
Pacific Edge Wall Climbing Adventure Package
1 Hour Massage at Balance Spa
2 Oil Changes from George Galt
A 4-week series of Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Palomar Ballroom (or other dance)
A cord of Wood from Bob’s (you know you want that!)
Dinner for 2 at Casa Nostra
Ukulele Lessons
Vocal Lessons
3 Hours of Hypnosis with Daniel Gross
Savannah-Chanelle Wine Tasting for 1…..and more coming in every day!!

KBCZ First Fundraiser Dance!!

We will have SamtheRam spinning dance songs from all era’s! Dress up in your favorite dance attire! Food provided by Boulder Creek Pizza and Pub, delicious desserts from Dessert First and lots more! Beer and wine and the best darn time the valley has had this year(so far!) Advance tickets will be available at the Music Store in town and next door at Loch Dog. Please come and support the creation of KBCZ!!

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As the New Year Begins, KBCZ Gets Busy

In 2013, we secured our broadcast studio space at 13090 Hwy 9-right above Jenna Sue’s Coffee Shop and we began collecting and tagging local music. We are also receiving exciting logo designs for our Logo Contest(will announce winner in February). Still accepting entries!
We are also organizing some fun dances and concerts to raise money and we have reached over 300 likes on Facebook! There is a lot of work yet to be done! Can you donate a few bucks to help us become Your Local Station?? Any amount will help!

Please consider a donation today!! Right now. There’s a button just to your right….

Logo Design Contest

Do you enjoy designing logos? Would you like to design the logo for the upcoming Boulder Creek Community Radio Station?

KBCZ 90.1 FM, Boulder Creek Community Radio, is holding a contest to see who can come up with the coolest logo design for the station that will be used for all of the station’s marketing material, merchandise, Facebook page and website.

The winner will be decided by station members who will vote after reviewing the entries. Click here for details…

KBCZ has found a home!

Hello Radio friends,
We wanted to share with you that we have found a home!! We will be sharing a space with the Santa Cruz Bulletin, upstairs on Central Ave. in downtown Boulder Creek. It’s above Jenna Sue’s Cafe. It’s a nice upstairs corner spot where we will be able to hang a sign/banner and be able to see all that happens in town. Also we are pleased to be sharing the space with The Bulletin, so we can share news and information. We’re excited to finally begin to build the station!