Do you support continued funding of $5.42* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $4.63 will go to KCSB) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.67* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $3.88 will go to KCSB) for summer quarter for AS/KCSB-FM Professional Broadcast Media & Journalism Staff?



Pro Statements

AS/KCSB-FM Professional Broadcast Media and Journalism Staff

AS/KCSB-FM professional staff in broadcast media and journalism form a necessary and integral part of the successful operation of UCSB’s campus radio station and the student experience. Career staff are responsible not only for safeguarding station assets by ensuring compliance with University, State, and Federal regulations, but they also provide valuable mentoring, training, and skills-sharing in a multitude of areas, including broadcasting, journalism, sportscasting, sound engineering, digital content production, event planning, budgeting, public relations and marketing, and leadership development.

As a university licensee, KCSB’s mandate is educational, therefore career staff are teaching students about community media in the public interest. This is achieved by providing free public service announcements, news coverage for campus and local organizations, and emergency communications for signal area communities and student populations. Staff are mentors, providing a next-steps education for students as they prepare for careers beyond the university. Skills acquired here touch industries ranging from entertainment to broadcasting, journalism, and non-profit media management.

Career staff provide essential continuity of service at KCSB, a station widely recognized for its communications services (KCSB News COVID-19 newsletter, “Best Radio Station 2020” in the Santa Barbara Independent’s “Best Of Santa Barbara” readers’ poll); its partnerships with other campus initiatives (UCSB Reads, MCC); and for its exceptional level of Gaucho alumni engagement (a plethora of KCSB radio DJs helped fill out the schedule during remote broadcasting).

Con Statements