2024 KZSC Spring Fundraiser

$14,248
56%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
229 Donors
8
days left
Project ends on May 31, at 12:49 PM PDT
Project Owners

Who Are We?

KZSC is the student-run, noncommercial, educational, community radio station on the campus of the University of California Santa Cruz.  At our core, we are curators, journalists, and advocates of inclusivity and the collaborative arts.  We broadcast at 20,000 watts to over 3.2 million people in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.  


We at KZSC share the goal of uplifting alternative and underrepresented voices in the media. We provide opportunities for local artists to share their music. We air over 17,000 Public Service Announcements annually.  This is the time of year where we ask you to help us maintain that support of our community.


As well as serving the public, KZSC serves the educational and social goals of UCSC students.  Our station is a welcoming space for all UCSC students and we bring that spirit with us at the numerous events where our DJ's spin and mix! Through our radio broadcast class, staff experience, and governing board positions we have developed a truly unique educational and proffessionalizing experience that provides students a space to grow.


We wouldn't have been able to broadcast for 55 years without the support of our listeners!  Your donation goes a long way towards training the next generation of DJ's so that we can keep going 55 more years. 2024 is a special year for us because 50 years ago (in 1974) we received our FCC license as KZSC 88.1!


Any donation you make to the station goes a long way!  For example, a donation of:
  • $5 helps our Librarian organize CDs with new labels and shelf markers
  • $10 helps the students in our Into to Broadcasting: Radio course get a USB thumb drive
  • $15 buys us a pack of LP sleeves to help conserve our physical media collection
  • $20 can help us stock fresh batteries for our field recording equipment
  • $25 buys a new set of headphone or microphone covers
  • $30 buys us one hundred pages of photocopying
  • $50 helps us keep our microphones sounding great
  • $50 can help send our students to professional broadcasting conferences
  • $100 helps our News/Talk department buy portable digital recorders for field news reporting

And these are just a few examples of our costs as a station!


Your donation to the station is tax deductible, and you can donate right here on this page!  On the right side of this page you can see all of our student designed KZSC logo merchandise donation perks.  Each item is linked in its description, and if you'd like to look at all our our merchandise you can see it at https://kzsc.org/shop/.  We have more designs on t-shirts and in a variety of sizes that don't fit on this page, and all proceeds go towards the station!

If you choose to accept the perk, the fair market value is subtracted from your tax deduction.  The fair market value of each item is the price listed on its shop page.

Our way
of Thanking You

$15

KZSC Star Logo Sticker Blue

With a minimum donation of $15, this KZSC Star Logo sticker in blue/green can be yours! (2.5 in square) View here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/IMG_4229.jpg

7 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$15

KZSC Star Logo Sticker Red

With a minimum donation of $15, this KZSC Star Logo sticker in red/pink can be yours! (2.5 in square) view here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/IMG_4219.jpg

3 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$15

KZSC Star Logo Sticker Yellow

With a minimum donation of $15, this KZSC Star Logo Sticker in yellow/orange can be yours! (2.5 in square) View here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/IMG_4225.jpg

3 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$20

KZSC Sticker Pack

With a minimum donation of $20 this KZSC Sticker pack can be yours! It comes with a variety of KZSC star logo stickers, a few limited edition older stickers and some parody stickers!

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$20

Commercial Radio Sucks Sticker

A minimum of $20 donation will get you a Commercial Radio Still Sucks bumper sticker! (5 in square) Can be seen here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6939-scaled.jpg

6 of 40 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$20

Listening to KZSC Sticker Y/P

With a minimum donation of $20, this yellow and purple "I'm Listening to KZSC" Bumper Sticker can be yours! view here : https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/IMG_4223-scaled.jpg

12 of 75 Claimed
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$60

KZSC Baseball Cap Navy Purple

With a minimum donation of $60, this KZSC Baseball Cap in Purple can be yours! View it here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/IMG_4359-scaled.jpg

24 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Blue S

With a minimum donation of $88.1, you can get the KZSC re-vamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/brainGreen.jpg

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Blue M

With a minimum donation of $88.1, you can get the KZSC re-vamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/brainGreen.jpg

3 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Blue L

With a minimum donation of $88.1, you can get the KZSC re-vamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/brainGreen.jpg

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$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Blue XL

With a minimum donation of $88.1, you can get the KZSC re-vamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/brainGreen.jpg

6 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Blue 2XL

With a minimum donation of $88.1, you can get the KZSC re-vamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/brainGreen.jpg

3 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Green S

With a minimum donation of $88.10, you can get the KZSC revamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/product/kzsc-on-the-brain-t-shirt/

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Green M

With a minimum donation of $88.10, you can get the KZSC revamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/product/kzsc-on-the-brain-t-shirt/

8 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Green L

With a minimum donation of $88.10, you can get the KZSC revamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/product/kzsc-on-the-brain-t-shirt/

4 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Green XL

With a minimum donation of $88.10, you can get the KZSC revamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/product/kzsc-on-the-brain-t-shirt/

4 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024

$88.10

Brain T-shirt - Green 2XL

With a minimum donation of $88.10, you can get the KZSC revamped genre brain T-shirt ! Check it out here: https://kzsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/brainGreen.jpg

3 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2024