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  • The Saturday Special
  • Good Morning Monterey Bay
  • The Charles Freedman Show
  • The Costa Report
  • The Dave Alan Show
  • Dead Doctors Don't Lie
  • The Ethan Bearman Show
  • Flavors
  • Flight 1080
  • The Food Chain
  • It's a Question of Balance
  • It's the Way of Love Live
  • KSCO Presents Alex Darnell
  • KSCO Presents Georgia
  • Money Moves
  • Off The Lip Radio Show
  • Out in Santa Cruz
  • Perspectives
  • Raising the Standards
  • Wagner And Winick On the Law
  • We've Got Your Back
  • Veterans Take Charge
  • Solar Uprising
  • The Avilanche Power Hour
  • The Cannabis Connection
  • Coach's Decision
  • Think Local First Radio
  • My Scotts Valley
  • Health And Happiness
Michael Zwerling: Saturday Special

With Michael Zwerling

The Saturday Special is hosted by the maverick owner of KSCO and KOMY. Michael, always one to buck trends, enjoys crossfire conversations giving all sides an opportunity to express their views.

  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Good Morning Monterey Bay

With Rosemary Chalmers and Rick O'Shea

Good Morning Monterey Bay, in its present incarnation with Rosemary Chalmers, Rick O'Shea, Easton Allyn, K.O., and Susan Simon, is radio at its best.

This locally produced 3-hour drive time show will give you up-to-the-minute "King of the Hill" traffic, news, sports, weather, informative interviews, and lots of laughs.

  • Monday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Good Morning Monterey Bay

With Charles Freedman

Host Charles Freedman brings you commentary on politics and current events as well as music from his vast record collection.

  • Monday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Costa Report

With Rebecca Costa

Author of "The Watchman's Rattle", host of the syndicated radio talk show, "The Costa Report" and public speaker.

  • Thursday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Twitter @rebeccacosta
Dave Alan

With Dave Alan

Dave Alan, one of the most groundbreaking radio talk show hosts since Art Bell, bring you metaphysical and spiritual talk with an uplifting and positive message.

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  • Sunday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dr. Joel Wallach

With Dr. Joel Wallach and Doug Winfrey

Call in Number: 831 479 5911

A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. Today, Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.

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  • Monday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • Friday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
Ethan Bearman

With Ethan Bearman

Nationally syndicated talk radio superstar Ethan Bearman burns up the airwaves with national politics and current events.

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  • Sunday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Twitter @EthanBearman

With with Greg and Marleen

Your one-stop location for all your culinary news, reviews and ideas. We are the FUN in the kitchen. We are food enthusiasts that have a true passion for food!

We love and enjoy everything with food, and the preparation! During our shows, we will showcase and talk about the following:

- Your Best Recipes, Nationally and Internationally
- Reviews on top Recipe Books
- Interviews with Chefs, Authors, and pioneers of this industry
- Offer Kitchen tips and techniques for when you’re in the kitchen
- And share innovative ideas so we can keep our time in the kitchen exciting and fun.

  • Sunday: 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Twitter @flavors411
Dave Michaels

Pilot Dave Michaels & Various Co-Pilots

A fast paced humorous look at today's headlines.

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Dave's Showpage
  • Monday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Twitter Page @Flight1080
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Michael Olson

With Michael Olson

It's a fact: 100% of your audience eats food, but only a very small percentage of your audience knows from where their food comes!

Every week, as he has for over 940 weeks, award-winning author and host Michael Olson brings the most important issues of our lives to the table for an hour of what's-eating-what-radio that entertains listeners and grows audience.

How will the price of fuel affect the price of food? Is it safe to eat genetically-engineered corn? Will we have to compete with the Chinese for food?

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  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Twitter @MichaelKOlson
Ruth Copland

With Ruth Copland

Ruth Copland presents a two-hour show with an interview/talk format. In the first hour, we discuss all kinds of topics from all kinds of angles attempting to see if we have more in common than divides us, focusing on debate rather than one-sided conversations. We discuss topics with local relevance and global significance. In the second hour, we keep a balance between the left and right brain by featuring stimulating in-depth interviews with talented local, national, and international guests from all areas of the arts.

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  • Saturday: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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It's the Way of Love Live

With Rockelle and MC Hager

Our shows feature positive solutions and life-loving, uplifting content... what people do for the love of it! We feature positive news, informative interviews with dynamic guests, life-affirming messages, inspirational music, satirical comedy, and the best of what our global community has to offer. We are talk radio in a variety show format.

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  • Saturday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Twitter @Itsthewayoflove
KSCO Presents

With Alex Darnell

KSCO radio in Santa Cruz, California brings you a variety of hosts discussing local and national topics.

  • Monday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Georgia Peach

With Georgia Peach

Georgia will entertain and inform you while she delights you with her Southern charm and sharp wit. She's an unapologetic common-sense conservative who isn't afraid to ruffle the feathers of the powers-that-be with her intelligent commentary and unabashed sense of humor.

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  • Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick

With Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick

Money Moves is all about the one you love the most... your money! Topics include investing, saving, taxes, insurance and so much more. We'll answer your questions about your money and making it work for you.

  • Thursday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Off The Lip

With Neil Pearlberg

Brought to you by local surf writer Neil Pearlberg, and skate shop owner Terry Campion. The talk show focuses on everything surfing and skateboarding with special guests that you can call in to ask your question. There is local live music, a trivia contest, and up-to-date news of Santa Cruz surf and skate cultures.

  • Sunday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Out in Santa Cruz

With Steph Taylor and Robert Watson

Out in Santa Cruz is a locally-produced LGBTQ talk show covering news of the week & sharing the diverse voices of the queer community. Co-hosted by Steph Taylor & Rob Watson. Join us live Saturday nights 7-8pm here on KSCO AM 1080.

Rip into the top LGBT issues of the day!

  • World Renown
  • Thought Provoking
  • Fun!
  • Controversy!
  • Saturday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Twitter @OutCruz
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With Donald Davidson

Constitutional Perspectives is hosted by Donald Davidson, along with various guests and guest-hosts.

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  • Saturday: 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Raising the Standards

With Mike Jacobi

  • Saturday: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stephen Wagner & Mitch Winick

With Stephen Wagner & Mitch Winick

Join co-hosts Professor Stephen Wagner and Dean Mitchel Winick to discuss issues of law and public policy that affect our everyday lives.

  • Saturday: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Twitter @onthelawWandW
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We've Got Your Back

With Mr. Logic

Airing on KSCO 1080 AM, Santa Cruz's news/talk radio and one of the last privately owned radio stations in the United States, We've Got Your Back will get the conversation going about the growing back pain epidemic in our country. Every week, Dr. Eric and Ben will discuss topics like how back pain occurs, treatment and prevention techniques, the growing concern for "sitting disease" and how it affects the back, the corporate ramifications of not having a wellness program that encourages employee physical activity, and much more.

  • Friday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Veterans Take Charge

With Dave Ramos & Justin Baker


TASK: Conduct an outstanding radio broadcast FOR, WITH, and BY active duty military, veterans and, their families in our communities and around the world.

CONDITIONS: 2 hour weekly frequency at am1340 KOMY. Broadcasting at 1000 watts reaching from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. Updated, posted, streamed, and archived online.

STANDARDS: Maintain a military bearing and code of conduct while operating with integrity and professionalism in sharing content with the general public.

  • Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Tuesday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With Janine Avila & Numa Trepanier

The Avilanche Power Hour is all about YOU and want is going on in your life!! We are going to solve problems, talk about what matters to you most in your life! No politics, religion or whining allowed!!

  • Thursday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Cannabis Connection

With Christopher Carr

TThe Cannabis Connection provides stimulating conversation with professionals, activists, researchers and experts striving to demystify common misconceptions about Cannabis. “Our goal is to educate and open a dialogue surrounding the potential that this plant provides to treat ailments but also heal our society from a social and economic standpoint,” explains host Christopher Carr. “Through conversation and providing a place to answer questions, introduce new ideas and provide empirical evidence of the benefits this plant provides we hope to remedy the negative social stigma surrounding Cannabis.”

Times are changing and Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end. With legalization approaching it is obvious the time to talk Cannabis is now.

  • Friday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Coachs Decision

With Thomas Todd

Coach's Decision is a sports talk radio program on KSCO 1080 AM based in Santa Cruz, CA. Hosts Thomas Todd and Joaquin Nagle discuss national sports topics and their favorite Bay Area teams. The show features appearances by athletes, writers, bloggers and some of their very best friends. Listen live Wednesdays at 8 pm, or listen on YouTube Thursday mornings.

  • Wednesday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Website: coachsdecisionksco.com

Twitter: twitter.com/coachsdecision

Facebook: facebook.com/coachsdecision

Think Local First Radio

Several Hosts on Rotation, See Below

Local hosts featuring local business leaders on doing business, and staying in business, in Santa Cruz County.

  • Cat Hernandez, Sally Kane & Andrea Mollenauer / Food Lounge
  • Dick Scoppettone / Little Biz
  • Matthew Swinnerton / Event Santa Cruz
  • Jill Sollitto / Modern Life Home & Garden
  • Saturday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


My Scotts Valley

With Robert Aldana

Join us for weekly discussions about anything and everything Scotts Valley and beyond! Hosted by 15 year radio and TV veteran and publisher of the My Scotts Valley Facebook page, Robert Aldana. Co-Hosting the show is Rosanna Herrera, owner of business of the year, Bruno’s BBQ.

  • Tuesday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Health And Happiness

With Health Coach Tara

It's a show about fun, user friendly nutrition and lifestyle tips. Highlighting local holistic practitioners and business owners, like myself.

  • Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



October 8, 2015: UCSC Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Stepping Down

(08:49) SANTA CRUZ – UCSC’s Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor is stepping down. After 25 years of service, Alison Galloway has decided to return to her research and teach in anthropology. During her time as Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Galloway sought to increase retention rates for undergraduate students, enhance academic pathways to allow students to graduate in fours years or less, and secure recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Galloway will be leaving the position at the end of December 2016. UCSC will soon launch a nationwide search for a new Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. (S.G.)

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October 8, 2015: Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Murder on Highway 17

(08:07) SANTA CRUZ COUNTY - A trial date has been set for a Soquel man accused of murder. In 2011, 32-year-old Eric Weers allegedly drove into oncoming traffic on Highway 17 and intentionally crashed into a car being driven by 48-year-old Ana Barajas. The case was delayed while the court worked to replace a forensic psychologist to evaluate the defendant’s mental health. The suspect’s trial date was set Wednesday to November 2. Weers faces 15 years in prison if convicted. (S.G.)


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October 8, 2015: Fall Open House Days at the Castro Adobe State Historic Park

(08:06) SANTA CRUZ – The community is invited to visit the Castro Adobe State Historic Park this weekend for an open house event. The Castro Adobe is the only remaining building of the Ranchero era in the Pajaro Valley and local historians call it one of the finest examples of Rancho Hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. Visitors will be able to tour the property including the restored cocina and the Potter-Church Garden. The park will be open this Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. There will also be open house events on November 14 and December 5. For more information, visit thatsmypark.org . (S.G.)

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October 8, 2015: Work On Soquel Drive Continues

(08:04) SANTA CRUZ COUNTY – A road maintenance project in Santa Cruz County is expected to be completed later than anticipated. Crews have been working on Soquel Drive between Mattison Lane and Rodeo Gulch Road between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The project was initially expected to be completed on Monday, October 12. Public works officials have announced that work is now scheduled to continue through Monday, October 19. Motorists are being asked to avoid the area if possible or be prepared for delays of up to half and hour. (S.G.)




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