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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
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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
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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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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 AM - 1:00 PM
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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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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
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- 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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Dave Michaels

Pilot Dave Michaels & Various Co-Pilots

A fast paced humorous look at today's headlines.

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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
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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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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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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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Lets Go Fishing

With Mike Baxter & Allen Bushnell

Mike Baxter and Allen Bushnell bring you local fishing reports for the Santa Cruz area.

  • Thursday: 8:00 PM - 9:00 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 Shaun Ordinario

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, Shaun Ordinario, & Rob Watson. Join us live Saturday nights 7-8pm here on KSCO AM 1080.

  • Saturday: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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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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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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

Kay Commentary 2011-10-01

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The following is a KSCO commentary.  Here is Kay Zwerling:

            I wrote this in January 2006.   It is in my book.   I want to talk about the lobbying business because it is alive and flourishing.  This industry has doubled in the past five years, mainly because large corporations have discovered that since hiring lobbyists at starting salaries of $300,000 per year, those corporations have seen their business increase significantly, in some cases as much as fourfold.   

Now, five years later well-connected lobbyists are commanding and getting $750,000 per year, and one is getting $1,000,000 per year.  A lobbyist in Washington may have once been in, and understands the workings of passing laws, and can and does persuade lawmakers to legislate laws that directly benefit the corporation which hires the lobbyist.  It has become commonplace for members of corporations to actually sit in on lawmakers’ meetings and help with the creation and wording of the law, which the corporation wants passed.  Outrageous?  You bet.  But, this practice has been around for so long and it has probably never been challenged.

 A recent case in point – the just passed and implemented Medicare Part D law to help seniors pay less for their medications actually was written by the pharmaceutical industry.   This is a perfect case of a fox minding the chicken coop.  

Another tidbit of political incest – a number of lawmakers’ wives are lobbyists, also.   Imagine their pillow talk.  

It is unknown when this lucrative business of political persuasion or culture of corruption began.  Our Founding Fathers would surely have nixed the notion of private business paying obscene sums of money to certain powerful persons to get laws passed in their favor. 

Anyhow, it smells.  In fact, it stinks.   The laws of the nation should not be made and bought by big corporations. 

It is inherently dishonest and wrong, and the little guy never gets a chance at a level playing field.   But, nothing will change.  The lobbying business is too entrenched, and it is a big industry in Washington DC, and I believe it is here to stay.  There are 30,000 registered lobbyists operating in our capital today.

Is it too much to expect our elected officials to work diligently and honestly to thoroughly study the issues then pass laws which benefit all of us, the poor and the not poor, and do so without outside influence and bribery?   The answer is yes, it is too much to expect. 

In a perfect world, that could happen.  But, this is not a perfect world.  Because of the dark side of human nature, power will always corrupt. 
For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.

The long requested book of Kay’s commentaries is now available for purchase online at our KSCO.com website, right on the home page.  For $24.95 plus shipping and handling, it’s applicable.  Treat yourself to this wonderful book full of Kay’s wisdom, thoughts, and humor.  It makes a great gift, and all proceeds support
KSCO your favorite radio station.   Go to KSCO.com and buy Kay’s book today. 

© copyright 2011

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Kay Commentary 2011-09-19

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The following is a KSCO commentary.  Here is Kay Zwerling:

          This commentary is in my book, written in July 2006.   Strangely, if I wrote it today, five years later, it would still be relevant. 

Israel is at war with Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon, both terrorist organizations funded by Syria and Iran, the latter whose leader more than once has told the world that Israel must be destroyed.   Despite my forthcoming remarks, I hope that the U.N. finally comes up with some solutions and advice to justify their existence for the U.S. and other democracies.  This is a moment of truth for the U.N. 

            Not unlike the predictable reaction of Pavlov’s dogs, who learned to salivate happily every time a bell rang, I experience a similar, though negative reaction when I think about the U.N.   It was created in 1945 in San Francisco, 66 years ago, that was after WW2, and all the nations who participated were filled with hope that together they could solve the world’s problems peacefully.  It was deja vu all over again like the League of Nations created after World War I, which turned out to be a dismal failure.

The U.N. is also a dismal failure.  Countries with different basic principles and moral standards can never homogenize.   Add to that the inevitable human fact that those endowed with less will somehow hate those endowed with more, and like it or not most in the U.N. hate the U.S.  

Haven’t we seen throughout the years that when we turn to the U.N. for wisdom and counsel, nothing happens?   

Recently, we had urged the U.N. to come up with solutions for the North Korea problem – which could blow up the planet – and Iran – which surely could do likewise – yet no decision is forthcoming, because the U.N. is filled with intrigue, corruption, and prejudice.  

Let’s face it, most members hate us with a passion because we are their foolish generous benefactors who built them a home free of charge in New York City, and we pay all the yearly upkeep of $3 billion per year.  And, many of the leaders of the countries involved live in New York at our expense, and they reject most of our suggestions. 

I sound like a broken record, but let’s invite the U.N. to leave the U.S., resign from it, and let’s make an alliance with other democracies whose philosophies match ours, of decency, fairness, and accountability, and move ahead to make the world safer.  I believe the U.N. has an agenda, and that is to rule the world.

As an addendum, here’s another possible, less-extreme solution.  The U.N. has been the only kid on the block for 61 years, and has shamelessly vetoed most U.S. suggestions.  Thus far, it has cost our Country possibly 61 times $3 billion.

Before separating irrevocably, why not create a separate united democracies now, and add another perspective and dimension to global solutions.   Or, let’s eliminate the United Nations altogether and also save ourselves $3 billion per year.  

What do you think? 

For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling. 

The long requested book of Kay’s commentaries is now available for purchase online at our KSCO.com website, right on the home page.  For $24.95 plus shipping and handling, it’s applicable.  Treat yourself to this wonderful book full of Kay’s wisdom, thoughts, and humor.  It makes a great gift, and all proceeds support KSCO your favorite radio station.   Go to KSCO.com and buy Kay’s book today. 

© copyright 2011

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Kay Commentary 2011-09-12

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The following is a KSCO commentary.  Here is Kay Zwerling:

Dear Listeners,

This is a story about two men who like money very much.  One of them is wealthy, very wealthy, because his business owns many store branches around the entire United States.  

I believe this is a story of incredible greed. 

I also believe these two buddies hired two local attorneys to look into issues regarding our Fairgrounds which naturally makes noise during all hours of the day and night.  

I believe these two men have an evil agenda.  

I further believe they instructed their attorneys to make life legally miserable for our Fairgrounds personnel to the extent that the Fairgrounds would be forced to close down like frivolous lawsuits. 

Evidently State Fairgrounds no longer receive government funds. 

I also believe these rich skunks would immediately purchase the Fairgrounds land and develop it into home sites to make a financial killing for themselves.  

I believe they do not care, that thousands of us would be denied the pleasures of all the wonderful activities of our own Fairgrounds.   

Money does evil things to some people.  One wonders how much is ever enough. 

Now, if all of the above is indeed true, we at KSCO are committed to exposing these two scoundrels and their attorneys so that their evil plans will never come to fruition.

For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.

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Kay Commentary 2011-09-03

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The following is a KSCO commentary.  Here is Kay Zwerling:

          Even as a teenager patiently waiting for the right to vote, I used to wonder why our government felt the need to allow unions to be involved in the working process since we live in a free society. 

          To my personal delight, last March 9th this year 2011, a group of Republican Senators led by Jim DeMint introduced the National Right To Work Act meant to protect the free choice of workers to form, join, or assist labor organizations or to not if they choose not to. 

Previously, during the 111th Congress all Senate Democrats voted against workers’ rights – but now with this new Right To Vote Act they have a chance to protect American workers’ freedom to choose. 

According to Senator DeMint, he said “No one should be forced to join a union and pay dues to get a job in this Country.”   Many Americans are struggling to just put food on the table and they should not have to fear losing their jobs if they do not wish to join a union. 

Forced unionism shields unions from members’ accountability and in states where companies are forced to have only union workers, businesses have struggled to compete while they deal with unreasonable work rules.

I say also despite President Obama’s approval and support of unions, this new Act will insure that no employees will ever again be forced to join a union in order to get or keep a job.

The National Right To Work Act will liberate workers to do just that.

For too long, unionism has played politics and discriminated against workers and businesses and this new law sends a message to union bosses that their backroom dealings and bullying will no longer be tolerated. 

There do exist both forced union states and right to work states and the latter consistently outperform union states in factors that affect workers’ wellbeing and from 1977 to 2007 right to work states experienced a 23% faster rise in per capita income than states with forced unionism.

Which brings me to wonder again, why does Obama like unions so much?   

For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling. 

The long requested book of Kay’s commentaries is now available for purchase online at our KSCO.com website, right on the home page.  For $24.95 plus shipping and handling, it’s applicable.  Treat yourself to this wonderful book full of Kay’s wisdom, thoughts, and humor.  It makes a great gift, and all proceeds support KSCO your favorite radio station.   Go to KSCO.com and buy Kay’s book today. 

© copyright 2011

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