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Radio Station Scavenger Hunt – Genre Charts Part 2

KZSC Genre Chart

KZSC Genre Chart (photo: J. Waits)

As part of my new Radio Station Scavenger Hunt series, I’m highlighting music genre charts this week. Yesterday’s charts were from KBOO-FM and today I turn to some equally detailed charts from college radio station KZSC-FM at University of California, Santa Cruz.

KZSC Genre Chart Disclaimer (photo: J. Waits)

KZSC Genre Chart Disclaimer (photo: J. Waits)

Although I’ve visited KZSC twice now, it was on my last trip (for the UCRN college radio conference last month) that I noticed just how complex the station’s genre chart was. Located in a couple of places in the station, the chart has gone through some revisions (as evidenced by the post-it note in the second photo). Some of the categories include queer, ska, gothic/industrial, lounge, Brazil, and zydeco/cajun.



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