Greg Paroff

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 8.28.35 AMOn July 23, 2014 local actor, artist, comedian and co-organizer of this year’s Fringe Festival, Greg Paroff came into UCSC’s KZSC radio station.

Greg Paroff is Hill-air-ee-usss! Look for Greg around town doing his art, Shakespeare riffs and stand-up comedy. He did an open mic last night at the Bocci’s Cellar as a part of Santa Cruz Comedy Coalition. We’re hoping for an encore show soon because there were technical difficulties with his video. In any case, listen to the Podcast below.

Jennifer Radakovich & Cat Willis

Jennifer Radakovich and Cat Willis came into the KZSC Radio Station on September 10, 2014 on Artists on Art to talk about the upcoming Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance Festival happening September 13 & 14th at the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center.

This 5th annual festival of dance from around the worlds begins with performances at 11am Saturday morning and ending at 8pm. On Sunday, there will be all day dance workshop for kids and adults for free.

Don’t miss this amazing fest with performances.

Elissa Kline & Ian Janco

On September 3, 2014, local artists, mother & son duo, Elissa Kline & Ian Janco came into UCSC’s KZSC radio station to talk about their work.

Elissa Kline is a fine art photographer who works as an advocate for wild horses working with Return to Freedom, a sanctuary in Lompoc. Elissa and Ian come from a long line of artists. Her Grandfather was a Dada artist and her mother and father were both artists. In Elissa’s former life, she was a recording engineer and studio manager in New York and LA. Then over twenty years ago, she began working with Carole King first as a her ranch manager and now as her photographer.

Ian Janco is a songwriter and musician who just released his album Stronghold. He had a cd release party at the ArtBar in the Tannery Arts Center, September 6th that was also a fundraiser for Guitars Not Guns Music Program.

Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard

On August 27, 2014, founder and CEO of Bonny Doon Vineyard, educator, author of the book, Been Doon So Long,  activist and pioneering Viticulturalist, Randall Grahm came into the KZSC Radio Station to speak about his thirty years plus of making wine in Santa Cruz County.

Bonny Doon Vineyard has been and continues to be an integral part of the Santa Cruz culture. Talk about keeping it weird, Randall has been pushing the envelope on winemaking his entire career. I had my first organic wine experience at their tasting Room almost 20 years ago. My first screw cap wine was Bonny Doon.

Randall-Graham-Founder-CEO-writer-Bonny-Doon-VineyardDuring the show, we spoke on many topics ranging from how Randall first got into winemaking to what are his current projects.  We discussed who and what have been his inspirations. This got us talking about why the alien is the Bonny Doon Vineyard mascot and what that has to do with Chateauneuf du Pape. He explained how he is the original Rhone Ranger and what that means.

Randall explained how Bonny Doon Vineyard helped bring the screw cap on wine bottles to an unwilling public through an amazing marketing event that happened NYC in 2001 called the Funeral of the Cork.

Randall talked about his estate Popelouchum in San Juan Bautista and how it got its name. We discussed his newest project creating 10,000 new varieties of grapes revealing how and why he is making so many new grape varietals. Lastly, we talked about how is he a terrior seeker and what does that mean.

To hear our broadcast in entirety and get the answers to all these intriguing questions, please click on the arrow keys below the sharing is caring.

Phil Kramer, Johnny Hughes and David Dennis

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 4.33.41 PMOn June 3, 2014, Phil Kramer, Johnny Hughes and David Dennis of to talk about 180/180 Initiative and art exhibition Faces of Santa Cruz County featuring portraits at the Art Loft of Santa Cruz County.

180/180 is a multi-agency initiative in Santa Cruz County, CA to help 180 homeless men, women and families turn their lives around. They’ve adopted the national 100,000 Homes Campaign methodology and have a goal to house 180 of our most vulnerable, chronically homeless neighbors by July 2014. They move them into permanent housing with the support services they need to stay housed, thereby changing lives and improving our community.


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