93.7 Santa Barbara

KCRW & KUSC Move In Santa Barbara

Update 8/28: The sale of 93.7 KDB Santa Barbara has been completed, bringing two Los Angeles non-commercial simulcasts to new homes in Santa Barbara. University of Southern California moves its Classical simulcast of 91.5 KUSC Los Angeles from 88.7 KQSC to 93.7 KDB replacing the previous independently programming Classical format. 88.7 is now KDRW-FM simulcasting Talk/Indie Rock 89.9 KCRW Santa Monica. Original Report 2/18: KCRW Los Angeles is expanding northward up the coast into Santa Barbara. KCRW has agreed to acquire Classical 93.7 KDB Santa Barbara after the station was put on the block by the Santa Barbara Foundation last fall. KCRW will partner with Antioch University to create a local studio on campus with some student involvement. Additionally using the resources of the Santa Bar...[Read More]

KDB Santa Barbara Up For Sale

Update 10/30: Tim Owens, VP/GM of KDB comments below that there were inaccuracies in the Santa Barbara Independent story we quoted. Owens writes, KDB has NOT been incurring an annual deficit of $400,000 per year for the past few years. KDB has received a planned subsidy of $400,000 from the Santa Barbara Foundation the past four years to enable the station to get on the road to financial self-sufficiency. The Santa Barbara Independent, which Mr. Venta quotes, got it wrong too. What was not reported in the Independent’s article was that KDB was on track to be in the black in 2013, before the decision to sell — a result of changing priorities at the Foundation. The other two paragraphs are basically correct. We are very sad that Santa Barbara’s oldest radio station will be leaving the Founda...[Read More]