KCSM-FM Archives

This a collection of several shows from KCSM: one from myself as a guest on Dick Conte's show, the final show from Mal Sharp, the 50th anniversary celebration of Dick Conte as a professional broadcaster, 3 of Herb Wong's Christmas Jazz shows, and several Summer in the Grotto with Jazzbeaux. In addition, there are some "regular" shows captured, just to document the sound of the station on any "ordinary" day.

These segments were recorded during 1998, 2012 - 2014, and 2017.


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August 21, 1998 Midday Jazz - with Dick Conte and special guest DJ Clay Ryder.  Playlist and more details. (2:03:53)
April 25, 2012 Back on Basin Street - Final episode with Mal Sharp, Dave Ramirez, Richard Hadlock, and Joe Romagna. Playlist and more details. (1:59:25)
September 15, 2012 Dick Conte's 50th Anniversary in Broadcasting - part I (1:59:11) - part II (1:33:52)
with Dick Conte, Alisa Clancy, and Kathleen Lawton. Playlist and more details.
December 25, 2012 Morning Cup of Christmas Jazz - part I (1:30:41) - part II (1:29:44)
The 48th incarnation of Herb's Christmas treat. Playlist and more details.
October 2, 2013 Midday Jazz - with Chris Cortez.  Playlist and more details. (2:00:00)
October 14, 2013 A Morning Cup of Jazz - with Alisa Clancy.  Playlist and more details. (2:00:00)
October 20, 2013 Jazz with Bob Parlocha - Playlist and more details. (3:00:00)
December 25, 2013 Morning Cup of Christmas Jazz - with Herb Wong. 
The 49th incarnation of Herb's Christmas treat. Playlist and more details. (3:00:00)
December 25, 2013 Midday Jazz - with Sonny Buxton.  Playlist and more details.(2:13:54)
December 25, 2014 A Herb Wong Xmas: The Swinging Joys of Yuletide Jazz - with Herb Wong.
The final (50th) incarnation of Herb's Xmas treat. Playlist and more details. (3:00:00)
March 11, 2017 Rhythm Retrospective - with Carl Sonny Leyland. Playlist and more details. (59:17)
March 11, 2017 Annals of Jazz - with Richard Hadlock. Playlist and more details. (60:00)
April 4, 2017 Midday Jazz - with Lee Thomas. - part I (2:01:03) - part II (1:59:11)
October 31, 2017 A Morning Cup of Jazz - with Alisa Clancy. Playlist and more details. (4:00:18)
Summer in the Grotto   with Al Jazzbeaux Collins.
June 8, 2014; (59:42) June 15, 2014 (58:11) June 22, 2014 (59:47) June 29, 2014 (59:49)
July 6, 2014 (1:00:14) July 20, 2014 (1:01:05) July 27, 2014 (1:00:14) August 17, 2014 (59:11)
September 21, 2014 (59:29) September 28, 2014 (61:02)


KCSM is located at the College of San Mateo. Although it operates with about 11,000 watts transmission power, reception can be challenging, especially in the South Bay. However, those who can achieve clear reception are able to tune in a very-high quality digital signal, as KCSM broadcasts in HD Radio. Thankfully with streaming media, over-the-air reception is no longer a limiting factor to listening. The Internet has definitely changed the nature of broadcasting; in this case, for the better.

KCSM is one of the very small number of 24-hour a day jazz radio stations remaining in North America. KCSM is also the trusted owner of the KJAZ library, the third largest recorded jazz collection in the world. Only the Library of Congress and Rutgers University can claim a more complete documented collection of recorded jazz.