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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

    Today's Birthdays
    Born on this day, November 23:
    • Johnny Mandel (Songwriter (Music & Lyrics), Trombone, Arranger) was born in New York, NY in 1925.
    • Tyree Glenn (Trombone) was born in Corsicana, TX, 1912–1974.
    • Gloria Lynne (Vocals-Lead) was born in New York City, NY in 1931.
    • Bob McCracken (Clarinet) was born in Dallas, TX, 1904–1972.
    • Jiri Stivin (Flute) was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1942.
    • Bruce Hornsby (Piano, Vocals-Lead) was born in Williamsburg, VA in 1954.
    • Ray Drummond (Bass) was born in Brookline, MA in 1946.
    • Horace Silver records his trio date for Blue Note records in 1953.
    • Ella Fitzgerald and the Marty Paich Dek-tette finish up recording the classic “Ella Swings Lightly” in Los Angeles in 1958.
    • Vocalist Anita O’Day died on this day in 2006, in Los Angeles, California, of a heart attack. She was 87.

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    Station News

    Pardon Our Dust (or whatever...)

    Pardon Our Dust (or whatever...)

    As you can imagine there are innumerable details and surprises at every turn with our current move. Rest assured that we are taking all precautions to keep the music flowing through the device of your choosing; radio, computer, mobile, etc., but we are having intermittent outages in both the on-air signal and the stream. As of the last few days we found some issues with the T1 lines and AT&T's connection. On Monday we plan to be working on investigating these said issues and will update you further. If you're in a bind for some KSDS content remember, The Speakeasy has a lot of cool stuff that you may not have heard recently. Thanks for your patience during this time...and now back to the business at hand. Sunday, 4:48p



    Heads Up Jazz & Blues lovers! Both of our Jams now take place at Proud Mary’s at the Ramada Inn, 5500 Kearny Mesa Road. The Blues Jam takes place Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm and is hosted by J. Otis Williams. The Jazz Jam takes place Sunday nights from 6-9pm and your host is Jeff Dalrymple.  Both events are free and family-friendly. We'll see you there!
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    Donate Used Vehicles

    Donate your used vehicle to Jazz 88.3 because it's the best result from a kind act. Also, you get a TAX  DEDUCTION for 2013!  Seriously, you can donate a vehicle almost anywhere but if you donate your car to Jazz 88.3 we will be truly and unquestionably grateful and appreciative. Isn't that reason enough? 1-888-JAZZ-CAR (1-888-529-9227). It's easy, quick, and you support Jazz 88.3. Thanks!
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    Show Us YOUR Jazz 88.3

    Are you proud of your favorite Jazz and Blues Station? Of course you are! We're proud of you for having such good taste in music. So, we want to show you off a little (or a lot).  Please send us a picture(s) of your Jazz 88.3 swag in action and we'll display it for all the world to see. The more the merrier and the further from San Diego the better.  The e-mail address is

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    6 Reasons For San Diego Jazz Fans To Vote In The JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014 by Vince Outlaw

    While it’s good in any case to let your Jazz voice be heard in the JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014...and an entry for a package to the 2015 Portland Jazz Festival ain’t a bad one itself, San Diego Jazz fans have at least 6 more reasons to get their vote in before the polls close at 5 p.m. EST on Monday, November 24.

    Here's the first one...Read The Entire Article to see the rest...or better yet...add a comment and give your suggestion for more San Diegan's to Write In!

    1. Holly Hofmann - Best Flutist

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