|City of license||Pebble Beach, California|
|Broadcast area||Monterey County, California|
|Callsign meaning||Stevenson Pebble Beach|
|Affiliations||Public Radio International, BBC World Service|
KSPB (91.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Pebble Beach, California, USA, the station serves the Santa Cruz area. The station is currently owned by Stevenson School (formerly known as Robert Louis Stevenson School) and features programing from Public Radio International. Operating for nearly since 1979, the station plays primarily student-selected music historically known as alternative, modern, or college rock. Outside of student programming hours, the station broadcasts BBC World Service news programming plus Commonwealth Club of California broadcasts on weekend mornings. KSPB has listeners in four counties in California - Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara - with a potential total listenership of more than 1.5 million. With a fan base spanning from Monterey to Santa Cruz, KSPB is the largest high school radio station in the United States. A live Internet stream is available on the station's website. Every year, KSPB also presents live broadcasts of various local sporting events.
Music and programming
At the core of KSPB is its student run programming which airs from 6:00-8:00 AM and 4:00 to 10:00 PM on weekdays and 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekends during the school year. Because each student disc jockey chooses the genre of music for their specific show, music programming is as diverse as the DJs, but tends to stay hip and contemporary. When student programming is not available, the station rotates broadcasting from the BBC World Service.
Student management and academic component
The station is student run and includes staff positions, from web master to program director. Before applying for a live show on air, each student is required to take a class to learn about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, and how to operate the station independently.
KSPB, its faculty, and student disc jockeys have received several awards throughout the stations history. Most recently the station was recognized by the Monterey County Weekly in its "Best of 2011 - Editor's Picks" in the category of "Best Evidence That The Kids Are Alright."
- "KSPB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "KSPB - About Us". KSPB. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- "KSPB Featured in "Best of 2011 - Editor's Picks"". Stevenson School. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- "Best of 2011 - Editor's Picks". Monterey County Weekly. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KSPB
- Radio-Locator information on KSPB
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KSPB
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