//Ad libs: Happy birthday, KZSU

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy birthday, KZSU

Have you already exhausted all the channels on the satellite radio thingy you got for the holidays? If your ears haven't fallen off yet, you might want to tune into KZSU, Stanford's radio station. Yes, you. (Oh, sorry. YES, YOU!)

The radio station is celebrating its 60th birthday by spinning out a 60-hour marathon through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Each hour of tunes represents another year, with current and alumni DJs playing Big Band to blues to British invasion and beyond. If you have to celebrate 60 candles, that's not a bad way to do it.

At the moment, a DJ named Lobster is taking on 1974 with a set that included the Doobie Brothers' "Black Water." Apparently he was a DJ at KZSU during 1974, too, and just played a recording of the Brothers making fun of Nixon when they visited the station just before the prez resigned.

More historic material is promised during the marathon, including live coverage of the Reagan election night. Regardless of your politics, these are pieces of history you might want to check out.