A last minute show to save the still-unsaved KUSF will hit the stage at the also in-need-of-saving Eagle Tavern tomorrow night. This time, a smattering of the city's A-list virtuosos will band together to whip up some much-needed attention to the cause: Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall are bringing their always-solid performances, as well as The Sandwitches and local music vet Carletta Sue Kay to round out the evening.
Given the precarious state of these city institutions (and the fact that the Eagle and KUSF have both contributed immensely to the local success of all these performing bands), expect these bands to throw their blood, sweat and tears into this gig.
The KUSF saga continues. Supporters of the university's beloved community radio station will gather today for a peaceful rally outside City Hall before the Board of Supes meeting. The Board is being called on to review the legality of the sale of 90.3 FM on a local level. Get up to speed on the scandal here.
"We were tricked," declared KUSF's Music Director Irwin Swirnoff in a phone conversation. The news about the University of San Francisco's plans to sell beloved community radio station 90.3 FM to the Classical Public Radio Network and convert it to an online-only format is spreading, and the public outcry has been swift.
Tonight at 7 pm, there will be a community meeting (which the University's president, Rev. Stephen J. Privett will attend) staged by station volunteers at Presentation Theater at 2350 Turk St. at Masonic. It's a chance to rally behind the station, discuss fundraising opportunities to match the bid to buy back the broadcast signal, and move to file an appeal to the FCC to block the sale. The community is welcome to attend.