Students perform as part of a jazz orchestra

Jazz Radio


Reaching a Higher Standard in Jazz

Delivering contemporary jazz to Southern California and the world.

Give to the Jazz Radio


For nearly 40 years, KSBR has been broadcasting as a community service radio station for Orange County and North San Diego. Thanks to a unique partnership with CSUN’s KCSN, 88.5 FM, people around the world can now discover KSBR’s primary format of contemporary jazz at Jazz HD2 or

In addition to contemporary jazz, KSBR-FM hosts a highly acclaimed local news department. The station carries the Associated Press (AP) Network News, local news, election-night coverage of important county and city races and examines important issues facing county residents on its weekly public affairs program, Collage. Under the supervision of a professional news director, the news department is assisted by students training for careers in broadcast news.

Growing our digital services is a key strategy for the future that will require investments in staffing, engineering and content development. Your support ensures Jazz HD2 can continue streaming and contemporary jazz artists like Bob James, Lindsey Webster, Dave Koz and Bill Cantos have a place to be heard around the world.