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K-ZAP prepares for July 4 relaunch with new rock, familiar voices

07/03/15

K-ZAP prepares for July 4 relaunch with new rock, familiar voices

The first voice listeners heard on the original KZAP FM in 1968 will be the first voice they hear when Sacramento’s K-ZAP returns to airwaves—and hits the Internet—this Saturday. Ed Fitzgerald will introduce the resurgent rock radio station at 9:33 a.m. on July 4, broadcasting at 93.3 FM and streaming online at k-zap.org. Fitzgerald, who was KZAP’s first general manager, first on-air personality and one of the station veterans mounting its comeback today, will be accompanied by the song “Cristo Redentor” by guitarist Harvey Mandel, the first song played on KZAP when it launched on Nov. 8, 1968. (It was also the last song the original KZAP played before signing off in 1992.) According to John Saltnes, another key KZAP player helping to...

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The upcoming arts season scores big, combining orchestral music with classic movies

07/01/15

The upcoming arts season scores big, combining orchestral music with classic movies

A new season of performing arts is almost upon us, and the Sacramento Philharmonic, Folsom Symphony and San Francisco Symphony will treat area audiences to cinematic adventures through the music of popular film favorites like Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones, including a full screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial presented with live orchestral music. Get set for a little night music with a dash of movie magic. Folsom Symphony At the Folsom Symphony’s free season opener entitled "Larger Than Life," which will be held in the Steven Young Amphitheater in El Dorado Hills Town Center (Sept. 3), the audience will get a taste of the orchestra’s love for the silver screen with performances of the title theme from Star Wars and the Old West-inspired music...

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The Sacramento RiverTrain rolls on with a million-dollar remodel

06/17/15

The Sacramento RiverTrain rolls on with a million-dollar remodel

The Sacramento RiverTrain is about take a trip back in time this summer as it undergoes a massive, multimillion-dollar makeover. Since 2005, the six-car locomotive has been offering up sunset dinners, Wild West shows, murder mystery dinners and the popular Beer Train while chugging through 28 miles of scenic farmland between West Sacramento and Woodland. The train is currently undergoing a complete interior renovation and exterior restoration, which is expected to cost about $2 million and be finished sometime in August, according to Andrew McDaniel, the marketing content specialist for the Sacramento RiverTrain. The exterior of the train is currently being sanded down to allow for a fresh coat of blue and gold paint, and the designs for the interiors of the...

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Legendary Sacramento radio station KZAP set for comeback

06/11/15

Legendary Sacramento radio station KZAP set for comeback

Fireworks won’t be the only things bursting in air over Sacramento on July 4 when a team of announcers will flip the switch on a revival of the city’s iconic rock radio station KZAP. The station—taking on the new, slightly revised name K-ZAP (and a non-profit business model)—will appear at 93.3 on the FM dial as well as streaming live at k-zap.org. Overseen by KZAP veterans Dennis Newhall and Tom Cale, the new iteration is expected to feature a playlist comprising rock music from nearly three generations of artists, from Jimi Hendrix to Tom Petty to Mumford & Sons. “We decided that what the town was really missing—and we’ve heard this from a bunch of people—was a station that plays the music that was good from back then, the...

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