Local Radio Station Thanks Community for Support with Free Jazz Festival

On June 6th, KCSM will host Jazz on the Hill at the newly renovated College of San Mateo campus from 12pm-6pm. Jazz on the Hill is a non-profit  jazz music event which benefits the college and the community supported radio station, KCSM FM. It is free to all who attend and this year it will feature two stages designed for nonstop entertainment and a great lineup of professional Jazz artists, including Grammy award-winning artist Poncho Sanchez.

Dedicated to enriching the community, there will be a special “community stage” where talented local middle and high school students who showcase their talent by covering many genres of jazz from straight-ahead, blues, Latin, and more.

Jazz on the Hill returned in 2013 after a nine year hiatus due to the CSM building renovation project.  Now, the school is ready for visitors and eager to show off the campus, architecture and amazing views.

KCSM’s television and radio stations, licensed to the San Mateo County Community College District, made their broadcast debuts in 1964. KCSM FM and TV were originally established by the College of San Mateo as training facilities for radio and TV broadcasters.

Many well-known media personalities were educated at the College of San Mateo, including tabloid TV reporter Steve Wilson, ESPN sportscaster, San Francisco Giants announcer, Jon Miller and K101 On-Air Personality, Jeff Serr. Today, the stations have professional staffs operating full service public television and radio and continue to serve as learning laboratories for students enrolled in the College of San Mateo Broadcasting Arts Department.

“This event is our way of thanking the community for the incredible support they provide year round,” said Dante Betteo, KCSM’s Station Manager.  “We wouldn’t be the unique radio station we are today if it weren’t for our listeners and supporting members.”

Jazz on the Hill will feature many of the favorite components from the previous year, including an area featuring vendor booths, food trucks, a BMW car raffle, and wine provided by Domenico Winery, located in San Carlos.

The BMW raffle is being conducted by San Francisco Jazz with the grand prize being a BMW i3 from BMW of San Francisco.

Tickets for the raffle will be on sale at Jazz on the Hill and the car will be on-site.  For more info about the raffle, go towww.sfjazzraffle.com.

WHO:             KCSM’s Jazz on the Hill

WHAT:           A free day-long jazz concert celebration to thank the community for their support of KCSM 91.1 FM.

WHERE:        College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402

The Main Stage will be located on the lower mezzanine in front of the library steps with breath taking views of the Bay. The Youth Stage will be located in CSM’s Little Theatre building.

WHEN:          Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 12pm-6pm.

INFO:             For more information and details about the lineup, visit  www.jazzonthehill.org

PRESS:         Contact Frances Larose at 650-548-6700 or via email at Flarose@prmagic.com

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