Message: We have been listening to The Coast for well over a year
now and I have to tell all of you.....The Coast is our go to radio
station while we are working in our Soap studio. We listen from 6 am
EDT right on through till 5:00. You guys make our day.......nothing
out here in the Midwest can compare, a big Thanks to Russ, Regelski
and Kate for your company and great music!!!!!.
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Dear Tom (& the entire Coast crew):
The show was so great last night… I am soooo glad I drive out from
Clearlake Oaks to be a part of this historic moment in Coast music
history. You explained it beautifully at the beginning, and I am in
total agreement that it is time to turn the corner. I also like the
concept on the Best of Local Licks Live volumes… I’ll buy them all
as they come up!
I just wanted to give you a special thank you, and wish I had
recognized you fast enough when you crimped my ticket… I would have
given you a big hug!! You and everyone at KOZT have been a big part
of my musical life for several years. When I was living in Mendocino
Village several years ago, the radio was always on (even if I was
watching TV) because something great might be played or some useful
information might be shared. You guys are all the greatest!!!!
Now that I’m living in Clearlake Oaks, I can only get you on the
computer, so I have to supplement with KDFC Classical. Thank
goodness that station got saved three years ago! One day it was
classical, and the next morning the format was not-so-great rock &
roll. They are now a totally listener supported station with no
commercials and have obtained radio signals to go all the way from
Lake County down to the SF Bay Area as far south as San Jose. I
guess if I can’t listen to you all the time, I’m getting the next
best thing since no other rock & roll station compares with The
I also want to thank you for all the times you have helped me over
the years getting online with the streaming every time you would
have a change to the site. I don’t know how you do it, Tom, there
aren’t enough hours in the day are there? I’ve always appreciated
that you make a point of answering people’s e-mails and questions.
Thank you for being there!!
Had a wonderful time and look forward to the next event that will
entice me to drive out to the coast. Hope to see all of you again
soon. Sincerely, Kate
Listing to guys on streaming audio here in
Cape Town, South Africa. Great show.
Aloha Kate and everyone at the "Coast"; Very cool
to win this awesome cd.
We are live streaming you here everyday. We are a very Mendocino
type of community here in the Puna District of the Big Island. We
love this small town, too. But our radio is nowhere, compared to
your community minded, people minded brand of excellent music. Bravo
to you. Keaau, HI Aloha
Bill And Diana
Greetings from the UK I just heard
probably the best track I have heard for a very long time – Honey
Bee by The Ride, as we would say here in Northwest England
‘absolutely bazzing’. Listening on my TV via the magic of t’internet.
Well done, keep up the good work. Best wishes
Thanks for the tunes! Kickin it at work with the
KOZT webcast all night…every night. I like how you throw away the
covers and rip right into the heart of the (old) albums! If it
weren’t for CDs, I can imagine squeaky vinyl shavings all of the
floor. Keep it up! BV Fair
While passing thru your area in early July on a
cross country bike tour I chanced upon your station and now that I
am back home in Mobile, AL it is the
only one I listen to. Thanks for streaming it online. The Coast is
the best station I've ever heard. Living in Alabama I don't get the
opportunity to listen to my old favorites such as Tom Rush, Boz
Scaggs, Van Morrison, Jesse Colin Young, Jackson Browne, etc on the
radio. One can listen to "Free Bird" only so many times in
life, and your morning show is such a pleasant alternative to the
John Boy and Billy "Big Show" that saturates the Southeast. I had
given up on radio and now you have restored my belief :)
I was stunned to hear one of my favorite all time songs, "Joshua
Gone Barbados" by Tom Rush on your station. Actually, you are the
only station I've ever heard Tom on. I told my friend in Pittsburgh
about you and all my friends on Facebook. Thanks for the quality of
programming you provide. Keep up the great work and thanks again.
Subject: Streaming KOZT audio. Love it.
Message: We find ourselves listening more and more even though we
reside in the SF Bay Area. So
refreshing to hear real DJs and announcers in real time. No
satellite fed playlists. I even enjoy the homespun ads. I was in Ft
Bragg a few months ago and needed a car part. I went to the place
that has the "no dumb questions" ad on your station. Also, the
streaming audio is flawless. Good sound, no glitches. Keep up
the good work. Mark and Sara
hey guys - was just up in mendo and got turned on
to your most incredible radio station!! gave up on the radio a long
time ago because no one does it like that but you guys are amazing!
makes me want to go live up there if everything is that crazy cool!
catch you soon and thanks for all the great tunes during our 3 day
sojourn to the north country - jeff h.
I have no idea who owns KOZT or who decides what's
broadcast but I want to thank them for the astonishingly great
programming. I'm a 62 year old composer and musician (mostly
contemporary classical music) who has lived part time in the Anderson
Valley since 1972 and I am blown away daily by the range of your musical
playlist. A couple of nights ago, you even played Cream's live recording
of Spoonful, something I don't even know that KSAN in it's heyday would
have played, being the whole side of an LP. But mostly I love the
combination of the old, the new and the live recordings by an incredible
range of artists. Whenever I have friends coming to the area, I tell
them they gotta tune in to 95.3 to check out the most unformatted rock
radio station I've ever heard. And believe me, I travel a lot all over
the US and the world and I've never found anything like this station.
Makes me proud to live in Mendocino. Thanks,
Ahoy The Coast ! Back in '08 I moved from Berkeley
after 33 years. Hoped to move up to Mendocino area, but real life
brought me to the mid-Atlantic, Roanoke
specifically, to live with elderly (now 90 and 92) parentals. It's
different here. But thanks to my friend Tim in Kelseyville, I
found The Coast. I listen via iTunes. Can only listen a few hours a
week; I'm listening now to Peter Gabriel w/ Kate Bush. (9:55 am EDT,
Sunday) I don't know where I'll be going when I move again, but
listening to KOZT calls my heart back to northern California.
Just want to say thanks. I'll survive being homesick, which you both
catalyze and ease. If you know what I mean ... Big love,
Message: KOZT is the best, most awesome station ! Here
i am in Las Vegas & am amazed at how clear
& beautiful tunes from the town i call home base sound here.
A week ago, fled the pandemonium, the pain, the past,
in my Escape Pod, landed in simmering summer Ukiah among peaceful
people. Seeking aural resonance with the ground, sky, and wind, saw
hawks tooling softly through a golden rosie sunset -- and found you on
the airwaves. Dusk on 101, coming over the rise of a hill, scanning the
signals and the music began to flow. Who are these people, riding this
frequency so perfectly? Didn't know someone still cared to -- and could
do -- radio like this. I found you! You're mine! ;-)) Best
regards, New Listener Christopher
Subject: Surreal Message: Surreal
experience. Sitting in a hotel in Taipei waiting for a typhoon to hit
and steaming the Coast. Will be at Caspar beach in a couple of weeks and
Hello!!! KOZT!! Quick True story!!! Last Weekend I was In UPPER LAKE! I
Just Have to Say That Every Year My Boyfriend & I Go We Fish & Swim We
Love The Music You Give US!! It's Hands Down The best!! You know how to
do it best!!
Honestly THANK YOU!!!! For Making the Good Memories and Setting the Tone
for Our Vacation Time it's The best!! I have to admit That At this very
I Am Listening on my Laptop Now in Oakland!!! it's a HOt summer night
and i have a cold beer and YOU!!!! I'm HOOKED!! Hugging my Laptop!!!
We my boyfriend/ friends of mine could Never EVER Put Together a
Playlist for an ipod the way YOU guys Do what you do!!! (We don't even
have an ipod hahaa we are old fashion that way ) THANK YOU!!!! You
Really make my life Happy!!! it might seem corny but its Amazing what
touches the Soul & What you do is Magic Thanks For sharing it with all
of us Floating out here!!!! Grateful, Amy D.
The Coast is the reason why I don't use my Pandora
account. I could set up a Pandora station/playlist but YOUR choices in
music are better than what I can put together. Need a Coast Card!
You rock!!! .../MK Santa Rosa, CA
Hey guys! I was up in Fort Bragg this past weekend to
do some salmon fishing and my friend was playing The Coast all weekend…
I am hooked! Pardon the pun. Haven’t heard this good a mix, interviews
and deep tracks since forever. I’m streaming it now at work and home.
Thank you, Ken
Near Monday lunchtime here - enjoying your show. Great
Gary (New Zealand)
I discovered your station on a recent vacation through
the coastal redwoods and I was astounded. What wonderful diversity. I
rarely heard anything that was typically played on any other station.
I NEVER heard anything that I didn’t want to listen to.
And that included the commercials.
I could not believe how much I WANTED to listen to the commercials.
I don’t know what kind of magic you have, but I wish you could clone it
and bring it to the pacific northwest. I used to say that we have some
great radio stations to listen to in the Seattle area, but now I can
only say that they are good.
Thanks again for a great, eclectic,
high quality station.
Last week over a number of different days either a
song or a set made me think about how much I enjoy the Coast. A number
of times I said to myself, “gotta let them know that was a great set or
I love hearing that group”. You guys and the crew are music and voices
(not including the ones in my head) that accompany most hours of each of
Well, I opened the Ukiah Daily Journal this morning and there was a
story about the creation of KYBU radio in Covelo. It reports on what you
did for them. It sums it up with the quote “KOZT is our number one
awesome sponsor, they are our godparents”.
Wow, you guys are awesome. Passing it forward like this is such a good
thing. Thanks for doing everything you do and truly defining community
Love ya all. Richard
Subject: Satisfied listener
Message: Hi folks. A message from over the pond near Liverpool. I have
been listening to your station now for about 3 years or so and I just
wanted to let you know that it is without doubt the best station on my
Internet radio. A fantastic job, great choice of music.
Subject: KOZT the next generation
Message: As frequent visitors to the Mendocino coast my husband and I
have become hooked on The Coast and stream it when at home in Seattle.
Our (grown) children refer to it as our grey ponytail station, but our
two year old granddaughter has dubbed it " the sharkie station".
Today while eating lunch she was rocking out in her seat to The Stones,
looked at me and said "I LOVE sharkie music!" So thanks, from
Fiona and her grandma. ; - ) Pat