My wife (nee Debbie Sindel) and I, both born/raised in Fort Bragg
(graduated FBHS in 1972 and 1975) are streaming you now in
Ankara, Turkey. I work here on a large
pipeline project for Bechtel and we’ve enjoyed Turkey very much; I
worked in Australia for several years before coming here and that
was quite a culture-shock! Everywhere we’ve lived in the world it’s
always great to listen to KOZT. We haven’t lived in FB for many
years, though we hang onto a couple of acres there because we don’t
know where we’ll end-up. The sun is going down here and it’s raining
(still freezing some nights) - we hope you get some more rain there.
We enjoy your programming very much and your announcers are always
perfect for the moment. Please keep up the great work!
Thank you, Roy Woodward
Hi to all. Just wanted to say a BIG thank you. It is 7pm here in
Washington, Tyne&Wear, in the north
east of England and I am happily tuned in to KOZT as has been my
custom for many years now. My cousin Hugh Hamilton, formerly of
Ocean Drive, Fort Bragg introduced me to you so long ago on my
visits to FB and I have been a loyal listener ever since. Sadly Hugh
died over 4 years ago but listening to you keeps alive so many
treasured memories. (Sunday morning with The Beatles has always been
unmissable!) As far as I am concerned, your quality all round
is way ahead of the field. Thanks again and keep up the good
work. Best regards, Alan Waugh
(PS my car proudly displays your bumper & window stickers which sure
attract attention !!!)
I live in Lexington, KY and am so glad
I found your station again. You see, my wife and I honeymooned in
the Mendocino County area 17 years ago and found The Coast driving
from Hopland to Agate Cove Inn in Mendocino. We had a convertible
and loved listening to your station while cruising the county. Jane
and I kept saying, "Man, this is an awesome station! I wish we could
have this back home." We have downloaded the app on our iPad and are
listening now daily.
Keep on rockin' in the free world!
Jim and Jane
Happy Birthday to you all!!! I looked in my Funk &
Wagnell to look up “Local Radio” and I found the following:
Lo-cal ra-di-o (lo’ kel ra’ de o) noun 1. relating to, situated in,
providing a service for a particular area, especially the area near
home or work in a communication that takes place by means of
radio waves. 2. “The Coast” KOZT. 3. There is no other comparable
Thanks for being independent and local, worthy of the first sounds
in the morning and the last at night. I don’t think many understand
what you provide our communities and our lives. Long live the
“The Coast” Richard
BUT IT DOES HURT TO REALIZE YOU HAVE HAD CONTROL
OF MY EARS FOR 23 YEARS! Nels
I was in Fort Bragg about a year and a half ago on
a business trip and discovered your station on the car radio. I was
instantly hooked. This is my kind of radio! I live a little north of
Seattle and listen on the net as often as possible. Truly the best
radio station in the world! Thank you.
Mark from Seattle
Tom, Vicki, Kate & the Crew, Thanks so very
much for your support of the ARC. The PSA’s you guys did really
helped kick our event in high gear. Before they started we were
concerned about ticket sales. I know folks in Ukiah engage in last
minute event ticket buying but still we were worried. After the
PSA’s started the tickets started moving to the point we sold out
twice. LOL. The UDJ also ran two articles as well. The word got out
we were sold out and after a flurry of phone calls and we upped the
dinner numbers a third time getting everyone in that wanted to come.
Food, music, auction items, wine were all very good. It event was a
great event. I can only think of one event I have put together or
been part of putting together that rivals this one for personal
satisfaction and community response. I haven’t
reconciled all the expenses with the income yet but we will probably
3 or 4 times what our early expectations were. Best Wishes & Thanks
again for all you do, Richard
I've gotten to the point where I can't "do
radio" in this area because of the limited setlists, yucky
commercials and the not so good songs played
My solution is to get the tablet running Bluetooth to
my old Marantz
2285B and listen to The Coast. Sometimes I get my little mp3
recorder going and record kozt and when I drive, I listen to
The Coast. You folks have great music, wonderful DJs, a great
community and wonderful sponsors that I visit when we visit
Ft. Bragg. Keep up the good work!
Hey, Tom. We're enjoying our usual
Sunday morning ritual of sharing "Breakfast with the Beatles" with
you, and wanted you to know how much we enjoy it, every week.
I assume that it could easily become tedious for you to do for all
of these years, and wanted to send some "attaboys!" your way, just
in case they can be of help. KOZT in general is one of the
things that make us feel FILTHY STINKING RICH just to be fortunate
enough to live here, and listening to you present BwtBeatles is one
of the key items that we appreciate about the station. Thank
you! Deb (occasionally one of the
Skunk Train conductors waving at you two) &
G’day guys I live in Sydney,
Australia and listen to you all the time – great music!
Subject: World wide listening - Message: Been
traveling: Japan,Thailand,Bali and India next. Lived on coast for
thirty five years. Missing Mendo big time sometimes. Internet
connection via KOZT helps during those times I wish I was there.
Glad I'm here now glad your still there too.
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!!!!!.
and Marcia Makowski To see us go to Saponify Herbal Infused
Soaps on Facebook.
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