Since KUSF was yanked from the airwaves early last year, die-hard fans of the college radio station have been forced to tune in online. Meanwhile, they’ve begun a legal battle against the sale of the frequency in the hopes that the station will be reinstated. However, the switch to Internet streaming is the only concession the station is making to the digital era — its semi-annual Rock ’N’ Swap is approaching its 30th anniversary, and, as always, the gigantic sale of all things music-related focuses heavily on vinyl. The Rock ’N’ Swap is one of the largest events of its kind in California, meaning that it’s flooded with every record on your wish list, along with plenty of posters, CDs, books, and other memorabilia. But the size of the swap means you’re competing with some serious music buffs. Early birds will be rewarded with bagels, coffee, and first crack at rare titles, so make sure you don’t hit snooze too many times. Proceeds go to KUSF and will hopefully help the station get back on the air — just like in the good ol’ days.
Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 a.m., 2012