Irwin Swirnoff

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    KUSF Supporters Appeal FCC Decision to Sell College Radio Station

    Last month the Federal Communications Commission approved the unpopular sale of KUSF to the Classical Public Radio Network in SoCal, making it official -- University of San Francisco would lose its indie radio station for good. But KUSF supporters aren't yet giving up. Proponents filed the paperwork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    KUSF Transmitter Sale Denied

    The FCC is listening ​The Federal Communications Commission has denied the University of San Francisco's application to move the 90.3 FM dial to Marin.Now this doesn't mean that sale of the college station won't go through; the FCC has yet to consider USF's application to sell the KUSF license to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    KUSF Now Has Only 15 Listeners

    Surely, she owns a computer​When University of San Francisco officials pulled the plug on KUSF radio last week, they promised the new online format would be able to accommodate not hundreds but thousands more listeners. But just because it can doesn't mean it will. Since the station was sold and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    KUSF DJs and Board of Supervisors Rally To Stop Radio Station Sale

    Making music outside city hall ​DJs and supporters wearing "Save KUSF" T-shirts joined Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi for a rally in front of City Hall this afternoon, chanting "Whose station? Our station!" and "Shame on USF!" Afterward, Mirkarimi headed into the board chambers, where he introduced a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi to Introduce Resolution Supporting KUSF, Rally Planned at City Hall

    Gone but not forgotten​Since USF officials shuttered KUSF college radio last week, volunteers and students have come up with an organized campaign to wrestle back their beloved indie station, 90.3 FM. They've garnered attention and support throughout the community with online petitions and a  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    KUSF Volunteers Create Plan to Halt Sale of Radio Station

    KUSF Students Try to Block Sale​Soon after the University of San Francisco announced Tuesday it would sell radio station KUSF to a classical music network, volunteers gathered to plot a strategy to block the sale. By morning, they had come up with a tentative plan to rally support to retain 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Video of the Day: The Younger Lovers by KUSF's Irwin Swirnoff

    Irwin Swirnoff--one of my favorite DJs on KUSF, where he goes by the nickname Sleeves on Hearts--has a double life as a video director. Late last year, he directed a Wooden Shjips clip for Motorbike.Swirnoff recently finished a video for The Younger Lovers, the latest musical project from Brontez of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Video of the Day Pt. 2: Wooden Shjips Dir. by KUSF's Irwin Swirnoff

    One of my favorite KUSF DJs, Irwin Swirnoff (Friday morning's "Sleeves on Hearts" show) has directed a video for one of my favorite Wooden Shjips songs, "Motorbike." The look is hazy, vintage San Francisco, with cool, washed out colors and shots of motorcycle rides around the city.

  • Film

    January 21, 2009
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    July 14, 2004


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