KZSU is an anachronism, but it persists because it is populated by people who love, who are obsessed with, music. The DJs who stay - and some stay for more than 20 years are aging hippies, computer nerds, slackers, artists, and musicians who build their own instruments. Freeform radio breeds eclecticism, eccentricity, chaos. There is utter freedom, which easily morphs into disarray. Anyone can walk into this little basement freeform college radio station to train as an on-air DJ, listen for hours to the enormous music library, and dig around the innards of the technical infrastructure. Over the years it has become my community.
I photographed parts of the station as well as the DJs in their own spaces.