UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance & KSDS-FM Radio 88.3FM will launch a year-long, exciting radio program of original theatre material from UCSD’s MFA and alumni theatre community. Faculty advisors Allan Havis (playwriting) and Shahrokh Yadegari (sound design) lead the project, tapping their respective graduate student classes, the school’s MFA actors and MFA directors, San Diego actors, and in due time undergraduates. UCSD MFA alumni directors Cynthia Stokes and Michael Schwartz are the radio series’ co-artistic directors.
The 30 minute show will be presented the last Sunday of every month at 6:30pm until January 2013. KSDS-FM and UC San Diego will host websites allowing anyone on the planet to hear the shows through web-streaming at
and in a few days at the MFA Theatre program’s radio webpage at
KSDS-FM is a splendid match for this type of programming - 88.3FM has a huge, loyal following and
UC San Diego is a big part of the San Diego community. Fans can email Changing Lanes at
Sunday, February 26, 6:30-7pm - 88.3FM
The short eclectic pieces are by MFA writers
Lauren Yee, David Myers, Sharif Abu-Hamdeh, Jeff Augustin, Cathiana Sylne, Krista Knight,
MFA sound designers Emily Jankowski Pezic, Blair Robert Nelson, Andy Muehlhausen,
Melanie Chen, Nick Drashner and Professor Allan Havis.
After the evening broadcast, audiences around the world can listen to each show via
the KSDS-FM website and the soon to launch MFA program website.
KSDS-FM preserves and promotes the uniquely American art form that is Jazz. Through programming, events and education, KSDS-FM advances the appreciation and understanding of Jazz with a local, national and international audience while providing outreach for our licensee, the San Diego Community College District, and San Diego City College. KSDS-FM is a full-time mainstream/traditional Jazz radio station, licensed to the San Diego Community College District, broadcasting 24 hours a day from the campus of San Diego City College.
Founded in 1951, the station began programming Jazz in 1973 and became San Diego’s only full-time Jazz station in 1985. KSDS-FM is licensed by the FCC as a non-commercial, non-profit educational radio station and operates with 22,000 watts at 88.3 on the FM dial. In 1993 the National Association of Broadcasters awarded KSDS-FM the “Jazz Station of the Year” distinction, receiving the prestigious Marconi Award. Numerous nominations and awards have followed, including Finalist nominations for Jazz Station of the Year in both 2004 and 2005. KSDS-FM was also nominated for the "Large Market Station" of the year award by the NAB in 2008. In 2011, KSDS-FM was awarded JazzWeek Magazine’s Large Market Station of the Year, a high honor determined by the vote of Record Companies, professional peers and readers of JazzWeek.
Mike Rovatsos, Production Director, and Claudia Russell, Program Director, have championed Changing Lanes Radio Theatre.
UC San Diego Theatre & Dance has been one of the top-ranked theatre programs in the country for more than a decade. Graduate training is imaginative and interdisciplinary. Thirty-four permanent and forty-two part-time faculty mentor two hundred undergraduate majors and minors, sixty MFA students, and a dozen PhD students each year. The Department has created dance and theatre work in over one hundred theatres in sixteen different countries. Our Theatre District houses one of the most technically advanced and flexible performances facilities in the country. We produced 15 shows annually, including the Wagner New Play Festival. Students create in six fully equipped theatres of different configurations and audience capacities and five performance-size rehearsal halls. The Department shares these facilities with the Tony award- winning La Jolla Playhouse and MFA candidates receive professional residencies theatre after their second year.
James Carmody is the Chair of UC San Diego Theatre & Dance.