Andy Vasoyan

Digital Content Manager/Operations Coordinator

Andy joined KCLU in 2016 and oversees the station’s web site and social media efforts. His daily work demands a wide range of content creation, design and technical skills both in running the web site and helping to maintain smooth on-air flow.

He holds a Masters Degree from USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism where he was the Executive Producer of the school’s award-winning daily, student-produced news magazine program, Annenberg Radio News. He was also employed by USC as a “Convergence Leader” which involved transitioning the social media and online presence of the Annenberg Communications School’s various outlets into a blended product.

Andy did his undergraduate work at University of California, Irvine where he was General Manager of the student station KUCI. He received OC Weekly’s Best of 2010 award for Best Late Night Radio Show

Andy is fluent in Armenian and conversant in journalism. He lives in Porter Ranch.

You can email Andy here.

Santa Barbara is planning more analysis and discussion about new alcohol licenses, controls and possible limitation on serving hours.

This comes after police have released information comparing the number of liquor licenses in the area and calls for service.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has a management plan that may help to reduce large wildland fires.

The plan was presented Tuesday to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, and calls for several approaches.

A Monday afternoon chase from Lompoc to the Gaviota Coast resulted in two mangled vehicles and a crash that left three people hurt.

The Lompoc Police Department reportedly tried to stop a driver who left care in a hospital without permission.

The search for two children still unaccounted for after the January 9th mudflow in Montecito has restarted.

The all-volunteer group The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, led by Abe Powell, is spearheading the search.

Powell and a team are going through some remaining debris piles that were moved out of the way in the reconstrucion process, even though search dogs had combed through the area.

Concerns over a salt marsh project in Carpinteria have the work getting a second look in an area where big trucks are hauling out silt.

Santa Barbara County Flood Control District officials say the work will open the channels for winter rainfall runoff and keep the special reserve ecologically vibrant.

John Palminteri

At a town hall meeting Monday night, UCSB Professor Edward Keller urged Montecito residents to leave if strong rains are forecast this winter.

Keller has been studying mudflows for years.  He said larger ones have happened over time; and some were neven bigger than the mudflow that happened January 9th.

About 200 interested businessowners, commercial realtors, and civic leaders put their heads together in Santa Barbara Wednesday evening to tackle the problem of revitalizing downtown.

The UCSB Economic Forecast hosted the event. A consultant with the group said that State Street has about 80% of its core businesses that need improvement to keep up with changing times.

Fire, sheriff, and police agencies in Santa Barbara County are getting new equipment after the “One805 Kick Ash Bash” earlier this year.

The event began as a fundraiser after the Thomas fire and Montecito mudflow disasters.

It featured a lineup of local superstars including Kenny Loggins, Alan Parsons, David Crosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Dennis Miller and Katy Perry.

Seven months after the Montecito mudflow in January, the Montecito disaster recovery center is in a transition its location on Coast Village Circle.

As it winds down, the Mental Wellness Center, a Santa Barbara nonprofit, will be moving in on a month-to-month lease option to provide services.

Family members of a man were looking for him because they believed he was unstable and possibly a risk to himself or others.

Santa Barbara Police found him in the ocean under Stearns Wharf Thursday, where he eluded officers on board two harbor patrol boats.

The Santa Barbara Airport is opening a new commercial industrial development along the airport corridor at 6100 Hollister Avenue.

The new construction of buildings has been designed for flexible use; it's expected to draw a mix of retail, manufacturing and restaurants.

Drivers could feel the heat from a vegetation fire that grew quickly next to Highway 101 near Milpas Street at about 7:30 p.m Thursday.

Firefighters say that the flames were burning hot and fast when they pulled up to a site full of brush and known for homeless encampments.

A game plan is coming together to rejuvenate downtown Santa Barbara.

The plan was presented at the Santa Barbara City Council meeting on Tuesday, where many business owners and residents gave public comment.

A tried and proven method of increasing rainfall has apparently helped our drought-dry hills.

A team coordinating cloud seeding over Cachuma Lake and Santa Maria's Twitchell Dam watershed say that totals are up about 20%.