Andy Vasoyan

Weekend Edition Host & 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 the San Fernando Valley.

You can email Andy here.

The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday to discuss its investigation into the Conception Dive Boat fire, which took place on September 2, 2019.

Vandenberg Fire Department

Emergency crews were called out to Space Launch Complex Two at Vandenberg Airforce Base when a fire broke out on Thursday.

For doctors, keeping track of healthcare resources available to patients is a difficult task.

One South Coast health system is working to solve that.

The annual Senior Expo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds is an event that would normally draw about a thousand attendees, but organizers have had to adapt to its cancellation due to coronavirus concerns.

John Palminteri

At a time when students are mostly doing their studies remotely, the Physical Education Department at Santa Barbara City College is looking to hold classes outdoors in their stadium.

John Palminteri

After months of improvements, the equestrian side of the Earl Warren Showgrounds has reopened.

"I think it's a historical landmark at this point for Santa Barbara," says Lance Bennett, Horse Show Manager at the Showgrounds.

National Park Service

A popular national park off the South Coast is beginning a major improvement project that may even involve the closure of an entire island.
   
Visitors to Anacapa Island have been climbing up a steel rung ladder to the aging dock for years, but that may soon change.

John Palminteri

A plan to issue fines for those who refuse to wear masks as required has been delayed by Santa Barbara County.

The Board of Supervisors heard a proposal at their meeting Tuesday that outlined different levels of penalties.

John Palminteri

While a number of cities on the South Coast have successfully created a promenade by shutting down streets to cars and opening them to pedestrians, the city of Carpinteria is not one of them.

Its efforts to shut down two blocks of Linden Avenue have been cancelled, and now, the barricades have been removed and the street reopened to vehicles.

More than a month before ballots arrive, officials are saying that "this election is going to be different than any other."

That's according to Joe Holland, the Registrar of Voters in Santa Barbara County.

UCSB Photo

A South Coast athlete will be swimming ten miles as a way of generating money for coronavirus relief efforts.

Daniel Marella of UC Santa Barbara will be taking the plunge at Isla Vista this Saturday morning, and aiming to come out at the Yacht Club in Santa Barbara.

John Palminteri

The Santa Barbara City Council has extended the hours that bars and restaurants can stay open.

Eateries in the Central Business District, Coast Village Road, and the leisure area known as the Funk Zone will now be able to stay open until 12:30 a.m.

Even with most of the major activities cancelled for Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days, police will still be increasing staffing.

Santa Barbara Police Public Information Officer Anthony Wagner says that the department will be trying to discourage people from gathering in large groups.

With coronavirus case numbers still riding high, deciding when it will be possible to fully reopen is a difficult question.

A team of South Coast scientists are working on finding that answer, by looking to give authorities a new tool in the fight.

A former Santa Barbara County deputy probation officer has been accused of misappropriating more than $600,000.

Manuel Torres, now 64 years old, had been in charge of the Santa Barbara County Probation Peace Officers Association for 20 years.

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