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.

John Palminteri

A section of downtown Carpinteria will be closed from August 10 to September 8, as part of an economic stimulus for the area.

The city council voted in favor of that action Monday night.

John Palminteri

A nine-block closure of downtown Santa Barbara streets to promote business is now set for an expansion.

Tourism leaders are stuck in a balancing act these days.

Leisure travel saw a big uptick in June, and many people in Southern California are taking driving trips, when they might normally have been flying.

Finding alternate care sites for COVID-19 patients in case hospitals reach capacity is proving to be a challenge.

The first of six digital community meetings will be held this month to solicit public opinion on cannabis.

Santa Barbara County is allowing the public to chime in on the location of cannabis retailer storefronts in six areas of the unincorporated zone of Santa Barbara County.

The site of a Sears department store that has been closed since January 2019 may now be on the docket for use as an alternative care facility for COVID-19 patients.

The Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors is considering that contingency in case the local hospitals have an overwhelming surge of patients due to the recent upswing of coronavirus cases.

With coronavirus cases surging in the state, one South Coast National Park is offering a digital way to visit.

The Channel Islands National Park Service’s new app will help explorers - both digital and in person - tour the islands and see what services are available.

In recent days, there have been concerns about messaging and testing on the South Coast when it comes to COVID-19.

But Santa Barbara County's Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso says one thing is certain: "You must assume that everybody you come into contact [with] is infectious, and thereby need to take the precaution."

After recent protests and rallies for police reform brought about by the death of George Floyd, the City of Santa Barbara is considering adding a civilian police review system.

A small coastal community has put together a limited economic stimulus for the Fourth of July weekend.

The community of Carpinteria will bring al fresco dining to the area of Linden Avenue, closing off two streets.

Not all Fourth of July activities on the South Coasts are being cancelled.

Kathi King with the Montecito Association says the Village 4th Parade in Montecito used to be small, with vehicles and walk-in entries.

An 82-unit housing project proposed for Santa Barbara's Eastside could be moving forward thanks to an expanded commitment to affordable housing.

The developer on the 711 N. Milpas Street project has offered to make 20% of the project affordable housing, double the city's requirement of 10%.

After a month-long investigation, two Carpinteria men have been caught for multiple break-ins.

The burglary suspects, Luis Octavio Soto, 35, and Robert Xavier Arzate, 24, were tracked down by the Santa Barbara Police Department.

John Paliminteri

In the Carpinteria Valley, the smell coming from cannabis growing operations has upset community members for years, and lead to an ongoing controversy.

John Paliminteri

There's a new pace to life in downtown Santa Barbara these days, not just for pedestrians, but also for bike riders.

"This is ideal," says Kent Epperson, Director of Traffic Solutions. "This is the kind of atmosphere we want to create."