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.

Some  loud blasts people are hearing at night on the South Coast could be illegal fireworks going off.

There have been numerous complaints to police and sheriff's deputies about the explosions.

Although the coronavirus upended the end of the last school year, one South Coast nonprofit is working to help disadvantaged kids get a leg up for next year.

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The protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the nation, and in one South Coast city, murals have begun to decorate the walls of buildings to honor his memory.

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While some cities are looking at allowing restaurants to reopen via al fresco dining setups in downtown areas, one South Coast city says it doesn't have enough space.

From a field of 50 candidates from across the country, the Santa Barbara Unified School District winnowed the field for superintendent down to one.

Santa Barbara's Old Spanish Days Fiesta is one of the most iconic events on the South Coast, drawing throngs of visitors every year.

This year, however, the dancing, singing, and parades that make up the Fiesta will be in a completely different form due to the coronavirus.

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As people staying home take on projects clearing brush and debris, a South Coast nonprofit has seen an increase in birds and small animal displaced from their nests.

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, which focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating birds, reptiles, and terrestrial mammals, has seen a big uptick of cases.

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As governments prepare for a loss of tax dollars due to the coronavirus, a $10 million reconstruction project on the South Coast is coming to a successful close at a very good time.

As more and more schools get ready for extended online learning, one South Coast library system is also moving online - with tutoring.

The Ventura County Library’s new remote access system, which they’re calling Brainfuse, is host to a number of free features.

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A man is recovering after he was found unconscious inside of a structure during efforts to fight a fire on Wednesday.

The fire took place in the downtown Santa Barbara area near a fire station, and firefighters were quick to arrive at the scene.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, certain people have claimed that it's nothing more than a version of the flu, and that the lockdown measures are too extreme.

Meanwhile, medical officials have worked to refute that idea, drawing from examples around the world.

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With graduation season in full swing, a South Coast community college system is combining virtual and in person ceremonies - with a twist.

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Even as the coronavirus crisis ravages the economy, wildfire season is arriving again.

For Central Coast nonprofit The CREW, wildfire preparation is helping to keep their workers employed. 

Experts in the realms of business and tourism are crunching the numbers to see where Santa Barbara County stands currently, where the region might be going, and how to dig out of the economic recession.

Researchers in a county-wide webinar said that the first numbers show job loss numbers ranging between 22,000 and 23,000, and they predicted that loss numbers would repeat at roughly that same level in May.

UC Santa Barbara researchers were closing tracking the content of the mud and other materials brought to the ocean for dumping after the 2018 Montecito Debris Flow.

Thousands of truckloads of debris were dumped as a way to clear out debris basins and streets.