Local Audio Interviews

Samples from the audio archives
of Santa Barbara Life

Fred Benko - Condor Cruises (6:18)

Locals will always remember Fred Benko as one of the first people that put Santa Barbara Whale Watching on the map. In this interview, he discusses the Santa Barbara Channel and its importance to marine life in our area.

Rich Block - Santa Barbara Zoo (14:12)

A discussion of the design and history of the Santa Barbara Zoo. Includes animal area additions as well as plans for the future.

Larry Crandell - Part 1 (6:58)

"Mr. Santa Barbara" shares some anecdotes about his life and our little coastal slice of California paradise.

David Hopkins - Bridlewood Winery (9:25)

A unique perspective on ranch life and the special blend of winemaking in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Larry Fineberg
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

This discussion gives a behind the scenes look at traveling exhibit planning as well as future growth prospects for this local architectural masterpiece.

Linda Jackson
Solvang Chamber of Commerce

Glimpse into the history of Solvang and its unique place in the North County of Santa Barbara.

Marsha Meyer
SB Writers Conference

Each year a rich array of writing talent comes together for this signature event. Explore the unique interests of many of Santa Barbara's most beloved personalities.

Michael Bryant
Bryant & Sons Jewelry

Beauty and style come together in this discussion from a well known local expert. This conversation provides a greater understanding of pairing the right accessory with each individual.

Julie McDonald
SB Maritime Museum

History, shipmaking and local storytelling come together in a museum rich with Santa Barbara treasures located at the Santa Barbara breakwater.

Larry Crandell - Part 2 (8:14)

More perspectives on Santa Barbara including charities, philanthropy and an enduring love of the south coast.

Bill Macfadyen - Noozhawk (9:22)

An early conversation about this up and coming local news site and its place on the Santa Barbara scene.

Kristen Amex
Goleta Chamber of Commerce

With a distinct history all its own, Goleta brings an increasing pride to the Santa Barbara area. This discussion provides insight for growth and business planning with a look at the direction for Goleta going forward.

Paul Hurst
Santa Barbara Real Estate

Local property specialists discuss various aspects of the Santa Barbara real estate marketplace. Topics include legal planning, property values, marketing and more.

Stacy Bloodworth - Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (7:56)

Families connecting with this local non-profit will benefit from the special services offered in this talk. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation plays a critical support role for families in difficult times.

Larry Crandell - Part 3 (10:51)

"Mr. Santa Barbara" gets personal in a discussion about life, family and giving back to the local community.

Victor Everone - Cabrillo Inn (8:52)

A discussion about the world famous Santa Barbara Waterfront. Locals and visitors can hear about some of the wide variety of signature events that make the Santa Barbara area so special.