Monday, January 19, 2009

RIP Indie 103 - BOOOO!!!

My favorite radio station in the WHOLE WORLD shut down last week - LA's Indie 103.1. Good 'ole London told me about it as we were both fans. I'm horribly sad and you should be too, even if you never listened to it/ heard of it before!


This is why:
- They had a show JUST for local bands (granted there's a lot in LA, but still! They tried to showcase them)
- They had a punk show
- They had a heavy metal show
- They had my FAVORITE show Big Sonic Heaven with Darren Revell (who also spun at the Good Luck Bar on Thursday nights) Mon- Thurs.
- Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols had the noon time show
- Henry Rollins did his gig on Monday nights (pretty neat and eclectic stuff)

They gave voice to the voiceless and kept things new and crisp as well as playing the stuff that you'd never thought you'd here on the radio/ haven't heard in FOREVER.

It is with great sadness that I post this, but with the hope of being able to pass on to all of you a NEW way to listen to a great radio station that is having it's go to do it their way over the internet. Please support them!

The message I am posting here is no longer up but you can see the google cached link here.

"This is an important message for the Indie 103.1 Radio Audience -

Indie 103.1 will cease broadcasting over this frequency effective immediately. Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge. Due to these challenges, Indie 103.1 was recently faced with only one option — to play the corporate radio game.

We have decided not to play that game any longer. Rather than changing the sound, spirit, and soul of what has made Indie 103.1 great Indie 103.1 will bid farewell to the terrestrial airwaves and take an alternative course.

This could only be done on the Internet, a place where rules do not apply and where new music thrives; be it grunge, punk, or alternative - simply put, only the best music.For those of you with a computer at home or at work, log on to http://www. indie1031. com and listen to the new Indie 103.1 - which is really the old Indie 103.1, not the version of Indie 103.1 we are removing from the broadcast airwaves.

We thank our listeners and advertisers for their support of the greatest radio station ever conceived, and look forward to continuing to deliver the famed Indie 103.1 music and spirit over the Internet to passionate music listeners around the world."

It's a sad day indeed, folks!


~:{ ... }:~ said...

But it's on te interwebz. A GOOD THING, no?

Ceci Virtue said...

YES this is good... but DAMN... they were a damn fine radio station... and we all know that the LA radio market needs a good radio station.

I'm just saying.