Thursday, February 19, 2009

The downward spiral of LA radio

I was thoroughly bummed when Indie 103 went internet only in January. (Replaced on the air by Spanish language)

And now KLSX 97.1 fm talk is going pop top 40.

What's next? KFI goes Spanish language? Actually that would kind of great considering the irony involved.

LA radio is incredibly lame. I'm thankful for the 10 miles of my drive that are still within range of the San Diego stations -- that remain, for the time, quite good.

On the internet radio front: LaunchCast on Yahoo music dropped the 'my station' and commercial free options when CBS radio took it over.


  1. You speak the truth Kevin S. Although I did listen to it the other day and they played "Delta Spirit" which I liked, and ordered the album, and might go to their show in a couple of weeks. So I guess it isn't totally useless!

  2. I saw that bit about talk radio going off air on the news last night! I used to listen to that all the time on my commute. No more Adam Corolla in the morning! How is it that LA's supposed to be the entertainment capitol of the world and yet...the radio here sucks hard core? I mean...I got better radio programming in Norcal, between all the college stations, and that's saying something!

  3. kcrw is pretty much it and kusc - though contrasts in sound. Lately, I have been using an app on my phone to tune in KEXP, WERS, and other good indie stations from across the country.

  4. Moze, norcal radio amuses me every time I go home! 106.5 and 100.5 got stuck in "music of the 90's" they still play the Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and other high school hits like it's 1998. I hope that you don't soon become acquainted with this phenomena again...

    Edgar, I'll have to check out the internet radio stuff more closely - good tips!