Monday, July 05, 2004

Radio Radio

  • The new issue of Exclaim has an article about indie music going corporate, a specific example centering on the emergence of L.A. radio station Indie 103.1 FM. My friend and I were in California this past May, specifically to go to Coachella, but also to visit San Diego and Los Angeles, and during our first night in Los Angeles(the day before Coachella), while driving around Hollywood and Mulholland Drive, we came upon this totally wicked radio station Indie 103.1 FM which had the balls to play Iggy Pop's "Nightclubbing" back to back with Loretta Lynn's duet with Jack White, "Portland, Oregeon". I was quite enamored with the format and I wished Toronto had an equivalent. Maybe back in the good ole days of CFNY(now Edge 102.1), Toronto came close, but now the radio station is just a pale imitation of what it used to be. If you're ever in L.A., check out 103.1 FM on your radio dial.

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