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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Indie 103 R.I.P.

For fans of Indie 103 in Los Angeles that thought they found the answer years ago to boring, generic radio rock...well say goodbye to that answer. Indie 103.1, in my opinion the best station in all of the United States is now off the air.

The station will still exist on the internet...but its not the same as having it on in your car during morning traffic. What a shame.

Here was the statement left on their website:

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.

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