Thursday, January 15, 2009

LA's INDIE 103.1 - The Lastest Victim of Corporate BS

In a letter addressed to "Indie Activists," the fine men and women at LA's premiere Indie radio station, INDIE 103.1 ceased broadcast today, according to the radio station's statement.

Sadly, INDIE is just another example of the recent and rapid decline in the size of radio audiences as well as the general decline in consumption of other traditional mediums like film, T.V., and print.

In their online statement, the station vowed to stay true to the music and abandon corporate haggling:

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."

The "alternative course" the station mentioned will be accessible on their station website where visitors can also read up on the situation, see DJ profiles, and look at a schedule of shows.

Thank you INDIE 103.1, for fighting the good fight.

"The End of Radio" - Shellac (2007 Touch & Go) Excellent Italian Greyhound

1 comment:

devon said...

oh my god, i nearly had a heart attack when i read this. i listen to indie at home and have been kind of pissed with the direction in which it's been taking its music, so i'm happy they've finally decided to stick it to their principles. good job, jenchoi. thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention.