January 19, 2009

Indie 103.1 Says to Listeners "We Won't Play Crap! We'll Going to the Internet."

Indie 103.1 (KDLD/Los Angeles) signed-off with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” last week. The station is now stunting with a 5 song loop interspersed with announcements that the station is moving to an internet-only operation. The following message is what listeners are hearing when they tune into 103.1 FM.

The station known to play edgy and alternative artists, with eclectic programs, even sparked interest from Prince, who made an in-studio appearance recently and debuted some digital tracks from his upcoming album at the station. Here are some listener's comments from the LA Times.

The station is now featuring contemporary regional Mexican music as “El Gato.”

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 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.

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