It’s a very sad day for us in Los Angeles. Our favorite radio station, Indie 103.1, is going off the air. Right now they are still playing music (Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Clash, X, Sid Vicious, Black Flag) with the following message between each song:
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.
Indie was a truly great radio station that played the music we liked. They had DJ’s that played music that they wanted to. Some of the more famous people they had on the air were Steve Jones, Dave Navarro, the Crystal Method, Rob Zombie and Henry Rollins.
I was just thinking the other day that Indie was my favorite radio station of all time. I really liked CFNY in Toronto back in the 80′s, but Indie was even better than that. They rarely played a song that I didn’t like.
I will miss it.