103.1 was the better than KROQ... and better than, well, everything on XM.
everything was fine this morning. Then I get this email:
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Subject: Troubadour News (Vol. 09/Issue 02)
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:22:53 -0800
From: Angele Dayer
My Dearest Friends,
It is with my greatest sadness to inform you that Indie 103.1 has gone off the air--if you haven't heard already. For more info you can read the blog here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/01/indie-1031-is-o.html
I am so shocked and appalled...I feel like someone just died. Indie 103.1 has made such a big impact on music in general helping to get the word out on amazing up-and-coming independent artists. Indie 103.1 was a staple in my daily music listening and it will be sincerely missed. Indie 103.1 will continue to broadcast online and I plan to listen as much as possible.
BYE INDIE, HELLO DIGITAL INDIE !!
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.
No more new music. No more Barely Legal on Fridays?!
This is worse than when they took away Groove 103.1.
Boo. I WANT MY INDIE BACK.
Now I have to find something replace that preset in my car.