Indie 103.1 in LA is gone. In their announcement they state that they no longer wanted to play the “game”.
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.
Implying that of late their programming was influenced by pay-to-play. Some are clamoring for it to come back. But given the fact that they admitted to abandoning any semblance of “indieness” why should we care?
If people want true indie they could stream WFMU, download any number of podcasts or simply visit blogs and create their own playlist. Am I being cold in thinking that the station doesn’t matter and should be gone? Was it really all that and a bag of chips?
This all reminds me of one of the best modern day songs concerning nostalgia for the way radio used to be. Doesn’t this song by Antsy McClain just nail it on the head and give you goosebumps down the back of your neck?
Bonus video for Antsy McClain’s “I Was Just Flipped Off By A Silver-Haired Old Lady With a Honk if You Love Jesus Sticker on the Bumper of Her Car”