The powers that be at "Indie" 103.1 would like you to believe that they are an independent alternative to local gargantua alt station KROQ in Los Angeles.
Truth of the matter is that "Indie" is really a CLEAR CHANNEL puppet station, run from the shadows by a couple of tools from pussystation KIISFM.
We were willing to play the game for a while, ignoring their obvious corporate rock ties because- on the surface at least- there was fun to be had in hearing great jocks like steve jones, joe sib, joe escalante, rob zombie, and henry rollins.
who could resist. they were taking a chance and shaking up the status quo, and it was fun- even if the station bosses were flat out LYING and HIDING who was REALLY running the show.
A touch over a year ago they pulled the brilliant coup- and ran ex vocalist of Boston's Mighty Mighty Bosstones Dicky Barrett in the suicide slot-7AM to 10AM against the most popular LA station's lineups.
Not only did Dicky rise to the occassion, but he knocked us dead. He played the crowd, the adolesents, madness. He had tattoo artists come in and tatto on tuesdays. free form fun- musically and verbally- with some of the best dialogue and banter between DJ and support staff that I have EVER heard on radio ANYWHERE in this country.
It was the first daytime radio show I remember listening to with any enthusiasm and regularity since....geez....... the insane darryl wayne was running kroq outta a pasadena hotel bathroom in the 1970's.
The Mighty Morning Show rocked.
Now you can bet that CLEAR CHANNEL- I mean "Indie" will have some pre-made lameass excuse for pulling the show- and it will revolve around sponsors, and listener numbers being low- and any other bullshit they can come up with to put the blame on the show- but the bottom line is this:
The Mighty Morning Show was free form enough to exercsise the FIRST AMMENDMENT in a live, open forum. They said the kinds of things that right wing chicken wing doesn't want you to hear.
take a look at the cities that clear channel affiliates run out of. THINK: COWBOY> BUSH> WAR>http://www.cjr.org/tools/owners/clearchannel.asp
"Indie" radio: joke.
The more I read, the happier I am that the MMS is off their station. The sad thing is that alot of us had a lot of hope that they were different- that they would run a show as controversial and cutting edge as the Mighty Morning Show.
Dicky, Chuck, Liz. We loved the show.
Clear Channel: KISS OUR ASSES.
send your love to the puppet below. you'll go to heaven.