Radio Waves: August 20

Ronstadt on KNX-FM

The tremendously accurate recreation of Mellow Sound KNX-FM (now KCBS-FM, 93.1) that was so popular in the 1970s and part of the ‘80s — KNXFM93.com — has another special in store.

Saturday at 5 p.m. and again Sunday at 12 noon (Pacific time), the popular internet station will present 90 minutes of Linda Ronstadt recorded live “over space and time,” says station spokesman and producer Douglas Brown. What he means is that it’s not one concert on one date but a combination of her best performances — and those of some of her friends — recorded over the years and in different venues. Perhaps you were at some of the concerts yourself.

It’s another of the station’s “In Concert” series, and it’s available only inline via the internet, your smartphone using a radio app, or your smart speaker when you say tell Siri, Google or Alexa to “play knxfm93 on TuneIn Radio.”

If you haven’t sampled it yet, by the way, you owe it to yourself to do so. The music mix is huge, and the presentation is top-notch, from the jingles, to the announcements, to the all-new Odyssey File. If you weren’t paying attention to the fact that they run no commercials, you’d swear you were hearing the original KNX-FM. 

Honestly,  I am not sure why someone doesn’t put the format on the traditional radio airwaves. 

DJ Denning

Country artist Travis Denning is performing October 12th at the Greek Theater as part of the Brothers Osborne “We’re Not For Everyone” tour. In celebration, Go Country 105 (105.1 FM) is giving away tickets all this month and giving Denning control of the Go Country airwaves weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the end of the month as the August mid-day guest host.

The station is also giving away tickets to the concert, which are actually possible to win being that the contest is for local listeners, not nationwide like so many cheap discount huge corporate-owned competing stations. You know which stations I mean … 

Speaking of Go Country, station owner Saul Levine is a huge lover of animals and has spent many years promoting and supporting the adoption of shelter animals. He and the station promote the adoptions right on the website, GoCountry105.com.

Valley Fest

Independent 88.5 FM invites you to join them for an evening of great food, fun, and live entertainment as you support local small businesses. It’s called The Valley Fest, and it will be held on Saturday, August 28th from 5 – 10 p.m.

The station calls it an assembly of “hidden gems,” featuring food, brewers, artists, creators, and entertainers. Registration needs to be done through Eventbrite; find information and a link to register at the station website, 885fm.org. The event is sponsored by 88.5 FM, The 818 Insider, and Westfield Topanga and the Village.

What is 88.5, you ask? Quite simply a hidden gem itself. Over the air, I think the signal reaches about 27 people … maybe 28. But you can listen online at the website or via your smartphone or smart speaker. One of the few stations that plays new music and new artists, albeit on the adult alternative light-rock side. Definitely worth searching out. It is a service of Cal State Northridge and Saddleback College.

Takeover

Want your 15 minutes of fame? Want to be on KIIS-FM (102.7)? Get both by nominating yourself for Takeover Tuesdays, winners are announced Tuesdays at 2 PM.

Shy? Nominate your friend. Sketchy details are at kiisfm.com.

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