When I asked online if people would be interested in hearing some of my old music radio interviews, quite a few singled out XTC, one of the examples I gave, as one they'd like to hear. So here it is. Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding rarely perform live, one of the subjects I broached with them. So, they didn't perform for us. But we did play some of their songs...
I've been honored to have interviewed Randy Newman twice - and somehow didn't manage to get a picture taken with him. The first time we met, it was in the Music Hall at KSCA fm101.9 in Los Angeles. The Music Hall was actually a closed off hallway in between the on-air studio and the production room. But the sound was magic. The second time I got to sit and talk with Randy Newman was at Channel 103.1, the Triple A station that followed KSCA on the air a few years later. It was May 25, 1999. This time we [...]
My favorite radio station of all time signed on the air July 4 weekend of 1994. It was KSCA - fm 101.9, Southern California's Album Alternative, which later adopted the easier-to-say slogan LA's Finest Rock. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, as did this once-in-a-lifetime station, which signed off the air 22 years ago tonight. Scroll down below for some of the media attention the end of our little radio station garnered. One of our listeners archived much of our website as it stood on that final day. Yes, we were cutting edge. Ours was one of the [...]
While I'm out, please explore the archives. There's close to 10 years of full shows, lots of interviews and some musical treats too. And it's all free. Well, on the honor system, anyway. Since I'm trying to heal and hope to escape from politics while I'm on the mend, I thought I'd share some of the highlights of my career so you can escape the ugliness of this political season too. On The Nicole Sandler Show stream, I'm playing back dozens of my favorite interviews with musicians and rock stars from my many years in music radio. Although I can't [...]
If life were fair, we wouldn't be looking at a presidential election with the two worst possible candidates as the major party nominees. Sometimes you just get handed a shit sandwich. That's how I'm feeling right now. I'm off for a couple of days to meet with doctors and find the surgeon to remove the cancerous tumor that's growing in my left lung. Shit sandwich it is. Today, I spoke with two wonderful women who both had me laughing. Singer/songwriter and political animal Jill Sobule joined in. She's been promising for a few years now to record a new [...]
On this Memorial Day, I thought we'd take a break from politics and listen back to some of my favorite interviews from the good old days of music radio.These pictures don't necessarily go with today's interviews, but many do. Click the player to your right to listen while you're scrolling through the pictures.I'll be back tomorrow morning, 10 Eastern... Nicole with Chris Isaak and Kenney Dale Johnson Fleetwood Mac [...]
Earlier this morning, I put up a guest editorial from Jennifer Nix and Mark Myers that first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Since the paper is behind a paywall, Jen and Mark gave me permission to repost "He Said She Said: The superdelegates' outsize role." Click over and read all about the Democratic Party's very undemocratic dirty little secret (that's not so secret any more!) Jennifer Nix and Mark Myers joined me for the last half hour of today's show to try to explain the history of the superdelegate, how and when they vote, and how we might [...]
It’s Good Friday. Nicole likes to end the week on a lighter note, so today she welcomes comedian & host of the Indie Bohemians podcast, Ron Placone to the show to talk about his experience touring colleges and feeling the Bern. Plus your phone calls, Saturday caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington State, and a Flashback Friday musical blast from Nicole’s radio past… Billy Bragg from August 27, 2009 on Air America radio!
Nicole discusses last night's first Democratic debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with Julianna Forlano and singer-songwriter Jill Sobule
Nicole Sandler joins the world in mourning the loss of David Bowie, who succumbed to cancer last night. Denis Campbell of UK Progressive joins in to talk politics on both sides of the pond, and Jason Leopold weighs in on the 14th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay's prison camp. Plus the Golden Globes and more.