I've been a fan of Talking Heads since the 70s. So when KSCA launched in July of 1994, and I was able to book David Byrne as our very first artist to appear for an interview and performance, I was psyched! And I got to host him. The station had only been on the air for a few days, and we hadn't yet dubbed our performance space The Music Hall. He agreed to play two songs - a new one and an old favorite. For the old favorite, he chose "Nothing But Flowers," but lamented that he didn't remember [...]
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 [...]
Bernie Sanders wrapped up a quick tour of Florida before heading out to Ohio, another of the states going to the polls on Tuesday. Julianna Forlano helps recap this long, strange week in politics. RL Miller tells who Climate Hawks Vote supporters voted to endorse. And we'll end the week with a Flashback Fri segment with David Byrne (pronounced Bern!)
Nicole talks money in politics with a guy whose name is synonymous with it, Shaun McCutcheon (as in McCutcheon v FEC), plus more in the 2016 sweepstakes. For Flashback Friday, it's David Byrne from this week in 1994.
Seventy years ago today, the Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, and thus the beginning of the end of World War II. Today, President Obama and other world leaders gathered there to pay tribute to the many soldiers who died there, and to salute the survivors, now mostly in their 90s, to thank them for their role in preserving freedom. Thirty years ago this week, Bruce Springsteen released Born in the USA. He was transformed into a Superstar™ and was widely misunderstood, especially by politicians like Ronald Reagan who attempted to hijack the title track for his own purposes, but [...]