When KSCA fm 101.9 launched, I did middays on the air, from 10am -3pm. About a year in, KLOS fired Chuck Moshontz, who had done news on the Mark & Brian Show for many years. One day my general manager came to me and asked what I thought about KSCA hiring Chuck, and teaming the two of us up to host our morning show. So that we did! One of the fun things we did was a series of morning show remotes from Starbucks locations all over Southern California. From John Hiatt at the Starbucks on La Cienega across [...]
Not everyone who came into the fm 101.9 Music Hall was a household name. We broke tons of new artists, and welcomed lots of great songwriters who weren't always out front. Eric Clapton had great success covering many songs from JJ Cale. He joined me in Music Hall in September of 1994. Go back to the index for more of Nicole Sandler's classic music interviews.
We somehow made it to the end of this bloody week still standing. Today on the show, Nicole Sandler chats with The Nation's John Nichols about Wisconsin's new voter ID law & how it accomplished what the GOP legislature (who passed it) set out to do. Lee Camp brings the humor about the serious stakes as we head into the weekend. And in honor of Joan Baez endorsing Bernie Sanders, we have a Flashback Fri segment from 1996 with Joan and Dar Williams.
Another ground-breaking GOP debate for the books last night. Nicole recaps and more with Julianna Forlano. We end the week with a Flashback Friday musical blast from Nicole's radio past. Today, in honor of Ben Folds joining the Sanders campaign, we'll listen back to Ben Folds Five's first Los Angeles radio appearance, with Nicole from Oct. 1995.
It's Friday! After Nicole deals with the unfortunate news that US participation in the war in Afghanistan will not end during the Obama administration, we get on with the business of segueing into the weekend. Julianna Forlano brings the laughs. For our Flashback Friday segment, Nicole digs into her music radio archives for Ben Folds Fives' first LA radio appearance, 20 years ago this week, on 10-18-95!
The long-expected bill to Fast Track the TPP was introduced in the senate yesterday. Nicole breaks down the specifics about the bad deal and explains what we can do to stop it. Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Antonia Juhasz tells what's changed since then. And we go back to Sept 1995 for Nicole's interview with the late, great Jeff Healey.
Nicole Sandler welcomes Poli Sci Professor/Author Harvey J Kaye back to the show to talk about Obama's swagger and our country's preoccupation with balls! For Flashback Friday, it's back to 1994 with Sheryl Crow
Because it's Friday, Nicole focuses on some of the better things in life. Medical Marijuana activist Robert Platshorn joins in with details of the upcoming Rally in Tally and the latest in pot news. We celebrate Joan Baez' 74th birthday with a Flashback Friday session with Baez and Dar Williams from 1996 at a Starbucks in Los Angeles!
Nicole discusses President Obama's announcement of his executive order on immigration and the bigger topic of family values as she celebrates the 14th anniversary of her adoption of her daughter this weekend. And because we all need some music now, we segue into the weekend with her 1996 interview with The Finn Brothers (Crowded House, Split Enz) from KSCA/Los Angeles.
It's Flashback Friday! Nicole speaks with author Harvey J. Kaye about "The Fight for The Four Freedoms," his new book about FDR. For our musical segment, it's Nicole's 1994 interview with Boz Scaggs from LA's KSCA. And, on the 35th anniversary of her death, Nicole remembers her mom.