It’s Fu&#ing Monday, We’ve Got Your Fu&#ing News on the Nicole Sandler Show – 5-13-24

        It's hard to believe we're almost half way through May already. I guess time flies whether we're having fun or not! I'm in website hell and in desperate need of a vacation... but I'm not there yet. So instead, it'll be a show at showtime as usual (5ET/2PT). I'll try to bring you up to speed on the Trump trial. Michael Cohen is on the stand today.. and Sen Bob Menendez' trial is on track to begin today too. It is Monday, so we'll check in with Jonathan Larsen of The Fucking News because we're not [...]

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Remembering Angela McCluskey On and Off the Air

It was the beginning of July 1994. I had just made the difficult decision to walk away from a very high-profile gig producing the #1 morning radio show in Los Angeles. I had spent four years with Mark & Brian, a rewarding job that started out as loads of fun but became less fun as time progressed and is a story for another time. Thankfully and luckily, I landed at the perfect place. I had planted the seeds some months earlier while watching the rise of a new radio format that was actually about the music – good, quality [...]

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RIP Angela McCluskey

Wild Colonials Angela McCluskey, Paul Cantelon with KSCA's Nicole Sandler at Tower Records Sunset Blvd I'll update this post later when I have time to really gather my thoughts and write a fitting remembrance of one of my favorite people in the world. Angela McCluskey was truly the life of every party and we shared some great times. We lost her yesterday, and I'm still reeling. I thought I'd share one of the Wild Colonials appearances with me on KSCA fm 101.9 in Los Angeles. This was December 9, 1996. Enjoy. Thank you Angela for your friendship [...]

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11-24-23 Nicole Sandler Show – Day After Thankgiving with Dave Matthews – Los Angeles 1994 & 1999)

    https://media.zencastr.com/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/1bfa47c9-7a4a-4948-80df-9c129e0d2e6e.mp3   Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel.net) usually hangs with us Friday, but is celebrating Thanksgiving in Ireland and will be back with us next Friday. So I'll be back live on Monday. Today, we'll enjoy a musical journey with Dave Matthews. I hosted him for his very first Los Angeles radio appearance on Dec 5, 1994. KSCA was the first - then the only station in LA playing "What Would You Say" Five years later at Channel 103.1 in Los Angeles he joined me again. That time we brought in a group of listeners for a really special live [...]

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9-23-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Music, Memories & Writing Songs that Matter with Dar Williams

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   After a hectic week with non-stop breaking news, I think we all deserve a break from the politics. So after a brief recap of the latest news, we'll officially begin the weekend with something special. A singer/songwriter who I truly admire has a new book out, How to Write a Song that Matters. I first met Dar Williams some 27 years ago. Her first album, The Honesty Room includes a song that listeners of the LA station where I worked truly connected [...]

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2-4-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Special KSCA Retrospective

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Today marks the 25th anniversary of the end of the best chapter of my professional life. KSCA fm 101.9 was sold - a victim of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (thanks Clinton) and the consolidation it begat. To acknowledge the date, I invited a bunch of former KSCA staffers and friends of the station to join in. Following the live show, I went into audio only mode, and shared the final two hours of the station too. I couldn't do that on YouTube, [...]

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Alanis Morissette

  When Alanis Morissette burst onto the scene in the summer of 1995, KSCA fm 101.9 had been on the air in Los Angeles for about a year. I was one of the lucky few to be in the room for a showcase at a small club in West LA whose name I can't remember, though I can still picture the scene quite clearly. She was in the larger, upstairs room, filled with mostly industry people. I was mesmerized as she strutted across the stage, flinging her hair wildly while sing-screaming about going down on her ex in a theater [...]

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Evan Dando of The Lemonheads

  Last week, I posted a link to this page of music interviews to social media. One response I got was from a listener who recalled an interview I did with Evan Dando of The Lemonheads as one he particularly enjoyed. So, I reached back into the vault for this very laid back interview with Evan Dando in the KSCA Music Hall from November 18, 1996. Click here for more of Nicole’s classic music interviews  

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Ray Davies (The Kinks)

      Like most people my age, I grew up with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Some artists are just legendary in stature, and those three are rock and roll royalty in my book. So when I heard Ray Davies was in town for a show, had written a new book, and a new Kinks album was coming out, I figured I'd try to get him in the studio for an interview. Though he said no to a live performance, he did join me on the air for one of the most memorable mornings of my [...]

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Sting

From Billboard magazine Oct 5, 1996   I still remember the day in 1978 when I received Outlandos d'Amour, the first album from a new band called The Police. I was in college at the University of South Florida working at WUSF, the 100,000 watt NPR station that sat in the basement of the student services building, where I hosted the only four hours of rock and roll on the station that played classical music all day and jazz at night. I was relegated to Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm-1am. But it was where I learned my [...]

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