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, [...]

10-6-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Yes, Right Wing Propaganda Media is Destroying Minds with Jen Senko

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   That's not hyperbole, it's a fact and something must be done about it. Our guest today is Jen Senko, writer/director of the film, The Brainwashing of My Dad that was released in 2016. Yesterday, the book, The Brainwashing of My Dad: How the Rise of Right-Wing Media Changed a Father and Divided Our Nation-- And How We Can Fight Back was officially released, and the timing is perfect because things are getting worse. I hope you'll listen to this interview, read the [...]

7-30-21 Nicole Sandler Show – 40 Years After MTV’s Launch with Mark Goodman

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   Today, after a jam packed news update at the start of the show, we'll forego the politics and remember the cultural shift that occurred 40 years ago this Sunday. On Aug 1, 1981, MTV premiered. I remember it clearly. So does Mark Goodman. Mark Goodman was one of the original five VJs on the first ever Music Television channel.These days he co- hosts a talk show about music, "Debatable" on Sirius XM- Volume Channel 106. He joins me to talk about that [...]

6-11-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Radio Daze– Reconnecting with Mark Thompson

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)     As usual, we begin the show with a look at the latest news with a bit of snark and some outrage. Then we're going to change direction. In 1990, I joined KLOS in Los Angeles as producer of the Mark & Brian Show. For the next four years, I worked with Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps as their producer, helping propel the show to #1 in Los Angeles. It was the most fun I've had in a job, and also the [...]

2-19-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Thank Dog It’s Friday

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   If I didn't have a guest booked for today's show, I would have taken the day off. American society is irredeemably broken and I fear we long ago passed the point of no return. I mourn the medium I fell in love with decades ago and devoted my adult life to. It's gone. An anachronism. So, I'll try to move on, and celebrate the fact that I had some wonderful years in radio before the powers that be destroyed it. At least [...]

2-17-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Radio’s Day of Reckoning and About that Student Loan Debt

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   I'm a radio veteran. My first radio job was in college at the University of South Florida in 1978. I never looked back, but I did take some detours in my chosen profession. Many of those detours could be traced back to one ugly, despicable excuse for a human being. Rush Limbaugh died today. I have a few things to say about the cretin and his legacy. It wasn't about politics. One of my first radio jobs was Producer of the Bob [...]

1-29-21 Nicole Sandler Show – Changes with Robyn Kincaid and Boca Britany Somers

Download here or click below to play   We live in an ever-changing world. The post-Trump era will hopefully bring positive change (though the crazy contingent is running the Republican party these days, a topic for another day). Earlier this week, I discovered that a broadcasting colleague, a friendly acquaintance for many years has transitioned to her authentic self. The person that I used to know as Bob Kincaid from the Head On Radio Network is now Robyn Kincaid. This is a big deal! I reached out to congratulate her and asked if she'd like to come on the show [...]

RIP Jorge Rodriguez

        "Boca" Britany Somers, Nicole Sandler and Jorge Rodriguez   My friend Jorge Rodriguez died on Friday. He was having lunch with his daughter when he suffered a heart attack and died. I'm devastated. I hadn't seen Jorge in a while. But Brit and I were just talking about him, as I was bemoaning my studio troubles and whining that I needed a good engineer to come over and help me figure out the problems. Brit said, "Call Jorge!". I didn't call. I emailed him. And I'm kicking myself because I should have picked up the fucking phone. [...]

Radio or Not – Part One

***Housekeeping note *** As this is a work in progress, I'll likely go in and edit and change a lot of it as we go along. Like the opening of the project. On my first draft, I opened with my recurring dream about the elusive radio station of my dreams. But a week later I went in and changed it to the reality of the nightmare we're living through. It may change again... we'll see....   I keep thinking that this is all just a terrifying nightmare. That I’ll awaken and it’ll be Nov. 9, 2016 and Donald Trump will [...]

1-17-20 Nicole Sandler Show – An Inauspicious Anniversary- 10 Years After Air America

Just click to play: or Download the file here   January 21 is Tuesday. It's the the 10th anniversary of two sad events: The Supreme Court decision on Citizens United which cleared the way for unlimited money in politics as it proclaimed "money equals speech", and the end of Air America Radio. After a look at the news of the day, Nicole will speak with Jon Sinton, the original Program Director of Air America, now one of the principles behind Progressive Voices, to talk about the AAR history, how the media landscape has changed in the last decade and much [...]

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