All Those Moments with Adam 12
Having rocked parties since the age of 16, Adam 12 has gone from underground hip-hop DJ in his native Los Angeles, to being an influential DJ/producer/musician and tastemaker, traveling the world making people dance – and blowing minds. Coming up as a DJ in the late 80’s, Adam became an essential part of the budding LA hip-hop scene in the 90’s, and his mix tapes featured vocals and drops from Rakim and Biggie to Dr. Dre and 2Pac. As word spread, he soon became the go-to DJ for Prince, Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy and President Obama, as well as playing parties for Stevie Wonder, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, yet because of his love for his craft, he’s been able to toe the line between underground club DJ, and playing Hollywood parties and celebrity events across the country and around the world. Along the way he applied his lifetime of musical knowledge and talents in the recording studio as a producer, remixer, and composer, working with artists such as Esthero, Sean Lennon, Mos Def, Placebo, Cut Chemist, Beyonce, and countless others. Not satisfied there, he partnered with musician and childhood friend Justin Warfield and started his own group, She Wants Revenge, which went on to garner massive radio play, sell hundreds of thousands of records, and tour the world with Depeche Mode as well as headlining tours and festivals worldwide. At the core, Adam is a thoughtful DJ whose passion shows in his sets. He can play any genre, to any crowd, in any venue, and do so not only with a deep knowledge of the music, but with the goal of making wherever he’s at the hottest party it can be, his house-party roots coming through…even in front of 45,000 people! In a time when anyone with an ipod or a laptop loaded with borrowed music can call themselves a DJ, Adam is someone who has earned the right to bear the initials before high school.
Adam 12 on Facebook
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday 1-3pm & Saturday 10am-12pm Pacific Time
California girl through and through. Hailing from the sunny beaches of San Diego, then off to the foggy banks of the Bay, she DJed for 10 years at KALX FM in Berkeley before hitting Tinsel Town. Toss in another 5 years with Little Radio as well as spinning all over dives on the eastside and downtown, until destiny brought her here. Rock ‘n’ soul ‘n’ indie ‘n’ electro, and some whimsy in between. Mo is now the Music Director of The Independent FM. Send your music to email@example.com
Mo on Facebook
Tuesday – Friday 3-6pm & 3-6am Pacific Time
TK hosted the Morning and Afternoon show on L.A.’s Indie 103.1 FM. Also handling many working facets of the Indie terrestrial station. TK is Program Director of The Independent FM. His show airs afternoons Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 3pm. It features the best in new and vintage indie music, Support Local @ 4pm (L.A. local music block), The Furious Frank @ 5, in studio guests, bands performing live, Independent FM info, concert info and whatever else he can think up. LA/SoCal bands send your mp3s to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible airplay on the Support Local music block. Thanks for listening.
TK on Facebook
FTP with Tim Pyles (New Music Show)
Tim Pyles, a longtime San Diegan who grew up in La Jolla, is the unofficial mayor of local music who hosts The Local 94/9 via FM94/9 every Sunday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and does some regular shifts. He also is a segment Producer/Host for NBC’s weekly SoundDiego television program, books local acts at the Casbah, hosts the weekly Anti-Monday League at the Casbah, books/hosts the monthly Maryjane’s Underground at the Hard Rock Hotel and is an entertainment writer for Pacific San Diego Magazine.
Wednesday 7-10pm & Thursday 7-9pm Pacific Time
Riss has always been a champion of the independent artist. She started out singing in local bands while at UCLA. Upon graduating she moved to the business side of music to find out what it entails. Since then she has worked at many different companies from talent agencies to a record label and management. She and her client Dave Navarro started The Spread Group in 2007 to nurture and manage indie artists in all aspects of entertainment. Riss is also the General Manager of The Independent FM.
Full Metal Jackie began her radio career as an on-air personality at WSOU (Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio), and then WHTG (Neptune, NJ), and later at WDHA (Dover, NJ). After a short stint as on-air host at San Diego’s 94.9 KBZT, Jackie landed the opportunity she had been working toward since her early WSOU days: host and producer of her own commercial heavy metal radio show. Today, Full Metal Jackie’s show can be heard in syndicated markets throughout the United States including The Independent FM.
Wednesday 10pm-12am, Sunday 12am-2am Wasted Hours (electronic show) Pacific Time
Casper VonDj was raised in the Punk and New Wave movements of Los Angeles. Casper grew up with first hand experience and a love for many musical genres. At an early age he became a musician, playing guitar and singing in garage and punk rock bands. As a founding member of LA’s own Pleasure Seekers and Bass player to eclectic cult artist Coyote Shivers, Casper developed into what one LA times Article referred to as “ LA’s next big star”. His tenure there has included DJ performances with Rolan Bolan, Queens Of The Stone Age, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Elvis Costello, and Maroon 5. Casper spins a huge variety of tunes on his vinyl player.
Casper VonDJ on Facebook@CasperVonDj
Speak Easy with Steve Baltin (Interview show)
Speak Easy is the next step for Steve Baltin after years of interviewing artists for publications like the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, MOJO, Maxim, AOL, the Hollywood Reporter, Philadelphia Weekly and Rolling Stone, where he currently writes. Speak Easy brings that experience to The Independent FM for an unscripted conversation every week with artists and veterans of the music industry. In addition to his work with Rolling Stone, he teaches Music Journalism for high school students every summer for Grammy Camp.
Endless Party Radio with Marko DeSantis
Thursday 10pm-12am Pacific Time
Endless Party Radio is a free-form rock n roll radio show hosted by Marko DeSantis, a musician/DJ/writer who is best known as the guitarist of Sugarcult. Marko plays modern and vintage selections drawn from the worlds of punk, power-pop, glam, garage rock, Americana and whatever feels good at the moment. Deep cuts from the underground, guilty pleasures from Main Street and live in-studio performances are all invited.
Passport Approved with Sat Bisla
Friday 9-11am & Monday 10pm-12am Pacific Time
Passport Approved is an internationally syndicated import radio show that airs with coast-to-coast syndication at The Current KCMP (Minneapolis / Saint Paul MN), KNRK (Portland, OR), WEQX (Albany, NY/Manchester, VT), WCNR (Charlottesville, VA), YRockOnXPN WXPN Philadelphia, and The Independent FM (www.TheIndependent.FM), as well as an international presence in Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart & Brandenburg) via the tastemaker station FluxFM. In addition to the syndicated show, there is also a “Passport Approved Daily” version which is run throughout the day parts on KNRK 94.7FM Portland, OR. The show also has a dedicated channel on Yahoo’s Y! Music, the largest music portal in the world. Passport Approved is creation of British-born / Los Angeles-based DJ Sat Bisla, who was previously a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles. Previously Bisla also worked at a number of other music-intensive radio stations in Central California, including KKDJ “The Edge” Fresno, where he hosted/programmed a weekly import show and was also the station’s Music Director. Over the years Bisla has been credited with playing a part in helping artists (pre-label signing) such as Coldplay, Wolfmother, Keane, Dido, Faithless, Lily Allen, Ting Tings, Editors, Teddybears, Missy Higgins and many others who have gone on to have global success. Passport Approved works with tastemaker DJs and radio stations from around the world, including Kiwi FM New Zealand, Xfm Radio Network and Deutschland`s MotorFM. Passport Approved has also done weekly exchanges with Australia’s Triple M Radio, and also highly-influential BBC Radio 1 (UK) DJ Zane Lowe.
The Buzzbands.LA Radio Show with Kevin Bronson (New L.A. Local Music & Beyond)
Friday 11am-1pm & Tuesday 10pm-12am Pacific Time
The Buzz Bands LA Show presents the best in Southern California music as curated by Buzzbands.LA, the go-to source for everything local in greater Los Angeles. Host Kevin Bronson launched Buzzbands.LA in October 2008 as an extension of the Buzz Bands column he authored for the Los Angeles Times from 2002 to 2008. Bronson, a writer and editor who has worked for national and local publications, has a history of illuminating the best emerging bands in L.A. He is also a DJ, show promoter and curator of the annual summertime Also I Like to Rock series at the Hammer Museum.
Neon Noise with DJ Paul V.
Friday & Saturday 9pm-12am Pacific Time
Paul V. is an LA based club DJ, best known for championing mashups and being a pioneering arbiter of the indie rock meets electro sound. With “Neon Noise” he drops the most bitchin’ underground club sounds around, pumping out of your speakers with no lines, no cover, and no overpriced drinks! Tune in for the hottest in new electro, indie rock beats, post-punk classics, mashups, and DJ mixes.
DJ Paul V. on Facebook
Wayne Lothian from The English Beat
Saturday 9-10am Pacific Time
A bassist with a career spanning over 25 years, Wayne Lothian has played with some of the most prominent musicians of rock, from the English Beat and General Public to the Specials and UB40. He is currently touring and recording with numerous bands and writes music for TV and commercials.
Alter-Native with Native Wayne Jobson (Rock Reggae Show)
Saturday 4-6pm Pacific Time
Alter-Native is Double Grammy winning DJ/Producer Native Wayne Jobson’s Rock Reggae show on The Independent FM. The show consists of Native Wayne interviewing and playing music by The Police, The Clash, Sublime, Bob Marley, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Specials, No Doubt, The English Beat, Pepper, Damian Marley, Madness. Native Wayne has been one of the leading figures in reggae music for over 20 years. As a producer he has worked with Gwen Stefani and No Doubt (with whom he won two Grammys) and Keith Richards. As a musician he has played with such artists as 311, Jimmy Cliff and Willie Nelson. As a remixer he has worked with Bush and Jason Mraz . As a songwriter he has worked with Sugar Ray and Jimmy Buffett. As a filmmaker, Wayne was nominated for a Canadian Academy Award for his film on reggae legend Peter Tosh. As a radio personality he has been Program Director at XM Satellite Radio and on KROQ.
High Voltage Radio
Saturday 6-7pm & Thursday 6-7pm Pacific Time
High Voltage was created in 2003 by music fanatics who wanted to share their love for music with the rest of the world. What began as an online publication quickly transformed in a print magazine, marketing, events and management company. And for 10 years now, High Voltage has been helping you discover your new favorite band. Each week we’ll feature various members of the High Voltage team as we spin a mix of everything from under appreciated gems from older artists you know and love to new artists we’re calling attention to first. You’ll be sure to hear something you love!
DJ Short Shorts
Saturday 7-9pm Pacific Time
DJ Short Shorts is a resident at the Standard Downtown and Harvard & Stone. She has DJ-ed alongside the Melvins, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Hanni El Khatib and more at venues including the Fonda Theatre, The Roxy, The Satellite, The Echo/Echoplex and Cinefamily. DJ Short Shorts is also a resident of the bi-monthly L.A. RECORD & Sino Tequila presented ‘TOTAL WRECK’ at Footsies. She is fluent in every genre of music from 1953 to NOW and reinforces her bottomless digital library with over 100 cubic feet of original vinyl. She spends her free time petting kitties and was named one of the “Top 5 Hottest Lady DJs” by L.A. Weekly.
Shotgun Beach Party
Sunday 9-10am Pacific Time
Lost Weekend with Steve Woods
Sunday 10-11am Pacific Time
Steve Woods or Woodsy to his friends and enemies, is the morning drive DJ for FM 94/9 in San Diego. He served his time in Texas and now resides in the perfection of San Diego with his 8 dogs, and his 3 guitars. He likes long walks on the beach but not corn tortillas. He is a frequent contributor to Four El Magazine and is one of the 9 smokers left in California.
Steve Woods on Facebook
Unsigned Sunday with Mookie
Sunday 4-5pm & Wednesday 6-7pm (Replay) Pacific Time
Marc “Mookie” Kaczor has been heard on Southern California’s airwaves as a champion of new music and independent artists for years. The Unsigned Sunday show provides a platform for talented musicians and some of the best indie labels out there today. Unsigned Sunday is all about new music discovery. Our host Mookie gives listeners insight into the industry, letting music fans feel included in every show. Join us Sundays at 4pm Pacific Time for Unsigned Sunday… your favorite band’s favorite radio show.
Swing House Radio w/ Philip Jaurigui
Sunday 5-7pm & Tuesday 8-10pm Pacific Time
Phil Jaurigui is the President/CEO of Swing House Studios, which is celebrating being in business for 20 years in Hollywood. He started the company out of desperation – pursuing the Rock & Roll dream was not exactly lucrative. After being laid off from Capitol Records, where he worked in the copy room,and having surved the L.A. Riots and Northridge Earthquake, he found a building in total disrepair with affordable rent and learned to deal with the various miscreants who also called the block home. Slowly the business grew from 1 room to 3 rooms, and now there are 7 rooms in the ‘Rock & Roll Compound’. Swing House Studios includes 2 sound stages, 3 rehearsal rooms, 2 recording studios, radio broadcasting booths for The Independent.FM, as well as a fully stocked rental and cartage department for outside productions. Many a famous band was showcased, created, signed or even broken up in the storied studio over the years. The Killers, Awolnation, Yellowcard, The Fray, Maroon 5, Fitz and the Tantrums and The Goo Goo Dolls all grew to stardom at Swing House.
Phil’s history as a guitar player and live soundman has given him invaluable experience for a career in the music industry. He has spearheaded the Festival Production Department for the company producing The Sunset Strip Music Festival (Ozzy, Motley Crue, Linkin Park), Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Fest, The Abbott Kinney Festival, various events at the NAMM Show, SXSW in Austin and beyond. He also develops and manages emerging artist and does A&R for the music instrument brands D’Addario and Co. and Mapex Drums. His proudest moment at Swing House was having his “Glam Rock Hero,” Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks), record a critically acclaimed record. His biggest thrill was having Aerosmith in recording for 6 months. His biggest disappointment was that Kesha actually “made it”… and he still gets nervous when Morrissey is in the building.
Quiet is the New Loud
Sunday 7-10pm Pacific Time
Quiet is the New Loud pays homage to iconic radio shows like FM 94/9’s Big Sonic Chill and Indie 103.1′s Big Sonic Heaven, and draws its name from the title of Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience’s first album. Quiet is the New Loud is a radio program that doesn’t seek to reinvent chill-out radio, but further explores the ambient, chill wave, dream-pop, down-tempo, dark wave, bliss-pop, Britpop and Shoegaze genres.
On Quiet is the New Loud, expect to hear artists like: M83, Sigur Ros, Massive Attack, Air, My Bloody Valentine, Röyksopp, Radiohead, Bat for Lashes, Fever Ray, Mew, Azure Ray, Metronomy, Mogwai, Tycho, The Album Leaf, Starflyer 59 and Kings of Convenience.
West of The Rockies with Frank Argueta (The Independent FM Chief Engineer)
Sunday 10pm-12am Pacific Time
West of The Rockies with Frank (the Engineer) on The Independent FM. Two hours of alternative news, conspiracies, paranormal & more. Climb in, sit down, buckle up and dare to travel into unknown.
West of the Rockies on Facebook@EngineerFrank