LA Rock station casualty


Yeah, I know most of us gave up on Rock radio long ago. As a road warrior during the work week, this was a nice break from bad NPR news,Jazz and Classical in the car.

http://abc7.com/entertainment/1003-fm-the-sound-prepares-for-shutdown/2468607/

We're  down to one staton. Probably not a good idea to hold my breath until a new statiion appears on the dial.
tablejockey
That’s bad news for listeners and the radio biz, and it’s happening everywhere. Here in Philly, there’s only one Rock station left. I listen to NPR Classical, but still like to hear some rock classics in the car.

Now we have many Christian stations, Right-Wing talk radio, and 3 or 4 sports call-in stations. But there still is college radio. 
It’s no surprise that FM is dead, we’ve been expecting it to happen.

these days gone deep into past. now in order to hear song on the radio it's gotta be approved by goverment controlling all the media. only pop song would have budget to go through. that's one of ways to kill and bury first amendment.
Same thingie happens with movies as well. 
That's a bummer.  It's one of my fav FM stations.
now in order to hear song on the radio it's gotta be approved by goverment controlling all the media.
LOL... do you really thing that Taylor Swift has to ask President Trump if her song can be played on the radio?

While I do agree to some extent with you on other government involvement matters, I don't think our government would spend the time and effort on this.
There are 2 Rock stations in my area and I listen to one or the other daily. We already lost an alt  rock station in my area and I hope the others don’t go the same way. 
1 Rock station in my area as well. Agreed on bad NPR news.
I heard that my old favorite local FM rock station (KFOG) changed to programmed music (DJ-free) some time ago. Fortunately, I switched to XM Radio a long time ago. XM is the best $12.99 (monthly) that I have ever spent. I could never go back to FM radio. It’s sad, because I have always wanted a McIntosh MR78. Unfortunately, it would only gather dust on my shelf.
Even if Taylor asks President it ain't enough LOL!
"It’s sad, because I have always wanted a McIntosh MR78. Unfortunately, it would only gather dust on my shelf."

tonykay-at home,the tuning dial doesn't move much on my 66' Mac MR71. Only 3 NR stations-news,Jazz and Classical.

I don't bother with the rock stations at home. The rock stations sound too "processed" compared to NPR broadcasts.

Do you have XM at home? I've never heard it through a home system. I'm guessing it will have a similar "processed" sound.

Our Classical station broadcast is quite good. At least in my system, it's close enough to CD quality.  



tablejockey,


I don't listen to radio at home. XM is strictly for the car. Actually, during the summer I activate XM for a portable radio. Although I don't use the portable radio much, for $5 a month it comes in handy around the pool.

In Los Angeles tune into 88.5 KCSN. They have an app if you are outside the area.
pratorius- that station has a nice eclectic mix. Their signal isnt very strong in my area-Long Beach. 

I could probably dial it in if I had a proper rooftop antenna w/ rotator at home. In the car, it's rare to get a since strong signal.
Not often I get a clean signal in the car.