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Indie 103.1 is Done ~ LA Radio

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The city's best FM radio station is no more. Mike at Franklin Avenue reports:

After a little more than five years on the air, Indie 103.1 is dead.

Owner Entravision has replaced the station with a format called "El Gato" -- playing regional Mexican rhythmic and cumbia music.

The "Indie" format will continue to be streamed online... but the radio station called the best in the land by Rolling Stone magazine is no more.

Hampered by a weak signal, Indie 103.1 never managed to climb out of the ratings basement or pose any threat to alternative radio rival KROQ. But Indie's adventurous music blend attracted loyal fans, and its specialty shows -- particularly the noontime show hosted by the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones -- became stuff of radio legend.

I love cumbia so it's nice to have a station giving cumbia its due. However, the loss of Steve Jones on live air is a real loss for the city... maybe he can get his own channel on Sirius.

The station is still available online.

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