Indie 103.1 moves to internet

Legendary Los Angeles indie rock radio station Indie 103.1 has announced that it will cease broadcasting over the airwaves immediately, it has been reported.

The station is renowned in America and, with the advent of internet radio, has a cult following across the globe. Most recently the station was chosen by Prince to air three exclusive new tracks from his forthcoming album.

In a statement issued on January 15th the station said "Indie 103.1 will cease broadcasting over this frequency effective immediately. Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge. Due to these challenges, Indie 103.1 was recently faced with only one option -- to play the corporate radio game."

"We have decided not to play that game any longer. Rather than changing the sound, spirit, and soul of what has made Indie 103.1 great, Indie 103.1 will bid farewell to the terrestrial airwaves and take an alternative course."

"This could only be done on the Internet, a place where rules do not apply and where new music thrives; be it grunge, punk, or alternative -- simply put, only the best music."

Amongst the shows regular presenters is Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones who presents a show titled 'Jonesy's Jukebox'.

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