When LA’s Indie 103.1 went off the air, like most Los Angelinos, I was super disappointed and shocked. I still remember when Indie went on the air. I had recently returned from a trip to Northern California and was scanning the airwaves. Out of the blue I stumbled upon “Where is My Mind” by The Pixies. After that was “Idioteque” by Radiohead. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. What was this glorious station playing some of the best music ever made?
Indie 103.1 introduced me to a lot of new music and I really hated to see it go. Yes, indie still broadcasts online, but if you don’t have access to a computer (eg you are driving to and from work) you’re out of luck. Fortunately for all of you iPhone and iPod Touch users, indie has a great app that allows you to stream their online broadcast from the palm of your hand.
The best part of this app is now I can listen to indie anywhere I get cell service – while I snowboard in Mammoth, when I visit the fam in Northern California, when i visit the east coast, etc.
Indie may not be accessible on the fm dial, but now it’s at the palm of my hand!