People drive around alot in l.a. because its a freaking big and you better have a radio unless you like listening to other people’s music or hearing the smog congeal overhead. But if you’re new, here’s a small and quick synopsis of the various stations here in the city.
89.9 KCRW: This is the npr station that plays eclectic hip music. To give you an ideal of their musical stylings, they always have their ads play before indie and foreign films. So yea, many times I fall asleep to this damn station regardless how many times I try listening to it…which is really bad when I’m driving.
93.1 KCBS: This is the oldies rock which means you get a lot led zeppelin, aerosmith and boston. Because new rock sucks for the most part. Do people like bob segar and pat benetar listen to this station to get an ego boost when they see their career careening in a downward spiral which may have nothing to do with drugs or alcohol?
95.5 KLOS: One of the last remaining big rock stations from back in the 70’s. They too play a lot of led zeppelin, aerosmith and boston too. Why, because new rock still sucks even 3 seconds after you just read it in the previous entry. The only thing this station has left is yesterdays music to hope boost ad revenues and make aging old rock stars feel good about themselves since they hear themselves on a supposedly not oldies rock station.
92.3 KHHT: This is good slow jams music if you want to put someone in the mood – unless one of you is in the aryan nation and/or has a copy of “creed of iron” in the back seat, you won’t be listening to this station.
103.1 KDLD: This is the cool indie station if you don’t mind a lot of intellectual 80’s music like talking heads and elvis costello. Apparently nada surf is really big now since thats on their heavy rotation now. This station use to play rave house music but must have realized that their listeners were on the decline because they were constantly on e and playing with their glow sticks causing them to crash and not care what they were listening to.
103.5 KOST: They play a lot saccarine sweet love songs ie: celine dion, crystal gayle. They are the music for people who aren’t very good in bed and spend most of their foreplay time hugging in slow motion with the tv on instead of kissing, making out and drowing out the neighbors noise with their moans.
106.7 KROQ: This use to be indie rock but has now become “modern rock”. They play a lot of linkin park and evanescence. They use to be a good station 20 years ago but are only moderately ok now. Why? Because they play a lot of linkin park and evanescence.
But maybe you just want to listen to the most popular station in la. Well, I think that would be 107.5. or 101.9. Its the spanish station. Lot of hispanic people in los angeles. Wonder where they think the “eastside” is.