By Laura Medina
The New 88.5FM - marking the largest coverage expansion in public radio history?
When on air morning host Nic Harcourt flipped the switch, both KCSN and KSBR teaming up to become The New 88.5FM signals became one - broadcasting in unison to a potential audience of 11.5 million.
Listeners in Orange County will now be able to hear the magic that's been coming out of Northridge. As Sheryl Crow told Billboard last week, "“There’s something magical on the dial at 88.5 FM. The station’s passionate dedication to supporting artists, providing them a home on the airwaves and introducing listeners to the best of new local talent, is unmatched. It’s wonderful that listeners all over Southern California will now have a chance to hear what they’re doing.” Sheryl will play a special fundraiser show at the Fonda on October 23rd.
To christen this expansion, Gary Clark Jr. threw a mini concert to celebrate this. They call this, "Come Together" then Gary Clark Jr. did a rocking version of The Beatles' "Come Together."
To realize the importance of getting along for the better and the best, read LA Times' Randy Lewis' http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-kcsn-ksbr-merge-public-radio-20170907-story.html
Only in during the weekday mornings between 9am until 12 noon then during the night after 8pm and during weekend afternoons, KCRW does air the freshest cut of music.
The merger of KCSN and KSBR will be a alternative music powerhouse, straight-thru. Since they were already on the same radio channel of 88.5 in two different towns, playing the same alternative music format, why not team up?