One of the nation’s most renowned alternative rock stations, Los Angeles’ Indie 103.1, announced on air today that they’ll end their FM broadcast “effective immediately” and only exist on their website.
“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,” the station said on their site.
An audio blast that aired several times this morning stated: “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.” Tear.