Back in September 2012, Laguna residents were able to tune their radios to something other than the in-and-out static of L.A. radio stations that just couldn’t penetrate our hills.
It was the happy launch of our own radio station, KX 93.5. And it’s been a beautiful thing!
The first local Laguna Beach radio station since the 1950s, KX 93.5’s four-foot antenna covers a 5-mile radius, from Crown Valley Parkway to Crystal Cove (basically, our Laguna Beach city limits). The station was a brainchild of 23-year-old Tyler Russell, who wanted to create a locally driven programming agenda, commercial-free.
Because the radio station is just that – commercial free – and because it’s a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, our little indy station relies on program and local financial support. And, just as its shown in its own programming, its fund-raising efforts are quite a musical scene to behold!
In fact, this Friday, May 31st, “celebrity musicians on Laguna sabbatical” are doing a benefit in the radio station’s behalf at the Laguna Cliffs.
This is a treat you don’t want to miss.
- Local sensations Nick I, Trevor Green, Jason Feddy, and Thorcraft Cobra are opening the show.
- DJ sets between bands wil be squired by Sli Dawg, Stiso, Gremlyn, Lucas and “Staffites”
- Paul Black from L.A. Guns will be performing with his current band, Sonic Boom
- And “Bitch” (pardon my French) featuring celebrity musicians Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers, Foo Fighters), Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon, AWOL Nation), Brad Smith (Blind Melon), Brendan Buckley (Shakira), Jessy Greene (Pink, Foo Fighters), Christopher Laurence (Mike Ness) and Jonny Kaplan (Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars) will also take the stage.
The party rocks from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 – $125/per for the VIP Experience. You can’t get anywhere near this party without a ticket (and why would you anyway? This is an ultra great cause.) So, buy your “Music Matters” tickets for this Friday, May 31st online now and support our little Laguna Beach radio station that could.