Indie 103.1: "nothing will change" *

Local blogs and the Times have been running with speculation that FM Indie music station 103.1 will die once its relationship with Clear Channel ends on April 1. LARadio.com got hold of an email to the staff from program director Michael Steele that tries to put a stop to the rumors:

"What this means for Indie is this. Entravision will take back all sales of Indie airtime on April 1st. Entravision is moving forward to continue operating the station AS IT IS. That means no format change. Nothing will change as far as any of your shows go. Everyones agreements are still in place. All this means is that Indie will no longer have ANY affiliation with Clear Channel."

In other radio news, KCRW is bumping up "The Business" with Claude Brodesser to weekly. It will air each Monday at 2:30 p.m. Also, "The Business" and Elvis Mitchell's "The Treatment" will start running on Sunday nights on New York's WNYC-820 AM. And Tuesday's at KCRW are getting more complicated. In the 2:30 p.m. slot, "Final Curtain" continues to hold the first Tuesday of each month. "The Politics of Culture" gets the second and fourth Tuesday and "DnA: Design and Architecture" moves to the third Tuesday. No word how they will handle the occasional fifth Tuesday.

And finally: KPCC will have Lael Loewenstein and Scott Foundas in to do a post-Oscars wrap with Larry Mantle at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Later that day, as the release says, "the women of KPCC" will read from "the greatest breakup letters of all time" on Kitty Felde's Talk of the City.

* More: Franklin Avenue has the next graf of the email.


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