KFJC 89.7 - The most amazing radio station

  • sbwlguy

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    Nov 01, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Is anyone familiar with KFJC? They only play non-commercial music across various genres. Since listening to them about three weeks ago I have discovered some incredible artists/bands.

    Highly recommend this station for those with an affinity for underground music.

    http://www.kfjc.org/index1.php
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    Nov 02, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    sbwlguy saidIs anyone familiar with KFJC? They only play non-commercial music across various genres. Since listening to them about three weeks ago I have discovered some incredible artists/bands.

    Highly recommend this station for those with an affinity for underground music.

    http://www.kfjc.org/index1.php


    I actually live within their old fashioned radio tower broadcast area and when I had a car, they were one of my presets. If you like them, you should add:

    KCRW from Santa Monica -- probably the top independent station in the country.

    and SOMAFM, one of the first Internet only radio stations and still one of the best. Still broadcasting from a garage in the SOMA district right here in SF. Their Groove Salad program is one of the best on the planet.

    Oh, and TSF Jazz in Paris is, IMHO, the best jazz station on the planet.

    I said planet twice.

    Someone punish me.
  • sbwlguy

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    Nov 02, 2011 7:44 AM GMT
    Thanks a lot for those recommendations, I will most certainly be checking them out.

    I wish people knew about all the other amazing music out there rather than be fed commercial pap.
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    Nov 02, 2011 8:00 AM GMT
    iguanaSF said
    sbwlguy saidIs anyone familiar with KFJC? They only play non-commercial music across various genres. Since listening to them about three weeks ago I have discovered some incredible artists/bands.

    Highly recommend this station for those with an affinity for underground music.

    http://www.kfjc.org/index1.php


    I actually live within their old fashioned radio tower broadcast area and when I had a car, they were one of my presets. If you like them, you should add:

    KCRW from Santa Monica -- probably the top independent station in the country.

    and SOMAFM, one of the first Internet only radio stations and still one of the best. Still broadcasting from a garage in the SOMA district right here in SF. Their Groove Salad program is one of the best on the planet.

    Oh, and TSF Jazz in Paris is, IMHO, the best jazz station on the planet.

    I said planet twice.

    Someone punish me.


    I very much agree on KCRW. Just a few blocks from where lived.
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    Nov 02, 2011 8:41 AM GMT
    sbwlguy saidThanks a lot for those recommendations, I will most certainly be checking them out.

    I wish people knew about all the other amazing music out there rather than be fed commercial pap.


    Um its always been this way. There's mainstream music food art movies news houses clothes culture lifestyles etc. And then there's the independent fringe. In this country the mainstream is determined largely by a handful of huge corporations.

    The beauty of the 21st century is that you no longer have to live in NYC, SF, Berkeley, Berlin, or Santa Monica to experience the fringe. All you need is an Internet connection.

    Sadly, most of those Internet connections are serving up the same mainstream corporate crap.

    Dinner at the Olive Garden(TM) by the mall anyone? Let's listen to Lady Gaga(TM) in the car on the way there. Then we can watch the Kardashians(TM) after and admire each others' cool A&F(TM) outfits while snacking on Coronas(TM) and Doritos(TM)

    ...

    Yes, you can call me an elitist snob. I own it.

  • sbwlguy

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    Nov 02, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    Yep, I know all that. Modern technology did wonders for participation is sub-cultures.

    However, it makes you wonder what percentage of society would actually decide to keep listening to underground music were they exposed to it to start with.

    Your elitist snob comment made me chortle.
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    Nov 02, 2011 10:13 AM GMT
    iguanaSF said
    sbwlguy saidIs anyone familiar with KFJC? They only play non-commercial music across various genres. Since listening to them about three weeks ago I have discovered some incredible artists/bands.

    Highly recommend this station for those with an affinity for underground music.

    http://www.kfjc.org/index1.php


    I actually live within their old fashioned radio tower broadcast area and when I had a car, they were one of my presets. If you like them, you should add:

    KCRW from Santa Monica -- probably the top independent station in the country.

    and SOMAFM, one of the first Internet only radio stations and still one of the best. Still broadcasting from a garage in the SOMA district right here in SF. Their Groove Salad program is one of the best on the planet.

    Oh, and TSF Jazz in Paris is, IMHO, the best jazz station on the planet.

    I said planet twice.

    Someone punish me.




    SOMAFM

    Suburbs of Goa is my favorite!
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    Nov 06, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    iguanaSF said
    sbwlguy saidThanks a lot for those recommendations, I will most certainly be checking them out.

    I wish people knew about all the other amazing music out there rather than be fed commercial pap.


    Um its always been this way. There's mainstream music food art movies news houses clothes culture lifestyles etc. And then there's the independent fringe. In this country the mainstream is determined largely by a handful of huge corporations.

    The beauty of the 21st century is that you no longer have to live in NYC, SF, Berkeley, Berlin, or Santa Monica to experience the fringe. All you need is an Internet connection.

    Sadly, most of those Internet connections are serving up the same mainstream corporate crap.

    Dinner at the Olive Garden(TM) by the mall anyone? Let's listen to Lady Gaga(TM) in the car on the way there. Then we can watch the Kardashians(TM) after and admire each others' cool A&F(TM) outfits while snacking on Coronas(TM) and Doritos(TM)

    ...

    Yes, you can call me an elitist snob. I own it.



    I am the same way. To me, having the most top ten singles, charting the highest on Billboard, or getting the most YouTube views has nothing to do with quality music. In fact, it is my first clue that it probably means it is the same old tired crap and something I am not going to like. Last week there was a thread concerning fashion with all kinds of posts with the rules of fashion. Those are the kind of rules that make us all conform and stifle individuality. At work I will conform, outside I am going to be me. And soon the Oscar season will be here again and undoubtedly we will all hear someone complain the big movies that most people go to see never win. Sorry, but there is nothing Oscar-worthy about The Hangover 2. Yes, I too am a snob.

    Anyways, here is my favorite internet radio station. Strangeways:

    http://www.strangewaysradio.com/Home.aspx