From the campus of Loyola Marymount University, KXLU provides music commercial free to the Los Angeles community including the city’s best rock radio show, according to LA Weekly.
In the recent “Best of Los Angeles” issue, LA Weekly’s editors and critics named KXLU’s Part Time Punks as “Best Rock Radio Show.” Part Time Punks, which broadcasts at 3 p.m. on Thursdays, is hosted by Michael Stock, a former instructor in LMU’s English Department. Here’s what LA Weekly had to say about Stock and his show:
If you’re looking for rock radio stations in L.A., your choices most days of the week are basically the station that plays alt-rock from the mid-2000s and the two stations that play jock rock from the ’70s. That’s why it’s always a moment of instant joy to hear the messy jangle of Television Personalities’ song “Part Time Punks” on Thursdays at 3 p.m. on KXLU — it’s the theme song for Michael Stock’s punk-music show of the same name. What’s great about the show is Stock’s knowledge and love of the whole spectrum of punk music, from the funk-punk of A Certain Ratio to the proto-pop-punk of Big Star. Equally important is his love and support of L.A. punk bands and musicians, from the heyday of the Smell to kids making noise and pissing off their parents now.
Along with Stock’s Part Time Punks show, KXLU offers a diverse and alternative programming schedule which includes all genres and is also home to Alma Del Barrio, one of the most successful and longest running Latin radio programs in the country.
“KXLU has always tried to curate shows that you wouldn’t be able to hear on any other radio station,” says Lily O’Brien, general manager of KXLU. “All of our programming fits into KXLU’s goal to be the best independent college radio station in the country. Basically, we want to keep radio relevant, innovative and weird.”
KXLU is currently in the midst of of its annual Fundrazor. As listener-supported radio, KXLU relies on donations so that it can broadcast live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Support KXLU today by calling (310) 338-5958 to make a pledge or visit KXLU.com to shop for merchandise, music and more.
Photo courtesy of KXLU.