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Local Radio Stations
updated: Dec 04, 2012, 10:00 AM

I'm REALLY "bummed" that we've lost our KRUZ 97.5 local radio station to a Christian station. Does anyone know of another similar station I can listen to? The Vibe & Zee are too rock/roll/dance for my taste.

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 COMMENT 350052 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:06 AM

All this messing around with the formats of local radio stations has sent me straight to Sirius/XM radio, where there's something for everybody, regardless of how esoteric one's tastes run. And it isn't all THAT expensive. I've had Sirius/XM for more than two years and am 100% happy with it.


 COMMENT 350055 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:16 AM

Pandora is free (with ad support).


 COMMENT 350056 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:17 AM

Try Pandora.You tell them what you like to hear and they play music in that style.


 COMMENT 350058 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:19 AM

The only halfway decent station in town is KJEE, but they can play too much corporate junk for my tastes. SiriusXM is the best option for radio if you're willing to pay for it. Pandora is ok, but I'm not a huge fan since they tend to repeat the same songs over and over again. Radio in SB is a sad state. KRUZ wasn't even that good, but since there are no other options in town it was #2 by default. KTYD just plays the same stuff over and over again that everyone's been listening to since the 60's & 70's. I don't see how people aren't tired of listening to the same stuff for the past 40 years (yes people, the 70's were 40 years ago).


 COMMENT 350066 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:43 AM

95.9 out of ventura just changed their format to 'best of the 70's, 80's and 90's'.....thats close to Kruz style.

i agree...i'm virtually all pandora now anyways.


 COMMENT 350067 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:46 AM

ITA with the above, go with SiriusXM - so refreshing to have all the options satellite offers and the price is reasonable. And who really wants to keep hearing the same Elton John songs on KTYD over and over? KJEE is okay but ever since KLOS lost Mark and Brian, I've been 100% satellite. Well, okay I'll admit I've tuned in to KLITE for some Christmas music...but it's only temporary!


 COMMENT 350070 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:53 AM

I like my car's ability to let me plug my iPhone in and play my own playlists. I also have several local and Ventura stations on my FM buttons: KTYD, the SURF-FM (106.7), 95.9 (Rewind out of Ventura), JACK-FM (95.1? or is it 93.1? I never remember) and a couple of others too. I'll have to check when I'm next in my car and re-post for you.


 COMMENT 350071 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 10:56 AM

If you have a computer or tablet on the web with decent speakers you will find there are hundreds of Shoutcast stations in every genre you can imagine. Some echo terrestrial radio stations elsewhere and some are hobbyists. A lot of public and college stations too but often at low bit rates. I broadcast my own when I like using Winamp so I can stream whatever I want to friends or around the house. Winamp is available for Mac, Windows, & Android and makes browsing them easy. Itunes also can stream these, some versions of Windows Media player too. I like a little free Windows app called Screamer Radio. Winamp on my tablet.
In you car that's no solution. My favorite XM station was dropped when they merged with Sirius but there are still a ton of them you may like but it's not free. Google "santa barbara fm radio stations" and you'll find complete lists with formats.


 COMMENT 350073 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 11:07 AM

KJEE went downhill after they fired Big Lou, eventually destroying the early morning show they had with the Palm.

KTYD has been stuck on repeat since 1999. Those aren't even real DJ's, just some cheap chinese app that hit's the repeat button ever 1.5hrs.


 COMMENT 350118 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 12:30 PM

If you are looking for an actual radio station listened to on the radio, you probably already know the pickings are slim. I am in the same boat as you - 97.5 was my go-to at work. I gave an honest listen to the Christian station but it's not my thing. I like 94.5 out of SB - it's got more R&B etc. but it's not bad. Also, 95.9 but you will tire quickly because they play mainstream 80's and not awesome 80's. 101.7 will probably get my vote after the holidays when they stop the Xmas music - they have a decent variety and yap less and less as the day goes on. Good luck in your search.


 COMMENT 350119 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 12:35 PM

The NPR Music app for your iPhone or iPad is awesome as well. You can listen to a number of radio stations (good ones) from around the country, like KCRW (LA) and The Current in Minneapolis. Plus there's a bunch of interviews, Tiny Desk Concerts, and live concert broadcasts available.


 COMMENT 350154 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 01:26 PM

My car radio is locked on KNX 1070 News. Santa Barbara doesn't have and has never had a good music radio station.


 EZ2 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 02:28 PM

How about a Jewish station..guilt free!


 COMMENT 350262 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 05:44 PM

I often listen to KCDX, online or Phone app. out of Florence Arizona. This is their About statement.

KCDX, a privately owned and funded radio station, Non Commercial operates each day with one mission in mind: Staying true to the music. We have thrown the corporate radio guide book out the window, and replaced it with real listeners' views and opinions. Artists and listeners alike know that Rock and Roll isn't made up of just 500 hit songs.


 COMMENT 350291 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 06:38 PM

So funny, I own 5 cars and none of them are satellite "ready". I've been jamming to 95.9, with hits off 99.9, 103.3 and 92.9 (if I'm desperate). 97.5 wasn't even on my list.

And I'm a 30-something!


 COMMENT 350314 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 07:29 PM

I miss KRUZ too...haven't found anything similar except maybe k-lite but you will have to wait till after Christmas to hear regular music again....and yes I love and celebrate Christmas but one month of jingle toons will make you looney toons..haha..



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