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Support The SoCal Sound, 88.5 FM

Turn the dial to any radio station in the Los Angeles region and you’ll hear various tried-and-true, chart-heavy formats: rock, soft rock, alternative, jazz, oldies, country and so on. For something different, tune to 88.5-FM, The SoCal Sound, where musicians, avid music connoisseurs and music lovers come for new music discovery.

The SoCal Sound celebrates music with a mix of contemporary and legacy artists that range from Adele to Led Zeppelin. The station fills more than 50 minutes an hour with new and independent music, providing Southern California with both revered and emerging artists. You’ll find weekday and weekend radio programs hosted by knowledgeable and celebrity DJs. You won’t find heavy commercials and pledge drive interruptions.

To accomplish this, The SoCal Sound maintains recording facilities and highly trained technicians to capture performers at their best. These moments of magic are shared with our audience via broadcast and digital platforms, as well as limited-release 88.5-FM sampler CDs. In an era of standardized playlists and corporate-controlled programming, The SoCal Sound delivers content that only an independent outlet can provide.

In addition, a partnership between California State University, Northridge, and Saddleback College expands The SoCal Sound’s coverage area to include a potential audience of more than 11.5 million listeners in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties — serving as the most influential platform on the FM dial for new and local music.

Realizing this vision requires sophisticated music connoisseurs who recognize the important role 88.5-FM, The SoCal Sound plays in the region and nationally to invest philanthropically in the station.

Funds allow The SoCal Sound to provide a one-of-a-kind format, featuring independent records and cutting-edge releases, as well as live, in-studio sessions and interviews with legendary and emerging artists. It also helps retain talented production staff, invest in recording technology and distribute music that the world needs to hear.

Southern California deserves better music. Your support leads the way.

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