Photos of Dust in the Blood, the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge guests for Sunday, August 4th & 18th, 2013 at 10 pm PDT. Photos by Matt Loi.
Son of Brad and The Marshall McLean Band on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge Cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Friday, August 2nd, 2013. Photos by Matt Loi.
Photos of the Angela Marie Project, the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge guests for Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at 10 pm PDT. Photos by Matt Loi.
Yes, 103.1 KCDA has been around for a full decade! In the early days, the Local Lounge was a chance for area musicians to spin a few CD tracks and perform a couple live songs on an acoustic guitar or two in our little radio booth: a rather standard "local artist feature", with the major exception of the musicians hosting the show themselves. Sam Hill started the station as we know it, and Stella Mar took the Local Lounge to the next level, making use of our dedicated music studio to bring in larger musical arrangements. Yours truly, Matt Loi, took the reins of the show in mid-2007, incorporating in-studio photos and videos on our website, along with the ability to listen to any particular episode on-line after it airs. Nearly three years ago we gained a much larger studio space, finally bringing in fully-amped bands for live-in-the-studio performances.
In the year 2012, the Local Lounge has seen further refinements: every artist's show gets rebroadcast at least once, giving them more exposure. Our new imaging (aural and visual) has been a breath of fresh air. Plus, we had our first-ever 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge LIVE battle of the bands at The Knitting Factory Concert House this past summer. Now it's time for the end-of-the-year special broadcast: The Best of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge 2012, thanks again to our sponsor Northern Quest Resort & Casino!
This Sunday at 10pm, we have 45 minutes to fill with the best in-studio performances of 2012. As far as what constitutes "the best", I'll take into account the following:
It's true that a few of these groups are on hiatus, have disbanded, or have moved away from our broadcast area. However, those musicians, in some form or another, in some community or another, are still making music and deserve some recognition, so every 2012 artist is valid. Also, there will be no hierarchy: The Best is simply The Best...no order is needed.
Yes, you can still affect the results, but only for a little while! Here's what to do:
UPDATE: Thanks for voting!
Here are all the artists featured on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge in 2012, in chronological order by initial airdate:
Kari Marguerite (Transitions benefit)
Nicole Lewis (Transitions benefit)
After 10pm PST on Friday, December 28th, I'll crunch the numbers and make my decisions. You will hear The Best of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge 2012 on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at 10 pm PST. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream. You can also hear the live broadcast on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, or Blackberry with the iHeartRadio app.
Check out The Best of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge from previous years:
Thank you for listening and participating!
See ya in 2013,
103.1 KCDA Local Lounge producer
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