A sad day for radio: The demise of 97.1 KLSX
But I'm not writing this as a journalist. I'm writing this as as a guy who barely got a chance to fall in love with KLSX just three short years ago on a fateful drive home after my iPod crapped out on me and I was forced to turn to the radio for a distraction. I heard one hour of the Tom Leykis Show and I haven't turned my iPod on in the car ever since. I have to say that despite the gloom and despair that I feel as a dedicated listener, the gratitude I feel for the years I got to enjoy Adam Carolla, Danny Bonaduce, Frosty Heidi and Frank (Frank Army!), Tom Leykis, Tim Conway Jr. (you're a big stud) and John and Jeff out-weighs my sorrow...just a little bit. I listened to all of you guys and it's hard to imagine turning to 97.1 FM and hearing anything but Heidi's annoying cackle, Frosty's corny keyboard lines, or the live-saving advice of Leykis 101.
It's good to know that at least the fans got a little notice about the swtich over and the jocks get to give us a last hurrah behind the mic. I firmly intend to tune in to the last hours of the greatest Southern California radio station with beer in hand as The Professor takes us all out old-school style.
*for FHF fans, make sure to check out their website at www.frostyheidiandfrank.com after their show at 2 p.m.