KX FM KX FM is a non-profit, member-supported, non-commercial, and Laguna's only FM radio station. KX FM is Human Crafted Radio in Laguna Beach, CA.
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We're a non-profit, non-commercial, member-supported radio station with a mission "to lead the rebirth of FM radio, enriching our listeners with the discovery of alternative music, views, and culture that elevates Laguna Beach on a global scale." KX FM is made up of both professional DJs and more than 50 volunteers who play music from all genres, but our main focus is "Generational Alt Rock" from the 60s to present. We regularly feature live musicians and always aim to lead your discovery of independent artists. We are a partner to the City of Laguna Beach for emergency purposes. As the only live medium in town, we are equipped with back-up batteries and generators in the event of a local disaster, to be able to disseminate potentially life-saving information. See our schedule, find on-demand shows, support our efforts, and listen from anywhere in the world at www.kxfmradio.org.

Full Album Friday: Django Django! The alt-rock band from London discusses their latest album “Glowing in the Dark” with ...
05/07/2021

Full Album Friday: Django Django! The alt-rock band from London discusses their latest album “Glowing in the Dark” with Ed.

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST at kxfmradio.org to hear the full album and interview.

Full Album Friday: Django Django! The alt-rock band from London discusses their latest album “Glowing in the Dark” with Ed.

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST at kxfmradio.org to hear the full album and interview.

This morning, Ed interviewed the daughters of Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of Hotel Rwanda. They discuss the abduction an...
05/05/2021

This morning, Ed interviewed the daughters of Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of Hotel Rwanda. They discuss the abduction and jailing of their father in the Rwandan dictatorship, as well as his current condition, disposition, and how to help. Click the link below to listen to this interview with Anaise & Carine.

https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/anaise-carine-kanimbe-5-4-21/

This morning, Ed interviewed the daughters of Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of Hotel Rwanda. They discuss the abduction and jailing of their father in the Rwandan dictatorship, as well as his current condition, disposition, and how to help. Click the link below to listen to this interview with Anaise & Carine.

https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/anaise-carine-kanimbe-5-4-21/

Full Album Friday: Bahamas! Afie Jurvanen the Canadian singer-songwriter and musician who goes by the name Bahamas, talk...
04/30/2021

Full Album Friday: Bahamas! Afie Jurvanen the Canadian singer-songwriter and musician who goes by the name Bahamas, talks about his 5th album, “Sad Hunk.”

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the full album (which blends folk, funk, and alt-rock) and interview!

Full Album Friday: Bahamas! Afie Jurvanen the Canadian singer-songwriter and musician who goes by the name Bahamas, talks about his 5th album, “Sad Hunk.”

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the full album (which blends folk, funk, and alt-rock) and interview!

Join us on Tuesday, May 4th for a conversation with Alison Martino, Dan Vickery, Julie Laughton, and Alyssa Hayek to cel...
04/29/2021

Join us on Tuesday, May 4th for a conversation with Alison Martino, Dan Vickery, Julie Laughton, and Alyssa Hayek to celebrate Home Remodeling Month! DM @kxfmradio your design-related questions for our panelists to answer!

Please submit all questions by Monday at 1 pm PST.

Join us on Tuesday, May 4th for a conversation with Alison Martino, Dan Vickery, Julie Laughton, and Alyssa Hayek to celebrate Home Remodeling Month! DM @kxfmradio your design-related questions for our panelists to answer!

Please submit all questions by Monday at 1 pm PST.

Today, we announced significant management changes at KX FM. Our founder Tyler Russell McCusker will step down as Genera...
04/27/2021

Today, we announced significant management changes at KX FM.

Our founder Tyler Russell McCusker will step down as General Manager, replaced by former Music Director Alyssa Hayek (pictured middle).

Erica Delamare (pictured left), the station's current Administrative Manager, will be promoted to Music Director.

Monica Silva-McCusker will pass the torch of Development Director onto non-profit professional Jayne Herring (pictured right).

Ed Steinfeld will now host both "Mornings with Ed" and middays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Here is Tyler's statement:

"It’s very hard for me to summarize nearly a decade of work into one statement. I was a bright-eyed 23-year-old when I started the station alongside my dad. I knew it was something Laguna needed, but I never could have imagined how much. This many years later, I am beyond proud we are still standing and have cemented ourselves as an indispensable part of this community. I have decided to have Alyssa run our day-to-day for two reasons: I believe I have given everything I personally can to the business and to the community, and I know she can do an even better job than me growing us into the future. Thanks to KX FM, I met my wife, I had my first child and I have worked with countless individuals, organizations, and artists who are so special and that I am honored to know. The station is my life’s work (so far!), and I have it to thank for everything I am today."

The full press release with statements from Monica and the entire new, women-led management team can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PdfGRNFXI2FIBcIavoNiTxXwzhQDNhRF?usp=sharing

Listen to Ed's interview with Tyler about it all here: https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/tyler-russell-the-conversation/

Photo by Candice Dartez

Today, we announced significant management changes at KX FM.

Our founder Tyler Russell McCusker will step down as General Manager, replaced by former Music Director Alyssa Hayek (pictured middle).

Erica Delamare (pictured left), the station's current Administrative Manager, will be promoted to Music Director.

Monica Silva-McCusker will pass the torch of Development Director onto non-profit professional Jayne Herring (pictured right).

Ed Steinfeld will now host both "Mornings with Ed" and middays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Here is Tyler's statement:

"It’s very hard for me to summarize nearly a decade of work into one statement. I was a bright-eyed 23-year-old when I started the station alongside my dad. I knew it was something Laguna needed, but I never could have imagined how much. This many years later, I am beyond proud we are still standing and have cemented ourselves as an indispensable part of this community. I have decided to have Alyssa run our day-to-day for two reasons: I believe I have given everything I personally can to the business and to the community, and I know she can do an even better job than me growing us into the future. Thanks to KX FM, I met my wife, I had my first child and I have worked with countless individuals, organizations, and artists who are so special and that I am honored to know. The station is my life’s work (so far!), and I have it to thank for everything I am today."

The full press release with statements from Monica and the entire new, women-led management team can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PdfGRNFXI2FIBcIavoNiTxXwzhQDNhRF?usp=sharing

Listen to Ed's interview with Tyler about it all here: https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/tyler-russell-the-conversation/

Photo by Candice Dartez

Tune in tomorrow to Mornings with Ed for a special interview with KX FM Founder Tyler Russell at 9am PST on kxfmradio.or...
04/27/2021

Tune in tomorrow to Mornings with Ed for a special interview with KX FM Founder Tyler Russell at 9am PST on kxfmradio.org.

Tune in tomorrow to Mornings with Ed for a special interview with KX FM Founder Tyler Russell at 9am PST on kxfmradio.org.

Full Album Friday featuring Cloud Nothings! Dylan Baldi, the singer and guitarist of the Cleveland rock band breaks down...
04/23/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Cloud Nothings! Dylan Baldi, the singer and guitarist of the Cleveland rock band breaks down their new album, “The Shadow I Remember.”

Tune in today to hear the full album and interview from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST on kxfmradio.org

Full Album Friday featuring Cloud Nothings! Dylan Baldi, the singer and guitarist of the Cleveland rock band breaks down their new album, “The Shadow I Remember.”

Tune in today to hear the full album and interview from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST on kxfmradio.org

Get to know DJ Tommy Benson, host of Guitar Gods Power Hour! Ed recently interview Tommy about his show, where Tommy pla...
04/22/2021

Get to know DJ Tommy Benson, host of Guitar Gods Power Hour! Ed recently interview Tommy about his show, where Tommy plays music from guitar legends and features songs from the next ‘guitar gods.’ Click the link below to hear this fun conversation and to enjoy some guitar-playing from Tommy himself! 🎸🎸🎸

Tune in to Guitar Gods Power Hour every Wednesday from 5-6 pm PST at kxfmradio.org

https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/tommy-benson-guitar-gods-power-hour/

Get to know DJ Tommy Benson, host of Guitar Gods Power Hour! Ed recently interview Tommy about his show, where Tommy plays music from guitar legends and features songs from the next ‘guitar gods.’ Click the link below to hear this fun conversation and to enjoy some guitar-playing from Tommy himself! 🎸🎸🎸

Tune in to Guitar Gods Power Hour every Wednesday from 5-6 pm PST at kxfmradio.org

https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/tommy-benson-guitar-gods-power-hour/

Full Album Friday featuring Mayer Hawthorne! The r&b/soul singer from Ann Arbor spoke to Tyler about his latest record, ...
04/16/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Mayer Hawthorne! The r&b/soul singer from Ann Arbor spoke to Tyler about his latest record, “Rare Changes” including the inspiration behind each song.

Listen to this groovy album and the full interview today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST at kxfmradio.org

Full Album Friday featuring Mayer Hawthorne! The r&b/soul singer from Ann Arbor spoke to Tyler about his latest record, “Rare Changes” including the inspiration behind each song.

Listen to this groovy album and the full interview today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST at kxfmradio.org

Meet DJ Erica! 🎙Last week, Ed interviewed Erica, the host of Global Spins. Erica talked about the new radio show, her mu...
04/12/2021

Meet DJ Erica! 🎙Last week, Ed interviewed Erica, the host of Global Spins. Erica talked about the new radio show, her musical upbringing, and the universal language of music. You can hear the interview at the link below!
https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/erica-delamare-global-spins/

Tune in to Global Spins every Tuesday from 10-11 pm PST to enjoy music from around the world. 🌎

Meet DJ Erica! 🎙Last week, Ed interviewed Erica, the host of Global Spins. Erica talked about the new radio show, her musical upbringing, and the universal language of music. You can hear the interview at the link below!
https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/erica-delamare-global-spins/

Tune in to Global Spins every Tuesday from 10-11 pm PST to enjoy music from around the world. 🌎

Full Album Friday: “Promenade Blue” by Nick Waterhouse! Today, the Los Angeles-based soul/rock singer-songwriter release...
04/09/2021

Full Album Friday: “Promenade Blue” by Nick Waterhouse! Today, the Los Angeles-based soul/rock singer-songwriter releases his 5th studio album, “Promenade Blue.” Nick, who is from Orange County, spoke with Tyler about the inspiration behind each song off the new record.

Tune in today from 9 to 10 AM and 4 to 5 PM PST at kxfmradio.org to hear the full interview and the album. ✨

Full Album Friday: “Promenade Blue” by Nick Waterhouse! Today, the Los Angeles-based soul/rock singer-songwriter releases his 5th studio album, “Promenade Blue.” Nick, who is from Orange County, spoke with Tyler about the inspiration behind each song off the new record.

Tune in today from 9 to 10 AM and 4 to 5 PM PST at kxfmradio.org to hear the full interview and the album. ✨

Happy birthday to our dedicated & fabulous Music Director, Alyssa! 🥳 Wishing her a great year filled with rockin’ music!...
04/07/2021

Happy birthday to our dedicated & fabulous Music Director, Alyssa! 🥳 Wishing her a great year filled with rockin’ music! 🌼

Happy birthday to our dedicated & fabulous Music Director, Alyssa! 🥳 Wishing her a great year filled with rockin’ music! 🌼

Full Album Friday featuring Kiwi jr.! The Canadian indie-rock group shares with Tyler the inspiration behind their sopho...
04/02/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Kiwi jr.! The Canadian indie-rock group shares with Tyler the inspiration behind their sophomore album, “Cooler Returns.”

Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to listen to the record and the ideas behind each song.

Full Album Friday featuring Kiwi jr.! The Canadian indie-rock group shares with Tyler the inspiration behind their sophomore album, “Cooler Returns.”

Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to listen to the record and the ideas behind each song.

Meet Jimmy Alvarez! 🎙Ed interviewed Jimmy, the host of TNN RADIO, earlier this week. Jimmy shared his first love in musi...
04/01/2021

Meet Jimmy Alvarez! 🎙Ed interviewed Jimmy, the host of TNN RADIO, earlier this week. Jimmy shared his first love in music, a band we should be listening to, and more! You can listen to this fun interview at the link below:

https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/jimmy-alvarez-tnn/

Tune in to TNN Radio on Sundays from 1-3 pm PST to hear alternative sub-generes from all decades. 🎸

Throughout this month, Ed has taken time to recognize some incredible women during his morning show. From pioneers in he...
04/01/2021

Throughout this month, Ed has taken time to recognize some incredible women during his morning show. From pioneers in health, civil rights, and more, click the link below to hear the stories and legacies of women who have changed our world.

https://www.kxfmradio.org/category/segments/mornings-with-ed/

Throughout this month, Ed has taken time to recognize some incredible women during his morning show. From pioneers in health, civil rights, and more, click the link below to hear the stories and legacies of women who have changed our world.

https://www.kxfmradio.org/category/segments/mornings-with-ed/

Meet DJ Steve Reid, host of the long running KX show, The Coast Highway Shuffle! Last week, Ed interviewed Steve about T...
03/29/2021

Meet DJ Steve Reid, host of the long running KX show, The Coast Highway Shuffle! Last week, Ed interviewed Steve about The Coast Highway Shuffle, his band the Agave Brothers, and his love and knowledge of multiple genres of music. Click the link to hear this fun interview!
https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/steve-reid-coast-highway-shuffle/

Tune in to The Coast Highway Shuffle Show - KXFM on Sunday’s from 10am - 12pm. 🌊✨

Meet DJ Steve Reid, host of the long running KX show, The Coast Highway Shuffle! Last week, Ed interviewed Steve about The Coast Highway Shuffle, his band the Agave Brothers, and his love and knowledge of multiple genres of music. Click the link to hear this fun interview!
https://www.kxfmradio.org/podcasts/steve-reid-coast-highway-shuffle/

Tune in to The Coast Highway Shuffle Show - KXFM on Sunday’s from 10am - 12pm. 🌊✨

Full Album Friday featuring Death By Unga Bunga! Sebastian of the Norwegian rock band talks to Tyler about their 5th alb...
03/26/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Death By Unga Bunga! Sebastian of the Norwegian rock band talks to Tyler about their 5th album, Heavy Male Insecurity.

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the full record and interview.

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available to listen on our website.

Full Album Friday featuring Death By Unga Bunga! Sebastian of the Norwegian rock band talks to Tyler about their 5th album, Heavy Male Insecurity.

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the full record and interview.

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available to listen on our website.

Full Album Friday featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! The indie rock band based in Philadelphia & Brooklyn released thei...
03/19/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! The indie rock band based in Philadelphia & Brooklyn released their new album, “New Fragility,” earlier this year, and recently spoke to Ed about the inspiration for each song on the record. Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to hear the interview and album.

Full Album Friday featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! The indie rock band based in Philadelphia & Brooklyn released their new album, “New Fragility,” earlier this year, and recently spoke to Ed about the inspiration for each song on the record. Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to hear the interview and album.

Full Album Friday featuring Baby Boys! The alternative trio released their debut album “Threesome” today. Caleb of Baby ...
03/12/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Baby Boys! The alternative trio released their debut album “Threesome” today. Caleb of Baby Boys spoke with Tyler about the new record and the inspiration behind each song.

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the full interview and album. All Full Album Friday episodes are available to listen to at kxfmradio.org

Full Album Friday featuring Baby Boys! The alternative trio released their debut album “Threesome” today. Caleb of Baby Boys spoke with Tyler about the new record and the inspiration behind each song.

Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the full interview and album. All Full Album Friday episodes are available to listen to at kxfmradio.org

Full Album Friday featuring Cheekface! Greg, Amanda and Echo of the Los Angeles alt-rock band spoke to Tyler about their...
03/05/2021

Full Album Friday featuring Cheekface! Greg, Amanda and Echo of the Los Angeles alt-rock band spoke to Tyler about their sophomore album, “Emphatically No.” Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to hear the album and the inspiration behind each song.

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available for your enjoyment at kxfmradio.org

Full Album Friday featuring Cheekface! Greg, Amanda and Echo of the Los Angeles alt-rock band spoke to Tyler about their sophomore album, “Emphatically No.” Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to hear the album and the inspiration behind each song.

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available for your enjoyment at kxfmradio.org

Throughout Black History Month, Ed recognized several Black inventors during his show who’ve contributed to science, hea...
03/01/2021

Throughout Black History Month, Ed recognized several Black inventors during his show who’ve contributed to science, health, and culture. To hear about these inspiring Black individuals and to learn more about their life-changing impact on society, please click the link below:

https://www.kxfmradio.org/segments/mornings-with-ed/black-history-month-2021/

Throughout Black History Month, Ed recognized several Black inventors during his show who’ve contributed to science, health, and culture. To hear about these inspiring Black individuals and to learn more about their life-changing impact on society, please click the link below:

https://www.kxfmradio.org/segments/mornings-with-ed/black-history-month-2021/

Tune in Monday morning for an exciting interview with Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s & Julie Laughton of Julie Laughton Desi...
02/26/2021

Tune in Monday morning for an exciting interview with Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s & Julie Laughton of Julie Laughton Design Build on Mornings with Ed!

Tune in Monday morning for an exciting interview with Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s & Julie Laughton of Julie Laughton Design Build on Mornings with Ed!

Full Album Friday: The Drive-By Truckers! The alt-country rock band from Georgia shared with Tyler the inspiration behin...
02/26/2021

Full Album Friday: The Drive-By Truckers! The alt-country rock band from Georgia shared with Tyler the inspiration behind each song on their latest album, “The New OK.” Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to hear the full interview. Thank you, Drive-By Truckers!

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available at kxfmradio.org.

Full Album Friday: The Drive-By Truckers! The alt-country rock band from Georgia shared with Tyler the inspiration behind each song on their latest album, “The New OK.” Tune in today from 9-10 am & 4-5 pm PST to hear the full interview. Thank you, Drive-By Truckers!

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available at kxfmradio.org.

02/19/2021
Full Album Friday: The Hold Steady

Full Album Friday featuring The Hold Steady! Their album “Open Door Policy” came out today, and Craig Finn of Brooklyn rock band shared with Tyler the themes behind each song. Tune in today from 9-10 am and 4-5 pm PST to hear the new album and interview.

All episodes of Full Album Friday are available to stream on kxfmradio.org

Spotlight: 🌟Bruce Rave!🌟Bruce is the host of Go Deep With Bruce Rave, a new music radio show, airing Saturdays from 7-9 ...
02/17/2021

Spotlight: 🌟Bruce Rave!🌟Bruce is the host of Go Deep With Bruce Rave, a new music radio show, airing Saturdays from 7-9 pm. He was born & raised in and around Chicago and has been at KX for over 7 years!

🎸A Favorite Album: Since it's a new music show, I'll go with Kiwi Jr's "Cooler Returns" album as my fave of the new year. I feel people are ready for a steadier diet of upbeat, uplifting indie music and this album fits that ideally.

📻 Why KX: Musically KX and I are very much on the same page. I actually got to know Tyler in advance of my offering to bring Go Deep to KX. I was really impressed with him and the station, and I've long loved hanging in Laguna.

🌴 Fun Fact: During my A&R years at Capitol I'd escape Hollywood and stay at a Laguna friend's place every now and then. His home was literally a zoo. A lamb might be living in a bathtub, there was an owl that tried to bite my friendly finger off, a snake, and no domestic pets besides various talking birds because that would have been way too predictable.

🌺 Favorite KX Memory: I'm a massive baseball and softball fanatic. A few years ago I was invited to be Tim Becwar's color man for the KX broadcast of Laguna High's baseball team playing in the regional finals. The game was in the San Bernardino minor league park and Fontana was heavily favored. Laguna won the game 2-1 on a steal of home!

Tune in to Go Deep With Bruce Rave Saturdays from 7-9 pm PST!

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