KCET Launches New Music Series, 'Studio A', Showcasing Southern California Artists and Bands | KCET
KCET Launches New Music Series, 'Studio A', Showcasing Southern California Artists and Bands
Public Radio Music Station, 88.5 KCSN-FM to
Simulcast the Series
Friday Nights - Beginning March 7 at 10 p.m.
Series to Feature Performances and Interviews from SoCal's Top Acts, including,
Chicano Batman, Best Coast, The Internet, Chelsea Wolfe,
River North and more
Burbank, Calif. - Feb. 24, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest
independent public television station serving Southern and Central California, has announced the launch
A, an original music series showcasing Southern California's top
musical talent. The series premieres on KCET on March 4 at 10 p.m. and repeats
Fridays at 10 p.m. Public radio music station, KCSN-FM,
which broadcasts from the campus of California State University, Northridge, will also simulcast the
series Friday nights, beginning March 7 at 10 p.m.
"We're excited to offer a unique music series
to KCET viewers who are passionate about the diverse musical landscape in
Southern California," said Juan Devis, executive producer of the new series and
Vice President of Arts and Culture Programming at KCETLink. "Our collaboration
with KCSN was a natural fit, as their commitment to independent and emerging
artists was in sync with the programming goals for the series. We are excited to provide a multiplatform
approach to enjoying this groundbreaking series."
Mark Sovel, music director of 88.5 KCSN-FM, "KCET is a cultural icon in
Southern California. 88.5 KCSN is honored to partner on a series like Studio A, as we share a commitment to
giving a voice to the wide range of extraordinary talent in our city."
Studio A will reflect the diversity of the
region through the cultural backgrounds and musical influences of some of
Southern California's most prolific artists. The show will feature taped live
performances and interviews from Chicano Batman, Best Coast, Run River
North, Noah and the Megafauna, Chelsea Wolfe, The Internet, Deap Vally, Aloe
Blacc and more.
In the vein of KCET's multi-award winning
arts and culture series, Artbound, the format of the series will showcase an uninterrupted musical
set, as well as the cultural stories from which these artists draw their
inspiration, including historical and geographical influences. From
throwback '70s Latin ballads, neo-soul, freak-folk, Mexican Jarocho, and
Cumbias, Southern California is a musical melting pot; Studio A intends to capture the essence Los Angeles from a musical
For information on
the series, videos and other assets, please visit kcet.org/studioa.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET
plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and
Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming
as well as the finest public television programs from around the world.
Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its
local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and
documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's
programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET
is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about
KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community
events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.
A listener-supported public radio station, a service of California State University, Northridge, 88.5 KCSN offers a 24-hour,
blend of rock, alternative, indie, soul,
blues and Americana. The station features artists such as Arcade Fire, St.
Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, The Smiths, Haim, David Bowie and
Kings of Leon. The station's programming is also available
online at KCSN.org.