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

of Studio

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. P
ublic 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.

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

online at


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