Sky Daniels of KCSN 88.5 FM wants to bring back CSUN’s broadcast schedule – Daily News


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Sky Daniels wants to put more CSUN in KCSN, although the merger of the San Fernando Valley station with KSBR from Orange County is still young.

Daniels, who in a previous life could be found on stations such as KMET (now KTWV, 94.7 FM), is the programmer for KCSN (88.5 FM) who recently merged the signals with KSBR, also at 88, 5, to create a mega station with a potential audience of over 11 million.

Both signals – KCSN from Northridge and KSBR from Orange County – now simultaneously broadcast KCSN’s alternative adult album format as “The New 88.5”. The KSBR jazz format can be found on the HD digital stream, if you have an HD radio.

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Daniels and I were talking about the merger, as well as my concern that the students were involved in the station. It turns out that my concern is unfounded: students are involved (more students work at KCSN than paid employees), and KSBR is still mostly students. Daniels hopes to revive a broadcast program at CSUN, which was shut down before his arrival in 2011.

But the best part is that Daniels sees 88.5 as a supporter of the arts, specifically supporting local musicians and bands. “We work with artists, agents, labels and venues to raise the profile of artists in the market,” Daniels told me. “We support the contemporary performing arts in the hope that we can help these artists earn a living so that they can continue to create new music. “

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With the combined signals, “we have a chance to really do it,” Daniels exclaims. Its “it” proves that the AAA format is a viable alternative to what I consider obsolete radio. Along the way, he wants to help groups move from small venues to Troubadour to Forum… and beyond.

Call me crazy, but I like it.

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