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Joe Escalante, Life After Indie 103.1 FM

The Vandal, Joe Escalante | Photo by: Tommy / used with permission
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It seemed the writing was on the wall for Indie 103.1 FM when the plug was pulled on Joe Escalante’s “Last Of The Famous International Morning Shows.” Two months later Indie 103.1's plug was pulled.

Entravision Communications had decided Indie was too independent for its purse-strings and ended a five year experiment. Goodbye was said to a rare high-quality station which featured fresh talent-driven programming. Indie's audience wasn't mainstream, but it was sizable and fervent. In 2008 Rolling Stone dubbed Indie 103 the nation’s Best Radio Station.

The frequency is now home to “El Gato,” a Ranchero music station. No word on if “El Gato” is in the running for Rolling Stone’s Best Radio Station of 2009.