Future of LA radio? Doesn't look very bright to me. The past of L.A. Radio was much more desirable. Never imagined a day would come when I'd look forward to coming back to Phoenix Az. over LA in regard to which place has the station(s) and mixshows I find more fascinating. I'd rather listen to our Hot 97.5 KMVA here in Phoenix than any station in LA at the moment. No one in LA plays Spencer Hill & Nadia Ali, Example, Avicii, Cascada, Alex Clare, and Skrillex in regular
rotation. I remember how excited I used to be when my mom announced we were going to LA all because of the stations there. 99.1 KGGI, B100.3, Power 106, 102.7 KIIS FM, Groov Radio 103.1, and I still remember some spanish station at 98.7 doing an all day mix for Christmas and they dropped "funky melody" by Stevie B while I had my tape recorder going and I INSTANTLY fell in love with the song; THOSE were the stations I loved who had all the dj's I admired. As far as names go, I can remember Dj Enrie, Dj Speedy K, and... Dj Jimmy Kim? Jimmy Kim was a CLUB KISS dj. I also remember Dj Lynwood, of course. That name has been tattooed into my brain.
With DJ Laz on LA 96.3, I believe 96.3 MIGHT be something to be excited about. Power 96 Miami, the last really interesting rhythmic party format in the nation (that I know of), has actually "downgraded" and quickly became more "boring and traditional" ever since Dj Laz left there. Hopefully Dj Laz has some power of influence over the LA 96.3 format and can make the station more exciting and party-like. Does anybody remember how fun and exciting the rhythmic party format used to be in the mid to later 90's? Now a party format is simply just a typical rhythmic format that often sounds like any other traditional top 40 format.
And lastly, thanks to the Power Workout at Noon on Power 106 in '96, I was introduced to Dj Laz's music and a lot of latin bass and latin house tracks, which greatly influenced my music passions and the way I sound today. Dj Laz has been a big part of my life, although he doesn't know it. Maybe not as big to me as Lina Santiago, Jocelyn Enriquez, Rockell, Lil Suzy, or Angelina, though.