KDLD/KDLE flipped from Modern Rock to Spanish "El Gato 103.1" yesterday. They'll continue the format as an online station. Here's part of the statement from their website:
"Indie 103.1 will cease broadcasting over this frequency effective immediately. Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge. Due to these challenges, Indie 103.1 was recently faced with only one option --- to play the corporate radio game."
Indie 103.1 was like a better-run college station with a bigger budget and name DJs including Henry Rollins from Black Flag, Dave Navarro of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols. The station logo was designed by Shepard Fairey, the guy who also did the iconic Obama CHANGE poster. KDLD is licensed to Santa Monica, California and KDLE is licensed to Huntington Beach.