Update 11/16/2017 at 10:30 am.
The Sound will go off the air today at 1 p.m.
Update 11/08/2017 at 4:00 pm
Don’t fret like most fans did this Monday when they heard Christmas music playing off the station. The Sound hasn’t gone off the air yet, they just happened to be the first radio station of 2017 in Southern California to play Christmas music.
At this time no official end date has been released yet. In the meantime enjoy this article from The OC Register regarding this news by clicking here.
UPDATE 10/23/2017 at 7:00 pm
It has been stated that the radio station will go off the air by the end of the month. The name of the new radio station will be called K-Love.
UPDATE 10/17/2017 at 10:00 pm
The Sound has made the official announcement on 10/11 that the radio station will go off the air soon. At the current time there is no set date of when the station will end. It current ranges from late October to early November. The following is an exert from The Sound’s website advising fans on some of their last requests. Please share with your friends and also email them if you have any requests you for them before they leave the airwaves.
“We’d love to have your ideas about how to go out in style. Or make a request! We’ve set up a message line at 323-692-5410. Or post on our Facebook page here. And of course, you can always email us at HeySound@TheSoundLA.com. So far, we’ve planned these special programming events as our parting gifts to you.
Please spread the word to your friends.
10.12.17 (Thursday) 6 – 8am: The Sound’s first morning DJ, Larry Morgan, returns for 1 more morning on 100.3 The Sound. Special thanks to our friends at K-Earth 101 for loaning us Larry.
10.16.17 (Monday) 6am – Midnight: The Last Time We “Roll The Dice” – The number of songs we play by each artist is determined by a roll of the dice.
10.18.17 (Wednesday) 6am – Midnight: “Album Sides Wednesday” – The Sound DJs share their favorite album sides from the original vinyl.
10.19.17 (Thursday) 8am – Midnight: The final “Triple Play Thursday”? Could be. 3 song sets from Classic Rock’s greatest artists
10.22.17 (Sunday) 6 – 11pm: “My Turn” Marathon – Encore presentations of our most requested Guest DJs, including BB King, Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne and Steve Perry.
10.23.17 (Monday) Starting at 11am: The Songs We’ll Miss from A to Z – We don’t know when the plug will be pulled, so let’s see how far we get. Thousands of Classic Rock songs alphabetized. Can you guess what’s next?
There’s so much we want to say to you, our loyal Sound family. But as always, we’ll let the music do the talking.”
Yesterday news broke that 100.3 The Sound would be going off the air within a few weeks. The classic rock station will be turned into a satellite delivery service for Educational Media Foundation (EMF). EMF plans on playing syndicated contemporary Christian music once The Sound leaves the airwaves. EMF CEO Mike Novak released the following statement: “We are particularly excited to see what God has in store for the people of Los Angeles, through our new station, Positive & Encouraging K-LOVE at 100.3 FM. The people at Entercom have been a joy making this purchase possible.”
I’m quite disappointed at the news since I love listening to this station. I can’t find that many stations that play The Beatles. Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, or Bruce Springsteen. I’ll definitely miss this station but will keep on listening to it until it airs it’s final show. As of today there is no set day of when the transition will occur.
Are you a fan of the station? Are you sad to see it go away?
The Corsair. October 18, 2017. “100.3 The Sound of Silence” by Harry Phillips. https://www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2017/10/18/another-classic-rock-station-bites-the-dust
LAist. September 28, 2017. “100.3 The Sound To Be Replaced With Christian Music Station” by Tim Loc. http://laist.com/2017/09/28/1003_the_sound.php
Los Angeles Daily News. September 28, 2017. “This is the end of 100.3 The Sound” by Richard Wagoner. http://www.dailynews.com/2017/09/28/this-is-the-end-of-100-3-the-sound/
Muse. October 20, 2017. “100.3 The Sound Schedules Final Days Before K-LOVE Replacement” by Erica Sharp. https://www.socalmuse.com/100-3-the-sound-schedules-final-days-before-k-love-replacement/
The OC Register. November 2, 2017. “As The Sound 100.3 prepares to go silent, its classic rock DJs prepare for the end of the FM station” by Peter Larsen. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/02/as-the-sound-100-3-prepares-to-go-silent-its-classic-rock-djs-prepare-for-the-end-of-the-fm-station/
The OC Register. November 6, 2017. “How The Sound 100.3 FM was the first Southern California radio station to play Christmas music” by Peter Larsen. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/06/how-the-sound-100-3-fm-was-the-first-southern-california-radio-station-to-play-christmas-music/
The Sound. October 11, 2017. “It’s true.” by Staff. http://www.thesoundla.com/blogs/it%E2%80%99s-true