Friday, October 2, 2015

Recent John Lydon Interview

Here is a recent 90 minute interview with music that Mark "Mr. Shovel" Sovel did with John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) on his KCSN program "City of Night" from 8/29/2015. Topics discussed included relationships, politics, race relations, Jesus Christ Superstar, his father and Lydon also premiered new songs from the album "What the World Needs Now..." I know you will enjoy it!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Indie 103.1 Article

Here is a great new article about Indie 103.1 with photos, excerpts from Jonesy's Jukebox & some excellent interviews with Jonesy, Mr Shovel, TK, former program director Michael Steele & some of the artists played on Indie.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Game of Jones

Attention, all of you Steve Jones/Jonesy's Jukebox fans! Here is a special treat for you, especially if you are also a fan of the HBO show Game of Thrones! This comes from the website where Jonesy takes guitar in hand & takes it upon himself to catch everyone up on the going ons of the first 3 seasons of the show. I don't have HBO so I haven't actually seen Game of Thrones myself but judging by these videos, I would say that HBO missed a grand opportunity by not casting the Pontiff himself as a strolling minstrel who narrates the show! I have placed the links below in order of season. Please enjoy!

Still Here!

Hi everybody, I just wanted to check in with you again & let you know I still check this blog out now & then to see what posts are being viewed & where the traffic is coming from. If you are a returning visitor, I want to thank you for remembering this blog after all this time. It has been over 6 years since I moved these playlists over to this current blogspot. If you just discovered this blog for the first time, then I again thank you for being here & I hope you will return & tell others about these playlists & about the glory days of Indie 1031. I still greatly appreciate all of my US page viewers as well as my international ones. I haven't done much work on the site lately. I finally removed the link to Jonesy's Jukebox on KROQ because it doesn't appear that the show will ever be returning. I have also added a link to Big Sonic Heaven since Darren Revell is doing podcasts again of that show on his own website. I also noticed a lot of traffic recently on the blog so I fixed the broken link so it will now point to the correct website aka the new Independent FM. As I previously mentioned, All Time is Now is no longer broadcasting on but DJ Shark still broadcasts the archived shows on his own website. I still enjoy listening to them so I will leave the link up in case you do too. That's about it until I have any more news to pass on to you all. Again, thanks for your continued support! RobertKP

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy 2014

Hi everybody, I know we are far into the year by now but it has been quite some time since I have checked in & done an update here. While updating the links section, I discovered that Moheak Radio has now evolved into The Independent FM. TK is still at the helm joined by Mo Herms & other new djs along with some of the old favorite Indie 103.1 shows, although it looks like Darren Revell & Big Sonic Heaven have moved on elsewhere. I haven't listened to the station since it changed but I plan to check it out. Mark "Mr Shovel" Sovel is not only still doing his Saturday night show on KCSN but has become the music director of the station. A belated congratulations Mark! (I did congratulate him personally on Facebook.) I rarely listen to Jonesy on KROQ anymore but I assume that the show is still doing ok. I still tune into now & then to hear Retrograde or one of the other shows or just to hear what they are playing. I liked the show All Time Is Now with DJ Shark quite a bit & I don't know why they dropped it. You can still hear the archived shows & occasional new ones at DJ Shark's link which I have added below. I sure miss the old on-air Indie103.1 & I know a lot of you still do too. One last note - 225 people have graciously visited this site in the last month & I thank you all, as well as everyone who continues to visit throughout the year. Out of those 225 visitors, I was amazed to see that 14 of them were from the Ukrane. With all the chaos that is going on in that country right now, I am humbled & astonished that 14 souls from that country chose to spend a few minutes of their valuable free time to visit my little site. Thank you so much & thanks to all who continue to support this blog with your page views & interest. RobertKP

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mr. Shovel on KCSN

A thousand apologies! I have been so busy with personal matters lately that I have neglected to tell you that Mark "Mr. Shovel" Sovel has a new show on station KCSN (Cal State Northridge) on Saturday nights from 8-10pm. It is "City of Night with Mr. Shovel" & you can hear at 88.5 KCSN in Los Angeles or at

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Just checking in!


I'm just thought I would check in to say how surprised I am that people are still viewing this blog on a regular basis after all these years. Nice to see that there are still some old Indie 103.1 fans out there. I have to admit I still get a little thrill when I see a quick flurry of hits of 10 or 20 like we got around the first of the year. I still think it is cool to see hits from all over the world like Russia & Sweden but of course I appreciate all of the U.S. Indie fans too. So thanks to all of you long time viewers & any newbies too.
Robert KP