January 15, 2003

Old Time ROQ and Roll: Kate...

Posted by at January 15, 2003 03:46 PM

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It is entirely unacceptable that KROQ doesn't offer a stream of the station from their website for those of us not lucky enough to live in Los Angeles. I probably check it about once a month just to see if they've finally joined the internet age, but no luck so far. Maybe it's a legal something or other...

Posted by: Ryan Olson at January 16, 2003 08:56 AM

Why doesn't Kate Sullican have an email link so I can tell her how much she sucks for not liking Joy Division? Someone's not following the Blog Rules.

Posted by: Amit Runchal at January 16, 2003 06:16 PM
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lass="title">Old Time ROQ and Roll: Kate...

Old Time ROQ and Roll: Kate Sullivan, who needs to write a book about the influential L.A. rock station KROQ, drove to Pasadena yesterday to look at the ROQ-of-the-eighties' humble origins:

It's a small, old two-story office building, the kind of place that might have once been a general store downstairs and the owner's residence upstairs.

The studio was upstairs. I have seen a group photo of all the DJs lined up on the metal staircase out back. Raechel Donahue told me the first time she went there, she stepped on an empty vial of coke on the stairs.

They used to do shit in the parkng lot---water balloon tosses or BBQs or Wendy O. Williams destroying things. Robert Palmer quit Power Station in that parking lot. The band was leaving the studio and their limo got trapped in a crowd of psychotic Duran Duran fans. So Robert Palmer got out of the limo and walked away. Caught a cab at the Pasadena Hilton down the street. (Where KROQ also broadcast from earlier, where Rodney got his start.)

Van Halen used to climb up those back stairs and try to sneak in the window to give the DJs their pressing of Running With the Devil.

Missing Persons knocked on the back door one night and asked them to play their little 45. April Whitney put it on right away. That happened all the time.

Posted by at January 15, 2003 03:46 PM
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It is entirely unacceptable that KROQ doesn't offer a stream of the station from their website for those of us not lucky enough to live in Los Angeles. I probably check it about once a month just to see if they've finally joined the internet age, but no luck so far. Maybe it's a legal something or other...

Posted by: Ryan Olson at January 16, 2003 08:56 AM

Why doesn't Kate Sullican have an email link so I can tell her how much she sucks for not liking Joy Division? Someone's not following the Blog Rules.

Posted by: Amit Runchal at January 16, 2003 06:16 PM
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