This week in the Independent‘s column on KCSB, The KCSBeat, Colin Marshall listens in on the fascinating radio experiments found between 1:00 and 6:00 a.m. on KCSB:
Plenty of experiments are performed at KCSB, as at any freeform radio station worth its salt. Tune in during the day and you’re more than likely to hear several conventional definitions of radio programming pushed to their limits, but tune in by night — late night — and you’ll catch moments that make those daytime shows sound like All Things Considered.
I like to think of the hours between 1:00 and 6:00 a.m. as KCSB’s radio laboratory, a place of looser rules, freer aesthetics, and much, much sleepier DJs. If you want to be exposed to some of the minds who may well influence the radio of the future, listen to KCSB; if you want to be exposed to the future of that, listen to KCSB long after you, and the person behind the microphone, should be asleep.
Read it all here.