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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Alt 105.3 is gone, replaced by Dave FM and ‘completely random radio’

Radio station Alt 105.3 is no more.

Instead of, well, Dave.

So, the next time you dial 105.3 on your FM dial, don’t expect to hear regular alt-rock favorites. Instead, expect to hear “completely random radio.”

Yeah, we’re not even sure what that means. But based on the time we’ve spent listening to the new station – called Dave FM – it includes “Run to You” by Bryan Adams, “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac, “West End Girls” by the Pet Shop Boys. ” Are included. and “Oh yes!” by Outcast.

Like they said – random.

The change was announced on Twitter – via the @alt1053sf page – and apparently took effect immediately.

“Hello. I’m Dave FM. I live in San Francisco, California,” the tweet read. “What I do is totally random radio. Listen at work while you drive, while you play. Free on @audacity.”

The new webpage for the station – owned by the Audacity organization, which reportedly owns more than 235 radio stations – is 1053davefm.com, according to updated information on the Twitter page.

Thus ends the relatively short saga of Alt 105.3, the rebranded channel that took over the radio dial for longtime Bay Area alt-rock kingpin Live 105 in 2017.

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As such, it also marks the end of the surprisingly long-lasting Alt-Rock at that particular spot on the dial. Listeners have had alt rock favorites played on 105.3 FM in the Bay Area for over 35 years.

DJ Dallas Osborne, who began his career on Live 105 in 2007 before moving to Alt 105.3, sent a tweet to the Bay Area radio dial thanking listeners for alt-rock’s long reign at that location.

“Thank you, Bay Area. 1986-2021,” Osborne tweeted.

Nevertheless, some of the artists who played on Alt 105.3/Live 105 will apparently still be in the mix on Dave FM. According to Radioinsight.com, artists on the new station will include alt-rock favorites Nirvana and The Cure as well as pop and classic rock acts such as Prince, Pat Benatar, Huey Lewis and Journey.

Stacy Kaufman, regional vice president and market manager for Audacity San Francisco, said, “Dave FM is an opportunity for us to provide our audience with a station that encompasses a wide range of music genres that has produced recognizable hits over several decades. is full of.” .com. “We are confident that this station will be able to offer listeners’ favorites every day, whatever their tastes.”

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