Thursday, April 13, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Thrashpie Radio podcasts which have served to document the history of the Pure Rock era at KNAC-FM have had occasion to present interviews with many of the players at Southern California's heavy metal flagship except one: The host himself. Morning Man at KNAC for roughly 7 years during two separate eras, hear Thrashpie "Your favorite guy" in his own words guided by the interviewing skills of LARadioStudio's Mike Stark in this Thrashpie Radio podcast.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
There can be no conversation about Pure Rock KNAC-FM without mentioning one name: Tawn Mastery. It's hard to believe she is no longer with us, never-the-less her spirit lives on. Get an inside the KNAC "family" look at our beloved Leather Nun in this Thrashpie Radio podcast.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Part two of the KNAC Graduates special edition Thrashpie Radio Podcasts. Jack McKissock - Jack Trash - fills us in on his successful TV project - Power Chord - and sheds light on the music he's discovered along the way.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
During the last weeks of Pure Rock KNAC-FM's existence, the on-air staff was forbidden to mention the ultimate fate of Southern California's heavy metal flagship, KNAC-FM. This air check from the "Thrasher in the Morning" program hinted strongly - without saying so directly - just what the audience was in for in the coming days.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
"Our radio station had more than listeners, we had fans and they loved us" speaks General Manager Gary Price in this Thrashpie Radio Podcast. The real story behind the world famous KNAC bumper sticker as well as a heretofor unknown international rip-off of Southern California's Pure Rock radio station is here for the listening.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
KNAC-FM General Manager Gary Price talks about the moneyman behind the madness that enabled the creation of Southern California's Heavy Metal flagship radio station: investor/owner Fred Sands. Gary Price looks back as entrepreneur, manager and mentor to the Pure Rock years at KNAC in this Thrashpie Radio Podcast.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Rumors abound as to the real reason for Pure Rock KNAC's demise: Wild stories like "The FCC shut it down" to local Rap artists bought it and "closed the doors" still circulate. The reality is not quite so fantastical. Bryan Schock was leader and "team captain" during The End of Days at KNAC. You can hear the story in this Thrashpie Radio podcast.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
There is no question that the reason for KNAC-FM's Pure Rock existence was due to the unwavering loyalty and love from its audience. Program Director Bryan Schock recognizes that truth in this Thrashpie Radio podcast with a couple of fun radio "stories" thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
The path to Pure Rock. Bryan Schock served KNAC-FM in more than one position and in two separate periods as Music Director, on-air Jock, on-air producer and finally as Program Director. Bryan shares his experiences from West Coast to East Coast and back again to KNAC in this Thrashpie Radio podcast.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
As the "Hair and Spandex" era of KNAC's playlist was coming to an end in the late 80's, the station was faced not only with the challenge of recognizing new and different music but also having to deal with cross-town competition in the form of Pirate Radio. On-air talent and production genius Stew Hererra delivers his take on that era in this Thrashpie Radio podcast.