987/L.A. Spotlights Local Artists In 'Close To Home'
December 19, 2012 at 6:56 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative KYSR (987FM)/LAS ANGELES and CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNITIES will present Close To Home for the Holidays, a seasonal program that will spotlight local emerging artists from now through January 1st, 2013. Close To Home for the Holidays is an extension of 987FM’s weekly 60-minute show Close To Home hosted by JJ CORSINI that focuses on new music discovery.
For the remainder of the year, 987FM will only play local bands on its featured daily New Music Discovery program. In rotation, New Music Discovery, and specialty show, Close to Home for the Holidays, will air more than 30 songs by 30 local musicians before the end of the year.
"It's a really special time in L.A. and a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of our participating Close to Home bands," CCM+E Alternative Brand Coordinator JULIE PILAT said. We are excited for 2013 and look forward to providing a platform for the next generation of new artists like HANNI EL KHATIB, KITTEN, HAIM, THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, FAMILY OF THE YEAR and CAPITAL CITIES to share their music with the world."
"2012 was yet another amazing year for the local music scene here in LOS ANGELES. I'm proud of all of the musicians and bands that have dedicated their lives to honing their craft and pursuing their dreams. Each passing year brings more and more success and notoriety to the scene and I can't wait to see what pops up in 2013," CORSINI said..
Following Close To Home for the Holidays, 987FM will continue to feature a monthly Local Artist in Residence on its web stream, available on iHEARTRADIO.COM, where featured artists team up with the station to host and blog all month.