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Laguna's Only FM Radio Station to Launch Monday, October 15 at 7 a.m.


LAGUNA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KX 93.5 will launch its member-supported, non-commercial radio station Monday morning, October 15.  Laguna Beach Mayor Jane Egly will cut the ribbon to the new studio at 1833 S Coast Highway at 3 p.m.  A launch party will follow and feature hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Asada Restaurant and wine courtesy of the Wine Gallery.  The public is welcome to attend. 

The radio station will broadcast 24 hours a day on 93.5, online at, or on a smartphone, playing alternative and indie rock from the 1960s until today.  It will also feature an eclectic array of talk, public affairs and human-interest programs hosted by Laguna volunteers.

"An FM radio station that people can actually pick up clearly is the one thing this great community is missing," said Tyler Russell, program director and morning drive personality. "We're excited to be the first creative outlet in the area for local musicians and personalities."

The daytime on-air personalities will be Russell from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Shawn Whitney from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Marc "Mookie" Kaczor from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Russell was heard most recently on 93.7 KCLB and Crush 103.9 in Palm Springs, Whitney on KBAZ in Missoula and Mookie on San Diego stations 91x, Sophie @ 103.7 and FM 94/9.  The volunteer shows will be primarily at nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The station aims to have close ties with the community to benefit residents and visitors alike.  It will broadcast news courtesy of Stu News, happenings courtesy of the Laguna Beach Times, surf and beach reports, traffic and parking reports, and High School sports.

Learn more at The studio request line, which will be live Monday, is 949-715-KXFM.