KRML 102.1 FM, 1410 AM / KPIG 107.5 FM
KRML 102.1 FM, 1410 AM
27300 Rancho San Carlos Road, Carmel
(831) 244-0102, www.krml.com
Under the leadership of program manager Mike Hale and multi-talented DJ Jeff White, this repeat winner continues procuring the best ingredients necessary for spicing up our local radio waves. Key elements include community relationships and clever programs like the Listener Advisory Board (The LAB) – locals join free, answer a few surveys that directly influence the station’s content, and receive lots of freebies (like concert tickets). Also, the rotation is always versatile and fresh, delivering everything from Dawes to The Clash to local favorite Lillie Lemon.
KPIG 107.5 FM
1110 Main St., Ste. 16, Watsonville
(831) 722-9000, www.kpig.com
Also a previous winner, KPIG may be based in Watsonville, but Monterey County folks have always claimed it as one of their own. That’s probably because they are a favorite and frequent stop for big names like Huey Lewis, Todd Snider and The Wood Brothers, but they also feature many in-studio sessions from Monterey-based musicians, including Dave Holodiloff. It’s also the only stop on your Monterey dial where you can hear Steve Earle, Los Lobos, Booker T. and Charlie Musselwhite in the same hour.