By Glen Starks/ Staff Writer
JamminLive, the monthly music promotion presented by KLBC, LBCC internet radio and AM station, gives radio, television, theater and music lovers the opportunity to use their passion and classroom skills to produce the live music event.
In its ninth month of production, the event features local bands who have a loyal following and are well known and respected locally, said by executive producer Chris Andersen, a chemical engineering major. Andersen was busy putting the final touches the production and live set Friday, Sept. 4, that started at 3 p.m. “This event directly benefits our radio, television, theater and music departments, in addition providing a forum for aspiring artists, ” he said.
In addition to JamminLive production, KLBC, 1610 am and klbc.org provide their listening audiences with many new artists unheard on radio before. The station plays hip-hop, alternative, jazz, blues, gospel and a talk show segment.
“Truly underground radio” as it is affectionately known as has been broadcasting on the LAC for over 10 years. The station serves as a training ground for broadcasters in radio and television and a radio outreach for the local community.
LBCC offers 22 courses in radio and television. If students would like to attend the next JamminLive production, they may check the schedule at JamminLive on youtube.com. Visitors may look for the LBCC link or they can find more information at KLBC.org for the campus radio station broadcast online. Students also can also view past musical guests featuring bands such as The Dan Navarro Band, The Belmont Blues Kings, Robi Duganne’s Electro Acoustic Fusion Band, and Jay Perris and Lorenzo Lorenzo Lorenzo at the youtube link for the radio station at LBJamminLive.com.