Best Local Music Broadcast - 2011
Radio K's Off the Record
Tune into Radio K on a Friday afternoon and one thing's for certain: The hosts of the station's all-local program, Off the Record, have the bug. Co-host Andrew LaValle is no casual music fan; he's the kind of music obsessive who can be seen roaming the clubs nearly every night of the week, harassing up-and-coming bands to send him unreleased demos to debut on his show. The resulting program is a vast cross-section of what's happening right now in the Cities, an amalgam of established and lesser-known artists that's heavily into those looking to try something a little different. There's no hype, there's no fawning—just good music, both recorded and live, plus interviews with some of the creators and innovators who are making our music community tick. Like a zine for the airwaves, Off the Record is helping to uncover and document the wealth of talent in our own backyard.