Tuning into KOOP's Sunday evening programming sometimes feels like you've discovered alien airwaves, an entirely new in-between station, a Platform Nine and Three-Quarters of the FM dial. But it's just Commercial Suicide, KOOP's long-running, much-revered sanctuary for all that is ambient, electronic, noise, minimalist, and more (or less). Whether your knowledge of experimental music begins and ends with Björk or your idea of a good time is listening to microphone feedback, gracious hosts Nick Hennies and Alex Keller will Virgil you through the inner circles of sound art. It's a bright spot in the radio wasteland of endless Top 40 loops, and a reminder – as if you needed one – of why community radio still matters.
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