It is with extreme sadness that I make the following announcement. As of 7am tomorrow, December 22nd, after 20 years as The Inland Empire’s Alternative Rock, X1039 will no longer exist. The station is changing formats. I know this sucks. Probably hard to believe. I fully understand. You should’ve seen my face when I was told. X1039 has been a huge part of my life for nearly 20 years, so this is like losing a best friend. I’m certain that many of you feel the same, as you’ve grown up with us. Our owners and management have always been super supportive of our efforts at X1039, so please know that this was not an easy decision for them. They love the Alternative Rock format, and did everything in their power to make it work. I’m very proud of all that we accomplished here, in spite of many obstacles and challenges. We competed with huge Los Angeles stations, as well as giant heritage stations in our own backyard. And we actually won many times in spite of the odds. Those victories will always be special to me. Many incredible DJ’s have cracked this microphone over the years; from our first jock Lisa Axe, to Doug, Nick, Daryl and me. We broke many new artists and songs, put on some pretty awesome shows, threw some major parties and we have always heavily supported the local music scene. So many great memories. Please never forget them. Thanks to anyone and everyone that has had anything at all to do with this station’s success; from our clients and business partners, to program directors, record labels, venues, promoters, DJ’s, interns, bands, managers, and agents. We could not have come this far without you. Most of all I want to thank the X1039 listener. You’ve been through the ups and downs with us, and were always there for us. It is, unfortunately, the end of an era. Great things are coming to 103.9, and I hope you’ll check it out. But nothing will erase the last two decades, and all we’ve experienced. ThanX for listening! John DeSantis X1039 Program Director
Hey guys it's John DeSantis. It's been a minute! I just wanted you all to know that behind the scenes I've been gathering a ton of old X1039 pix, articles, and memorabilia. The plan is to turn this page into sort of a "museum" for the X at some point. Time is really the issue, so please be patient. Stand by...
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