At least, that’s the joke people whipser to themselves as they turn on their radios in the car. At a station meeting back in 2006, all the Geeks decided we wanted to do something about that. The thought was that we didn’t want to be part of that joke. We didn’t want to play that same song over and over and over again until our listeners HATED IT! Alternative music has such a diverse following, so seriously…. why limit ourselves, right? No disrespect to our much larger Corporate brothers, but honestly… we feel we play the best Alternative, Punk, Ska and Reggae tunes ANYWHERE.
SCHEMATIC OF CORPORATE RADIO SUCKING
The show is broadcast LIVE, Sundays from 1-3pm (Pacific time) from the KXFM Towers in Laguna Beach, California. The show can be heard terrestrially at 104.7fm in Orange County. It can also be heard anywhere on the planet 24/7 at www.kx935.com , iHeart Radio / Pandora or Spotify under the flagship KXFM banner. ALL podcasts are available on iTunes under TNN RADIO.
You can also catch the TNN staff at concerts throughout California. You can read our reviews and check out the pics on Instagram. We have a team of accomplished and Award Winning photographers and writers. Needless to say, you can find TNN RADIO in Wikipedia, not SUCKAPEDIA! We also feature what we consider the BEST, and most diverse Concert Calendar in Southern California!
NOW, for the business end of ABOUT US! The original TNN Logo’s were created by Marvel Animation’s Thom Foolery, Art & Design by Amber Crouch. Logo and Banner for website and social media pages were updated in December, 2017 by Phil Machi of Livestock Productions. They were later updated by Savannah Just; and in 2019, new creations by Bill Adams. Live show broadcast jingles were developed by Katon Guinen and Randi Lavik. Video Production by GrowVision Media, 51 Productions and JTorpedo Media.
OUR AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Alaina Pierce, Benny Brezarich, Billy Skelly, Brittany Woolsey, Cameron Schuyler, Chris Graue, Christina Sanchez, Fatima Kelley, JC Sutherlin, Lisa Huey, Michelle Alvarez and Oliver Zavala.
TNN RADIO is an independently owned and produced Radio Program airing on the world-wide web. TNN does business under its parent BNG Marketing [“BNG”], which is licensed in Orange, California. TNN RADIO
Initially, TNN RADIO was an idea that originated from its parent (BNG Marketing). BNG began business in publishing back in 2004. In the early part of 2006, BNG began its venture into broadcast media. For its live broadcast, BNG formulated the assumed name of TNN RADIO. The name was later adopted and is now a permanent identity.
The TNN NAME
TNN is an acronym used to describe the programs music design. The TNN acronym was established to include the thought of Alternative music, Then n’ Now [“TNN”]. Additional slogans came into play, such as “Broadcasting at a frequency that only our fellow freaks can hear” and “Saving the world from really crappy music, one song at a time” and “At TNN, happiness if life in the key of ska!”
Although the contemporary music played on its broadcasts is what got the most details on the Alternative Lunch program, research showed BNG management that its listeners were drawn to music from the origins of the programming genres. Since new wave and punk rock music from the late 70’s and early 80’s were getting attention, BNG commissioned a research study of its listeners to see what was the big draw for them. The report suggested along with the new wave and punk genres, listeners also gravitated to grunge, mod-ska and punk-ska genres. As a result, BNG developed its social media platform and created “TNN Radio” and “Save Beavis” on Facebook. TNN Radio on Facebook dedicates itself to the alternative/modern rock/new wave and punk rock genres while Save Beavis is more aligned with the reggae, mod-ska / punk-ska scene.
TNN and the Social Network
TNN’s venture was an immediate success, so in 2009’ BNG expanded the role of the subsidiary within its organization and vetured futher into social media. TNN partnered with social media consultant Scarlett’s Web to create the social media strategy, as well as the foundation and artwork for its social network. In late 2009, it was evident TNN was becoming increasingly popular on the social media scene. As a result, on the Operations side, in Q1-2010 marketing of the program was turned over full-time to Scarlett’s Web for branding. TNN on Twitter was established in Q2-2010, in Q1-2011 social media management reverted back to BNG. TNN is now found at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
TNN RADIO TODAY
TNN continues to play music form it’s “alternative” music program design. We also continue to promote social awareness through our live broadcast, social media and its website. We can be seen regularly at SoCal concerts, including annual shows such as: Back to the Beach, MusInk, Ink n’ Iron, Ohana Fest, Kaaboo Festival, Shoreline Jam, Viva Ska Vegas, Ska Luau, X-Fest, Wrex the Halls and Punk Rock Bowling.
Over the years, we’ve also covered other festivals such as, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, Vans Warped Tour, It’s Not Dead Festival, Music Tastes Good, Epicenter, Knot Fest / Oz Fest, The Hootenanny, Sunset Strip Music Festival, and the OC Music Awards.
The TNN website also promotes social awareness through media company SOCIALVIBE. Organizations endorsed are: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Boston Buddies, Community Action Partnership of Orange County (OC Food Bank), Doctors Without Borders, Keep The Horses Alive, Kindness Ranch, Los Angeles Mission, Free Wheelchair Mission, No Paws Left Behind, Remote Area Medical Volunteers, St. Jude’s Hospital, Save the Manatee, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wildlife Waystation, The Wounded Warrior Project among many others.
TNN RADIO promotes independent publications and electronic industry news mediums. Regular announcements, contributions and endorsements are found at SMASH MAGAZINE (Las Vegas), ALTERNATIVE PRESS, 99% MAGAZINE as well as a variety of other publications and music news outlets.