To the excitement of many San Francisco bay area radio listeners, the legendary Live 105 is back. The exact call letters are 105.3 FM. Live 105 has been off the air for two years, but the popular radio station is now up and running playing alternative music that made it a popular station before the changes. Their website is up and running.
Audacy owns Live 105 and they have done an excellent job letting people know they are back. On their web page, they say the one and only Live 105, the Bay Area’s Alternative. On their Twitter page they thanked listeners for their patience and said that alternative rock is back in the bay area once again!
Audacy changed the popular Live 105 to Dave FM in 2021 but decided to use the old formula to bring back their ratings. Dave FM played so-called random radio. The quirkiness of the station did not take long term and research showed that people longed for Live 105 which first began in 1986.
The station plays alt-rock music like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Green Day, and Pearl Jam. The station has promised to play all years of alt-rock including new music.
Live 105 also made a name for itself on the concert circuit. Their popular BFD tours with a festival-type lineup as well as their other concert series were huge successes among young adults and teens.
Presently they are going to emphasize getting people to listen to the music, and shortly they will start bringing in DJs.