CORPORATE RADIO SUCKS! At least, that’s the joke people whipser to themselves as they turn on their radio. So we wanted to do something about that. A while back, we decided didn’t want to be part of that ongoing joke so we created a variety of programs for our followers. We did that so they didn’t have to listen to that song they once loved (over and over and over again) until they HATED IT! Alternative music has such a diverse following, so seriously…. why limit yourself, right? No disrespect to our much larger Corporate brothers, but honestly… we feel we play the best Alternative, Punk, Ska and Reggae tunes… no matter when the tune came out. The plan in its simplicity was if you checked out TNN Radioi, you won’t hear the same song a zillion times in one day!
TNN features programming like “New Music Monday” on Facebook with Christina. “Flashback Fridays” with Christy and “Resurrection Sunday” with Jimmy. We also feature “SAVE BEAVIS.” That’s our Ska and Reggae page on Facebook, it’s run by SoCal Ska Queen, Jamie Nicole Rocha! The rest of the week, what can we tell you….. we promise to give you non-stop, brain damaging and mind melting tunes. The way alternative music was meant to be heard!
We put all this together for our LIVE broadcast. The LIVE show airs Sundays from 2-4pm (Pacific time) on KXFM (Laguna Beach) at www.kx935.com. You can also catch the TNN staff at concerts throughout California. You can read our reviews and check out the pics we take. We have a team of accomplished and Award Winning photographers and writers. Needless to say, you won’t find TNN RADIO in 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!
TNN Logo’s were created by Thom Foolery, jingles for the LIVE broadcast were developed by Katon Guinen.
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 broadcasts its original live program via MEDIA 93.5 FM (Laguna Beach) KXRN, aka KX 93.5 / KXFM and can be heard worldwide at www.kx935.com.
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 broadcastis is what got the most details on the Alternative Lunch program, reasearch 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, MySpace, Twitter, MySpace and Pintrest.
TNN Radio Today
TNN continues to play music form it’s “alternative” music program design. We also continue to promote social consciencenous through our live broadcast, social media and its website. We can be seen regulalrly at Socal concerts, including annual shows such as: Epicenter, MusInk Festival, Ink n’ Iron Festival, The Hootenanny, Sunset Strip Music Festival, The Shoreline Jam, Vans Warped Tour, The Ska Luau, Viva Ska Vegas, X-Fest and the OC Music Awards.
TNN also interviews artist who are featured in our written or video reviews. Recent interviews include: American Authors, The All-American Rejects, Asking Alexandria, Berlin, Black Uhuru, Blondfire, Big D & The Kids Table, Buckcherry, Devious Means, Dramarama, Dropkick Murphys, The English Beat, The Expendables, Hot Water Music, Imagine Dragons, Iration, Less Than Jake, Lit, Limp Bizkit, Middle Class Rut, Midnight Hour, The Misfits, Neon Trees, The Originalites, Pepper, Peter Murphy, P.O.D., Reel Big Fish, Reverend Horton Heat, The Selecter, The Specials, Starpool, The Supersuckers, Suburban Legends, The Untouchables, The Wailers, Well Hung Heart, X, Youngblood Hawke, Young The Giant and ZZ Ward to name a few.
The TNN website also promotes social conscienceness through media company SOCIALVIBE. Organizations endorsed are: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 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 annoucements, contributions and endorsements are found at SLAM SCENE MAGAZINE, the ALTERNATIVE PRESS as well as a variety of other publications and music news outlets.