The Santa Barbara Independent
The Indy’s Starshine is elated at the readers’ choice win again. “I’m going to hang that bad boy on my desk to remind me — the next time I’m tempted to abscond to the hammock with a pint of Rori’s Malted Milk Ball and a fist-sized spoon — that the readers are waiting to be outraged, enlightened, and amused,” said Roshell, whose third book Broad Assumptions is due out this November. “So thanks, you merciless slave drivers, I’m on it.”
FINALIST: NICK WELSH
S.B. Radio Station
It’s interesting that KjEE, a so-called modern rock station, should do well in a newspaper that appeals across the generations. But general manager and program director Eddie Gutierrez believes that his demographic is age 18-to-49 wide. “This is a funny town,” said Gutierrez, who tries to throw in as much Jack Johnson alongside Passion Pit as he can. “We’ve been around for 20 years now, and of course we started with grunge, and if you told me then we would be playing banjo rock like Mumford & Sons, I wouldn’t have believed it. Obviously, we are grateful to the readers,” he added.
FINALIST: KTYD 99.9
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