KROQ’s Locals Only Show, which has traditionally aired Sunday nights 9pm-10pm, will be moving to a later time slot and expanding an additional hour! Beginning this Sunday, the show will now air weekly 10pm-midnight.
KROQ Locals Only, which has been hosted by Kat Corbett since its inception in 2006, will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this September.
“My favorite memories from a decade of putting together Locals Only all revolve around watching bands break out of the show into regular rotation on KROQ,” says Corbett.
KROQ Locals Only has embraced Southern California music, highlighting bands from all different genres and communities. Want to hear the latest indie band from Silverlake? We got it. Feeling some reggae beach vibes? We got that too. And don’t forget the bands like Plague Vendor or The Bronx who are still keeping punk alive.
“Bands like Silversun Pickups, Fitz And The Tantrums, GroupLove, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION, The Dirty Heads, Cold War Kids, Best Coast, Robert DeLong, Saint Motel, Capital Cities, and many more have all done their time in Locals Only and now those bands play KROQ Weenie Roast, Acoustic Christmas, Coachella and other world class festivals. The process of breaking a band is a long one, but through airplay on KROQ and presenting shows in L.A. and O.C. we’ve shown we can find the next great band.”
Check out photos below of some of Kat’s favorite memories over the years!
Young The Giant back in 2009 when they were still called The Jakes!!!!
2006 discussing Robbers and Cowards with Nathan Willett from Cold War Kids and our matching trench coats
Brian Aubert in studio talking about Silversun Pickups’ first full length Carnavas in 2006. I think this interview happened right after we added “Lazy Eye” into regular rotation which was a great moment for both of us.
In January 2016 Locals Only was a proud sponsor of a 100% female fronted three day music festival at the Bootleg Theatre called Girlschool. This is Anny Bulbrook of The Bulls with the set times.
2015 post show at The Echo in the Best Coast dressing room with Bethany, Bobb, and Producer Wally Gagel.
2013 with Robert DeLong after he performed at the KROQ Coachella house!
With Cayucas in 2015 at Donut Friend in Eagle Rock.
With Plague Vendor in 2014 after a great show in Santa Barbara at the New Noise Festival.
This is from the KROQ Coachella House in 2013 with Local Natives
Back in the “Ur So Gay’ days of Katy Perry when I used to spin her. We opted for the SFX on Photo Booth.
In 2012 Fitz and Noelle invited me to hear a few tracks from Fitz and the Tantrums’ forthcoming album ‘More Than Just A Dream’ which would be released in 2013. This was the album that got them added into regular rotation on KROQ and it was a privilege to get an early listen.
2010 with The Bronx aka Mariachi el Bronx at KROQ