After 14 years as a Morongo Basin Radio fixture, the “Z107.7 Local Music Showcase” has expanded to two hours. The unique show, produced in a state-of-the art solar powered studio in Landers, exclusively highlights the work of Morongo Basin musicians in a hyper-local eclectic offering. Since 2008, the show has aired Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm.
The show is hosted by local Singer-Songwriter Pat Kearns, who is also a professional Audio Engineer. Kearns started hosting and producing the show in February of 2020 and has just produced his 100th episode. As the show grew more successful, the local music submissions have grown accordingly. Kearns said there were some local music he was in touch with that weren’t on the show, so he has been gathering new artists that weren’t in the library and adding them. Currently the Local Music library has about 3,000 songs from 150 different artists.
Z107.7 Program Director, Cody Joseph said, “With so many local titles available, we are expanding the show to allow more exposure to our local musicians as well as give the rapidly-growing audience a longer and more quality experience.”