Audacy to Document Grunge Rock History


Audacy and Osiris Media announced a joint venture to create music podcasts starting with Breaking Waves: Seattle, an oral history of the emergence and growth of grunge and alternative music in the city in the 80s and 90s.

Audacy brands 99.9 KISW (KISW-FM) and 107.7 The End (KNDD-FM) in Seattle will take part in the podcast drawing on their experience of the music industry and grunge at the time.

“The Seattle music scene is so unique, so different than any other local music scene,” said Dave Richards, Senior Vice President of Programming, Audacy. “From the beginnings of Surf Punk with The Sonics and The Wailers, through Hendrix, Heart, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Death Cab, and Ayron Jones, there’s a bloodline that runs through each genre and era. A connection between artists and a torch that’s passed along, and a spirit that moves forward. It’s very connected, well beyond what most people connect with the flannel years.”

Breaking Waves: Seattle will be heard on select Audacy alternative and classic rock stations and via the Audacy app Summer 2021.


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