live sound collage broadcasts


Featuring the rebroadcast of live Los Angeles police scanner audio: LAPD, Sheriff, CHP and the “hot shot” channel (K9, Air Support, and emergencies). Plus historical police scanner recordings from Dallas, Watts, Columbine, Aurora, Newtown, and Big Bear as well as government mayday calls and the glorious shortwave sonics of over the horizon radar, free-banding, and frequency jamming.

Fun fact: the first LAPD radio dispatch system broadcast as KGPL 1730 AM from the tower on Radio Hill overlooking the KCHUNG studio.


Broadcast date: February 23rd 2015
KCHUNG Los Angeles 1630AM

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS is a broadcast project by Sam Rowell.
Each edition is mixed live on the air.