Writer - Developer - Host - Musician
Hi, I'm Alex Cosper. Like most people, my life story is very exciting ... at least to me. if you were to add
up all the millions of dollars I helped the music biz make from the radio airplay I gave artists over the years,
or the millions I helped an underdog independent radio stations make, then it seems more interesting than my writing, music or other work.
Yet writing and creating music are my favorite forms of expression.
Rise of Alternative Radio is my autobiography of my radio career at independent station KWOD in Sacramento. It focuses on the alternative revolution throughout the radio industry in the 90s. My radio career led to writing for a radio/music industry magazine called VirtuallyAlternative and working for NFL legend Willie Davis' Milwaukee station WLUM.
When I returned to Sacramento I launched the city's first 24 hour internet radio station, SacLive. Throughout my radio career I helped several local artists in Sacramento (especially Cake) get airplay. In San Francisco I worked at KNGY (Energy 92.7), during a time when I got airplay on another SF station with my recording project Tangent Sunset. My latest musical project is called the KWODZAP Video Series, which mixes talk and music.
I've written many articles on music and radio history, which you can find at my site Playlist Research, which I launched in 2007. Four years later I launched another site, SacTV, dedicated to my hometown Sacramento. My latest site, Nu Pop Culture, explores modern visions.