Press Coverage

Mark Sovel – Press


KCSN Adds Terri Nunn, Mark Sovel

    • All-Access – January 12, 2012

Triple A KCSN/LOS ANGELES adds several new well-known personalities to its weekend lineup: rock star TERRI NUNN (of BERLIN), former cross-town ENTRAVISION Alternative KDLD (INDIE 103.1) MD MARK (MR. SHOVEL) SOVEL

Prince Premieres Four News Songs on Indie 103.1              

    • Rolling Stone Magazine – December 18, 2008

Los Angeles’ rock radio station Indie 103 was “summoned” to Prince’s home this past week to preview his new album. According to the station’s “Mr. Shovel,”


Free-Form Radio Lives: America’s Coolest Commercial Station

    • Rolling Stone Magazine – June 10, 2004

At the moment, Indie 103 has only four employees — including music director Mark Sovel, who cut his teeth volunteering at a local pirate radio station, KBLT.


Shovel Digs Emerging Acts

    • LA Times – June 1, 2006

For Sovel, it brings satisfaction to his weekly ritual of sorting through boxes full of submitted CDs.”Every week there’s a great surprise,” he says. “Every week there’s something that makes you say, ‘… I can’t wait to play this on the radio.’ ”


Mark Sovel Shoots Coachella with the LOMO

    • Lomo Amigos Magazine – April 21, 2010

Mark Sovel took everyone’s favorite analogue pocket camera, the Lomo LC-A+ to the biggest party in the desert – Coachella, and captured everyone from Beth Ditto to Devo!


The Resurrection of Indie Radio

    • Wired Magazine – March 1, 2005

The Man Who invented punk, he has been known to call himself, squints through his reading glasses at a CD. “Track 1, Mr. Shovel,” Steve Jones says, handing the disc to his producer, who is sitting across the table from him and is not named Shovel. Mark Sovel – who is also Indie 103’s music director


Prince’s Royal Summons

    • LA Times – December 18, 2008

Prince wasn’t there to play the songs; he’d handed them over in CD form to the station’s music director, Mark Sovel (a.k.a. “Mr. Shovel”), after playing them for Sovel on the “club-level” sound system in his mansion’s basement home entertainment center.