Petty-HBs play KSCN benefit

RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM: KCSN (88.5 FM) has managed to rope no less than Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the non-comm’s first benefit concert, scheduled for Oct. 29 at the 500-seat Plaza del Sol Performance Hall on the California State Northridge campus. Opening the show will be Columbia’s Lissie. Said PD Sky Daniels, "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are not only one of the greatest bands of all time, they are true believers in the power of rock & roll. For them to selflessly want to perform this show speaks volumes for their love of music, and their willingness to support KCSN's effort to build a radio station devoted to breaking new artists, supporting local artists and respecting great legacy artists." Added Petty, "We're really looking forward to it. We are happy to support public radio given the challenges it faces today." The station will offer the chance to pledge for tickets at random times throughout its pledge drive, beginning this Saturday (10/15). Orchestra pit tickets will be made available to KCSN members only via a pledge auction taking place Oct. 14-23 at auctions.kcsn.org. Up for grabs will be autographed memorabilia from U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Mumford & Sons, Mick Jagger and other high-profile acts. More from Randy Lewis in today’s L.A. Times. (10/13a)