About

Luminary Sounds On 99.3 FM Radio

Radio For the Independent Artist

Luminary Sounds is the 1st Radio Station dedicated to highlighting Independent Music Artists. Based in Southern California, Luminary Sounds went from podcast to radio.The shows creator Junior LLedo, and music enthusiast, Francois The Great have spearheaded the Independent Artists movement by drawing attention to the best unknown artists in music. Luminary Sounds has been Featured in VC Reporter and Voyage LA Magazine for their outstanding work in creating a platform for discovering the undiscovered.

The Independent Artist

How Do We Do IT?

We Have Good Taste

We select music that deserves to be on the Radio. Making it on the Top Billboard Charts is an amazing achievement, but it's not the criteria we look for. Every artist is different and we  encourage artists to be true to themselves. If we hear your music and you give us a mood then you're certainly getting in rotation. We listens to countless artist every week in the hopes of finding the next artist to break into the mainstream. Send us your music and lets create a mood. 

Independent Rising Music Podcast

Discovers the undiscovered

An independent music podcast based in Ventura County is helping undiscovered musical artists across all genres break into the mainstream music scene through reviews, interviews and recorded live performances.

Luminary Sounds was created by musical artist Odell “Junior LLedo” Davis of Oxnard and musical enthusiast Francis “Francois the Great” Ampiaw of Sherman Oaks last year. The two met 12 years ago working at a bank in Simi Valley and learned they both had a passion for music.

“Junior asked that if he started a podcast would I do it with him,” Ampiaw, 40, said. “I was already doing album reviews for mainstream and independent artists. Before [R&B artist] Ella Mai made it big, everyone would always ask me, ‘how did you know she was going to be so big? You need to take this seriously.’ ”

 

VOYAGE LA

discovering the undiscovered

Luminary Sounds was created by musical artist “Junior LLedo” and accompanied by music enthusiasts, “Francois The Great”. Luminary Sounds a music media platform dedicated to highlighting and discovering the undiscovered. Our mission is to help break independent artists into mainstream by introducing fans to their music through interviews, music reviews, live shows, and our new Radio Show. We Sip Tea or Light It Up. What we’re most proud about is the adoration we receive from so many wonderful artists. We’ve received submission requests for artists all over the globe. We support them and ask for nothing in return. We also don’t charge artists to be featured. It’s tough enough being an independent artist as is. We just want to share their musical gifts that God gave them. What sets us apart from the other media platforms is our consistency and creating new ways to highlight Independent Artists. 

Odell aka Junior LLedo, Independent Music Artist, Song Writer, Music Producer, Digital Creator, Music Journalist, and Radio Personality on 99.3 FM Rhythm of the Coast

Odell aka Junior LLedo, Independent Music Artist, Song Writer, Music Producer, Digital Creator, Music Journalist, and Radio Personality on 99.3 FM Rhythm of the Coast

Marissa Galvan-Cota, Missy Talks , Entertainment Journalist, Radio Personality & Hosts on 99.3 FM Rhythm of the Coast

Marissa Galvan-Cota, aka "Missy Talks", Entertainment Correspondent, Music Journalist, Blogger, and Radio Personality & Hosts on 99.3 FM Rhythm of the Coast

Francis aka Francois The Great, Music Enthusiast, Music Historian, Music Producer, Digital Creator, Radio Personality on 99.3 FM Rhythm of the Coast, Oxnard Ca

Francis aka Francois The Great, Music Enthusiast, Music Historian, Music Producer, Digital Creator, Music Journalist, and Radio Personality on 99.3 FM Rhythm of the Coast

Interviews

PERFORMANCES

Music Reviews

WE GOT IT RIGHT

AND WE HAVE RECEIPTS

A music review can be telling depending on who and how it's being told. We highlight what's beautiful in the artist. In our music reviews we actually listen to each song to understand the artist. Many of the artist we've reviewed have gained mainstream success. We take pleasure in watching all artist's reach another level of growth. 

 

Junior LLedo and Francois The Great give Pink Sweat$ a music interview for Honesty song.

PINK SWEAT$ 2018

HONESTY

In 2018 an artist with a unique name and sound came across our radar. He went by the name of Pink Sweat$. After listening to "Honesty" it was time to do a review and tell the world why Pink Sweat$ was the next artist for fans to notice. Since 2018 the "Coke and Henney" singer has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel, The Breakfast Club, and featured on Wale's newest album. 

Junior LLedo and Francois The Great giving a music review on Danileigh with Luminary Sounds.

DANILEIGH 2018

BLUE CHIPS

Luminary Sounds 2018 Music Review of Danileigh wasn't by accident. Although there are a countless of new artist emerging every day the "Lil Bebe" singer stood out. As we fast forward to the end of 2019, Danileigh has been featured on The Breakfast Club, No Jumper, Hot 97, and has worked with YG, Lil Baby, YBN and Chris Brown. 

Junior LLedo and Francois The Great at Salzers Records, conducting a music review with Summer Walker for Luminary Sounds.

SUMMER WALKER 2019

LAST DAY OF SUMMER

We first came across Summer Walker with "CPR" a song that embodied presence and confidence. It was an easy decision to feature Summer Walkers previous album "Last Day of Summer" because she's simply a star. She's the female artist that has her cake and eats it too. An artist that expresses her feelings with no hesitation. Since our feature on Summer Walker she's worked alongside Drake, 6lack, Bryson Tiller, London on da Track, Rick Ross, Usher, Raury, and dropped the #1 R&B Album of 2019, "Over It" 

MEDIA

Francois The Great and Junior LLedo host the Ventura County Music Awards at Levity Live in Oxnard, California.

Hosting Music Awards

Vc Music Awards

Francois The Great & Junior LLedo host the 7th Annual Ventura County Music Awards. 

Oxnard Jazz Festival

Luminary Sounds host Junior LLedo and Francois The Great host the Oxnard Jazz Festival in Oxnard California.

Hosting Festivals

Oxnard Jazz Festival

Junior LLedo & Francois The Great host The 4th Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival. 

WGA Writers Guild Awards 2020

Luminary Originals

The Artist

Expressing your creativity

We're proud to have the #1 Independent Musical Podcast. It's important that your Luminary Talent be discovered.  

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LUMINARY TIMES

AFTER WORK WE PLAY

We know the consistent grind and drive an independent artist must face because Luminary Sounds was created by a musical artist. The moment we share an artist music they gain a boost of confidence to keep going and not give up. We are selective but we have to be. We love highlighting artist they many would never get the chance of hearing and we take pride in showing off new Indie Artist. 

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