If you ever hear something significant happening on the South Bay Scanner feed, the Command Center is a breaking news resource portal to help supplement your listening experience. Because information can happen or change in an instant, we hope to provide you with a plethora of links and resources to relevant information that can help you better monitor breaking events as they happen.

Timeline

2009
May  South Bay Scanner feed goes live for the first time ever.
August  South Bay Scanner feed goes live via RadioReference.com for the first time.
2010
June  First major hardware upgrade (added Digital Signal Processing).
December  South Bay Scanner is showcased in Popular Communications Magazine.

2011
September  South Bay Scanner relocates from an office building in El Segundo to a residential setup in Lawndale...the move dramatically increases reception and has fewer missed transmissions.
2012
April  Second major hardware upgrade (supports narrowbanding and trunking for future upgrades).

2013
October  The City of Manhattan Beach recognizes South Bay Scanner as a legitimate source of information and links to our feed.
November  Highest concurrent listeners on Broadcastify.com - 729.
2014
February – Facebook.com/SouthBayScanner goes live.
July – Third major hardware upgrade (now supports remote programming and alpha tags).
October  Twitter acccount @SBscanner1 goes live.
November  SouthBayScanner.com goes live.
2015
January – A SoundCloud page was added to offer audio archives of the biggest incidents.
2016
February – The City of El Segundo Fire Department recognizes South Bay Scanner as a legitimate source of information and likes/retweets one of our posts.
November – The City of Hawthorne Police Department recognizes South Bay Scanner as a legitimate source of information and likes/retweets one of our posts.
2017
January – The South Bay Scanner radio station on TuneIn Radio reaches a milestone of 10k followers.

South Bay Scanner was founded in 2009 by a couple of South Bay native ham radio operators who love listening to the police scanner. The concept was born after one of the founders moved away from the South Bay and could no longer hear what was going on in his old neighborhood. While the feed was initially created for them, it turns out others were listening as well, which was creating capacity and bandwidth challenges.

They wanted to create a platform that could be accessed by other listeners who share in their excitement for real-time news and breaking incidents happening in the South Bay.

After experimenting with several media streaming platforms, RadioReference.com was chosen because of its functionality and reliability. Radio Reference still hosts the feed to this day.

Of the 4700+ feeds hosted through RadioReference.com, the South Bay Scanner feed consistently ranks in the top 50 feeds worldwide. The feed also frequently ranks in the top 10.

Over the last five years, South Bay Scanner has developed a loyal following and has since become the premier online scanner radio destination to providing the latest public safety audio happening in the South Bay region of the Los Angeles Basin. South Bay Scanner streams live 24-hours a day.

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