What is the Command Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July – Third major hardware upgrade (now supports remote programming and alpha tags).
January – A SoundCloud page was added to offer audio archives of the biggest incidents.
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.
January – The South Bay Scanner radio station on TuneIn Radio reaches a milestone of 10k followers. December – A second feed was added to the South Bay Scanner lineup.