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The Podcasts and Segments of KTSW 89.9 FM

By Calvin Miller
Web Content Contributor

For this article, I want to dive into some other content we create here for the station. As a web content contributor as well as podcast producer, segment producer and manager of the podcast & segment team, I want to display some of the content we create on that side.

For the first podcast I want to highlight, I am choosing:

Good Bad Movies with hosts Adam Snydar and Adrian Lopez

A photo of a skeleton head with light coming out of its eyes in yellow with GOOD BAD written at the top and MOVIES written at the bottom

This show is chock-full of wonderful tidbits about some of the most random movies I have never heard of, all of which are so bad that it makes them good. Adam and Adrian create a lively show where they find some of the worst movies out there and then offer their critique on those movies.

One of my favorites was Leprechaun in the Hood which was so cheesy that it is just cringe-worthy. The show is currently in its 26th episode and counting! Check out Adam and Adrian’s page here to listen to some really great content, analysis and funny commentary.

For the second podcast, a new one that was created this last semester is:

Behind the Sounds with Ryan Dupre

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Ryan takes his listeners through an experience of how songs are created. From the different melodies, instruments and varieties of genres, he dissects any genre he is discussing and gives his listeners and a wonderful experience into the sounds. Check out this brand new edition to the KTSW family here.

The next podcast in line I want to highlight is…

Player’s Circle by Josiah Blackwood A.K.A. Jo $upreme

A large letter P and a large letter C shown right next to each other on a black background with the title player’s circle written below the large letters

Josiah dives into topics of the day which can include sports, politics and celebrities. So far his show has dived into players such as Tom Brady, Jordan and then into UFC fighters such as Conor MacGregor, Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yahn. Come kick it with Josiah in the Player’s Circle and let him keep you up to date.

I work on the next two podcasts. The first one being…

History of the Hill Country by Calvin Miller

A cartoon car driving down the road with green hills in the background and a sign with the Texas flag is displayed on the side of the road. The text History of the Hill Country is displayed in the middle in brown letters

I am not a fan of marketing myself but it does get to a point where I at least have to inform people. In History of the Hill Country, I go around the Hill Country region exploring different cities and towns while giving the listener a history of the area.

I was approached to make this show for KTSW, and it has been a fun research experience. My last episode was about San Marcos and there are more to come. If you want to know more about the Hill Country, check it out here.

Roundtable by Tiger Shi and Calvin Miller

A cartoon drawn Calvin flexing his muscles is on the left hand side, with Tiger’s face on a stuffed tiger’s body on the right hand side. The word roundtable is written in all lowercase with an orange background which represent leaves
Roundtable with Calvin and Tiger

Tiger Shi, who is also a Web Content Contributor, and I produce a bi-weekly show called “Roundtable with Calvin and Tiger.” We talk about social, political and economic issues while having guests on our show. We love our guests and our listeners, so if you ever want to hop on and discuss what we are talking about, reach out to us! Listen to our show here.

Moving onto segments that are currently produced for KTSW. Currently, there are two, with a 3rd mini-series releasing its first episode within a week.

The first segment I want to focus on is…

Curious Cravings by Shack Khouza

A man is drawn with his eyes looking upward and his left hand resting on his chin as a cloud is drawn to the right side of his face. Inside of the cloud are the letters TXST, a couple of dollar sign symbols, a coffee cup and a bowl of ramen noodles. This is indicating the man thinking about food, money and Texas State.

Shack takes his listeners on a journey through different food spots through San Marcos, the Hill Country and even the Austin area. If you ever want to learn about some new spots, what they offer and what is good, check out Shack’s segment, “Curious Cravings.”

The episodes are less than 10 minutes and get to the heart of the matter. This show is brand new to KTSW and does not show signs of slowing down. Check out Shack’s page here.

The next segment is created by yours truly and that is…

Calvinomics

A figure is drawn apparently thinking as two blank clouds are left of the head. The figure and clouds are white with a green background. Above the photo is the word Calvinomics in green and below the photo are the words A bit about Calvin, also in green color

I have been producing this show for almost a year now and have been loving it. I go into topics such as cryptocurrencies, stocks, tariffs, inflation, taxes, oil, socialism, capitalism, communism, the free market and so on. All the episodes are 7 minutes or less and I get straight to the point while providing non-biased factual information with very little of my own opinion inserted into the content.

If you are ever interested in learning about certain topics, check out what I have produced here, or ask me to create a topic you would like to hear.

Lastly, a new show is in the works with our own Tiger Shi and Devon Bates. The show will run for 5 episodes and will cover local news in the San Marcos area. TSDB news will air its first episode within a week and will be posted on the blog! Tune in!

We here at KTSW really try to produce great content for our listeners and if you ever have any feedback for us, please reach out!

We want to hear from our viewers, readers and listeners any chance we get.

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