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KTSW’s 30th Birthday: Interview with Alumni Chuck Loesch

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By Jemia Spence
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I had the pleasure of interviewing one of KTSW’s older members, Chuck Loesch. Loesch joined KTSW in 1995 after learning about it in his broadcast class. He had to do an On-Air shift for his class and loved it. Later that semester, he applied to be the Music Director for KTSW.

“It was scary and exciting,” said Loesch. “I loved music and thought I could create something interesting.”

In 1996, He took the position as Music Director for KTSW and filled the position until he graduated from Texas State University in 1998. Loesch says thing were little different than they are now.

 A group photo of KTSW Radio members.
An old photo taken in 1996 of the KTSW Radion members.

“Music downloads were pretty much impossible,” said Loesch. “I was able to help take the station to 24/7 with automated music when the live DJs weren’t present.”

Loesch is now an Engineer at Waterloo Media and Program Director and host on NO CONTROL Radio HD2 on KLBJ FM. He says KTSW is the best job training that he could have asked for because he learned so much that he still applies to his career today.

 A Photo of Chuck Loesch DJing in his career.
A Photo of Chuck Loesch DJing.

“It gave me confidence in my performance abilities and exposed me to the environment for which I was trying to break into,” said Loesch.

Loesch says he was able to have amazing experiences, create festivals and sports broadcast. He was able to make many friends that he ended up working with years later. Loesch advises current students to take advantage of their time at school.

“I wasted way too much time my first few years of college,” said Loesch. “I hadn’t found the right thing until KTSW.”

Loesch says once you find your thing go intern, get a part-time job, just go and do something, because there is no wasted time if you are learning and experiencing new things.

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