KTSW 89.9

About us

The Other Side of Radio

KTSW 89.9 is a student-run, noncommercial radio station at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. We have students of all majors working in a variety of departments that make KTSW a source of quality on-air and online content.

Primarily, we spin college rock, serving an eclectic mix of garage and psych-rock, indie-synth-pop thrown in the mix. Our format relies on the music flourishing in our local scene. It’s the raw, deep tracks of albums and a bit rough around the edges. Our diverse love for music expands our selection. If you’re looking for the best in up-and-coming live music in San Marcos, check out one of our three monthly showcases held during the fall and spring semesters. More information on shows and concerts can be found on the events page or on our Instagram.

Broadcasting out of Old Main back in the day.

Local First

Here at KTSW, we strive to serve the San Marcos community. Other Side Drive brings in local organizations for on-air interviews and local artists for in-studio performances. Our news department keeps you up-to-date on issues affecting the San Marcos and surrounding communities, while sports reporters work closely with the San Marcos High School Rattlers to celebrate their wins, analyze their losses and visit the practices in between.

Lead guitar player shredding at Estrojam, a ktsw local event. Third Thursday Poster April 20th featuring local bands elephant ears and daydream twins!

For Students By Students

At the very core of our organization, we are a learning lab for students at Texas State University. KTSW has 14 different departments in order to give students as many learning opportunities as possible. Through KTSW, students have the opportunity to: build their voice by being a DJ, build their press credentials by covering festivals (such as Austin City LimitsSouth by SouthwestSound on Sound and Float Fest), edit audio and video with the production and multimedia departments, report from the sideline of Bobcat athletic games for the sports department, help maintain KTSW’s voice on our social media accounts, gain leadership skills by becoming a director and so much more.

As we continue to grow as students and as media professionals, we are constantly thankful for the opportunities that Texas State University, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and our faculty advisor, Dan Schumacher, offer us. While we are proud of the work that we produce, we strive to better ourselves and better our station every day. We hope that you enjoy KTSW 89.9 as much as we enjoy being a part of it.

KTSW staff DJ Sean and Account Manager Brad Bailey 95'

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Team Members


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    To Know You're Screwed [EP]


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    See You In The Dark [EP]


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    Precious Metal


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    Why Does The Earth Give Us People To Love?

    Kara Jackson

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