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the members of Summer Rental stare face the audience as the audience throws a beach ball, at Sewell Stage. 


SM Fest: Summer Rental and Blevins

By Sofia Psolka Web Content Contributor Sewell Park opened its stage to local bands on Oct. 23 to close out the sixth annual SM Fest. I pulled up just in time to catch two local favorites: Summer Rental and Blevins. People were sitting along the riverbank, enjoying the warm air, taking dips into the water. Guys playing basketball as kids ran around the court; skaters and bikers popping wheelies and […]

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: Maddie + the Deadnames on stage.


South by San Marcos: Local Lineup at SMFest 2022

Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director   Since I moved to San Marcos in 2017 I have explored many local bands. The first show I remember was a house show for Christian Sparks & The Beatnik Bandits. (My friend interviewed the band here, check it out! The Beatnik Bandits kickstarted my deep dive into local music, spanning the heart of Texas State University to Austin. Local music fans were in […]

todayOctober 27, 2022 79 1

Twen at Austin City Limits 2022 ALT-TEXT: The image features the members of Twen performing onstage. The screen behind them is black with the name twen in gray. The backs of various people’s heads are seen in the forefront.

Austin City Limits

ACL: The Best of Weekend Two

 Maddy Lehr Music Journalist After being given the opportunity to apply for credentials for Austin City Limits 2022, I excitedly prepared for the weekend to come. In high school, I would save every last penny, just to be able to buy a 3-day pass. Understandably, this was like a dream come true for me. After spending most of my time at ACL waiting patiently for my favorite bands to grace […]

todayOctober 25, 2022 34 2

A woman dressed as a mermaid poses for the camera holding a teal parasol above her head. She is wearing a multi-colored floral headpiece; a matching multicolored top; a pink, purple and green ombre wig; a multicolored mermaid necklace and colorful statement makeup. She is standing in front of the Mermaid Society of Texas booth at the Downtown Street Faire.


The Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest Celebrates San Marcos Mermaid Heritage

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor  September 24 marks the sixth annual Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest organized by the Mermaid Society of Texas. The festival consists of the Downtown Mermaid Promenade starting at 10 a.m. and the Downtown Street Faire starting at noon. The Mermaid Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire community engagement through the symbol of the mermaid to promote environmental protection and celebrate […]

todaySeptember 26, 2022 126 3

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KTSW’s 30th Birthday: The History of KTSW

By Paige Greene Web Content Manager Today, April 15 2022, is KTSW’s 30th birthday.  KTSW is a completely student-run and noncommercial radio station from Texas State University. Over the past 30 years, KTSW has grown to house many different departments for students to choose from, including music, programming, web content, sports, social media and more.   The students of KTSW come from many different majors, but most of the students are […]

todayApril 15, 2022 53

A black background with "San Marcos Sounds" in pink and a microphone illustrated in blue and pink.


San Marcos Sounds: The Beatnik Bandits

By Christian Villarreal Assistant Music Director In this episode of San Marcos Sounds, Christian interviews the Beatnik Bandits at SXSW 2022. They talk about the band’s history, their experiences playing at the festival and the influences of their new album. Featured Image by KTSW Multimedia

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

By Jemia Spence Web Content Contributor 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 […]

todayApril 14, 2022 29

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KTSW’s 30th Birthday: Interview with Alumni Amanda Dugan

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor While we celebrate KTSW’s 30th anniversary, we want to honor our past KTSW alumni. Amanda “Mandy” Dugan is one of them.  She worked as a host and producer as part of KTSW’s production team from Aug. 2009 to May 2010. Dugan’s experience started off on the morning show Orange Juice & Biscuits (OJ&B), as a co-host and assistant producer, with Jonathan Valdez. The show […]

todayApril 13, 2022 58 1

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KTSW’s 30th Birthday: Interview with Alumni Jonathan Valdez

By Hannah Walls Web Content Contributor In honor of KTSW’s 30th birthday, I had the opportunity to interview alumni Jonathan Valdez. He originally got his start at KTSW in the programming department working on nightly broadcasts. After applying for a specialty show, the hour-long morning talk show Orange Juice & Biscuits was born. Valdez originally applied for a show with fellow DJ Adrian Peterson, but most of Orange Juice & […]

todayApril 12, 2022 441 1 2

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