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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 […]

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Interviews

San Marcos Sounds: The Beatnik Bandits

By Christian Villarreal Assistant Music Director https://soundcloud.com/ktsw89_9/san-marcos-sounds-the-beatnik-bandits?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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KTSW’s 30th Birthday: Interview with Alumni Sarah Vasquez

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Assistant Manager Sarah Vasquez is the SXSW Audio Sessions Recording Coordinator, Project Manager and Content Producer for Truth Work Media, a freelance journalist, photographer and alumna of the “In the Public Interest” (IPI) department at KTSW. For KTSW’s 30th birthday, I talked to Sarah about her time at Texas State and what she’s up to now. When asked about her favorite part of being a […]

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Monaleo, seen wearing her signature bright pink shirt, pink glasses and blue beanie, smiles on stage. Behind her is the two girls she brought on stage to rap with her, as well as her DJ. Behind all of them is several psychedelic tapestries and a pink flag that says Soundcloud Next Wav.

SXSW Coverage

The Free Events of SXSW

By Bandera Barter Music Journalist Going to SXSW for the first time I really had no idea what to expect. I’ve heard about the crazy day parties and I’ve seen the video of Lady Gaga being voluntarily vomited on in the name of art, but this was all through a screen. This would be the first time I would experience SXSW for myself. I scoured the schedule planning on and […]

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Two members of the South Austin rap/hip-hop group Blackillac, Phranchyze, and Zeale. Performance on a stage surrounded by trees, blue skies, and musical equipment. A banner off to the back left of the image. Stage speakers bottom of the image. Both members performing, facing the crowd, both hold microphones.

Music

A Day with Dynamic Rap Duo: Blackillac

C.J. Okeke Music Journalist For my first outing at SXSW, I decided to start with an event that featured a local rap group called Blackillac. The live performance was hosted by the Black Fret and GSD&M at their outdoor day party in downtown Austin. Black Fret is a nonprofit organization that promotes popular music and believes it to be an art that should be supported.  They were the second act […]

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The top of the stage reads, “SXSW OUTDOOR STAGE,” with a large banner on either side that reads, “SXSW 2022 OUTDOOR STAGE AT LADY BIRD LAKE” with a list of sponsors underneath. On stage, 5-piece group Mt. Joy is performing with purple and blue lights behind them.

Music

Mt. Joy at SXSW

By Hannah Walls Music Journalist In 2018, indie rock group Mt. Joy played a SXSW show at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q with only three songs on their setlist. I had the opportunity to hear this little anecdote this past Saturday while anxiously awaiting their 2022 performance on the Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, the largest SXSW stage. As I stood in the crowd of what had to be hundreds of people […]

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