By Kristopher Tondre Programs Director Ranch It Up! is KTSW’s brand new specialty show that focuses on the sounds of new wave while also offering up a dose of left-field humor. The eclectic duo of DJs Jesse Williams and Charles … Continue reading KTSW 89.9 Presents: Ranch It Up!
By Kristopher Tondre Programs Director Coming on Monday’s from 10 p.m. to midnight, Melodia is a specialty show at KTSW hosted by DJs Laura Valencia and DeMarcus Cobb. Melodia was first started a couple years ago during Laura’s first semester … Continue reading KTSW 89.9 Presents: Melodia
By Kristopher Tondre Programs Director San Marvelous is hosted by Mr. San Marvelous himself, Josh Ramirez, is a specialty show featured here at KTSW based around the music of the early 1900’s to the 1960’s. Featuring artists such as Bing … Continue reading KTSW 89.9 Presents: San Marvelous
By Kristopher Tondre Program Director Brittany Robinson is KTSW’s station manager and found time in her busy schedule to talk about everything from how she got started at KTSW to her love for orcas all for International Women’s Day. Brittany … Continue reading KTSW’s Station Manager: Very Emo R. Kelly
By Kristopher Tondré Music Journalist Like sleep during finals week, new music from Jay Electronica is hard to come by and rarely ever present it seems. If it wasn’t for photos and those few verses he might release, you would … Continue reading Wherefore Art Thou Jay Electronica?
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Hastings is gone. The multimedia store that sold everything from comic books to skateboards, CDs to t-shirts and so much more is gone. Going in and walking through the San Marcos, TX the last few days … Continue reading A Bitter Adieu to Music Stores
By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor If you are within the surrounding areas of San Marcos and you tune your radio to 89.9, you will hear one of the nation’s top college radio stations, KTSW, run by students of Texas … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of What You Hear on KTSW
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: Maxo Kream Album: The Persona Tape Label: Kream Clicc/TSO Music Group Release Date: June 29, 2016 Website: http://www.triggamaxo.com/ Maxo Kream is not for the faint of heart and those who aren’t truly trill. The Hoover … Continue reading I Played Maxo Kream for My Mom and Lived to Tell the Tale
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: Feral the Earthworm Album: Unit-E Label: Whogaf Productions Release Date: May 26, 2016 Website: http://feraltheearthworm.com/ Sincerity is so undervalued. Knowing that someone’s intentions are good is such a breath of fresh air when all … Continue reading Feral the Earthworm: Unit-E Album Review
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: Cousin Stizz Album: MONDA Label: None Release Date: July 12, 2016 Website: http://cousinstizz.com/ Losing a friend is tough. It’s a difficult discussion you have with yourself as you wonder why that person, why now … Continue reading Cousin Stizz: MONDA Review
By Kristopher Tondre Music Reviewer Maybe it’s just me, but it seemed like a bit of a slow summer as far as new music goes in the rap world. Aside from Gucci Mane coming home, and the slew of rappers … Continue reading Summer Jam 2016: Top 5 Under-the-Radar Rap Releases from This Summer
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: BADBADNOTGOOD Album: IV Label: Innovative Leisure Release Date: Jul. 8, 2016 Website: http://badbadnotgood.com/ Growing up, my mom always had an eclectic musical taste. I remember going to school in her old Chevy Astro while listening … Continue reading Jazz for a New Generation
By Kristopher Tondre Music Reviewer Artist: Marcellus Juvann Album: The Great Escape Label: None Release: June 24, 2016 Website: https://soundcloud.com/c3lldope The very same young man who “went to Hell to smack the Devil,” and “had a stare off with Medusa” now … Continue reading Marcellus Juvann: The Great Escape Review
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist I’ve been an avid listener of ScHoolboy Q since I began following the Top Dawg conglomerate and got my hands on a copy of his Habits & Contradictions album back in 2012. With the release of … Continue reading What Do You Get When a ScHoolboy and Bada$$ Go on Tour Together?
By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: Hak Album: June Label: XL Recordings Release: June 21, 2016 Website: http://www.hak.center/ Thank you Wiki. No, not the online encyclopedia that teachers discouraged students from using for research in grade school, but the young rapper … Continue reading Hak: June Review