Kristopher Tondre

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KTSW 89.9 Presents: Ranch It Up!

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 Duoto always bring insight on the artists, albums, band history, the music and much more when they're rocking out on the airwaves. Featured image by Asia Daggs.  

todayApril 19, 2017 35


KTSW 89.9 Presents: Melodia

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 at the station and has grown into what it is now with co-host DeMarcus as they provide a soundtrack of chill trap, ambient and future beat music. Featured illustration by […]

todayApril 3, 2017 321


KTSW 89.9 Presents: San Marvelous

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 Crosby, Frank Sinatra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and many more, the show offers up a great time for listeners reminiscing over days past. Featured image by Holly Henrichsen.

todayMarch 9, 2017 27


KTSW’s Station Manager: Very Emo R. Kelly

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 started at KTSW as soon as she got to campus and has moved her way up over the years to where she is now as KTSW’s first black female station […]

todayMarch 7, 2017 22


Wherefore Art Thou Jay Electronica?

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 think Electronica is nothing more than a myth, an urban legend that people tell just to see if you truly believe in the bizarre. This is typically why whenever his […]

todayFebruary 20, 2017 55


A Bitter Adieu to Music Stores

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 of it being open was a downhearted experience. Seeing shelves once full of so much music, both old and new alike, now left deserted as the metal displays sit, waiting to […]

todayNovember 14, 2016 13

College Radio Day

Behind the Scenes of What You Hear on KTSW

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 State University. The sounds you hear stem from the radio’s indie influence and the school’s ever expanding student identity. KTSW features a wide variety of music and shows, and while […]

todayNovember 4, 2016 1371


I Played Maxo Kream for My Mom and Lived to Tell the Tale

By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: Maxo Kream Album: The Persona Tape Label: Kream Clicc/TSO Music Group Release Date: June 29, 2016 Website: Maxo Kream is not for the faint of heart and those who aren’t truly trill. The Hoover Crip from Southwest Houston is an intimidating man who makes intimidating music. His first breakout single, “Lewinsky”, was an ode to home burglaries that held nothing back when he told […]

todayOctober 11, 2016 177


Feral the Earthworm: Unit-E Album Review

By Kristopher Tondre Music Journalist Artist: Feral the Earthworm Album: Unit-E Label: Whogaf Productions Release Date: May 26, 2016 Website: Sincerity is so undervalued. Knowing that someone’s intentions are good is such a breath of fresh air when all too often people are primarily looking out for themselves and furthering themselves- sometimes at the cost of others. Listening to the way a person will speak, and knowing that they’re […]

todaySeptember 25, 2016 37

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