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  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Houston Needs a Real Country Station, Not More Bull

    Somewhere in college those of us arts and humanities types who were passionate about music, but knew we were not talented enough to perform it professionally, eventually wandered into the journalism school or the student radio station. Everyone else must have wound up in a marketing classroom. Rewi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Time-Trippin': Great Houston Radio TV Ads From Yesterday

    If I have learned anything over the past year at Rocks Off, it's that you guys really, really get heated when it comes to FM radio in Houston. From format changes, myopic classic-rock playlists, and controversial morning hosts, Houstonians care about their terrestrial radio choices. Hell, you do spe ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    KACC: "Gulf Coast Rocker" Is Houston's Last Great FM Hope

    Like a wound that never truly heals, the sorry state of commercial rock radio around here continues to be a sore point for many Houstonians. Not a day goes by that several people search for 103.7 FM on the Houston Press Web site -- almost two months after the station changed formats from Adult Alter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Rock 101 KLOL Comes Barreling Back as an Internet Station

    A few weeks back a blog post by Houston media watcher Mike McGuff tipped us off to the sorta-rebirth of Rock 101 KLOL, in Internet-radio form. Immediately the site went viral and was bogged down with fans clamoring to hear and see what the fuss was about and relive a part of Houston radio history. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    All That Jazz

    Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Cover Story: The Killing of KTSU

    ​Critics say that KTSU has a soul that's empty, its "Jazz In All Its Colors" now a potent hue of smooth-jazz wallpaper. In this week's cover story (and accompanying sidebar by John Nova Lomax), current and former DJs of KTSU, as well as the station's lost listeners, talk about the so-called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    KTSU Is Dead Inside, Say Current and Former DJs

    ​Smooth jazz doesn't equal "Jazz In All Its Colors," say critics of KTSU. And that's why, according to those same critics, people aren't listening like they used to. In this week's cover story (and accompanying sidebar by John Nova Lomax), current and former DJs of KTSU, as well as the stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Is Commercial Radio Fading Into Oblivion?

    ​How many times has this happened to you: You're driving home from work. A song comes on. Drums. Guitar strums. A wimpy voice: "Say, oh, got this feeling that you can't fight..." You've heard this same song three times in 30 minutes, and it bores you to tears. Unlike the imaginary audience th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    The Eagle Flies Away With "Houston's Alternative Hits"

    All that's left of The Zone's Web site.​Cox Communications has shuttered its fledgling "alternative hits" concept, 106.9 The Zone, and begun simulcasting The Eagle, The Zone's "classic hits" next-door neighbor, on that frequency as of 5:30 a.m. this morning. "The Eagle's Classic Hits forma ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011

    KGOW'S KAPOW KAPOW

    1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Chris Baker Comes to KSEV: Another Attempt to Preach to Houston's Talk-Radio Choir

    Chris Baker is baaaack​Chris Baker, who was Houston's Glenn Beck before Glenn Beck really took off, is coming back to the local airwaves. Yet again. Baker, a superficial blowhard who in many ways -- none of them good -- epitimozes right-wing talk radio, will have a show on State Senator Dan P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    KTRU's Plight Draws National Media Attention (UPDATED)

    Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from KTRU station manager Joey Yang. Photos by Brittanie SheySupporters of KTRU rallied on the Rice University campus in August to protest the station's proposed sale to the University of Houston system.​As time grows short for supporters of KTRU (91.7 FM) to h ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    Ranch Style Beans

    Local folk hero is well-rounded, to say the least.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Why Is The Buzz Still So Popular?

    ‚ÄčThe only other concert in recent months to sell out at a Gaga-like pace has been the perennial Buzzfest, the semi-annual schlock-rock festival organized since 1995 by Houston's "new rock alternative," 94.5 The Buzz. The concert sells out almost every time - like it is Saturday, but you can probab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Defending The Buzz: Does 94.5 FM Really Suck That Bad?

    What with Creed reuniting, BuzzFest coming up in a couple of weeks and, hell, maybe even the swine-flu scare - As in: What's worse than coming down with swine flu? A Houston radio that only tunes in 94.5 FM - Rocks Off sure has been thinking a lot about The Buzz lately. Probably too much. I mean, it ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The DWI Bride and Houston's Love for Rush

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Houston Is Loving Its Rush Limbaugh Again

    Photo through wikimedia commonsHouston has always been a big Rush Limbaugh town -- it was one of the first to sign on to his show, when a small Tomball station run by Dan Patrick picked it up. (Patrick rode that rocket to KPRC and eventually a state-senator gig, much to the chagrin of people who don ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Jock Radio: Numbers Game

    Change is coming for Houston radio

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Wait a minute ...

    There was a curious phrase in a USA Today report of the Nielsen BDS, Arbitron and Radio & Records. It's just a blurb, but it speaks volumes if you read between the lines a little. First, Akon's "Don't Matter" from his Konviction CD is still in the No. 1 spot, where it's been now for six weeks. Along ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 6, 2006
  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Drat!

    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Racket

    Country Legends 97.1 takes over as the number one C&W station in town

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Tuning Out the Static

    Protesters scream about censorship. The board denounces potentially crippling boycotts. Will the two sides in the Pacifica conflict ever learn that, beneath their shrill cries, they're on the same team?

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Letters

    Residency Woes, Good God!, Organ-ic Giver

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Spin Control

    Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Mix Master

    Who do we have to thank for Rod Stewart every hour on the hour? This guy, Guy Zapoleon.

  • Music

    June 4, 1998
  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Played Out

    The secrets of radio success Repetition. Caution. Repetition. Caution. Repetition.

  • News

    February 27, 1997
  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Afternoon Delight

    Every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m., KLAT's Carlos Martinez loves to talk about sex. Many in his Spanish-speaking audience adore him. But not everyone's happy with what he has to say.

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