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Joey Yang

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    KTRU Departs FM Airwaves Defiant, Unique As Ever

    Marc BrubakerPatricia Bacalao at the statue of Rice founder "Willy" Marsh Rice​"I'm so nervous," declared former KTRU station manager Joey Yang as he took over the helm for the final hour of programming that would be broadcast on the FM band. "Since 1971 we've been on FM, and it's all coming d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    KTRU Has One More Week On The FM Dial (UPDATED)

    UPDATE (3:06 p.m.): A reader just emailed Rocks Off and says KTRU staff was just informed the station is going off the FM airwaves at 6 a.m. next Thursday, April 28. burndownblog.wordpress.com​A little earlier, Rocks Off started hearing rumors that this evening would be Rice University studen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    FCC Approves KTRU Sale To University Of Houston

    Brittanie Shey​The Federal Communications Commission announced today it has approved the sale of Rice University student station KTRU's (91.7 FM) broadcast license and signal tower to the University of Houston System, which plans to change the free-form format to classical music and fine-arts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    KTRU Lives On At KPFT In Seven-Year Lease

    Marc Brubaker​KTRU (91.7 FM), the student-run station at Rice University sold to the University of Houston just before the start of school last fall, will begin broadcasting on Pacifica station KPFT's (90.1 FM) high-definition channel, it was announced today. This means the station won't be r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    KTRU Will Air On KPFT's HD Station Under New Deal

    KTRU: The bumper stickers will still need updating​Rice's legendary KTRU will live again on the FM dial -- sort of. Rice has signed a seven-year deal with KPFT to have KTRU broadcast on the Pacifica station's HD station, the achool announced today. This means the station won't be reduced to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    KTRU: No. 1 Local Music Story Of The Year

    Rocks Off has been counting down the top local music stories of the year. Before this came the Lightnin' Hopkins historical marker, Meridian imbroglio, Fitzgerald's sale and Trae vs. The Box. Brittanie Shey​Rocks Off wrote a lot of words about Rice University's pending sale of KTRU (91.7 FM) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    KTRU Deal A "Black Mark" On Rice University, Says Yang

    Photos by Marc BrubakerThese pictures are from a slideshow from KTRU's The Local Show shortly after the Rice-UH negotiations became public. See here for the rest.​If you've got a spare hour or two this holiday season, Rocks Off recommends you take a gander at the petition to deny Rice Universi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    KTRU Color Chart Shows Local Radio's Dull Future

    Brittanie Shey​Every time it seems like the story of the controversial Rice-University of Houston deal to sell Rice student station KTRU's over-the-air facilities to U of H is slowing down a little, it always gets a little more interesting. Most recently, the activist group Friends of KTRU fi ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    E-Mails May Reignite Court Fight Over KTRU Sale

    KTRU supporters still battling on​Lawyers for the group Friends of KTRU are reviewing potentially damaging e-mails, which were obtained and first reported on by Texas Watchdog, and are weighing whether to file an action against the University of Houston for possible open meetings act violations, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    KTRU Deal Signed, Station Likely Off FM Air By End Of 2010

    ​After the University of Houston Board of Regents voted to buy 91.7 FM from Rice University and convert the frequency to all classical and fine-arts programming earlier this summer, various KTRU staff, alumni and supporters formed Friends of KTRU, an activist group dedicated to keeping the lar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    KTRU Deal Signed By Rice & UH; Station Goes Off The FM Dial By The End Of The Year

    ​The news isn't good for fans of KTRU.After the University of Houston Board of Regents voted to buy 91.7 FM from Rice University and convert the frequency to all classical and fine-arts programming earlier this summer, various KTRU staff, alumni and supporters formed Friends of KTRU, an activist ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010

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  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    KTRU Meeting: Rice Administrators Duck

    Photo by Marc BrubakerRice officials coudn't face the music​Rice students and KTRU fans got yet another setback last night. Amidst a packed crowd of students, members of KTRU staff and loyal listeners, everyone with a question voiced their opinions and frustrations. The only problem was the lack o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Rice Administrators Duck Latest KTRU Meeting

    Update/correction (10:52 a.m.): According to Joey Yang, the KTRU staff does not have legal counsel at this time. Marc BrubakerRice officials coudn't face the music​Rice students and KTRU fans got yet another setback last night. Amidst a packed crowd of students, members of KTRU staff and loyal li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Rice Students Protest Planned for Willy's Statue Sunday

    Rainer Ebert via Flickr"Willy" will watch over Sunday's KTRU protest while facing the proper direction.​Rice students opposed to the sale of their radio station KTRU to the University of Houston have called for a protest 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, at Willy's Statue in the quad on campus. The o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Rice Students Protest Planned for Willy's Statue Sunday

    Rainer Ebert via Flickr"Willy" will watch over Sunday's KTRU protest while facing the proper direction.​Rice students opposed to the sale of their radio station KTRU to the University of Houston have called for a protest 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, at Willy's Statue in the quad on campus. The one-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    KTRU Staff, Supporters Vent, Discuss Plans To Fight Station's Sale

    Photos by Chris GrayThe atmosphere before Monday's meeting resembled a study hall without the books.​Still stunned, confused and exhausted from the news that Rice University had agreed to sell the terrestrial broadcast rights and capabilities of its largely student-staffed radio station KTRU ( ... More >>

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