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John Rudley

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Cover Story: Joe Sample Attempts to Bring TSU Back to Relevancy

    Teaching jazz at Texas Southern University was probably the last thing on the mind of Joe Sample when the Phillis Wheatley High School graduate returned to his native Houston after tearing it up in Los Angeles for 40 years. But Sample, who left TSU in 1958 with members of the Jazz Crusaders -- whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    KTSU DJ Arrested for Suspected Credit Card Fraud

    According to a tweet from Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey late this afternoon, KTSU radio volunteer Michael Whitfield was arrested earlier Wednesday and could face up to 300 counts of credit card fraud for stealing radio-station donors' pledge sheets and opening credit cards in their names. Earlier thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Cops Suspect Up to 300 Counts of Fraud In KTSU DJ Case

    Note: This article was written by William Michael Smith and Houston Press staff writer Steve Jansen. A TSU DJ has been arrested in an alleged pledge-drive scam, a local TV watchdog reporter said late Wednesday. According to a tweet from Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey late this afternoon, KTSU radio v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Texas Southern University Athletics: NCAA Calls Foul Once Again

    The Texas Southern University Athletics Department was once again cited for infractions by the NCAA Tuesday and placed on five years probation, something which certainly has to leave both its supporters and detractors discouraged. As the NCAA report noted, TSU "either has been on probation or had v ... 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 >>

  • News

    December 10, 2009

    O'Brien's Song

    After years of fighting everybody and anybody, now the ornery, annoying civil rights activist has to concentrate on fighting for his life.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    TSU Not So Happy With Being Put Back On Probation

    ​Texas Southern University, for years the never-ending fount of Bad News, rightly trumpeted word this summer when they were taken off probation by the agency that accredits them. (All right, you insist on the name of that group? The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accredita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Yet Another Piece Of Good News For TSU

    Photo courtesy TSUSheila Jackson Lee and TSU officials announce their big news​What's this? Good news two months in a row from TSU? The world spins crazily on its axis.Last month the embattled institution found out it had been taken off probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ... More >>

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