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  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Game Time: Colts vs Texans -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Photo by Marco TorresThe Texans didn't need a big day from Matt Schaub​My 12-year-old daughter got braces last week. This made me feel really old. So how did I respond? Well, the same way that any self-respecting 41 year old with no money to buy a Harley Davidson but with access to a computer w ... More >>

  • 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 20, 2010

    KTRU Meeting Confronts Long Odds Of Blocking Frequency's Sale

    Photos by Marc BrubakerFormer KTRU station manager Tag Borland​"Your frequency is gone." It was a statement that certainly didn't make Rice alum and former KTRU Station Manager Tag Borland any friends on Thursday evening. But his pragmatic outlook is probably the most important point of view ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    KTRU: U Of H Regents Approve Purchase Of Rice Station

    UPDATE (12:15 p.m.): Rocks Off will have more on the pending change of ownership at KTRU and its fallout this afternoon, with further comments from members of the Houston music scene including several current and former KTRU staffers. See you on the Web, KTRU...​Moments ago, the University of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    KTRU News Roils, Saddens Local Music Community

    UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count. The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.​News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Bomb That Mosque!

    KTRH host hopes for violence.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    KTRH's Michael Berry: Bomb That Ground Zero Mosque!

    Image from KTRHKTRH says Berry's Number One; they don't mention the category is Hoping Mosques Blow Up​Michael Berry, the former city councilman who now runs KTRH and other Clear Channel AM stations here, has had a federal complaint filed against him by CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Judge Denies Trae's Injunction Request Against The Box

    ​Simply put, the task before Trae seems illogical. No hip-hop artist has ever walked into a courtroom and essentially forced a radio station to play their music. Then again, no other hip-hop artist has a day named after him in his own city. Interestingly, it was the unfortunate events that occurre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Glee: Redemption Songs

    ​Our favorite show that doesn't at all remind us of Fame halted the steady slide into mediocrity we've been witnessing since it returned from hiatus with a rather frenetic episode dedicated to the idea that reputations, like songs, can be redeemed.So the assignment this week -- prompted by Kurt po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Glee: Redemption Songs

    ​Our favorite show that doesn't at all remind us of Fame halted the steady slide into mediocrity we've been witnessing since it returned from hiatus with a rather frenetic episode dedicated to the idea that reputations, like songs, can be redeemed.So the assignment this week -- prompted by Kurt po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Just Create A Sex-Tape Channel Already

    ​The celebrity world was rocked yesterday by news that country singer Mindy McCready's sex tape was about to hit the streets. Okay, maybe "rocked" is the wrong word. How about "briefly distracted from Kate Gosselin's behavior on Dancing with the Stars?" Time was, a sex-tape scandal was cause for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Five Bad Valentine Day's Gifts That Guys Who Listen To Sports-Talk Radio Will Probably Buy

    We know nothing about getting good gifts for women, as our wife would testify. So Valentine's Day sucks. (in our case, it's followed by the gift-dilemma of a wedding anniversary four days later. Our wife has long grown used to disappointment, which she hides well.)One thing we do know, though: Liste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    For Your Entertainment? Nice Try, Adam Lambert, But These Music-Awards Moments Were Even Creepier

    ​The best news that Jennifer Lopez could possibly have heard this morning was that America is still more interested in clucking about public displays of gayness than in pointing and laughing when a diva falls on her ass. We imagine there's already one of those jumbo-sized Harry & David fruit b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    In Case You Missed It: A Little Bit Of The Public News Returns

    ​Our thread on all the favorite things gone from (The) Montrose garnered a lot of great replies, as people remembered a mystical time 10 or 15 years ago when townhomes were not on every block.One caught our eye, not only for its snappy prose style but for its byline: one Mel Sharkskin.It may not r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    The Upstart Sports-Talk Station Is Making Some Strides

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​We've been hearing this since 1560 The Game went on the air, but the time is finally coming.Pending one last final approval from the FCC, come some time next month, the station should be broadcasting a booming 15,000-watt signal from Katy that will cover the entire city. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    KCOH Up For Sale, But Staying Put

    One of the more interesting bits of music-related legislation to come up recently is the bill known as the Performance Rights Act. Drafted as House Resolution 848, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and co-sponsored by a host of legislators including Houston Dem ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
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    October 31, 2008
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    September 4, 2008
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    September 4, 2008
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    August 4, 2008
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    July 22, 2008
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    July 21, 2008
  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Mail Call

    On the Fence

  • News

    March 2, 2006

    No-Balls Buzz

    Morning-radio wackiness has its limits

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Blocked Signals

    City, county officials silence a proposed radio station inside the Dome

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Flairest One of All

    A hometown favorite rules Sherlock's "Quest for the Best Bartender"

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004

    Shepard's Call

    The Laramie Project explores a hate-crime victim's hometown

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Shel Shocked

    Silverstein knew how to get nasty

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Waves of Fascination

    Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    Live, Nude Actors

    Jerker doesn't have a big costume budget

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Racket

    Not all pirates are bad

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Happy Hearst

    The Chronicle's publisher gives a pep talk, and looks to expand

  • 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

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Public Radio Inc.

    Local Music News

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    God's Plan

    At Dan Patrick's KPRC talk-radio station, it's politics with a capital G

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Howard's End

    Dallas ran Howard Stern out of town. Could Houston be any more hospitable?

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Silence on the Dial

    Two weeks ago the FCC shut down Montrose Radio. Can the pirate station survive the bust? Can the pirate station survive itself?

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Disconnected

    Jim Edwards quickly built a long-distance-dialing empire. But he couldn't keep the distress calls on hold. Then the line went dead.

  • Music

    August 6, 1998
  • Music

    June 4, 1998
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    April 20, 1995
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    December 2, 1993

    Violence, TV and Demagoguery

    Congressional attempts to ax TV violence may put the First Amendment under the gun

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