It’s been a wild couple of weeks here at KWTS. We successfully made it through Homecoming, cleaned up the highways of Canyon, America, entertained European guests, had a “Morning Show Throwdown”, and went bowling with some fellow broadcasters – all the while, supplying you with the best College Rock in the Texas Panhandle.
How? Magic, mostly. And teamwork. Lots of teamwork.
Want to stay updated on everything we’re doing at The One? (Of course you do!) You can follow us on Instagram and Twitter @kwtsradio! Twitter is a great way to contact us and let us know how we’re doing, send us song requests, or just chat with some really cool DJ’s. If you’re old-school, you can also give us a call at 806-651-2911. We love hearing from you guys. Seriously. It’s our favorite thing – so hit us up!
As radio broadcasters, we have a really cool job. We get to entertain you. We get to inform you of all kinds of great (and sometimes not-so-great) stuff. We get to share announcements with you. We get to celebrate with you. The point is, it’s all about you. And we totally dig it. We love, love, love that we get to serve the public. And a part of that service here at The One that you may not know about, is our commitment to keeping our community beautiful. And we’re not just talking about filling the airwaves with beautiful music (though we do that too.)
This past weekend, 37 staff members participated in a community service event called Work-A-Thon. We’ll also have you know that we had the most representatives of all the organizations, no big deal. For those of you who don’t know, Work-A-Thon is a campus-wide community service project at West Texas A&M that takes place every year. The weekend before Homecoming, all the organizations across campus get together to clean up the community and the campus.
One neat thing about living in the Texas Panhandle is that you never waste money on those “Hurricane Simulators” in the mall, because we basically have hurricane-level winds on a weekly basis. Thus, you can find the most random stuff that’s blown in from who even knows where. KWTS took charge of cleaning up a neighborhood park and picked up ridiculous amounts of trash and debris and left the place sparkling brighter than the top of the Chrysler building.
Visit our Twitter and Instagram (@kwtsradio) to see pictures and to keep up with more cool stuff that we’re doing, along with community/campus updates, and of course awesome new music.
Here at The One, we’re really about College and Indie Rock. We love it. Like, really love it. Borderline obsession. But, we get that not everybody loves it as much as we do. That’s fine. No hard feelings. We appreciate diversity, and we love to embrace the culture and roots of that which we live right in the middle of. Thus, a solution is born.
Behold, Country With K&J. We’ve got some of the sweetest, most countrified gals you’ve ever met holding down The One on Monday nights from 7 to 9 PM. Yankee Jane and Kassafras are playing everything from Josh Abbott to Hank Williams to Cody Johnson to Willie Nelson and we gotta say – we really dig it. Plus, they always keep us informed with their agriculture facts and entertained with their “jokes of the day”.
Kassafras is a Native Texan from the DFW area, and Yankee Jane is our pal from the North (which we try not to hold against her). They’re definitely a change of pace, but a welcomed one. Even if you’re not from Texas, we always encourage a healthy dose of Country music because a little twang is good for the soul.
Listen to them on 91.1FM, on your WTMobile App, or on wtamu.edu/kwts. And be sure to hit ‘em up on Twitter and Facebook at Facebook.com/CountryWithKJ and @CountryWithKJ.
Mornings are hard. We get that. In fact, most of us usually need a little help waking up and sometimes, the coffee just doesn’t do it. Luckily, at The One, we’ve got exactly what you need to start the morning off the right way.
The Handsome Man Morning Show will have you cracking up while they provide you with everything you need to know about campus events, community goings-on, national headlines, and of course your daily dose of humorous entertainment.
Because we love our listeners so much, we’ve got David-man and Handsome Rob – seasoned radio pros and not to mention two of the most animated guys at The One – running the boards because we know they’re guaranteed to start your day off with a smile. They’re manning the station every weekday from 7 to 9 AM, and they’ve got special guests on the show every single day to keep you entertained and informed on what’s happenin’ in the Texas Panhandle and across the globe.
We could go on for days about how great (and handsome) these guys are, but it’s probably best to just let you listen for yourself. And because it’s the 21st century, we’ve got lots of cool technological resources for you to take advantage of.
You can listen to The Handsome Man Morning Show in your car on 91.1 FM (duh) in any of the nine counties covered by KWTS, or you can get the WTMobile App and listen to them anywhere. That’s right - anywhere. We know. It’s pretty awesome. You can also follow them on Twitter using the handle @HandsomeManShow. Tweet them and let them know what you think!
You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @KWTSRadio or like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/KWTS91.1.
The Fall semester is officially in session and we could not be more pumped about it! We’re really hitting the ground running, and we’ve got lots of awesome freshmen at the station who are eager to get involved. Those who know us know that we are very freshman-friendly here at The One. But we’ve also got a lot of seasoned veterans holding down the fort and teaching the young pups what we’re all about.
We had our first promotional event at the annual Freshmen Cookout, where we got to provide rockin’ music as well as MC the event. We also gave out some pretty sweet prizes, and if you were lucky enough to win a cool The One shirt, CD, or Blu-ray, then you’re lucky enough!
We’ve got lots of cool plans for the semester, namely rocking the airwaves across the Texas Panhandle, and we hope you’ll join us. The station is going to be jam-packed with Special Shows ranging from sports talk to Texas Country, and of course we’ll still be giving you all your favorite college and indie rock music.
Big, huge, ginormous shout-out to all of our listeners and sponsors – you guys are so awesome! And we hope you’ll follow along with us this semester on Twitter and Instagram using the handle, @kwtsradio and “Like” us on Facebook at KWTS: The One 91.1.
Monday Night Mixdown is hosted by Brevan Pritchett and Avery Taylor on Monday nights from 9:00 to 11:00. They play a mix of all kinds of music from all around the world. They not only play great music they talk about great issues. Brevan is a sophomore Mass Communication major from Littleton, Colorado and Monday Night Mixdown is not his first show, he also hosted Throwback Thursday last semester. Avery is a junior mass comm major and this is her first special show. However, she is a fantastic on air personality. Unfortunately the Monday Night Mixdown may not be back next semester but the hosts say they had the time of their life.
The top 21 is one of many special shows that KWTS offers to its listeners. It is hosted by Lady B aka Bri Leeper.
Lady B entertains her listeners with songs off the CMJ music charts, among other songs making waves on college radio. She mixes witty repartee with interesting college rock news to keep her fans coming back for more.
The top 21 has become a staple amongst the special shows on the One 91.1 FM and can be heard throughout the world online at wtamu.edu/KWTS.
If can’t catch the show every week Lady B post or songs from the show on the Spotify playlist for the station, so you can go check out the music on there.
The top 21 airs Thursdays from 5 PM to 7 PM only on the One 91.1 FM, the station for your generation.