DJ of the Week: Callie B

Right now, at The One, we have a very diverse, unique group of approximately 40 different DJ’s. In that group, there’s so many different interests and hobbies and music tastes and favorite Disney princesses. And while you can call our request line (806.651.2911) and chat with our DJ’s, we know that’s not enough for you to get to know them.

So we’re featuring a new DJ every week (maybe two, if we can’t decide between the awesomeness), because we want you to get to know the humans behind the microphone, and to give them a little shout out for all the hard work they do here at the station.

Our first featured DJ is sophomore Broadcast Journalism major, Callie Shipley, (aka DJ Callie B). She’s a native Texan, hailing from the bustling metropolis of Channing, and she’s sure to brighten your day with her cheerful jockbreaks.

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Hobbies include: Playing guitar, singing, reading, and Dr Pepper-drinking

Favorite snow cone flavor: Strawberry

Favorite Disney princess: Belle

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, I see myself married and living out in the country with a job at the Amarillo Globe!

Favorite part of WT: The people here and the friends I’ve made!

Favorite part of being on KWTS: The opportunity to have hands-on experience and to have my own DJ shift air every week!

If you’ve heard a DJ on the station that you’re especially impressed with, shoot us a tweet @kwtsradio, or Facebook us and let us know why you think they should be our DJ of the week! And be sure to tune in every day at, or on your WTMobile app!

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PM in the AM


One thing we pride ourselves in at KWTS, is our diverse Special Programming. While our station format is college and indie rock, we’ve been known have every kind of special show – with everything from hip hop to metal to country, we have something for everyone.

Among our special shows, is our morning show. This one is extra cool because unlike other special shows, the morning show is Monday-Friday, and it’s actually a paid position on our staff. For the previous two semesters, the morning show mics were commandeered by The HandsomeMan Morning Show hosts – David-Man and Handsome Rob. They left quite a legacy at KWTS (and can still be heard on The One on Fridays from 9-11am).

However, stepping in to fill the shoes of the Handsome Brothers were two magnificent characters that keep us laughing all day long. Payton Northrup and Malcolm Montgomery of PM in the AM wake you up at 7am and keep you glued to your radio until 9.

They talk about everything from breaking news to pop culture to sports, and their hilarious dynamic is sure to keep you entertained. You can listen to PM in the AM every weekday morning (and you should) by checking out, your WTMobile app, or of course by turning your FM dial to 91.1.

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Don’t Mess with Texas

Being a public radio station means that our job is to serve in the interest of the public. We do this every day, whether it’s through PSA’s, weather alerts, or having in-studio guests from around the community.

Here at The One, we take that job very seriously. Adopt-a-Highway currently has more than 3,800 participating groups across the state, including all of our DJ’s and staff here at The One! KWTS has participated in Adopt-a-Highway for several years, going out twice per semester to clean up the community.

Earlier this week, our DJ’s headed out to our first Highway Cleanup of the semester, and collected more than 15 bags of litter! We were just a little south of Canyon, and west of Canyon High School. You can’t miss us in our highlighter orange vests!

We’ll be back out there next month, and while we love keeping Texas beautiful, we want to encourage you to do your part by not littering in your community! We’ll also be participating in the Texas Trash Off in April, and we hope you will too!

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Back in Action

As of September 8, 2015, our DJ’s are officially back on the air. But we’ve been grinding since the first day of school. We met tons of new freshmen at Buff Branding, Join the Herd, the Transfer Cookout, and The Freshman Cookout.

Here’s a few of our staff setting up for the Transfer Cookout at President O’Brien’s house.


If you were at Join the Herd, you probably met our friendly Morning Show hosts, Payton and Malcolm, of PM in the AM. They’re energetic and hilarious and are sure to wake you up on your morning drive.


And a big milestone occurred for our friends in the Journalism department, as we helped them celebrate the ribbon-cutting of their new multimedia production studio. President O’Brien spoke, along with Dr. Mallard, and Dr. Cain. We were also joined by lots of Communication Faculty, and several local news anchors. Such a cool facility.

As always, we’re proud to have a staff that’s well-rounded and actively involved across campus. From athletics to Greek Life, to WTTV, to Student Government, we’ve got it all.    

We’re so glad to finally kick off the semester, and we promise to continue to provide you with the best College and Indie Rock in the Panhandle. Be sure to tune in on your drive to school at 91.1 FM, or in between classes on your WTMobile app. Thanks to all the listeners and supporters of College Radio – we couldn’t do it without you!

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Closing Up Shop

It’s hard to believe that the end of the semester is less than a week away! It seems like yesterday that I was writing the first blog of the semester. Nevertheless, KWTS is making preparations for going off the air for the summer. We say “off the air,” but we’ll still be playing the best commercial-free music; there just won’t be DJs live in studio.

Staff applications have been reviewed and the directors and shows have been picked for the fall 2015 semester. We announced those positions during our Mass Communication End of the Year Awards Ceremony last night.


Allison Myers will be returning to the General Manager position after a semester as News Director. Martha Alvarez will stay on as Program Director, and so will Avery Taylor as Music Director. Payton Northrup will take over as Sports Director. Kase Wilbanks will fill the News Director position.

Here’s the schedule for the special shows:

Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m.
P.M. in the A.M. Monday through Friday from 7 to 9 a.m.
Rockin’ into the Night on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 p.m.
Super Nintenduo on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Top 21 on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Rocket on Thursdays from 9 to 11 p.m.
Great Dane’s 8-bit Boombox on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m.

It was very difficult to pick the shows and directors for next semester. We know that those who may not have received a position for next semester will be ready when the time comes. We will also have some great teams that will help these directors out with their duties here at KWTS.

We also handed out some awards voted on by KWTS staff to special shows and staff members who stood out among the crowd. Keith Augustine was voted Rookie of the Year. Malcolm Montgomery was voted Most Improved On-Air Personality. Kase Wilbanks was given the Staff Excellence Award. Electric Baboon Tattoo was honored with Underwriter of the Year. The HandsomeMan Morning Show was voted Best Special Show.


KWTS would like to give a huge thank you to our adviser, Randy Ray, our broadcast engineer, Johnny Story, our graduate assistant, Maddisun Fowler, and to all of our underwriters for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!

On a personal note, I would like to thank all of my fellow directors and staff members for your hard work this semester. It has been a great privilege to be the General Manager for KWTS The One 91.1! – Kase Wilbanks


The bad part about the end of the semester is those dreaded finals… Tell us where you like to study!


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Thank you, Dr. Browning

As you have probably heard by now, we lost someone very special to KWTS this week. Dr. Leigh Browning became the faculty adviser for KWTS when she joined the WTAMU faculty in 1991. She spent 19 years in this position making ground breaking changes to the station and WT Broadcasting. We wouldn’t be who we are today without her. You can find photo albums and pictures around the station of her doing what she loved most, changing the lives of her students. Over the past couple of days, we have heard stories of her from her students, friends and colleagues. Last night at a candlelight vigil, one person said, “It’s amazing that she impacted so many lives, because she made us feel like we were the only person on Earth.”

KWTS paid tribute to her on Tuesday with a special message and moment of silence. Here is a portion of that special message.

“She shaped the lives of countless individuals that made their way through this station, the WT Broadcasting program, and every class she instructed. This was apparent in the outpouring of love and loss in the moments after the news of her passing. Many have called her a mentor, leader and most importantly, a friend. She shared her expertise in all things media with her students in only a way that Dr. Browning knew how. She pushed students to their limits, knowing that those limits would lead to success. She encouraged students to pursue their passion and helped them through the moments when that pursuit seemed impossible. She never doubted the goals that students set for themselves and built them up so that those high goals would be no match for them. All she could do was grin as her students walked across that stage to receive their diploma, because in her mind and in her heart she knew that despite the ups and downs of the journey it took to get to that moment, nothing would be able to stand in their way as they entered the next chapter of their lives. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, excellence and love will live on in those so lucky enough to have known her. There is no doubt that West Texas A&M University is a better place because of her. All of us here at KWTS send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Browning. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Afterwards we played a couple of Michael Jackson songs, because she loved him so much. We have also had a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. the rest of the week.

It will be hard to say goodbye, but like we said, she will live on in us. She would want us to continue on doing unbelievable things.

Her memorial services will be on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in WTAMU’s Legacy Hall.

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KWTS is at it again with community service and philanthropy! Shack-A-Thon is something that WTAMU, KWTS and many other WT organizations and groups participate in every year. Actually for the past seven years the WT Campus Minister’s Alliance has sponsored a fundraiser and awareness event called “Give-A-Goat,” which raises money to buy goats for people suffering from famine in the Horn of Africa.

The Alliance says that by giving goats, famine refugees from Kenya and Somalia will have a means of survival. Goats are a great source of transportable livelihood for the people of this region. They are partnering with Christian Relief Fund who will locate and deliver one goat for every $50.00 they raise. They say that the goat’s milk is filled with protein and vitamins that provide great nutrition and prevent disease. Any extra milk or cheese can be sold by the families for extra income to buy necessities. Just a few goats can transform an entire community, because, as the goats breed, the offspring are given to neighboring families.

The Give-A-Goat event ends with Shack-A-Thon.  This is where anyone can sign up to build and live in a shack for 24 hours to raise awareness of poverty and more money for goats. KWTS and NBS teamed up to build a shack beginning bright and early Wednesday morning. Stacks of pallets and cardboard greeted us, and we got to work!

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We had a blast building this shack! It ended up looking a chapel, so we put a cross on top and called it good. However, I think our chapel was outdone by the Navigators behind us.

A few brave souls hung out all night and slept (a few hours) in the shack. Bright and early the next morning it was time to tear it down and leave our campus just as beautiful as ever.

This year WT students raised more than $25,000 at Shack-A-Thon which will send more than 500 goats to Kenya!

The end of this semester is quickly approaching, which means we are busier than ever. Most of us are wishing we were someone else. Take a look at our latest poll and tell us who you would rather be.

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