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Apr. 07.

Middle of the Map Fest: Spirit Is The Spirit Interview

Spirit Is The Spirit at Middle of the Map Fest

Spirit Is The Spirit at Middle of the Map Fest

The music festival section of Middle of the Map Fest has come and gone, and it did not disappoint.

Many great acts played stages all across Kansas City’s historic Westport neighborhood, including Spirit Is The Spirit, a psychedelic folk rock band from Lawrence, Kansas . As one of the last shows of MOTMF, Spirit Is The Spirit played to a packed recordBar crowd last Saturday night. After the show, I got a quick interview with them.

Spirit Is The Spirit has been together for four years with a changing lineup. They have played MOTMF all four years since it’s inception in 2011. Currently, they are working on a few new tracks, some of which they played during their set on Saturday night. Frequenters of the recordBar in Kansas City, the members of Spirit Is The Spirit love this venue, and claim Saturday night’s performance was “the best night we’ve ever played at the recordBar.” Speaking as a member of the crowd, I would have to agree it sounded fantastic. Of all the bands I was able to see at MOTMF, they were one of my favorites. Some bands sound better in the studio, but Spirit Is The Spirit can definitely rock an energetic and even comical live set, at one point jokingly claiming to be the band 98 Degrees. Not that anyone believed them, their joke still received a warm laugh from the audience.

Spirit Is The Spirit has only played in Manhattan once, playing a set in the basement of Auntie Mae’s Parlor, but asked if Manhattan would have them back. Eager to perform again in the Little ​Apple, they jokingly asked if they could play a rooftop house show. It is unknown if Spirit Is The Spirit will ever head west to Wildcat Country anytime soon, but it is assumed they would be well received.

For their next show, they will be playing a special set for the film section of MOTMF on Sunday, April 20th. For this section of MOTMF, bands play songs from different movie soundtracks. With it being 4/20, Spirit Is The Spirit will be playing songs from the movie “Dazed and Confused” at the Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Kansas City at6:00pm.

—Nick Fief

Photo: K-State Alumni Association Archives
Feb. 24.

The History of Kansas State University’s Radio Station

Photo: K-State Alumni Association Archives

Photo: K-State Alumni Association Archives

Earlier today, on Twitter, the K-State Alumni Association asked if any of their followers knew of someone who had worked for K-State’s radio station.  A number of people started to ask about the station’s history.  To appease that demand, we present “The History of Kansas State University’s Radio Station” written by our own John Forsee.

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Dec. 02.

91.9 Gives

 

Bring nonperishable food items to the 91.9 Union Studio to help out a good cause. 

Donaters have a chance to win tickets and 91.9 swag.

Decemeber 2nd- 20th, 2013.

#919gives

December Poster

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Nov. 20.

First Woman to do Color Commentary in a Football Game

 

Be part of history, listen to the Wildcat World of Sports as we talk to our own Lindsay McNary about being the first woman to do color commentary in a football game for The Wildcat 91.9. Color commentary is post-play analysis, in which one talks about what happened in the previous play.

 

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Nov. 12.

Thanks K-State

Come into the station and fill out a card saying what you are thankful for here at K-State and you will have the chance to be entered to win some concert tickets, to artists like Janelle Monae and Less than Jake!

You can also print out your own thank you card, then bring it to the station, send it to a friend, or use it for any of your Thanksgiving needs!

Happy Thanksgiving! #Thanks919

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Oct. 30.

Costume Contest!

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Oct. 29.

Spooktacular At The Wildcat 91.9

What exactly are we doing for the Spooktacular? If I remember correctly we are playing Halloween music all day long on Halloween and giving out tickets to the best costume submission on twitter? Is that right and am I missing anything.

That’s exactly what we’re planning on doing! :)

@Wildcat919

Oct. 16.

Pumpkin Painting

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Oct. 15.

Public Occurrences, Episode 41: China’s One Child Polic

This week’s Public Occurrences is an interview with Shengyi Wang, a Chinese journalism major at Kansas State University. The first part of the interview is on the enforcement, exemptions, and consequences of China’s one child policy. The second part of the interview is about Shengyi herself, what she thought about growing up in China, what she thinks of the United States, and her post-graduation plans.

Listen: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/g9qm7td86knzopm/China‘s_One_Child_Policy.mp3

Oct. 15.

Public Occurrences, Episode 40: International Buddies

On this week’s Public Occurrences Jason Beets interviews Ron Sullivan, the president of the International Buddies program at K-State. Ron discusses International Buddies’ upcoming event, Carpe Diem, which is open to the public and will take place in the Union Ballroom on November 1. The government shutdown and Russian-Lithuanian tensions as well as world news from Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria are also covered on this week’s Public Occurrences.

Listen: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/paupkpbwzwgmrlz/International_Buddies.mp3

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