Andy Frasco, songwriter from Los Angeles, performed in Manhattan Feb. 1-2 to a very enthusiastic crowd at Aggie Central Station. We got to sit down with Andy before the show to chat about his music and his new album. Check it out!
A few of us here at The Wildcat 91.9 will be joining The Hype Weekly in Wamego this Saturday to serve on the judges board for the 2nd Annual Hype Weekly Dance-a-Thon. At The Columbian Theater in Wamego, couples from around the area will have the chance to compete against each other for several honors including Best Dressed Couple, Swingin-est Cats and for the chance to be on the cover of the next issue of The Hype Weekly.
The band The Phaetons will be performing at the event as well. The Wildcat 91.9 is happy to serve as judges for the event to choose the most enthusiastic dancers in the region. The doors open at 7pm, as well as the bar at The Columbia Theater. There will also be food and drinks provided by Radina’s and Varsity Donuts. All proceeds made from the event will go to The Manhattan Emergency Shelter and the Wamego Senior Center. Join the Wildcat 91.9 on Saturday to watch couples compete against each other in the 2nd Annual Hype Weekly Dance-a-thon. For more information or to find out how to compete, you can visit thehypeweekly.com.
Manhattan, KS– So close, yet so far. K-State dropped a 59-55 heartbreaker last night to Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum.
K-State fought hard and stayed close the entire game but was never able to close the gap on No. 3 Kansas. The Cats were lead by Jr. Shane Southwell, who had a career game making 5 three pointers to give him 19 points and lead all players in scoring.
KU jumped out to an 18-10 lead midway through the first half and looked to be running away from the Cats until So. Angel Rodriguez breathed life into K-State and lead them on a 9-0 run, capped by a Southwell three pointer, to give K-State a 19-18 lead with 6:23 left in the half. Unfortunately for K-State, that was the last time they would lead in the game. Perry Ellis answered with a layup and K-State was never able to get closer than one the rest of the game.
Missed opportunities was the story of the game for Kansas State. The Cats went 9-30 from three point range and spurned many wide open looks. Star player Rodney McGruder was 3-9 and finished the night with just 13 points. Angel Rodriguez and Will Spradling were a combined 1-10 from behind the arc, while Southwell went 5-11. K-State was able to get wide open looks for the majority of the match up but were not able to hit the shots when it counted.
Nadir Tharpe went to the line for a one and one with the Jayhawks up 3 with 26 seconds left and calmly swished both to end the Cats realistic hopes.
With the loss K-State drops to 15-3 on the season and 4-1 in Big 12 play. Next up a big road matchup with Farmageddon rival Iowa State on Saturday. K-State will need a win to keep KU within their grasp.
The Wildcat 91.9 will be out in Aggieville this Thursday night at Aggie Station where local music management company Major Musicality is hosting it’s first ever local artist competition. The city of Manhattan will have the opportunity to hear from different artists ranging from rock to rap and watch them compete for favorite local act of the night. The artists are competing for cash prizes, gifts from local businesses and recording time at Nue Wave Recording studios here in Manhattan. Major Musicality artist Pat Roberts will be also be performing to open the show and will also play a short, closing set as well after the competing artists. The artists performing in the competition include Nearly Flightless, Proof Skywalker, Shaq Gonzo and many more.
The Wildcat 91.9 will be out at the contest with your hookup for some Wildcat 91.9 schwag like ping pong balls, bracelets, coasters, pens and more. Following the concert, will be the after-party held by Major Musicality with DJ Kid Supreme until 2am. The event is available to those 21 and up, and you can visit majormusicality.com to learn more about admission for the show and for more information on the local artist competition. Join the Wildcat 91.9 at Aggie Station Thursday night to hear from some of the finest in Manhattan local music!
KSU is a great school in almost every respect, though business grads have taken a beating over the past few years when it comes to job placements and starting salaries. Things may soon be on the mend, however. The Wildcat 91.9 has reached out to business expert Abigail West to walk readers through some of the changes ahead — and what the school can learn from recent success stories like the stellar reviews coming out of UT-Austin. Abigail writes a lot about business school, and recently reviewed the top MBA programs of this year on her main website.
Improving Job Prospects for MBAs in the South and Midwest
An October 2012 survey of over 3,000 employers found that US companies only saw a 2% hiring growth. Employers continue to look for MBA graduates with at least three years of work experience behind them, creating a difficult market for recent graduates. Only 6.2% of respondents say they prefer those students, down from 12% in 2009. In 2012, the MBA Career Services Council found fewer schools reporting an increase in on-campus recruiting, and most of those that did reported modest increases. The struggles do not end for students who find work, either. Salaries for MBA grads have hovered around $90,000 since 2008, when the global financial collapse significantly changed the perceived value of an MBA throughout the marketplace. In the midst of these these disheartening trends, though, the University of Texas at Austin has found remarkable growth by investing in the city’s rich culture. Taking a close look at UT’s success may help other programs — including those at Kansas — pick up speed.
Already feeling stress for finals week? Well, the Wildcat 91.9 is here to remind the K-State campus about the special treats that Hale Library will have to offer.
For this upcoming Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, Hale would like to reward students by treating them to a ‘Caffeine Fix’ study break. From 10pm to midnight, students can take a break from their vigorous studying to snack on various foods and drink items. Local favorites such as Einstein Bros Bagels, Jimmy Johns, Panera Bread, Varsity Donuts, Monster Energy and Bluestem Bistro will be provided as part of this semester finals week treats.
This Sunday night you can find the Wildcat 91.9 at ‘Caffeine Fix’ from 10-11pm. As part of our 8 Days of Hanukkah, students have the chance to register for the Sunday night giveaway! Along with the chance to register, students can also snatch up some of our favorite 91.9 schwag!
For more information and updates regarding this week’s ‘Caffeine Fix’ follow us on twitter @Wildcat919 or you can follow @kstatelibraries to stay updated as well. As always, we would like to wish our listeners good luck during finals week and have a relaxing and safe holiday break!
-Taylor Von Elling, senior in digital media
As part of ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ the Wildcat 91.9 is bringing 12 Days of Christmas and 8 Days of Hanukkah to our listeners! Now until Friday December 14th, a new lucky caller will win a present from the Wildcat 91.9 everyday. Callers can win the chance to come into the KSDB studio and choose from the station’s variety of gifts. The presents for our listeners include concert tickets to The Night the Buzz Stole XMAS night one and night three. Concert tickets to Keane and Youngblood Hawke are available as well. Gift cards and some of the best albums of 2012 from Muse, Walk the Moon, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, Imagine Dragons and more are also options for winners! Stay updated through our Facebook page and Twitter account (@Wildcat919) to find out when to call in to win these prizes! Your chance to score one of these gifts ends December 14th so be sure to call into the station to start your holidays off right! From the Wildcat 91.9, Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays!
-Taylor Von Elling, senior in digital media
Manhattan, KS– For the second straight year the Wildcats and Head Coach Bill Snyder have outdone themselves. Picked to finish 6th in the Big 12 preseason polls, the Wildcats have finished on top of the conference for just the second time ever. K-State put the finishing touches on its Big 12 title by “owning” Texas for the 5th straight time, 42-24.
K-State entered saturday’s match up needing a win to secure a Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth due to Oklahoma defeating TCU earlier in the day.
An emotionally charged night begin with one of the loudest senior night presentations in K-State history as three of K-State’s all time greats, Collin Klein, Arthur Brown, and Nigel Malone, were all playing their final game in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The eleventh episode of Public Occurrences is an interview with James Harmon from College Republicans on fiscal policy and the deficit. The episode also contains a story produced by KSDB faculty advisor Vern Wirka on a working telegraph station in California.