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.
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, and possibly the first woman to ever do color commentary for football in the history of the sport. Color commentary is post-play analysis, in which one talks about what happened in the previous play.
“Sugarcane” – Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
Noise pop/electronic duo (I would call it ‘chainsaw pop’) Sleigh Bells released their third album, Bitter Rivals on October 8th. It rides on the heels of the acclaimed Treats and Reign of Terror.
“Memorial Fields” – Yuck Glow and Behold
London based lo-fi rock group Yuck has moved on after the departure of their lead singer Daniel Blumberg, and released their sophomore l.p. Glow and Behold. Yuck features a sound that is reminiscent of early 90’s lo fi rock (think Pavement, Built to Spill, etc.). Glow and Behold was released on September 30th.
“Crazy for You” – The Dirtbombs Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!
Detroit garage rock legends The Dirtbombs have never released the same album twice. 2001’s Ultraglide in Black was an R&B/Gospel Rock album. Party Store, released in 2010, featured covers of Detroit techno and house music songs. Now, they have released Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey! (Oh my god that title). Front man Mick Collins describes it as ‘bubble gum pop’. Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey! was released on September 30th.
“We Sink” – Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe
Much hyped Scottish electro pop band Chvrches finally released their debut l.p. on September 24th. The success of advance singles “Gun” and “The Mother We Share” have received extensive radio play, and early e.p. Recover was well received critically.
Spanish alternative dance group Delorean released Apar in mid-September. They will be playing Riot Room in Kansas City on November 2nd (91.9 TICKET GIVEAWAY).
“This Lonely Morning” – Best Coast Fade Away
Bethany Constentino fronted Best Coast will release an E.P. entitled Fade Away on October 22nd. It is the first release for the surf/garage pop group since their 2012 l.p. The Only Place.
“The Truth” – Dr. Dog B-Room
Pennsylvania based psych folk band Dr. Dog released their 7th full l.p., entitled B-Room, on October 1st. They will play Liberty Hall in Lawrence next spring. They will play Liberty Hall in Lawrence in March.
English rockers Arctic Monkeys released their 5th studio album, titled AM, on September 9th. Monkeys front man Alex Turner says that the album is a homage to the influential classic rock band The Velvet Underground. AM will feature guest appearances by Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age) and drummer Pete Thomas (drummer for Elvis Costello and Tom Waits).
“Reflektor” – Arcade Fire Reflektor
Recorded in secret under the moniker ‘The Reflektors’, Canadian based rock group Arcade Fire will released their 4th full lp on October 29th. The ad advance single, which is the title track, was released on September 9th at 9:00pm in select locations around the country. The James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) produced track features backup vocals by David Bowie.
Moving on without former bassist Kim Deal, legendary Boston rock group Pixies released new music for the first time in 9 years in 2013. EP1 was released without any prior announcement on September 3rd. They will play Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland in Kansas City on February 11th (Cults are opening).
“The Wire” – Haim Days Are Gone
L.A. based Haim (Hi-Um) is composed of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, along with drummer Dash Hutton. They released their debut album, Days are Gone, on September 30th. Their sound is reminiscent of other 80’s throwback electro pop groups, like Chvrches and Capital Cities. They will play The Granada in Lawrence on October 10th (91.9 TICKET GIVEAWAY).
“Nine is God” – Wavves Grand Theft Auto 5
Artists to record material exclusively for the video game soundtrack include: Wavves, The Chain Gang of 1974, Twin Shadow, Yeasayer, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, and BJ the Chicago Kid. The soundtrack was released on September 24th.
Vegas dance rock group teamed up with Anthony Gonzalez (M83) for this special release single, released on September 16th. The track will be featured on the soon to be released Killers Greatest Hits compilation, due in November.
“Team” – Lorde Pure Heroine
16 year old New Zealand singer/songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde will release her debut l.p. Pure Heroine on October 1st. After self-releasing her e.p. The Love Club digitally, Lorde was quickly signed to Universal Records. Advance single “Royals” has been played nationally on commercial and college radio stations alike.
“Rolling Waves” – The Naked and Famous In Rolling Waves
New Zealand based electro/alternative band The Naked and Famous released their second full l.p., entitled In Rolling Waves, on September 16th.
“Stand on the Horizon” – Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand released their 4th l.p., Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, on August 27th. They’ll be playing The Granada in Lawrence on October 8th.
“Sleepwalking” – The Chain Gang of 1974 Grand Theft Auto 5
“High Road” – Cults Static
New York City Indie pop group Cults will release their second full album, Static, late 2013. “High Road” is the second single. They will open for Pixies at Arvest Bank Theater in Kansas City on February 11th.
“Dust” – Jacuzzi Boys Jacuzzi Boys
After 2 well received albums (particularly, the success of the single “Bricks or Coconuts”), Florida garage rockers Jacuzzi Boys will release their third full l.p. (which is self-titled) on September 10th. “Double Vision” is one of two advance singles, along with “Domino Moon.” They will play Czar Bar in Kansas City on October 24th (91.9 TICKET GIVEAWAY).
“Bite My Tongue” – King Khan and the Shrines Idle No More
After years collaborating with Mark Sultan (aka BBQ) and Black Lips, Indian/Canadian rock front man Arish Ahmad Khan returns to his psychedelic group The Shrines in 2013 with Idle No More. They will be playing Record Bar in Kansas City on October 20th.
New Local Music
“God 69” – Das Mobius Mystery Box
After a (long) hiatus, Junction City based electronic group Das Mobius is re-releasing their 2003 album Mystery Box.
“Lament” – Starving in Style Single
Manhattan alt rock group Starving in Style.
“Shadows” – Quiet Corral Ancestors
Lawrence based alternative folk group Quiet Corral released their new album, Ancestors, in late September.
“Street Fighter II” – The ACB’s Stona Rosa
Kansas City alt pop group.
This year, 91.9 will reward you for being patriotic for the 4th of July! We will give you a chance to submit photos of you showing some love for the red, white, and bue and ick the one we think is the most creative, patriotic and the overall coolest way to celebrate the holiday. We’re looking for unique barbecues, awesome outfits, cool deocations,and such. The contestant we deem the winner will get tickets to Buzz Beach Ball with Phoenix, Awolnation, Alt-J, Cage The Elephant and more in September. Get those photos in by midnight on July 5 to show us your patriotism.
The KSDB Advisory Board recently elected myself, Jennifer Edgar, as the Program Director for the Wildcat 91.9 for the upcoming summer, fall, and spring semesters, and I couldn’t be more excited to serve you and the Wildcat 91.9 in this position! I’m currently accepting applications and cover letters for all executive staff positions for the summer and fall semesters.
I’m looking for passionate, innovative, and responsible individuals who are interested in growing and learning in the field of radio and broadcasting. If you were on staff before, I encourage you to re-apply for your position. If you were not an executive staff member the previous semester, I encourage you to apply as well! Every interested individual will have the opportunity to interview with me about their prospective position on staff.
To apply, I will need an up-to-date resume, and a cover letter specifying which job you are applying for, why you feel you would be a successful fit for this job, and how you plan to serve in that position. Please also include your availability to work over the summer, as The Wildcat 91.9 broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. All applications and cover letters can be emailed to me at email@example.com no later than Friday, May 10.
To learn more about the executive staff positions available at KSDB, please see the attached document. If you’d like more information, you’re welcome to contact me with any questions you have. NOTE: You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Kansas State University to be employed with KSDB.
Positions to apply for:
Music director reports to the program director and attends staff and general meetings, and coordinates music meetings. Music director manages rock DJs as well as the music department, the rotation of the music, inserts new music and works to ensure diversity throughout the music department. He or she ensures that all songs are FCC compliant. The music director communicates regularly with record companies to solicit free music, and maintains relationships with record companies and attempts to get promotional items. The music director also works with local musicians for airplay and event coordination.
Promotions director promotes the station’s image, programs and activities. He or she works closely with the program director to create on-air promotions and generates publicity for station thought events, contests and programs with major focus on campus events. The promotions director ensures that FCC regulations are observed with all events, contests and promotions. The promotions director creates press releases for station activities, achievements and fund raising activities and must work with other campus media to take full advantage of cross promotion possibilities. He or she communicates with Union Program Council to coordinate promotion, and schedules and staffs informational tables at events on campus and the surrounding community.
Sports director recruits and trains the sports staff, assigns sports reporters covering a variety of sports, and handles all scheduling and programming of live sporting event coverage with approval from program director and station manager. He or she schedules staff for all live broadcast responsibilities, and trains staff on equipment and checkout procedures. The sports director is responsible for making sure equipment is available and in working order. The sports director also determines the semester schedule for general sports programming with approval of the program director and station manager. He or she is responsible for requesting and securing required press passes to sporting events and increasing coverage of underrepresented sports. The sports director must communicate with away athletic departments and ensure that required connections are available. Other responsibilities include arranging and confirming travel and transportation arrangements for away sporting events through the station manager, working with the underwriting director to promote underwriting of sports to allow for more diverse coverage, and maintaining a working relationship with the KSU athletic department.
The underwriting director reports to the station manager. He or she is responsible for soliciting funds to benefit the radio station by way of paid underwriting agreements, promoting concerts and in-kind service agreement, and working with the station manager and program director to arrange remotes and talent services for events in the community and on campus. The underwriting director maintains records of all agreements with underwriters and sponsors and works with the program director and station manager to ensure all announcements are on-air quality, of the stipulated length, and conform to all contractual arrangements and FCC regulations. He or she will maintain regular contact with all underwriters and sponsors and will work with Marlene Franke to ensure that proper accounting procedures are followed.
Urban director reports to the program director and attends staff and general meetings, and coordinates urban music meetings. Urban director manages urban DJs as well as the urban music department, the rotation of the music, inserts new music, and works to ensure diversity throughout the department. He or she also ensures that all urban music is FCC compliant. The urban director communicates regularly with record companies to solicit free music, and maintains relationships with record companies and attempts to get promotional items. The urban director also works with local musicians for airplay and event coordination.
The production director reports to the program director. He or she attends staff and general meetings. The production director is responsible for all recorded material to be played on-air, including liners, sweepers, IDs, and PSAs. This director is also responsible to keeping the current rotation of liners, sweepers, IDs, and PSAs fresh, updated, and of on-air quality. The production director works closely with the promotions director to ensure all promotional events are discussed on-air and recorded to replay in an FCC compliant manner. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching students how to use Adobe Audition, including creating a specialty show, intro/outro, liners, IDs, or PSAs.
The multimedia director is responsible for channel 25, and the KSDB youtube account. The multimedia director supervises and monitors the Wildcat 91.9′s TV presence and incorporates station promotions, underwriting information, recruitment materials, and educational information on channel 25 and the youtube account. He or she also works on the production of videos, and posting videos and audio to the website and other internet sources. The multimedia director is also responsible for maintaining the slideshow on the television station. This director works with the promotion director and the web director to utilize promotion of shows, events, and the station through the use of the internet and TV.
The web director is responsible for the station website and social media networks. He or she works closely with the multimedia director and the promotions director. He or she must maintain the station website, usernames, and passwords to social media outlets. The web director supervises and monitors the Wildcat 91.9′s online presence and incorporates station promotions, underwriting information, recruitment materials, and educational information in the website and social media. He or she is responsible for maintaining the layout and appearance of the website and all social media, including updating the logo or banners to match promotions, seasons, or holidays.
The news director reports to the program director and is responsible for running the news department, recruiting and training reporters, and assigning stories to staff reporters. He or she monitors wire services, and assists in identifying important news issues within the community. Daily newscasts will be scheduled with the assistance of the program director. The news director reports and records news daily and submits weekly news summaries to the station manager. He or she builds relationships with campus entities and news organizations, coordinates equipments, and ensures news staff has been trained on equipment. The news director also ensures that needed equipment is available for check out. All news programming is archived.
The Wildcat 91.9 is sending you on an Easter scavenger hunt for cool schwag, CDs, and concert tickets. Scattered around campus Thursday and Friday will be six 91.9 Easter eggs with surprises inside. Find the egg, open it up to see what you win, and bring it to the Wildcat 91.9 studios in the K-State Union to redeem your prize. You could win Wildcat 91.9 bracelets and T-shirts, CDs from the 91.9 Music Vault, and you could even find some tickets to see bands and groups like Vampire Weekend, Postal Service, or Jay and Silent Bob. Just bring the egg and its contents to the 91.9 studio and get hooked up with prizes for Easter.
Here’s another Easter activity from yours truly. Katie Lei drew this fabulous piece of art and it needs to be colored. You can print these out, color them in with bright colors and bring them back to the Wildcat 91.9 studio for us to hang on the wall.
All day this Thursday, The Wildcat 91.9 is spreading the love and giving gifts for Valentine’s Day. Did you procrastinate too long when trying to find a gift for your significant other? We’ve got you covered. If you want a Valentines gift for yourself, we’d be happy to give you one from yours truly.
Every hour starting on The Show with Katie Lei and Madame A, we’ll be giving away Valentines Day themed gifts on the air. You can win Flux Pavillion tickets, Vampire Weekend tickets, some dancing and singing animals, a Russell Stovers gift set, a bottle of sparkling cranberry juice, Wildcat 91.9 t-shirts, and more.
•The Show- -win at 7:30am and 8:30 am
•Lance Leonard- win at 9:30am and 10:30am
•Mr. California- win at 11:30am and 12:30pm
•DJ Hennessy- win at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
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!
Going in to Life Cycles, my hopes were sky-high. I was expecting no less than a wholly inspiring follow-up to 2010’s Deceiver, and I am thrilled to say I wasn’t disappointed. In an effort that has gone awry for many a band before them, The Word Alive’s impressively experimental, yet extremely refined sophomore album can be filed in the thesaurus as the end-all antonym for “sophomore slump.”
“Dragon Spell” presents the album with a very eerie feel. The higher production quality than previous works is immediately evident, and contributes to a sound that is as immense as it is ruthless. With lyrics reverberating Deceiver favorites, long-time fans will have a hard time finding anything to their distaste on “Dragon Spell.” It serves as a fitting intro, seemingly stating “we haven’t forgotten where we came from, but we’re not slowing down.”