Apr. 22.

The Wildcat 91.9 Quiz Bowl, Part One

Mr. California hosts a quizbowl between Mike Pereira and the Mad Scientist while DJ Roo and Maverick McCoy try to help them cheat from the next room!

Mar. 15.

K-State Downs Texas, Rematch with Oklahoma State Next

Kansas City- K-State hadn’t won a Big 12 Championship game since they made the finals in 2010. Rodney McGruder made sure that streak ended Thursday night in Kansas City.

Rodney McGruder dominate the Longhorns all night, in route of a K-State 66-49 victory in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship

“It’s a good win.  We’ve talked about Texas, how much improvement they’ve made over the last stretch, with Kabongo back, changes their team, and I think they’re 6‑3, since he got back.  And since we played them they were 4‑1, and basically beat the same teams, most of the same team, Oklahoma State, along that stretch. We knew we had a game.  When we saw the big lineup, we thought they would play zone.” Said K-State Head Coach Bruce Weber.

Weber was right. Texas, (16-17, 7-11) stayed in a 2-3 zone all night long in an attempt to keep K-State out of the paint. It worked, for a while anyways.

Texas jumped out to an early 7-1 lead, and looked ready to give the No. 11 K-State Wildcats a game. But Angel Rodriguez hit two three pointers to lead K-State on a 14-2 lead to give the cats a 15-9 lead of their own, and they never looked back.

Despite only taking a 34-28 lead into halftime, K-State never seemed to be truly threatened by Texas. Especially McGruder.

McGruder put together a 1st team all Big 12 performance, scoring 24 points to go along with 7 rebounds.

“The shots that I took today where open shots.  And I was fortunate enough to make half of them.  And Angel found me a couple of times on the break and on the wing.  So I just gotta thank my teammates for finding me tonight.” McGruder said in the post game interview.

K-State put the game to bed with 9 minutes remaining in the second half when McGruder buried a three pointer to beat the shot clock, and then quickly laid the ball in again 20 seconds later in transition to put K-State up 18.

With Thomas Gipson in foul trouble, and Jordan Henriquez struggling with a back injury, it was Freshman DJ Johnson who was the start big man for K-State.

In 15 minutes of action, Johnson was a perfect 4-4 from the field, scoring 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to tie McGruder for the team high.

“Omari went in a couple minutes, Nino went in a couple minutes, but D.J., Darrell Johnson, who was good in the year and he always gives us a minute or two, but he was huge for us.  So that was great.  With J.O.’s (Henriquez) back kind of struggling, we needed somebody with Thomas in foul trouble.  And like we have all year, somebody stepped up, and Darrell was definitely the difference maker tonight.” said K-State Head coach Bruce Weber in the postgame.

With the win, K-State progresses to the Big 12 Championship semi finals on Friday night at 9:00 where they will take on Oklahoma State.

Mar. 09.

Congrats to Kristin for Finding the Leprechaun!

Congratulations to Kristin from Lawrence for finding the Wildcat 91.9 leprechaun on Fake Patty’s Day in Lawrence. She wins concert tickets, Fake Patty’s Day beads, and 91.9 schwag! The Wildcat 91.9 leprechaun will be down in Aggieville again next Saturday for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, so be sure to stay on the lookout for him.

Mar. 07.

Fake Patty’s Day 2013 SafeRide and The Riley Ride

Fake Patty’s Day is this Saturday, March 9 and it’s been a staple party of the year in Manhattan, KS for the past several years. It is recognized by local law enforcement and they have vocalized they will be on alert and making sure participants are abiding by the law on Saturday.

SafeRide and The Riley Ride will be extending their hours on Saturday to ensure participants in Fake Patty’s Day won’t drink and drive. SafeRide will start running busses from noon on Saturday until 3am Sunday night, with extra busses running during peak hours. The Riley Ride will be extending their normal hours of operation until 4am Sunday night.

Have fun Saturday during Manhattan’s biggest party of the year, be smart and choose a safe way home. Spending the night in jail decked in green sounds a lot less fun.

SafeRide: http://www.k-state.edu/osas/saferide/

The Riley Ride: http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=2047

Sep. 26.

Aggiefest 2012

Manhattan Music Coalition’s 7th annual Aggiefest is just around the corner! This upcoming Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29 you will hear live music coming from every corner of Aggieville.

With more than 85 bands prepared to share their music throughout the ‘ville, be ready to hear their tunes flooding from Auntie Mae’s Parlor, Beach Museum of Art, Dusty Bookshelf, KatHouse Lounge, Mojo’s Beach Bar, O’Malley’s, Pat’s Bue Rib’n, and Triangle Park. Each participating bar has their own entrance fee and age limit decided and can be found online through the Aggiefest 2012 Facebook page.

All 85 plus bands offer a variety of multi-genre music and will be playing from 6pm until close Friday night and 4pm until close Saturday night. You can find more information including the full schedule of where each band plays online at http://www.aggieville.org/events/event.aspx?id=203.

Along with Aggiefest, The Manhattan Music Coalition is presenting the 2nd annual Visual Arts Festival this weekend as well. Aggieville will feature an ‘Art Walk’ in several of the shops and pubs down the ‘ville. Art pieces from local and regional artists will be featured and participants will even have the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase the artwork.

To experience Aggiefest 2012 and participate in the Art Walk, you can purchase a ticket from On the Wildside or Sisters of Sound in Aggieville.

The Wildcat 91.9 will be out at Aggiefest on Saturday from 1-4. DJ Roo will do The Garage live from Aggieville as an Aggiefest special. Feel free to stop by The Wildcat 91.9 table to say hello and score some free 91.9 schwag! Make sure to get involved with this music filled weekend and support Aggiefest 2012!

-Taylor Von Elling, senior in digital media 

Sep. 21.

Music and Pop Culture Update!

Love music? Well here at the Wildcat 91.9 so do we, and some of the most recent news in the music industry has caught our eye.

This upcoming season of American Idol has just announced its new set of judges. Along with the familiar face of host Ryan Seacrest, be ready to see Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and veteran Randy Jackson fill the judges seats. Interested in these judges hearing your talent? Go to http://www.americanidol.com/auditions/ for audition information for the 12th season.

Lady GaGa’s recently shaved head was tattooed during a live launch of her new fragrance ‘Fame’. The bottom portion of her scalp was shaved in honor of photographer Terry Richardson’s late mother, and the tattoo she received in front of the crowd symbolizes the Renaissance era as a tribute to her Italian heritage.

Amy Winehouse’s ashes have finally been put to rest. Winehouse, who died in July 2011, was buried by about 70 of her closest friends and family members in London this past week.

Artist Katy Perry was given her very own Barbie Doll! The Katy Perry inspired doll was complete with the blue hair, sparkly microphone and even her trademark long eyelashes inspired from her ‘California Gurls’ video. The doll was auctioned off at a charity event to benefit Project Angel Food which is an organization to nourish men, women and children affected by HIV, AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.

Stay tuned for more music industry updates here on the Wildcat 91.9!

Sep. 13.

Win tickets to see My Marionette perform at Project Independent 2012

Stay tuned to the The Wildcat 91.9 this week, as we will be giving out two concert tickets to the Project Independent 2012 concert in Salina, Kansas!  The concert will feature the area’s top hard rock and metal bands from 6:15pm to 10:30pm this upcoming Sunday, September 16th.

Project Independent is also part of a live HD webcast that gives the bands a chance to receive offers from various entertainment services such as Sony/RED, THC Music and Dark Harvest Records.

One of our very own, featured bands on The Wildcat 91.9 will also be part of Project Independent 2012. My Marionette from Manhattan, KS, will hit the stage from 9:15pm to 9:45pm. Through their unique genre of hardcore/metalcore/dance, My Marionette is sure to show off their individuality as well as impress the crowd.

Not only can you catch My Marionette on the Project Independent stage as well as The Wildcat 91.9, but they will also be making an appearance at the upcoming Aggiefest 2012 in Aggieville Friday, September 28th. To learn and hear more from My Marionette, you can like them on Facebook and find them on Reverbnation.com.

Don’t forget to stay tuned to the The Wildcat 91.9 this Friday when we give out two concert tickets to Project Independent 2012! Doors open at 6pm sharp. All ages are allowed, but you must have a ticket to enter the event. The concert location is at The Factory – 232 N Santa Fe Ave, Salina KS 67401.

-Taylor Von Elling, senior in digital media

Sep. 11.

A Silent Film Interview: Robert Stevenson

Our Music Director, Elijah Kampsen got a chance to speak with Robert Stevenson of A Silent Film about life on the road as a touring musician. Hear the full interview HERE!


Jul. 05.

Aptly-Titled Follow-Up

Clocking in at just under 33 minutes, Abandon All Ships’ Infamous leaves little room to slow. The first single, title track “Infamous” is an unrivaled assault of brutal breakdowns and catchy choruses, and sets the bar high for the subsequent 8 tracks. But it seems the album is extremely hit or miss, with not a whole lot of grey area.
Beginning with “Good Old Friend,” an immediately recognizable blend of hard rave and even harder metal rears its adequately prepared for head-banging brain. Moments later, AAS-star Martin Broda instigates his own assault, lacking the punch of the preceding screams, but making up for it in raw emotion and fanciful descant. The track asserts an even bigger sound than the last album, and is inarguably hard-hitting. “Good Old Friend” blends seamlessly into title track “Infamous” with its digital glitch shouts that in no way prepare the listener for the irresistible chorus extremely uncharacteristic of the metalcore genre. Egotistical lyrics are fine once in a while, as long as the guys don’t make it a habit, and they do make for a perfect segway into the hip-hop bridge. Finally, the outro of the song can only be described as killer. (more…)

Jul. 05.

An Immaculate Experiment

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.”