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    Peaceful Oasis TomAz's Avatar
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    KTRU is the student-run radio station at Rice University in Houston. I worked there (volunteer) from 1980 to 1983 with a weekly 3-hour time slot. The station is completely independent and completely student-run. It is quirky, amateur, weird, and at its worse, kind of dumb. But it is also a hell of a lot of fun and a real breath of fresh air in a media world dominated by Clear Channel and, on the public side, by NPR.

    Now the Rice University administration is selling the station to the University of Houston, who will make it an all-classical format, so they can run NPR 24/7 on their existing station.

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    I don't expect any of you to give two shits about these particulars, but the idea of losing an independent student-run station to the middle-aged geezers with big ugly sweaters who think Terry Gross is interesting might interest a few of you.

    KTRU website

    http://savektru.org/

    and for those of you who believe in such things, there is even a petition you can sign.
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    Default Re: Save KTRU

    Wait a minute, Terry Gross IS interesting you asshole.
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    Terry Gross has interviewed David Bowie and Thom Yorke. Win.
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    You guys might be interested in this:

    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    You had me until the pointless swipe at Terry Gross. And that sweater is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    You guys might be interested in this:

    HOW DARE YOU GO THROUGH MY CLOSET!
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