Monthly Archives: August 2011

Classical Midday – Aug 29 edition

Classical Midday on Monday, at 10:30 AM, following the Talk At Ten program, will feature Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, a ballet in one act. Among other selections, until 1 PM, are The Paris Quartets by Georg Phillip Telemann.

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‘BECOMING KINKY’ COMES TO THE CROWLEY THEATER IN MARFA

“Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman” is a new musical play about the life of Kinky Friedman, the iconoclastic Texas musician, author, and political figure. It will make its West Texas debut on Saturday September 3 at 7:30 … Continue reading

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Tower maintenance Saturday

The terrestrial signal of 93.5 FM will be going off-air for two hours this morning as we do work on the KRTS Tower in the Davis Mountains. Roughly from 9 AM to 11 AM 4 PM CT. Thanks for your … Continue reading

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Saturdays in August: The Moth Radio Hour

Tune in to KRTS Marfa Saturdays at 6 PM in August to hear some of the best storytelling in public radio. This month, we’ll be broadcasting the entire 4th season of The Moth Radio Hour. Moth storytellers stand alone, under … Continue reading

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KRTS Adds Two New Shows

KRTS Marfa Public Radio is now bringing two new shows to Far West Texas airwaves, American Public Media’s Marketplace and American Routes.

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Wednesday, Aug 24 Specials

Tune in this afternoon for two specials on KRTS. At 3 PM, tune in for a tribute to famed lyricist Jerome “Jerry” Leiber, who died Monday. Hear Nick Spitzer of “American Routes” interview Leiber and his songwriting partner Mike Stoller, … Continue reading

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Marfa School Cuts

The mood was glum at the Marfa School Board meeting on Monday night, as volunteer trustees wrestled with the fact that state budget funds were even less than expected. Across several weeks, cuts were made across the board – to … Continue reading

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Fire on Burro Mesa in BBNP

UPDATE Monday, August 15 @ 9 AM: The Burro Mesa Fire is 100% contained, assisted in part by rain over the weekend. The fire officially burned 1,946 acres. UPDATE Friday, August 12 @ 6 PM: The wildfire that began on … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Sons

Classical music on KRTS can be heard after the Talk At Ten 10 AM interview program on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Monday’s episode of Classical Midday, host Roseland Klein features compositions by two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous sons: Carl-Philip Emanuel … Continue reading

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Governor Perry, presidential contender

Today Rick Perry, governor of Texas since 2000, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. Yesterday (Friday) on All Things Considered, NPR took a look at his West Texas roots. Hear the story.

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