April 19, 2012
By David Lewis | Ranger Reporter
Amarillo College’s FM90 provides listeners with a wide variety of shows throughout the week. Genres such as R&B, alternative rock, heavy metal and country can be found on the community college radio station.
The FM90 staff is comprised of AC students, all of whom have different interests in music.
“It’s different than any other college station or even radio stations here in town,” said Travis Kemp, an FM90 disc jockey and host of Sunday night’s show called “All That Jazz.”
“We don’t air any commercials. It’s 100,000 watts of commercial-free power. It’s a lot more laidback, and for those of us that host block shows, we even get to make our own playlists.”
Trey Holt, FM90 music director and a mass communication major, said the station has a wide variety of shows, allowing for all to listen to their favorite genre of music at one time or another.
During the week, FM90 listeners can hear a lot of alternative rock from up-and-coming or under-the-radar bands.
Holt said the weekend’s playlist includes an R&B show on Saturday afternoons followed by the ”Tejano Throwback” in the evening. Sundays offer a total of eight different shows that include anything from country, blues and jazz to a show called “Putamayo,” which features music from countries around the world.
Andrew Henry, a student DJ and radio broadcast major, hosts the indie and all request shows from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays. He said it’s his fourth year to work for the station.
“It’s a fun, exciting job,” Henry said. “It’s a good radio station to be at. Being a college station, you can experiment and be in an atmosphere that is a lot different from being in a commercial station.”
Both Holt and Kemp said being student DJs and working with the station come with fun opportunities and perks.
“Sometimes we get free swag like key chains or bumper stickers or stuff like that,” Read more [...]