With all of the changes going on in the world we’re all trying to find our “new normal”. We’re doing the same here at FM90. Classes at Amarillo College have transitioned to online for the time being. While the radio station itself will still be on-air and online, students will not be in the control room. That means that many of our Specialty Shows will be pre-programmed, while others will be put on hold until we come back to the station.
In the meantime, our student DJs have been curating playlists on Spotify. Playlists from your favorite shows, new music playlists, and some just for fun. You can find those HERE.
Thank you for patience and for listening to Amarillo College’s FM90.
Hear the yell
Back to school
Ring the bell
Thanks to Mr. Jack White for letting me borrow his words about heading back to school. Fall is such a fun time for everyone. The leaves are changing, hoodie weather is coming, and classes at AC are in full swing.
Here at FM90 we’ve been going through a remodel and we’re putting the finishing touches on our new rooms. We’ll have pictures soon of the progress we’ve made since July 2nd. We’re creating a new space that will be welcoming to students and will enhance their curriculum by adding PODCASTING!
Thanks again to YOU, our loyal FM90 listener for sticking with us all these years and for always believing in our students. FM90 wouldn’t be what we are without YOU.
Amy Presley – FM90 Program Director
Summer is upon us! The smell of fresh cut grass, grills, and chlorine fill the air. FM90 has you covered in the Summer Music department. We add new music every week, plus we still have our normal lineup of specialty shows through the summer.
Two new shows are on Tuesday nights: The Golden Hour, hosted by Stevi, and Brown, hosted by Waste. Times vary based on the June Jazz schedule. The Golden Hour will be running from 6-7PM on Tuesdays through July 9th and will be back to its normal time of 7-8PM on July 16th. Brown will be back on July 16th at 8 PM.
The Golden Hour features Americana artists like Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, The Deltaz, Shakey Graves, and many more. Stevi plays your favorites and new tunes from the genre as well, plus she takes requests.
Brown features the weird and wacky side of music with artists like Frank Zappa, Ween, The Butthole Surfers, The Greenskeepers and more. Waste will also be taking your requests.
FM90 wants to thank everyone for listening during the summer while most of our students are enjoying their time off before school starts again in August.
FM90 Program Director
FM90 is getting ready for our second year of Vinylthon! On Saturday, April 13th we’ll be playing 5 hours of nothing but vinyl. This year we are excited to have support from Spinning Jenny’s House of Music in Shamrock. We’ll have some videos of my recent visit to the store coming soon.
Vinylthon is not only great to participate in because it’s fun, but it’s also a day of learning for our students. They get to witness the “old days” of radio and how DJs before them had to change records every 2 ½ minutes. The students are encouraged to bring their own vinyl and share stories about why it’s important to them. Last year our students brought everything from Zack Brown to Van Halen, even some Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
For the first time we’ll be including the first two hours of Body and Soul into Vinylthon. Brian Frank and I will be spinning our favorite “Old School Jams”.
We’re can’t wait for another chance to celebrate records and their importance in the history of radio. FM90 and Vinylthon can be heard on 89.9 FM and online right here at kacvfm.org.
It’s a Monday morning and I’m feeling grateful (a rare and unnatural occurrence for a Monday). I spent the weekend with The Brevet, who blew the roof off the GoldenLight Cantina on Saturday night.
The band, who hails from California, played for the first time in Amarillo to a full capacity crowd. Playing songs from their entire catalog, but focusing on songs from their latest album, ‘LEGS’. The crowd was prompted by lead singer Aric Chase Damm to clap and sing along. It was a tall order for a band that didn’t have an opening act, but after the first song, no one seemed to remember they walked out on a cold stage.
People danced, clapped, and sang along to songs, specifically “Gateway Drug”, which Damm exclaimed afterwards, “I didn’t know you guys knew that one.” The band finished out their set with “So Long”, another FM90 favorite.
The merch line was packed, and I myself waited over an hour to say goodnight to the band before they made the trek back to California that night.
Thank you again to the GoldenLight for their hospitality and hard work putting this show together. Of course, a huge thank you to The Brevet for the music, energy, and love you poured out to the crowd. And, thank you to all of the FM90 listeners who have been by our side for so many years. Our students learn what REAL radio is because of you!
FM90 is excited to present The Brevet to the GoldenLight Cantina on Saturday, February 23rd.
I recently did an interview with Aric Chase Damm, the lead singer for The Brevet and he is excited to play Amarillo for the first time ever. The band will be supporting their newest album ‘LEGS’. FM90 has had a great response to the two latest singles from the album, “So Long” and “Gateway Drug”.
The Brevet hails from California and pride themselves on the energy they bring to their live shows. With Damm’s commanding voice leading the charge, the songs have instantly recognizable hooks that will have you singing along before the end.
FM90 is giving away tickets to the show, autographed merch, and dinner with the band. We’ll have chances to get qualified before the February 20th drawing.
Tickets for the show are on sale now: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3918678
We can’t wait to see everyone on the 23rd!