A new year is here, and KXUA is fully embracing the opportunity to change and grow for the better. While we are still heavily focused on bringing you the best in music, we’ve done a bit of thinking and have decided to expand beyond your car radio.
You’ve likely already seen some of the results of our experimentation: We’ve introduced more journalistic programming like Newswave and Minority Report to our schedule, our latest selections are shared on Spotify, and there’s more tweeting than before. We’re pleased with the feedback that we’ve gotten, so now we’re going even further to better serve the University of Arkansas and the community at large.
Our first big change for the year is an exciting one: We’re joining Spinitron. This means that you can see on our website what’s playing live on the radio and stream and also have the ability to look back at previous shows and see the playlists. This has been a major request and we often get emails and calls asking what songs were playing, so we’re very excited to be bringing this to you. Our Spinitron playlists and live playlist will become publicly available in the coming weeks while we train our DJs to use it and fine tune a few things.
It looks like it’s finally my turn! But we’re still not done yet. We’ll have at least one more top music article soon enough. -Ed.
2016 marked my first anniversary with KXUA in October and my first semester as the station manager. It’s been nothing short of exciting, and music has been even more present in my life than ever before. With that in mind, I’m glad to present my first albums of the year list.
- Mitski – Puberty 2
Mitski created the best album of 2016 without a doubt. Puberty 2 feels incredibly raw but carefully honed to perfection simultaneously. Continue reading KXUA’s Top 5 Of 2016: Station Manager Lucas Coberly
The new year is here, but we still have some lists to go to keep things interesting here during the winter break. Today’s Top 5 list comes from our Associate Music Director Nick Logan, who tends our electronic/hip hop rotation. -Ed.
1) James Blake – The Colour In Anything
Now that finals have finished and the station is once again operating smoothly, we’re proud to present our next top 5 list from our other Co-Music director, Ethan Owen. A disclaimer from him: “Making this list is extremely difficult for me and I am not confident in my choices. I love all of them.”
1. El Perro Del Mar – KoKorro: I really enjoyed everything about this album, from beginning to end. Awesome sounds and influences and great songs. Continue reading KXUA’s Top 5 Of 2016: Co-Music Director Ethan Owen