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Specialty Shows

KTSW Staple Shows

Other Side Drive, weekdays from 4 to 6 PM on KTSW 89.9.

Other Side Drive

Weekdays 4–6pm

Other Side Drive is KTSW’s afternoon drive time variety show. It is jam-packed with various segments varying each day from education to fun and informative. Hosted by our best DJ talent and incorporating live interviews, performances, and a request block there is easily something for everyone.

Get more info on Other Side Drive.

In the Public Interest; Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 11am.

In the Public Interest

Sundays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays


In the Public Interest is KTSW’s news specialty show. Each week's topic brings you community-focused stories. Our news reporters write and produce creative stories to incorporate economical threats, political issues, and personal memoirs. If you have a story to tell—and you would like to be on radio—email us at ktswnews@txstate.edu or call 512.245.3383.

Bobcat Radio on KTSW 89.9.

Bobcat Radio

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
11 to 12pm

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Bobcat Radio is Texas State University’s only all-sports talk radio show. With a mix of Bobcat Athletics and national sports talk, Bobcat Radio is your only home for sports from a San Marcos perspective. If it’s breaking Texas State news then our broadcasts crews are talking about it. Mix in a little humor and various segments such as “Name Droppin’,” “Final Rant,” and much more, and you’ve got a solid hour of sports-talk entertainment. So tune it in, and turn it up! Bobcat Radio is on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to noon, only on 89.9 KTSW!

Fall 2015 Specialty Shows


Marvin in the Morning

Sundays 9-11am

A fresh start to that Sunday morning. A show that balances out the music with the commentary. Texas State action and branching out from there. Sports, life, music, it’s all right here. A good two hours to just adjust to the first day of the week; it’s a refresher and a good time. It’s Marvin in the Morning with Marvin Parker Jr. 



Sundays 6-8pm

The definition of Wanderlust is the need for travel. Hosts Lady R and Jazy J fulfill your desires by taking you on a journey to a different country every week and immersing you in the culture. Let your ears enjoy the sounds of faraway places. Open your mind to the possibilities that another culture has to offer. Wanderlust is on every Sunday 6-8pm. Don't miss out on the chance to have your dreams realized.


The Cypher

Sundays 8-10pm

 Mo' music, less problems. Tune into The Cypher every week with Taryn and Kris for two solid hours of hip hop on KTSW. From old school jams to new school grooves, we will showcase current artists and music as well as some forgotten favorites of the past. So on Sundays from 8pm to 10am, just lay back... with your mind on The Cypher, and The Cypher on your mind.

Mercury Metal

Mercury Metal

Mondays 10pm-midnight

Join the pit on Monday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight with metal ladies, Shelby Rae and Allie P. Head bang to the best heavy music from around the world ranging from deathcore to old school thrash and anything in between. Mercury Metal is guaranteed to electrify your senses.

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Boots & Bones

Tuesdays 6-8pm




Straighten that bolo tie, pardner, and step inside Boots & Bones, the on-air honky-tonk catering to the alternative side of country. You’ll hear: gritty Americana, lo-fi cowpunk, blistering bluegrass, thumping rockabilly, Austin outlaws, bone-chillin’ blues, blue yodelers, Irish songsmiths, Tejano rockers, local folk-heroes, and the latest in hellraising, head-banging, boot-scooting alt-country. Tune in every Tuesday from 6 – 8 pm with Christian Wallace to hear the country music your momma warned you about.


The Blank Underground

Tuesdays 10pm-midnight

The Blank Underground is a specialty show dedicated to punk music of all kinds. This covers everything from classic hardcore, pop punk, post-punk, local and everything in-between. As well as headbanging music, this show features discussions covering all kinds of punk-related topics. Hosted by Josh Ramirez and Andrew Nogay.

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Girl Power

Wednesdays 6-8pm

Join the fun with Sydney and Tara for your weekly dose of Girl Power, a show for girls, about girls, by girls. With all female artists, hosts and guests, we’ll help get you through the mid-week blues and leave you feeling empowered. 
100 Proof

100 Proof Radio

Wednesdays 8-10pm

100 proof radio is the brainchild of Jimmy Preston. Jimmy first started going to college in 1993, and although he started at the University of Alabama he will finish at Texas State University in the spring of 2016. Although he's had many careers over the years, his love for radio keeps him coming back and and he truly is at home behind the mic.

100 proof radio is a comedy/talkshow with interesting interviews, news and entertaining comedic elements.

The show is even better if you join in the fun. So send Jimmy a message on the 100 Proof Radio Facebook page or send Jimmy a message on Twitter (@jimmypreston), Instagram (@jimmypreston) or Snapchat (jimmy.preston).



Thursdays 10pm-midnight

Need a chill sesh? Join Laura Valencia every Thursday from 10-12p.m. for your weekly session of Melodia. From chill trap to ambient, this show features a wide range of experimental beat music, interviews, local producers, and much more! Don’t miss out and tune into Melodia for a chillaxin’ relaxin’ time.