XTSR Halloween Spooktacular Open House

 

By Mary-Ellen Davis, Music Director

Flyer Photo by Mary-Ellen Davis; Flyer Illustration by Megan Malkus

It’s spooky season, and we’re getting ready up here at the station to have some Halloween fun!

This creepy day has us screaming for our XTSR open house, and we couldn’t be more excited to invite you into our layer to see what goes on behind the curtain.

candyWe promise sweet treats for those who come, so feel free to drop by On Halloween, fill out an application and join us for some festivities. (There may also be a dinosaur, so keep an eye out and if you see it, don’t move… we wouldn’t want it to gobble up anyone and it can’t see you if you don’t move.) 

We have some other fun updates for you as well! We recently got some new equipment that will help our station run smoothly 24/7 so that you can listen whenever you want, wherever you want without having to worry about the broadcast being interrupted.

Our shows have also started to go live, so tune in for those. We have many broadcasters halloween tigerwho want to share tips, info, and stories with you, so give them a chance and let their voices take you away.

Also be sure to check the blog out, as we have a new Sports columnist who will be posting his content to the website. You wouldn’t want to miss what he’s got to say.

That’s all from XTSR, where we put the X back into the mix. We wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

 

Lebron and the Lakers: Where will the season go?

By Ryan Leshko, Sports Columnist

Photo Courtesy of sportingnews.com

The NBA regular season is underway once again, and excitement is in the air. There is a lot to look forward to this year now that basketball is back, but there are a few storylines to watch for as we enter the season.

Will the Golden State Warriors win three straight NBA titles? How will Kawhi Leonard fare with his new team? Will Boston win the Eastern Conference?

While these are important, there is one more main storyline that everyone has their eyes on this season; Lebron James move to the Los Angeles Lakers.

There was so much speculation in the offseason where Lebron James was going to go. There was a lot of hype around this decision, even more than when he made the decision to join the Miami Heat in 2010, because he is arguably the greatest basketball player of this generation.

When he joined the Lakers in the offseason, I was not surprised. Lebron James is an athlete made for Hollywood and the fame that comes with being an athlete in Los Angeles. The team he signed with is a team filled with promising young stars and high hopes for success. I have no doubt that this team can go far in the future.

However, it makes me cringe when people say that the Lakers are going to make the playoffs, or even the Western Conference finals, this year.

In the last eight seasons, Lebron James has been to the NBA Finals for eight consecutive seasons. Lebron has not missed the playoffs since the 2004-2005 season.

Why do I mention these statistics? In a conference that has aforementioned defending champion Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, two of the NBA’s top teams, do people seriously think Lebron and the Lakers are going to win 40-45 games? I can’t see this team winning that many games.

Luke Walton is in his third year as coach of the Lakers and has never had a season where he finished above .500. Lebron has a tendency, as a player, to take over games as a coach. So where does that leave Walton?

The Lakers have an unstable roster that was not strong to begin with and I do not think it was made any better by adding Javale McGee, Lance Stephenson, or Michael Beasley, three players who have been average throughout their careers. The team does not have a complement for Lebron, similar to what Kyrie Irving was in Cleveland. When it comes down to it, in the playoffs, I cannot see the Lakers winning a seven-game-series against a top seeded team like Golden State, or a middle-seeded team like New Orleans or Portland.

James has a legacy riding on this season and future seasons to come with the Lakers. I know that with a myriad of good teams in the Western Conference, he knows that the team will need to fight for a playoff spot.

Though James may be the greatest player of this generation, this year I think he will watch the NBA playoffs from his house.

Semester is over, now let the finals begin

It’s been an interesting 2016. (I think Hell froze over), and an even more interesting and challenging 2017 will soon begin. As the holiday season begins and a new year will soon be upon us, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a exciting but respectful new year. There will be new shows on the air and great new artists and music to discover together. Congratulation graduates, take care of yourselves. Go make this world a better place.

XTSR Staff and management

Deep House and Mowtown trowbacks in Amsterdam

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The sound of Amsterdam is focused around deep house, and remixes both of new sound and oldies from R&B classics to Motown hits. College students of this small town have large and diverse musical taste. Some examples are listed below.


Amsterdam music 2 from Farida Mohammed on Vimeo.

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