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image019Oh hey Towson! If you’re here, that means you’ve found XTSR, “the voice of Towson,” student radio. Just to let you know, we are back on the air with plenty of live shows, news, sports, and even some community affairs. One thing different, we are now in our temporary studio, based out of Stephens Annex.

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XTSR Featured on MTVU – College Radio Countdown

Recently, the staff of XTSR Towson was featured on MTVU’s College Radio Countdown!  Check out the video here and our playlist below!

The Countdown

10. All Time Low For Baltimore
9. Good Old War Weak Man
8. Wiz Khalifa Black and Yellow
7. Metric Youth Without Youth
6. Biffy Clyro Black Chandelier
5. Vampire Weekend Cousins
4. fun. Carry On
3. Ed Sheeran Lego House
2. Icona Pop I Love It
1. Family of the Year Hero

-Zac McGee
Director of Social Media

Fall Out Boy: The Phoenix

Earlier this week Fall Out Boy released their 2nd of 11 music videos for their new album. Each seems to tell the story of Fall Out Boy saving rock and roll. So here is our take on the events and what may be coming next.

So here’s what we know thus far from “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark.” Fall Out Boy is in the back of a van kidnapped by 2 Chains and two of his groupies that are having a nice Fall Out Boy memorabilia fueled fire. So what does the next video have in store for us?

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD! Watch the video here and then read on.  Read More…

The 55th Grammy’s!

The 55th Grammys were last night and it was filled to the brim with performances. Starting it off was Taylor Swift with probably one of the most childish and catty performances of them all. Not to say I didn’t love her dig at recent ex Harry Styles, I would comment that the Grammys are not the place for it. Your own concert, sure, but not here, keep it classy.

Keeping with class Ed Sheeran took the stage with Sir Elton John. Elton proved his ability to show up and perform at the Grammys, creating mesmerizing performances with no exception for this one. The vocal duets were beautiful and the ending high five between the artists felt like a passing on of the lyrical torch to the next generation.

Fun. picked up the mic after Ed and Elton and kept the awe-inspiring performances going. Singing “Carry On” Fun. rocked the show and visually stunned the audience as rain fell upon the band emphasizing the emotions of the song. Not to mention the fact the backdrop mimicked the Some Nights tour poster.

The Black Keys brought the energy of a rock show to the Grammys and their performance is proof of that. They looked liked they were still performing for a small venue and not the extensively massive music hall of the Grammys. The last notable performances were The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons, both showcasing their unique styles and hit songs (“Hey, Ho” and “I Will Wait” respectively). Both groups had similar performances due to the fact that they have similar instruments and sounds. Nevertheless they were both powerful performances allowing them to make their mark on the music world.

A plethora of country and R&B artists performed throughout the show, but since this is an alternative rock station we are going to pass by those. Sorry Frank Ocean, you were great though!

Mumford and Sons walked away with best album of the year (“Babel”). Fun. beat out The Lumineers for best new artist, and went home with song of the year. Record of the year fell in the hands of “Somebody I Used To Know” singer Gotye. All of these artists deserved to win Grammys after their hard work and dedication to their music, and that is what matters.

-Owen Paterline
Music Director

Have you missed us?!

We are back in the station and raring to go here at XTSR Towson!  We are now on the flip side of 2012 and things are starting to cool down around campus, but they sure aren’t in the station, that is for sure.  The Fall 2012 schedule will be up, newscasts will start to pop up, the tumblr will begin to rumble, and of course, brand new music will be going into rotation for your listening pleasure!

That is a lot for you to look forward to, but if that isn’t enough, just keep reading!  Our wonderful and fearless Manager and Program Director, Megan Conway, has been working all summer to make this the best year at XTSR ever.  To do that, she needed to expand the team!  With the addition of a position overseeing sports content here at XTSR, we are guaranteed to be your number one spot for all of your sports news.  Expanding is always exciting and with the expansion comes an increased need for helpers around the station, yep, that means you loyal listener!  If you are interested in joining the XTSR Team at any level, feel free to stop by the station in the Media Center on campus, or shoot us an e-mail at xtsrtowson@gmail.com!

Okay, now that you are as pumped for this year as I obviously am, tune into the station if you aren’t already and give us a shout out on Twitter, post on our wall, or start filling out that application to join the team!

Be sure to stay up-to-date on all your XTSR news by checking the blog and our other social media outlets regularly.  We have a lot of exciting things for you this year and we think you are going to love it!

Chow for now!

Zac McGee
Director of Social Media

Summer is HERE!

XTSR is officially in summer mode ladies and gentlemen!  We are gracing you with the commercial free alternative rock that you have been searching for.  We will be streaming all summer, unless otherwise specified (we do have some tidying up to do).

The calendar will remain the same to remind you of the shows you love.  If you do love a show, leave us a comment and let us know!  Your comments might have an effect on next Fall’s programming schedule, don’t leave your favorite disc jockey’s out to hang.  A quick tweet or a post on our Facebook page could be the difference between a show being renewed and a show being removed!

Be on the lookout for some GREAT new things from XTSR this upcoming year!

Stay in touch!    TUNE IN!

Tweet at us every day! @XTSRTowson

Like us on Facebook for the details of what is being added each week!

Be sure to keep up with our new music Tumblr.

Need to contact us?  Shoot us an e-mail, we will checking it all summer long!  XTSRTowson@gmail.com

Have a fantastic summer!

IBS PALOOZA!

Our favorite event of the year is approaching rapidly XTSRers!  That’s right, it is IBS PALOOZA Spring 2012!!!

The Greene Turtle of Towson will be hosting us April 26th, 2012 from 7-10 PM.  We will be featuring some of the best talent in the area.  If live music isn’t enough to get you there, maybe it will sweeten the deal to know that YOUR FAVORITE DJ might be attending as well!  Come by and mingle with the people that serenade you every week.

The amazing lineup for the evening is as follows!

Noble Animals
http://www.facebook.com/NobleAnimals

CJ the Genesis
http://www.facebook.com/pages/CJ-The-Genesis/98734953302

Almost Certain
http://www.facebook.com/AlmostCertainBand

As always, if you can’t make it, or you need to leave early, you can listen to IBS PALOOZA as it happens via our LIVE BROADCAST!  You can tune in on XTSR.org, iTunes, or via the TuneIn Radio appRSVP to the event on Facebook to let us know you are coming and be sure to invite all of your friends as well!

There are more updates to come regarding this event, so be sure to stay updated by checking both our Twitter and Facebook every day!

Questions?  Shoot us an email at xtsrtowson@gmail.com!

MAYDAY PARADE INTERVIEW!

XTSR will be interviewing Mayday Parade April 20th! Comment on this post with questions you want us to ask them!

Tune in to XTSR.org the following week to hear the interview!