Ryan LaCroix

All Things Considered Host/Operations Director/Other Stuff

Ryan LaCroix joined KOSU’s staff in 2013 after teaching for four years at ACM@UCO. He has been the co-host of "The Oklahoma Rock Show" since its inception in 2010. Ryan is also a contributing editor for Oklahoma Today magazine, the co-author of two books for the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the owner of the online music hub, OklahomaRock.com. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and lives in Norman with his wife Tiya and son Jaxson.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

New Mix: Brandon Flowers, Rayland Baxter & Nao

Brandon Flowers

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we explore the dynamic pop songs on Brandon Flowers' new solo album, a sharp country rock tune from Rayland Baxter, and a melting pot of sounds from London's Nao.

  Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Sample Size
9:47 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

New Mix: Letterman, La Luz & D'Angelo

David Letterman

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we celebrate the musical guests of Late Show with David Letterman, and play a disorienting  surf-rock tune from La Luz and a live D'Angelo cover of a Prince song for Spotify.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Music
9:09 am
Mon May 18, 2015

'Lost Tapes' of Bob Wills Restored By Oklahoma's 46 Star Records

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The Oklahoma Historical Society celebrates the launch of 46 Star Records tonight at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Their first release will be unearthed radio sessions of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys on 180-gram vinyl records.

You’re hearing a restored version of a 1949 radio recording of “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” by western swing pioneers Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. It’s one of 12 songs included on Let’s Play, Boys, a compilation of rediscovered songs from the personal transcriptions of Bob Wills.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

New Mix: Kamasi Washington, Hot Chip & Sufjan Stevens

Kamasi Washington

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we hear the epic jazz output of Kamasi Washington, the glitchy electronic rock of Hot Chip, and a review of a thrilling live show by Sufjan Stevens.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

New Mix: Hop Along, Other Lives & Wet

Hop Along

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we hear the catchy, raspy-voiced rock from Hop Along, a slight shift in sound from Stillwater band Other Lives, and a dose of R&B and dance sounds from Wet.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

Sports
6:07 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder Fire Coach Scott Brooks After 7 Years

Scott Brooks
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have fired coach Scott Brooks.

The team made the announcement Wednesday.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

New Mix: Alabama Shakes, J Fernandez & John Moreland

Alabama Shakes
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This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we look at the weird new record from Alabama Shakes, personal and distinct psychedelia from J Fernandez, and the critically acclaimed new album from Tulsa's John Moreland.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

2015 Spring Membership Drive
12:07 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Member Benefits: T-Shirt & Keep It Local OK Card

Crazy Smarty Radio t-shirt: $60 ($5/month)

We're happy to offer two special benefits for KOSU members during the 2015 Fall Membership Drive (taking place between Wednesday, April 8 to Wednesday, April 15).

1. Pledges of $60 ($5/month) will be eligible for a new KOSU t-shirt.

For the new membership drive, we're offering a new t-shirt focusing on our new campaign Crazy Smart Radio. The t-shirt are off-white (technically, it's called 'oatmeal.') and comes in your choice of extra small, small, medium, large, XL, XXL, and XXXL.

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2015 Spring Membership Drive
10:50 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Does Your Employer Match Gifts to KOSU?

Some of you may be able to stretch your contribution to KOSU a little further thanks to your employer.

Many employers in Oklahoma have some form of matching contribution program, including:

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

New Mix: Tame Impala, The Mountain Goats & Dylan Stark

Tame Impala

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look at Tame Impala blending soul and psych-rock, The Mountain Goats melding the worlds of indie rock and pro wrestling, and Portland producer Dylan Stark creating interesting soundscapes.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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