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 March 24, 2015

New Mix: Shamir, u-Ziq & Trinidad James

Shamir

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 the catchy pop sounds of Shamir, the electronic sounds of u-Ziq, and Trinidad James joining a remix of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' smash hit "Uptown Funk".

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

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

New Mix: Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens & Tame Impala

Kendrick Lamar

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 the surprise release of Kendrick Lamar's new album, a return to intimate, acoustic sounds by Sufjan Stevens, and a melding of classic rock and dance music from Tame Impala.

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

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

New Mix: Courtney Barnett, John Moreland & Grimes

Courtney Barnett
Neil McCarty

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 the poignant songwriting of Courtney Barnett, the title track from the upcoming John Moreland album, and a new dance-pop track from Grimes.

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

Station News
7:08 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

KOSU & Spy Debut New Music Program

The Spy and KOSU will launch a new music show this Sunday at 8 p.m. that will continue our Sunday late afternoon / evening tradition of shows featuring the genres of country, Americana, roots, and red dirt music.

Tumbleweeds All the Way Down will showcase American roots music - country, blues, and folk. If it sounds like blood, sweat, heartbreak or alcohol, you will hear it here. The first episode features songs by Lyle Lovett, Whiskeytown, Patti Page, Sturgill Simpson and many more.

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Premiere On Film Row
11:05 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Chase Kerby to Perform in KOSU's OKC Studios

Todd Scott Ballje

On Friday, March 20 at 8pm, KOSU hosts singer/songwriter Chase Kerby in our Oklahoma City performance studio, as part of Premiere on Film Row.

The Oklahoma City musician plays a mixture of pop and blue-eyed soul, which is apparent on his 2014 EP, Tidal Friction.

  • For a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event, e-mail us at tickets@kosu.org.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

New Mix: The Go! Team, Dan Deacon & Heems

Dan Deacon
Frank Hamilton / Courtesy of the artist

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 the loud and gleeful sounds of The Go! Team, the computer orchestra of Dan Deacon, and complex and contradictory hip-hop from Heems.

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

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

New Mix: Native Lights, Chance the Rapper & Speedy Ortiz

Native Lights
Jeremy Charles / Courtesy of the artist

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 the 'gorgeously heavy' music from Tulsa's Native Lights, Chance the Rapper's musical collaboration, and the self-empowering sounds of Speedy Ortiz.

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

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

New Mix: Beau Jennings, Other Lives & JD McPherson

Beau Jennings

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 music from three Oklahoma acts—a concept album from Beau Jennings, a slight shift in sound for Other Lives, and a strong new album from JD McPherson.

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

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Premiere On Film Row
12:30 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Kierston White to Perform in KOSU's OKC Studios

Devon Ray

On Friday, February 20 at 8pm, KOSU hosts singer/songwriter Kierston White in our Oklahoma City performance studio, as part of Premiere on Film Row.

The Norman musician plays a mixture of country and folk music, which is shown on her 2014 album, Don't Write Love Songs.

  • For a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event, e-mail us at tickets@kosu.org.

Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

New Mix: The Very Best, Courtney Barnett & D'Angelo

The Very Best
facebook.com/theverybest

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 a collaborative pop song from The Very Best, the wisecrack ramblings of rocker Courtney Barnett, and the national television appearance of R&B enigma D'Angelo.

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

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