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 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.

Music
11:26 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Three New Music Shows Debuting This Week

When KOSU and The Spy teamed up in August 2012, KOSU station director Kelly Burley said that The Spy was providing "a vibrant venue for music genres that are completely underserved in our state."

With that in mind, The Spy and KOSU will launch three new music shows this week that will either take listeners on a new musical journey every week, celebrate new music and artistic endeavors in Oklahoma, or showcase funk, soul, and afrobeat.

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Sample Size
5:44 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

New Mix: Mikal Cronin, Tobias Jesso Jr. & Girlpool

Mikal Cronin

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 multi-instrumentalist Mikal Cronin, the throwback sounds of Tobias Jesso Jr., and the intoxicating harmonies of Girlpool.

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Sample Size
5:44 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, Giorgio Moroder & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Sleater-Kinney
Brigitte Sire - facebook.com/SleaterKinney

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 roaring return of Sleater-Kinney, Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder teaming up with pop stars, and Bonnie Prince Billy channeling Hank Williams.


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Sample Size
5:44 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

New Mix: Natalie Prass, Steely Dan & Screaming Females

Natalie Prass
Laura D'Art

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 warm R&B ballad from Natalie Prass, the jazz rock of Steely Dan, and the guitar-driven punk of Screaming Females.

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Sample Size
5:44 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

New Mix: Modest Mouse, Laura Marling & Dan Deacon

Modest Mouse

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 forward to Matt's most anticipated albums of the new year, including music from Modest Mouse, Laura Marling, and Dan Deacon.

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

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