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 Blanchard with his wife Tiya and son Jaxson.

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

Must Listen: 10 Oklahoma Songs

Mar 9, 2016
Doug Schwarz

On the Oklahoma Rock Show, we comb through dozens of songs every week. They're country and folk, rock and punk, hip-hop and EDM, and everything in between. Below, you'll find 10 songs we've really been enjoying over the past month or so.

Annie Oakley - "Hey Honey Hey"

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

Today, Matt alerts us to a rock show next week in Norman with Titus Andronicus, and brings us indie rock from Mitski and new music from punk legend Iggy Pop.

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The Bob Dylan Archive has been acquired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) and The University of Tulsa (TU) and will be permanently housed in Tulsa. The archive will be made available to scholars and curated for public exhibitions in the near future, under the stewardship of TU’s Helmerich Center for American Research.

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

Today, Matt brings us the new, and still in flux, album from  Kanye West, the combo of jazz and psych-rock from Lionlimb, and high energy dance rock from Santigold.

With Super Tuesday only one week away, several presidential hopefuls are planning last-minute visits in Oklahoma.

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Tulsa on Wednesday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will hold a rally in Oklahoma City on Friday, and Republican candidate Marco Rubio will hold a rally also in Oklahoma City on Friday.

A film focusing on the life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker will hit theaters this spring.

The biopic, titled Born to Be Blue, follows the trials and tribulations of the Yale, Oklahoma native. The official description calls it "a re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 60's".

The film stars Ethan Hawke as Baker.

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a trade just hours before the NBA trade deadline today.

According to multiple reports, OKC will send point guard D.J. Augustin, shooting guard Steve Novak, and two future second round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for shooting guard Randy Foye.

The Thunder have lacked a consistent scoring threat at shooting guard. Foye is a combo guard who averaged 6.0 points as a reserve for the Nuggets this season.

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

Today, Matt brings us the revolution rock of Sheer Mag, the biggest song of the past week from Beyonce, and Open Mike Eagle's song about obsessively checking your phone.

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