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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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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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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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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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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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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5:44 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Best of 2014: Sturgill Simpson, Timbre Timbre & D'Angelo

Sturgill Simpson

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 back at some of Matt's favorite albums of 2014, from Sturgill Simpson, Timbre Timbre, and D'Angelo.

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

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5:43 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Best of 2014: Parker Millsap, Colourmusic & Broncho

Parker Millsap

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 back at some of our favorite tracks from Oklahoma musicians in 2014, including Parker Millsap, Colourmusic, and Broncho.

Audio Pending...

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

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Education
5:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Mustang Schools Abandon Bible Curriculum Tied to Hobby Lobby President

Credit DrGBB / Flickr

A one-year trial of Bible curriculum developed by the Green Scholars Initiative, a group affiliated with Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, has been abandoned by Mustang Public Schools.

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Sports
6:44 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Russell Westbrook Stars in Foot Locker Commercial

Russell Westbrook is featured in a new commercial for Foot Locker.

Watch it below.

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5:44 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Best of 2014: Future Islands, Jenny Lewis, Makonnen & Drake

Future Islands

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 back at some of our favorite tracks of 2014 from Future Islands, Jenny Lewis, Makonnen & Drake.

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