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R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

Posted on November 16, 2015

  R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Papa Lory It seems that some people become bothered by my love of The Beatles or classic rock music in general. I love classic rock music because it is the music I grew up listening to, plain and simple. It’s just like someone saying they love the ‘90’s music because that’s what they […]

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Remembering John…October 9, 2015

Posted on October 9, 2015

Way back a million years ago there was this little four-piece band from Liverpool who called themselves The Beatles. Maybe you’ve heard of them?

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Chaos Theory (Abbreviated)

Posted on October 9, 2015

All throughout my tenure as Station Manager, I had a draft blog floating around called “Chaos Theory” and obviously it was never published. Well, guess what, here is my abbreviated version of it!

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I Want My MTV

Posted on April 10, 2015

Remember back in August of 1981 when that new station featuring music videos premiered? Of course you don’t, most of you weren’t even a gleam in your daddy’s eye back then, but for those of us that do remember the birth of Music Television; we miss those days…a lot.

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Treefort Music Festival – Day Two

Posted on March 27, 2015

The sun was out, it was warm, and it was an absolutely gorgeous day to be wondering around downtown Boise listening to fantastic music of all genres, and meeting the wonderful musicians that are behind that sound. Speaking of meeting musicians, we had thirteen interviews!

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Live Music: Four Different Types of People

Posted on March 26, 2015

There are four different types of people when it comes to live music performances, and there are pretty much no gray areas. It is something that I realized while eating dinner in the press room at Treefort. Well, it is more that I acknowledged the fact of what group I truly belong to.

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Treefort Music Festival – Day One

Posted on March 26, 2015

Eventually, I will have that blog post up on Chaos, because that is what this entire past term has been. However, right now, I am in Treefort mode! I just finished our second interview of the festival, and am taking a well deserved break to recap all of the excitement that was yesterday!

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All Hip Hop Heads Welcome

Posted on March 26, 2015

Sometimes it’s difficult to be a hip hop head in Eastern Oregon. The internet is a great resource for anyone who doesn’t live in an urban environment and loves hip hop or who wants to further educate themselves on the genre—that’s undeniable.

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Awesome Music Ladies (Part 1)

Posted on March 26, 2015

Many of my favorite musicians are women. So many, in fact, that I have dedicated the entire first half of my show to them. So, in the same spirit, I will dedicate this series of blog posts to the same women.

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No. 75… and Counting

Posted on March 9, 2015

No, it’s not my age, so shut up! On March 13, 2015 (queue ominous Friday the 13th music), I will participate in something I never thought would happen: the 75th episode of Papa Lory’s Classic Rock Extravaganza on 91.7 FM, KEOL.

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The Music Scene in the Midwest

Posted on February 26, 2015

It’s kind of a given that the East and West coast and the Southern states have a pretty killer music scene. In fact, a lot of bands find their start in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Nashville and other large areas in the more trendy edges of the U.S. However, the oft overlooked music scene in the Mid-West is fairly strong in and of itself.

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My Incredibly Biased Top 5 Female Vocal Artists

Posted on February 20, 2015

I strive to find ever unique voices when I listen to music. For some reason, the weirder the sound of the voice and more obscure the lyrics, the more likely I am to say “this song is pretty decent.” In this post I will be focusing on the wonderfully weird voices of my top 5 favorite female artists.

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Band on the Run: McCartney Strikes Back

Posted on February 13, 2015

We all remember The Beatles, right? Let’s see – there was John (the serious one) and George (the quiet one) and Ringo (the funny one) and Paul (the Rodney Dangerfield one). What? Let me explain briefly: Paul was the one who took the most heat from the critics early on after the Beatles broke up, except for maybe his debut solo effort, McCartney.

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Let’s Jump

Posted on February 12, 2015

As I am writing this, I am sitting in a hotel room in Salem, waiting for our designated time to leave the hotel to head out to the state capital for the Oregon Student Association’s rally

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C.E.A.M. (I)

Posted on February 10, 2015

Yes, I’m stealing one from the recent C.E.A.D. conference here at EOU.

Celebrate – Educate – Appreciate – MUSIC! I’ll explain the (I) a bit later.

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I’m TALKING on the RADIO?!

Posted on February 7, 2015

When I was first thinking about becoming a KEOL DJ, there were two thoughts that filled me with great trepidation: What if my taste in music wasn’t interesting enough, and what if I would be too terrified to send my voice over the airwaves? I considered my taste in music to be good enough for me, but certainly not up to music-snob standards.

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Inflict, Don’t Acquiesce – 02

Posted on February 6, 2015

Originally I was going to title these blog posts “Move Ever Towards Perfection,” but that would be better-suited to a different idea. I want to keep the theme of this post and the previous roughly the same, i.e. to put to rest anxieties a potential host may have which would otherwise stop him or her from approaching this position.

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Thank you, KEOL

Posted on February 6, 2015

At the Winter DJ Meeting, I asked the DJs to write a testimonial in regards to their experiences at KEOL. It was completely voluntary. Several have now turned those testimonials and blog posts. This week’s posts have definitely taken a turn, to talking about individuals’ journeys with KEOL, and how KEOL has shaped their lives.

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Inflict, Don’t Acquiesce – 01

Posted on February 4, 2015

When I took the FM Broadcasting class in Winter 2013, I was initially under the impresion that it was about learning the workings of what went into radio – the mechanics, the equipment, and so forth. As an Ackerman kid whose time spent waiting for the third-to-last bus was sitting on the lawn just outside Pierce Library, I knew of the station…

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The Wisconsin Dude’s Story

Posted on February 4, 2015

National Student Exchange is a great opportunity for all students that decide to apply and get into the program. That being said, it isn’t always what you expect. Here’s some backstory as to how I got involved with the program: I’m originally from a small town in Northern Wisconsin by the name of Rhinelander.

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