Top 5 KTRM new adds from Nov. 18

December 7, 2020

Another week, another playlist. Thankfully for me, we’ve only got 35 minutes worth of music across 12 songs. Unfortunately for me, this is a really consistent set of songs. Almost all of them could have […]


Top 5 KTRM new adds from Oct. 14

October 26, 2020

Looking for some hip new music from the hottest college radio station in the Midwest? If so, you’ve come to the right place. With another Spotify playlist full of new additions, I thought it’d be […]


The Strokes — Where are they now?

March 25, 2019

I wanna be forgotten, and I don’t wanna be reminded. -The Strokes, “What Ever Happened?” (Room On Fire, 2004) It is impossible to deny the influence of The Strokes on modern rock-hell, on modern American […]

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KTRM exclusive interview: Steel Magnolias

February 13, 2019

KTRM Exclusive interview with Elisa Bocanegra and Inger Tudor, who played Truvy Jones and M’Lynn Eatonton in the LA Theatre Works production of “Steel Magnolias” presented by the Kohlenburg Lyceum Series on Jan. 29. Interview […]


Ode to Hunger

December 2, 2018

In 2014, I was diagnosed with anorexia. I was sixteen and weighed 132 pounds. My nails were blue – my lips purple. My resting heart rate was 34 bpm, and my index finger and thumb created a shackle around my bicep. At night I held my hip bones: I loved them.

At that time, Florence and the Machine (stylized as Florence + The Machine) had only released Lungs (2009) and Ceremonials (2011). I listened to their music religiously. It reminded me of great women who passed from suicide, namely: Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf. The drowning metaphors, the spiritual motifs, the haunting voice, the crystalized sounds – all of it transformed me into a pretentious adolescent. […]