Feature DJ: Sydney Dauer

Dauer“I didn’t know that K-State even had a radio station until I saw Ellen Collingwood tweet about one of her shows,” Sydney Dauer, a sophomore in public relations said. “I always loved playing music for my friends and saw this as an opportunity to play music for the entire Manhattan community. I reached out to Ellen asking how to get involved and I was on air within a week.”

Now Dauer is a hip-hop DJ from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

“Campus radio is important because it provides a place for students to play the music they love on the campus they love,” Dauer said. “People should care about campus radio because it is a unique opportunity open to all students. Not everyone at the station is a journalism major and that’s what makes us truly unique.”

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Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home

Chastity Belt“He was just another man, tryn’a teach me something.”

“Drone,” the first track on Time To Go Home, a surprisingly thoughtful record from a band who arose from a frat party in Walla Walla, Washington, or so the legend goes. Chastity Belt’s lead singer Julia Shapiro’s vocal work is distant, echoey, almost dismissive at times, but the messages are all pretty clear. She swoons and strings out these messages over the course of the record in a way that seems almost casual, but the lyrics stroll over very important, complex themes involving the image of a woman’s sexuality, independence, and equality.

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