Weekly 91.9 News Updates

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#1 Officers face murder charges in Freddie Gray’s death
In a press conference today, Baltimore lead prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said there is probable cause for criminal charges against the six officers.  Mosby said the knife Gray was arrested for carrying turned out to be legal.

#2 Death toll in Nepal rises above 6000 peopleNepal_Earthquake_2015_01
According to the Red Cross, towns near the epicenter of the 7.8 earthquake have been nearly completely devastated.  The BBC is reporting the 6,204 people dead with another 13,932 injured.

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Feature DJ: Kash Farney

KashKash Farney is a freshman in journalism and mass communications. He is also an electronic dance music DJ at KSDB.

“I like being on air and talking, and I like to share my enthusiasm for electronic dance music with others,” Farney said.

Farney has recommendations for those wishing to tip their toe into the vast world of electronic dance music.

“If it is someone who has listened to electronic dance music for a while, I would recommend Seven Lions because they might not have heard of that artist, and his remixes are great,” Farney said. “For someone getting into it, I would start with some Ellie Goulding remixes from Bassnectar, or something like GDFR that they would hear on the pop radio stations.”

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METZ – II

Toronto punk trio METZ probably didn’t find a lot of fans outside of the harecore punk world with their self titled debut album released in 2012. Tempos were jarring, guitar melodies were lost in waves of noise, and Alex Edkins’s lead Metzvocals work was closer to shrieking than singing. Indoctrinated punks who stuck it out were rewarded with an album that can only be described as ferocious. Their sophomore effort is more accessible, but is just as impactful. II is as reckless, belligerent, and liberating as its predecessor, but stays within the confines of more traditional song structures.

Like many of his peers (Dylan Baldi, Brian King, and Patrick Stickles all come to mind), Edkins has improved as a singer. The vocal work is treated to a heavy dose of reverb in production and blends nicely with bassist Chris Slorach’s and drummer Hayden Menzies’s rhythm section work. But the most impressive thing about II is how seamlessly the band’s intensity translates through studio work. It’s the rare punk album that is able to capture the urgency and tenacity of a live performance. It’s a real achievement.

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Open Positions at 91.9 KSDB

full color (no box)91.9 KSDB is seeking applicants for the 2015-16 academic year.

The KSDB executive staff is a group of paid students who work to ensure the success of the station in its service to the K-State student body and the city of Manhattan. Staff members will gain valuable experience in: promotions and event planning, audio production, writing, and the management of student employees.

Applicants are required to be enrolled in MC 165 and at least 6 credit hours in the fall semester.  There is no requirement for the summer semester.  Applicants should know that they can work over the summer and being unable to fully commit to KSDB during the summer semester will not affect the hiring process.

Any questions regarding the hiring process should be sent to enehm@ksu.edu.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Production Director Job Description

Sports Director Job Description

Website Manager Job Description

Promotions Assistant Job Description

The following positions have been opened: production director, sports director, website manager, and promotions assistant.  For more information about each position, refer to the links posted above.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and the application found below to enehm@ksu.edu by Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for the position.

Executive Staff Application

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