02 October 2008

Rock School

Did you happen to tune into KSCL last Saturday around 9pm and heard something new? If so, you were listening to the premier episode of Rock School on 91.3fm. Rock School is a one-hour program produced by KSLU 90.9fm at Southeastern. The show is hosted by Dr. Joe Burns, a Communications professor, and Chad Pierce, a 2002 graduate of Southeastern. The program explores classic rock of the 60s, 70s and 80s and focuses on one topic a week during the show.

Ellyn Couvillion describes the information discussed during a show in an article for The Advocate, "Between songs, listeners received a mini-course on the harmonica — every harmonica plays in one of 12 musical keys; harmonica players in the United States had to fight to get the harmonica recognized by their musicians’ union as an instrument and not a toy; and the first country music release that sold a million copies was a harmonica ballad, “The Wreck of the Old ’97.”."

This week's episode (which will air a 9pm on 10.04) is entitled "New Orleans II" and will follow last week's epsiode "New Orleans I." If you missed this episode, please visit the Rock School's website, where you can download many previous episodes.

We here at KSCL are pleased to work with KSLU in airing this program! This kind of partnership between college radios is what is needed to keep us around.

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