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We play edgy, up-and-coming music aimed at a young college-aged audience. Where underground, under-played, and underrated artists and tracks are able to shine. As the college radio station of Anchorage, we're also sure to keep you updated with exciting opportunities on and around campus. Then there's our News Team; they'll keep you informed with local, national, and international news.
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Episode 11 – 9.15.17 Featured Artist: The National This week on “Edge Essentials,” James features and reviews The National’s new album Sleep Well Beast and plays advance tracks from Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, and Cults’ upcoming albums. This episode is sponsored by Printervention, helping with printer-human relations since, the beginning. Listen to the whole show Read more about Edge Essentials | 9.15.17 | Episode 11[…]
American Dream | LCD Soundsystem Album Review by James Kendall “Look what happened when you were dreaming, then punch yourself in the face.” – James Murphy on “American Dream.” James Murphy and co. have returned after their announced breakup back in 2011 after a monstrous final show in Madison Square Garden. Following his work on Read more about American Dream | LCD Soundsystem[…]
A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs Album Review by James Kendall The War On Drugs’ latest release, A Deeper Understanding, is a sonic journey through-and-through. The album does not let up from the opening notes of “Up All Night” to the closing jam session that is “You Don’t Have To Go.” The last Read more about A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs[…]
This week KRUA news reporter, Grant Kniefel, discusses an upcoming ballot vote on marijuana throughout Alaska, President Trump’s end to DACA, and Hurricane Irma.
Episode 10 – 9.8.17 Featured Artist: LCD Soundsystem We made it into the double-digits! Yay! This week on “Edge Essentials,” James features and reviews LCD Soundsystem’s new album American Dream and plays advance tracks from St. Vincent and Beck’s upcoming albums. This episode is sponsored by Montage Incorporated: Helping people achieve their dreams, one montage at Read more about Edge Essentials | 9.8.17 | Episode 10[…]
This week on the Edge Update: The Alaska Supreme Court’s decision on this year’s PFD, Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, and a North Korean ballistics missile that flew over Japan. KRUA’s Grant Kniefel reports.
Cue the Earth, Wind & Fire playlists! But besides listening to September on repeat, this is what we’re listening to as we enter the new school year. Kendall Stormo – Production Assistant Frank Ocean – Provider Frank Ocean aired his new track “Provider” on his “blonded RADIO” show on August 27. This track has Read more about Staff Picks: September ’17[…]
Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear Album Review by James Kendall Grizzly Bear returns with Painted Ruins, the latest in their ever-growing catalog of decent albums. This album proves to be another good release from them with several standout tracks but is accompanied by plenty more “Okay” tracks. Checkout my review of the album from Edge Essentials Read more about Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear[…]
Episode 9 – 9.1.17 Featured Artists: Grizzly Bear and The War On Drugs This week on “Edge Essentials,” James features and reviews Grizzly Bear’s new album Painted Ruins and The War On Drugs’ new album, A Deeper Understanding. This episode is sponsored by Jokester, the toaster that tells you jokes while you wait. Listen to the whole show Read more about Edge Essentials | 9.1.17 | Episode 9[…]
Beast Epic | Iron & Wine Album Review by James Kendall A return to form for Iron & Wine, Beast Epic is the indie-folk record of the year for anyone looking to serenade their ear-holes. Sam Beam ditches the big band sound of his past few albums and brings back the charm of the simpler folk Read more about Beast Epic | Iron & Wine[…]