Specialty Shows

Night Skool

Thursday Nights 7pm – 10pm

Host:  Michael Moroney

Night Skool is radio for those who crave variety. Rooted in rock, the show visits many genres: funk, pop, jazz, folk, soul, country, bluegrass, soundtracks, alternative and then some. It varies from show to show. Entertaining, enlightening and proudly eclectic, episodes are seriously curated and often thematic. Night Skool, in session most Thursday nights, 7 PM -10 PM.
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The Good Show

Saturday Mornings 9am – 12pm

Hosts:  Tom Urquhart & Chris Bellomy

Keep in touch with KTCU’s award-winning magical mystery tour known as The Good Show and your modest-yet-devastatingly-handsome hosts, Tom Urquhart and Chris Bellomy with cameos from a cast of thousands of established and up-and-coming Texas artists.

The show features the latest in modern rock including the occasional deep cut, classic cut or something completely off the programming map. There’s an added dose of original music, rock and otherwise, from Texas and surrounding areas. Regional artists are also highlighted with regular in-studio visits and performances, often debuting formerly unreleased material.


Radio Sputnik

Saturday Afternoons 12pm – 2pm

Host:  DJ Janice

Like the 1957 Soviet satellite of the same name, KTCU’s award-winning radio show and Saturday staple “Sputnik” is spherical, pointy in parts and takes about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. This Sputnik sends far more than just beeps back to earth, though—its playlists boast the latest and best indie rock, unreleased tracks, and tunes from DFW’s burgeoning independent music scene, along with requests and hourly updates of local happenings. Tune in to Sputnik each Saturday afternoon and enjoy as your host DJ Janice navigates the musical cosmos to bring you songs and information that you won’t hear anywhere else but The Choice.

Radio Bapola

Saturday Afternoons 3pm – 5pm

Host: Steve Levering

A revolving mix of punk, funk, rock, reggae, dance and other miscellany that sounds great. Wonderfully weird & funky music for a wonderfully weird & funky town.

Rock Menagerie

Sunday Nights 7pm – 10pm

Host:  Dale Gleitz

The Rock Menagerie has evolved from its beginnings as an outlet for album tracks to theme-based programming, i.e. each week’s music shares a common bond. Past highlights include the annual Halloween Special and the nights where the songs were about dogs, Hollywood or Mother’s Day.

The music featured on the Rock Menagerie is generally up tempo rock-and-roll songs from 1964 to present, all selected by host Dale Gleitz. The play list includes all genres of rock and roll. On a given Sunday night, you might hear several of these musical classifications: heavy metal, jazz fusion, bubble gum, new wave, stadium rock, novelty songs, comedy bits, country rock, psychedelic, etc.

E-mail: RockMenagerie@netscape.net

KTCU Sunday Public Service Programming

Classical Guitar Alive 8am – 9am

Classical Guitar Alive! began its national broadcasts in 1997 and now celebrates its 20th year as the only nationally-broadcast guitar radio program in America.
In 1997, CGA! began its national broadcasts via NPR Distribution via satellite and since late 2015 the program is distributed online via Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org).
Now, the program is broadcast on over 250 radio stations across the USA and internationally, including internet simulcasts and podcasts, with over 100 previous editions also available to hear online, reaching over one million listeners each week.

Curtain Up! 9am – 10am

Host:  Dr. Harry Parker
Curtain Up! is KTCU’s weekly journey into the world of Musical Theatre? Join us each week for an hour of the greatest songs from one of the most popular art forms ever created – we’ll explore the famous, the rare, the classics and the cutting edge, all from the Musical Theatre. Your host is Dr. Harry Parker, Chair of TCU’s Department of Theatre. Be sure to join us for Curtain Up! each Sunday morning on KTCU.

Email: theatre@tcu.edu


Book Show and The Best Of Our Knowledge 10am – 11am

A pair of syndicated programs from WAMC.org

Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.

Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields. Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

University Christian Church service broadcast live 11am – 12pm

TCU Faculty Recital Series 1pm – 2pm

Classical music performed by TCU staff and special guests on campus during regular semester run.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2pm – 4pm

Distributed by the WFMT Radio Network and Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts include dynamic and innovative commentary, which takes the listener behind the scenes and into the music.

Sante Fe Chamber Music 4pm- 5pm

Distributed by the WFMT Radio Network since 2005 in a 13-week, hour-long radio series, the Festival’s weekly radio broadcasts will present performances primarily from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s most recent season, recorded by Grammy-winning engineer, Matthew Snyder. WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin hosts the series with commentary from Festival artistic director, Marc Neikrug and remarks from many of the players. Louise Frank is the series producer.