The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 14, 2003, Image 3

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NEW: THE BATTALIO! jrrection/Clarification James A. Anderson, vice esident and associale ovost for institutional ;sessment and diversity, II take office Nov. 19J ory on Page One today’s edition mis-st< iderson’s first name, d the date he will t ice. nternational sociation President na was on a committee mposed of student ; who helped select derson. A corrected ver- n of the story is e online at www.t on.net. Aggielife lit tinued from page emocrats did take solace day in delaying redistrici- legislation for so h boosted party spirits and d the national profile ■» Democrats. -Ve showed them that we J not back down," said Dawnna Dukes, D-Auslin. fty-one House Democrats tly traveled to Ardmore, , in May for four days to i redistricting bill. Thai ted national attention and I Republicans to concede ouldn’t accomplish redis> g by the June 2 endofthe ir legislative session, a first special session by Republican Gov. Riel Senate Democrats used power allowed by a <er bill” in place at the o prevent a vote on redis- ■ blocker bill, a Senate >n, meant that any piece i slat ion needed a two- vote of the chamber it could be brought up nsideration. Democrats e numbers in the Senate k redistricting. The: Battalion Page 3 • Tuesday, October 14, 2003 Singing a different tune Volunteer radio station KEOS brings alternative voice to Brazos Valley music, talk radio By Robert Saucedo THE BATTALION Vivek Gulati was growing tired of College don’s typical radio formats. Exhausted from same songs being played over and over, lati took action. He started an Indian music radio show. Gulati, a graduate student in electrical engi- neering, has been working at KEOS 89.1 radio n since last January. th his interest peaked, Gulati went through the training session and soon found himself with ajob hosting a show featuring music from India its subcontinents. 1 thought it would be interesting to have a v of Indian music,” Gulati said. “Now I do ilbecause I love doing it.” Explaining the appeal of KEOS, Gulati lemembered a friend’s analogy of the radio ily leadership programs pants learn the skills nec- relational leadership, the the AWIL program is id. leadership event topics adership styles and body its can listen to a panel of ers. n is in its first year and goals for the future, a second-year program vho have completed re active role in leading i future, the Women’s ) add a Women’s o the University’s cur- t GetuetiA OF BRAZOS VALLEY AN STD W IT! E YOU ARE JG CONDOMS. idential n appointment Station “It’s like having a full meal, not just one ih. You get to have a little bit of everything.” ilati said. KEOS is a non-commercial, volunteer based lio station in Bryan offering different flavors lorevery music lover’s taste. It also features live , including folk, rock, reggae, Texas roots, iegrass, hip-hop, blues and Celtic from its stu- as well as diverse educational programs on idence and lively debates. Chad Brinkley, the fund drive coordinator for KEOS, said the educational programs are included to give other perspectives to listeners llaithey would not get on other stations. They broadcast recorded programs from Latino USA, a radio program that focuses on important cultural issues for Hispanics. During election times, KEOS features debates from the candidates. Programs such as Touchstone Radio, provide an alternative political voice to the Brazos Valley’s typically conservative one, Brinkley said. KEOS has an open-door policy allowing any- e to participate on the air and behind the scenes. While talk shows provide variety to the for mat, Brinkley said for every one talk show, there are 10 music shows. Jeff White, a KEOS disc jockey, said the music he plays is a reflection of himself. “It’s a mix of blues, jazz, rock and what I’m into at the time,” White said. “ I wouldn’t do it if people told me what music to play.” At the end of last year, Jeff Frazee’s friend told him about a radio station that was looking for vol unteers. Frazee, a junior electrical engineering major, currently helps produce two shows and hopes to have a third one on the air soon. Frazee said he works at KEOS because he wants to help College Station’s music scene expand. “I know there are a lot of local artists and bands in town,” Frazee said. “KEOS helps serve the community and will help College Station and Bryan grow politically, economically and socially.” Lance Parr, co-founder of KEOS has volun teered at the radio station since 1995. What started as an offshoot of the campus sta tion has grown to a life of its own and therefore needs all the assistance it can have, Parr said. “Eighty percent of our funding comes from fund drives that we have three times a year,” Pan- said “Approximately 10 percent of the year’s operating budget comes from the Brazos Arts Council.” Parr explained that KEOS receives no funding from the government or the University . “We have to raise all the money ourselves,” Parr said. “Listeners are encouraged to call in and pledge financial support.” Although KEOS depends on donations, it would not survive without volunteers. “We have a constant turnover, from old to young, the common status is that we all love music. There’s a good mix of students and pro fessors,” White said. While quite a few Aggies volunteer at the station, KEOS is always looking for a few more, Parr said LION icf during the fall and spring semes- sity holidays and exam periods) at 40. 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