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Become a sustaining member (monthly donor) of KTTZ-FM and receive this water bottle as our way of saying Thank You! Thanks for being a part of the KTTZ-FM 2017 Fall Fundraiser. Thank You for supporting our radio programming and all of the great work Texas Tech Public Radio does as your Voice of the Arts! Thank You... For Being You! We're raising $50,000 to support our radio programming and the many other services we provide. We need your help now to reach our goal by Friday, October 27th. If...

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Students talk to Carlos Francisco.
Betsy Blaney

ITT: Land Arts, Visiting the Beautiful But Deadly


For two months, the seven students enrolled in Texas Tech’s Land Arts of the American West course travel to places in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Texas where humankind’s imprint remains, often in detrimental ways.

The students emerge groggily from their tents. Chilly air helps them awaken following their first of almost 50 nights of camping over two months. Breakfast smells waft across the campsite.

The seven students in the Land Arts of the American...

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Become a sustaining member (monthly donor) of KTTZ-FM and receive this water bottle as our way of saying Thank You!

Thanks for being a part of the KTTZ-FM 2017 Fall Fundraiser.

Thank You for supporting our radio programming and all of the great work Texas Tech Public Radio does as your Voice of the Arts!

Thank You... For Being You!

Students talk to Carlos Francisco.
Betsy Blaney

For two months, the seven students enrolled in Texas Tech’s Land Arts of the American West course travel to places in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Texas where humankind’s imprint remains, often in detrimental ways.

The students emerge groggily from their tents. Chilly air helps them awaken following their first of almost 50 nights of camping over two months. Breakfast smells waft across the campsite.

Bill Gelber stands on the set of Much Ado About Nothing.
Kaysie Ellingson



Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance is presenting Much Ado About Nothing. Director of the production, Dr. Bill Gelber—Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance—joins The Front Row to discuss the upcoming production.

How did it come about that Much Ado About Nothing came into the lineup of plays for this year.

The inaugural Lubbock Book Festival is almost upon us. In a time when the humanities are pushed more and more to the side of what we hold important in our society and school systems, it feels more important than ever that we get together and celebrate English, poetry  and literature. When we talk about how divided we are, and how communication doesn’t seem to work anymore, maybe investing more time and effort into literacy and writing is a good first step.

Have you ever wanted to become a member of Texas Tech Public Radio? Well here's your chance… on New Donor Friday, October 20th!

KTTZ-FM 89.1 is raising money and awareness of all the radio programming we have to offer.  Support your station for classical, educational, informational and NPR programming.   Plus, keep local content on our air with shows like The Front Row, Inside Texas Tech, Faith Matters and Music Crossroads of Texas!

Betsy Blaney

The Texas Tech classroom for Chris Taylor’s Land Arts of the American West course is immense. For a semester he guides a group of students to five Southwestern states. They camp and go to beautiful spaces, some of which have ugly pasts.

Darkness creeps over the campsite inside Cebolla Canyon about 100 miles west of Albuquerque. A waxing moon casts muted light as seven students from across the country and the globe, associate architecture professor Chris Taylor and a field guest circle up their slack-backed chairs.

This is one of two times during the year when we ask you to make a tax-deductible investment in the radio programming that you expect from us.  Long form news and music is possible on FM 89.1 thanks to your financial contributions.

We have some other wonderful thank you gifts and incentives at the various pledge levels.  Please choose one that is appropriate for you.

Bob Mondello visits the staff at KTTZ-FM.
Kaysie Ellingson

NPR art and film critic Bob Mondello joins the Front Row to discuss his passion for the arts and his career at National Public Radio.

When did you know that you had such gifts for arts coverage and for understanding what movies are about, and communicating that?

Jenni Dale Lord joins Curtis Peoples in the studio for this week's Music Crossroads of Texas.
Kaysie Ellingson

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, your host, Curtis Peoples, begins a two part series exploring the music of the Giant Side of Texas—West Texas—and the Giant Side of Music. He will play music written about, or that has a connection to cities and towns in the region.

Women of West Texas Music: This week we have Jenni Dale Lord in the KTTZ studios to talk about her music.

West Texas Music Standards: This week’s feature is Terry Allen.

West Texas Live Shots: Music from Joe Ely on his 1980 tour.

Steve Maxner is the Director of the Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archive.
Kaysie Ellingson

Steve Maxner, Director of Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archive, talks about his time serving in the military and his work collecting and preserving artifacts of war for future generations to learn from.

Go inside the University Vietnam Center and Archive on Inside Texas Tech. Listen here.

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Music Crossroads of Texas

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis Peoples, begins a two part series exploring the music of the Giant Side of Texas—West Texas—and the Giant Side of Music.

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