Maintenance on KTTZ Tower

Due to maintenance on the KTTZ tower, we will be off the air intermittently for the remainder of the summer as work is completed. Although the broadcast signal will be interrupted our streaming services will remain uninterrupted. Listeners can access our content online or on the KTTZ-FM mobile app. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Inside Texas Tech: TTU's $2 Billion Goal

There’s a new goal for the Texas Tech University System endowment. It’s not a capital campaign - just a mark that officials at the system’s four component institutions and Chancellor Robert Duncan are hoping to meet by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the university.

Duncan estimates the endowment by the end of this year will be about $1.3 billion. The goal now is to increase that to $2 billion in five years.

“We’re trying to be very goal-driven in our philanthropy,”...

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Lite Bite Mediterranean Cafe

Apr 29, 2011

 

In the series premiere of LOCALLY OWNED, Marcela Garcia and Keith Kohanek visit Lubbock's oldest Mediterranean restaurant, Lite Bite Mediterranean Cafe.

Lite Bite Website

Autism Awareness Month

Apr 22, 2011

 

See what's going on in Lubbock to help raise awareness for Autism and learn what Texas Tech University is doing to further Autism research.

Burkhart Center Website

Autumn's Dawn Lab Website

TTU Pole Vaulter

Mar 28, 2011

 

Marcela Garcia talks to Texas Tech's most prolific female pole vaulter, Shade Weygandt.

Texas Tech Athletics Website

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

Melissa Walker On Piano Jazz

May 15, 2009

Marian McPartland recalls meeting singer Melissa Walker for the first time in the "powder room" at Birdland. McPartland was immediately taken with the young singer's glowing personality — and she probably heard hints of Walker's warm and rich vocals in the few words they exchanged that night.

"She's got such a wonderful voice," recalls McPartland. "The tunes she did aren't heard too often, they were very well done though. I enjoyed that session."

It's a rare thing to have three pianists at three pianos in one studio. But given the marriage of keyboard masters Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, host Marian McPartland thought it was a perfect opportunity to expand the Piano Jazz format with two of today's most gifted players as her guests.

Hod O'Brien On Piano Jazz

Jan 26, 2009

On the drive from his home in Charlottesville, Va., to the Manhattan studios of Piano Jazz, pianist Hod O'Brien was inspired to compose an original tune in honor of the occasion. By the time he'd arrived, he'd worked out a swinging little ditty in his head, so he kicked off this session with a tune he called "Clarion for Marian."

"His playing was wonderful," recalls host Marian McPartland. "And I really enjoyed playing on Charlie Parker ['Now's The Time'] with Hod. I thought it came off very well."

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