Music. Writing. Want to combine both into a handmade totem of sonic awesomeness? We (Radio 1190) are looking for people like you (or you) to contribute your thoughts and brilliant insights and fragmented conjectures—anything you care to fling at us, really—that bears some association with independent music and radio. We always welcome your album reviews, concert reviews, upcoming events, pictures, venue reviews, stories, and more.

We want detail. We want diverse. Your thoughts about a venue could cover the overall experience, or just the bar  the lights, the crowd the vibe, the bathrooms, the first time you played there, the car keys you lost there.  If you’re at all curious, pony up and email

Happy Piano Day!


Nils Frahm in conjunction with several other artists has organized the first ever Piano Day! To celebrate the event, Nils has put out a FREE album of piano music – you can find the download for the album here. Check out other contributions to Piano Day on their official Facebook page.


On Air Next 3.26.15


On Air Next 3.26 James Calvet Radio 1190 KVCU Happy spring break, buffs! We here at radio 1190 are taking it easy this week but still pumping out awesome tunes every day of break! Whether you’re chilling by the pool, putting in some extra hours at work or binge watching Broad City, let 1190 be […]


Stream the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album


Last night Constellation Records put up the entire Godspeed You! Black Emperor album on their Soundcloud, a week before the album’s release. The album is just 4 tracks long, and the runtime looks to be about 40 minutes – but hey, we’ll take it! Stream the album


Listen to the new Animal Collective

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Last night, Animal Collective released New Psycho Actives Vol. 1, in their words “In honor of snow on the Equinox.” We aren’t quite sure what that means, but we are excited! Listen to the new digital 12″ here.


The Thin Air Interviews David Pajo


David Pajo of Slint talked to to The Thin Air about his recovery following his suicide attempt last month. “I believe depression and suicide should not be taboo. The media often talks about cancer, AIDS, and other terminal illnesses but depression and suicide rarely get any attention unless it’s unusual or a celebrity. We don’t […]