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

On-Air Next: March 5th, 2015


On-Air Next 3.5.2015 James Calvet Radio 1190 KVCU It’s that time of year again; Radio 1190 is kicking off the Spring 2015 Pledge Drive this Friday, March 6th! But before that, on Thursday March 5th, we are inviting all students and faculty to our newly renovated studio in the basement of the UMC for our […]


CD of the Month: March


American Culture – Pure American Gum by James Calvet Radio 1190 KVCU In a musical landscape that thrives on genre revivalism, it’s hard for bands to sound unique while also letting their influences shine through. But for American Culture’s newest record, Pure American Gum, the group is able to be nostalgic without sounding dated. Comprised […]


On Air Next 2.26


On Air Next 2.26 by James Calvet Radio 1190 KVCU This week it seems as if every great band is announcing new albums! How exciting! Just recently indie-rock legends Built to Spill announced their new album with a blistering new single to hold us over. But the biggest one thus far is the announcement of […]


An Interview With Rose Quartz

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by James Calvet Radio 1190 KVCU Formerly of FLASHLIGHTS, Ethan who now plays in Rose Quartz is continuously progressing as a musician. Even though he graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in finance, he has been making music in an electronic capacity for a few years as FLASHLIGHTS, but now he is pursuing his […]


On Air Next: 2-18-2015


On-Air Next by James Calvet 2.18.2015 Radio 1190 KVCU Almost 6 years since the last installment, Mystic Bummer, a fantastic DIY electronic artist out of Denver, gathered up 32 of Denver’s greatest experimental artists as released the most massive local compilation in recent history: Wet Pizza V (Wet It Be). Across the 32 tracks on […]