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KDGE-FM 102.1 - The Edge
KHKS-FM 106.1 - Kiss FM
KNTU-FM 88.1
KRLD-AM 1080
KSCS-FM 96.3
KTCK-AM 1310 - The Ticket
Many talented DJs are UNT alumni. These are the stations of those we featured.


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Trading Places
Changing the Game
The Sound of Healing
Overcoming the Jitters
Radio Voices

   

Music potpourri

Josh Venable, the well-known voice of today's Adventure Club, was an intern at the Edge back in the day when Alex Luke first started spinning the Brit-pop sounds on the Sunday night program. Venable talks about the show's migration from an exploration of new music heavily focused on Brit-pop to the potpourri of new music that it is today.

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20-something himself, Josh Venable hosts the alternative 20-something crowds most popular radio show, the Adventure Club, on the Edge every Sunday night. He also spins records during the overnight shift
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"When I started interning for Alex, he was interested in me because I listened to all the Brit-pop bands, and when he told me he was going to move to St. Louis, he asked if I wanted to take over the show. I couldn't believe it. I was only 19 at the time, had been interning (getting coffee, etc.) for two years but had never actually done any real radio and didn't know the first thing about how to run the control boards or anything.

"I told them that I would love to do the show but was too scared to do it on my own. And when they asked who I would want to work with, I said Keven because he was my total opposite in every way and I thought it would be fun to have our divergent personalities and tastes in music meshed on the show."

One week after Alex Luke did his last show, the Adventure Club with Josh and Keven aired May 22, 1994. The battling duo was an instant hit. Venable remembers those first three hours of airtime as "possibly the worst three hours of radio in history but also possibly the most brilliant, because we were playing Suede back-to-back with the Magnetic Fields, and we were fighting about who was better and why, and the audience loved it."

 

 
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