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Ride to Rendezvous, the annual 49’s weekend complete with cowboy breakfast and campfire dinner, 49’s dance,  parade and Packers Competition! Highway’s open… Let the tourista and spring ski season begin. Spring showers have made for some outrageous flowers, verdant hillsides and the… Read More

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A few weeks ago there was a shivering in the fabric that makes up the rock and roll world. Rumors were making way through music land press channels about AC/DC’s possible retirement due to the illness of a prominent band member. Say… Read More

SeCRet LOCation #268

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New music from The Men, Eagulls and a new find, Rupa & The April Fishes, all in this weeks show. Oft thought of as a noise punk outfit from Brooklyn, The Men spin the genre pot on their latest release, Tomorrow’s Hits.… Read More

SeCRet LOCation #267

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Hello all. First let me apologize for being so delinquent posting my shows. Somehow, “I’ll do it Monday”, after a long traveled high flying fun couple of weeks in March, turned into, a month later. The arrival of spring into the Methow… Read More

How Dj Joepop Got His Groove Back

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You can exhale. I’m doing fine and getting my groove on in our new “temporary” studio here at TwispWorks. Temporary? As if moving a radio station once isn’t enough. Right? (Danica, I’ve used the word) Yes, we’re currently located in the Gateway… Read More

SeCRet LOCation #262

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This weeks seCRet lOCation show features a new release from the master of quirky vocals, oddball lyrics and bass mayhem. Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang- Four Foot Shack is a stripped down version of Claypool’s usual manic musical groupings. Teamed only with… Read More

Fare Thee Well, Pete.

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This is a story from Mary McFaul as she recounted her and Laura Love’s meeting with Pete Seeger. Pete passed away on Monday at the age of 94. A special thank you to Mary for allowing us to share this story and… Read More

The Yule Log: Christmas Radio Insanity

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Most folks have one in their town–a radio station that switches from soft rock to all-Christmas-all-the-effing-time radio. Here in the valley we are spared this seasonal phenomena. I feel fortunate to have KTRT the Root, a world-centered,rockabilly-hippy-blues, locally owned and operated radio… Read More

RIP Lou

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For those of you on Methow time, I come bearing bad news. Brooklyn has lost one of its fine sons. The legendary Lou Reed, the artist, died Sunday in his home on Long Island after complications due to liver disease. He was… Read More

Octoburlesque

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So in the hunt for this mysterious genre I’ve been rattling around, I can’t avoid the burlesque elements within this style. Of this missing genre, there is an unmistakeable air of showmanship that brings vaudeville, sideshows and burlesque to mind. Perhaps it… Read More

KTRT Rocked The Pub!

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I’m singing “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie” in my head as I write this. Yes, all 8 minutes and 33 seconds of it. With the bridge and a little extra inflection. Intensity. You know what I mean? It’s been my most recent… Read More

Altering Perceptions Via Country

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I’m just going to say it because there’s no way around it: I despise country music. Country music is that cousin you got drunk with when you were 16 and have since semi-accidentally forgotten to invite to Christmas ever since. Country music… Read More

KTRT Founder’s Card!

Hey everyone – Dep here. Lot’s has happened since my last post on August 28th. Mother Nature struck us down and we are off the air completely at the moment. What the…? Well, our little station is not gonna back down and… Read More

The Crash Of 2013.

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Well folks the weeks around the Crash of 2013 have been filled with anxiety, brainstorming, flurried keyboard activity, messages, emails and Google searches. Not to mention much gnashing of teeth. To tell the truth, a couple of weeks before KTRT disappeared, I… Read More

Vitamin Root: Mind And Body

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So we all survived the weary days between hearing Dep’s melodious voice in our earholes. Congrats. We’ve earned a medal or something of equal or greater value. How bout some music? Sometimes when we suffer the lack of something as dear to… Read More