Tag Archives: 90FM

90FM, The Spirit of Radio

The Radiothon, an on-air auction hosted by 90FM, is gearing up this semester with such prizes as a Packers lithograph football and gift certificates to places such as Great Northern Distillery and Rock n’ Roll Cafe. 90FM, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus radio station, will be auctioning off prizes every 15 minutes, which will be kept up for auction ... Read More »

Another Successful Year of Trivia

On April 21, 22 and 23 the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s college radio station, 90FM,  hosted another successful year of the world’s largest trivia contest, Trivia 48: The Royalty of Contests. The team named Festivus for the Rest of Us took first place for the second year in a row with 19,360 points. Dad’s Computers: PC control and Trivial Fursuit: Furple ... Read More »

90FM Trivia Founding Father Leaves Lasting Legacy

Wisconsin lost a prominent lieutenant colonel in the National Guard on Jan. 19. But what many don’t know is that Stevens Point lost a legacy that day as well. Stevens Point lost Tim Donovan, 65, founder of the community’s longstanding tradition, the 90FM Trivia Contest. Betty Donovan, who worked with Tim at 90FM, said, “Tim was the instrumental guy for ... Read More »

90FM Offers Alternative Opportunities

It’s a cold and stormy Monday night. You drive through Stevens Point with a broken heart and an empty wallet. What more could go wrong? You take a wrong turn, and in your frustration, bump the radio dial. You turn to 89.9FM. Jazz starts playing, not normal jazz, but weird jazz. Your hands are tapping. Your head is bobbing. Suddenly ... Read More »

Review: Babes ‘Five Tears’

Babes is a band of family members from Los Angeles, California who officially emerged on the scene in 2014. The band released its untitled debut EP on Oct. 30, and it has become known as “Five Tears” from the colorful teardrop designs on the otherwise white cover. The album could easily be marketed as a concept album on the premise ... Read More »

WWSP-90FM Top 10 Albums Oct. 14

1.      The World is a Beautiful Place “Harmlessness” 2.      Milo “So the Flies Don’t Come” 3.      Alex G “Beach Music” 4.      Chvrches “Every Open Eye” 5.     Oberhofer “Chronovision” 6.      City and Colour “If I Should Leave Before You” 7.      Emilie & Ogen “10,000” 8.      Wavves “V” 9.      Dead weather  “Dodge and ... Read More »

90FM Summer Playlist

In no particular order, here are some artists and albums that will make waves in the music ocean this summer. There’s a plethora of fantastic music fresh out of the oven, so here’s a baker’s dozen to feast your ears on. 1. Alabama Shakes – “Sound and Color” Brittany Howard, singer and guitarist, has one of the best voices in music ... Read More »

Album Review: ‘Gliss Riffer’

It’s been three years since his last release, and Dan Deacon is back and poppier than his usual paradigm. “Gliss Riffer” is a nostalgic return that harkens back to his debut LP “Spidermanoftherings,” incorporating more vocals, more glissando, a glide from one pitch to another and less long-term composition. A departure from Deacon’s earlier works can be seen in the ... Read More »

Trivia 46 to Present Fun Challenge

Trivia 46 “Guardians of the Galaxy” will put a fresh spin on the annual challenge as volunteers, students and community members prepare to support the weekend-long event beginning Friday, April 17  6 p.m. lasting through Sunday, April 19 until midnight. This year’s trivia theme stems from the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Jim “The Oz” Oliva said changing the theme ... Read More »

Album Review: ‘Beat the Champ’

It is rumored that The Mountain Goats is actually a pseudo-mystical motorcycle cult from the badlands of South Dakota that raises money through running a chain of discount-furniture outlets with an occasional music release. I can’t comment on the legitimacy of those claims, but I do know their latest album “Beat the Champ” chronicles the lives of professional wrestlers. This ... Read More »