CMJ Day 1 and 2

It has been an eventful past couple of days for us here in New York City. We spent the first day in NYC visiting Times Square seeing the sights of the big city. We tried to find a place to eat that you couldn't get anywhere else but NYC, but Olive Garden was closest so we settled for that. We woke up on Tuesday and went straight to NYU to pick up our CMJ packets and get a feel for the campus, then we went to Rockefeller Center. At the Rockefeller Plaza we…continue reading →


“We’ve been counting down the days since day 150 and we can’t believe it’s finally here…” This year Houston Gaither and Braeton Hightower have traveled to attend the College Music Journal (CMJ) Music Marathon that is being held in New York City. For the past five years RSU Radio has sent their Promotions & Music Director to attend the festival. It runs from today through Saturday, and is filled with showcases, seminars, and workshops. CMJ, 34 years running, is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. One…continue reading →

Wakarusa Music Festival

RSU Radio is giving away a ton of swag to celebrate the Wakarusa Music Festival. It’s not just cool merchandise though, we’re also giving away a weekend for four at Wakarusa! We’ll be rewarding at least ONE lucky listener a week with a Wakarusa prize pack starting on May 9. These prize packs include Wakarusa merchandise such as sunglasses, matchbooks, and koozies. If you win one of these packs, then you’re entered to win the grand prize to be drawn on May 30. The WAKARUSA GRAND PRIZE PACK includes merchandise such as a…continue reading →

Celebrating Dimebag Darrell

Tulsa celebrated the life of “Dimebag Darrell” with a tribute show Saturday, December 8th at Tankz in Tulsa. In case you were wondering, “Dime” was the guitarist of Pantera (later Damage Plan). He was shot and killed while performing on stage on December 8th, 2004. Since then, cities across the nation have celebrated his life on this day. To put it in perspective, think of “Dime” as the John Lennon to his genre of music. To my knowledge, Tulsa hasn’t had a tribute show done in Dime’s honor in the last 5 years.…continue reading →

RSU Radio: Still Playing Grammy Worthy Music

It’s that time of year again. No, not the holiday season, but the 55th Annual Grammy Award nominations!!! Justin Bieber didn’t make the cut! Ha! On a more serious note, this year’s nominations show once again that RSU Radio is doing something right. Why, you may ask? Easy, already feature many of this year’s nominees. Here’s a quick rundown of the nominee’s for ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ categories that we’ve been playing since long before “they got big” in commercial radio. Record of the Year: The Black Keys…continue reading →

Getting DOWN in Tulsa

Sludge metal titans Down made a stop at Tulsa’s historic Cain’s Ballroom recently. This was big news for metal fans since Down is a “super group” made up of members from notable metal bands both past and present. The most recognizable of which is lead singer Phil Anselmo. Anselmo gained notoriety as the front man for legendary metal band Pantera. This show was particularly special for me as I had not seen Phil on stage since Pantera’s 1996 ‘Great Southern Trendkill Tour’. Though the opening bands, Big Okie Doom (OKC) and Warbeast (Dallas/Ft.…continue reading →

Moon Nazi’s at the Cinemark in Tulsa?!

Yes you read the title correctly…..Moon Nazi’s. Back in April, a movie was released internationally called ‘Iron Sky’. A brief synopsis of the film found at says, “In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.” Sound interesting? Maybe a little kooky? Downright silly? Well there’s several trailers for the movie on youtube, one of which you…continue reading →

Randy Blythe FREED from Czech Prison

Thursday, August 2nd, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was finally released on bail from a prison in Prague, Czech Republic. He was held there for five weeks after being arrested on charges of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 concert. Police accused Blythe of causing physical harm to a fan who later suffered brain trauma, slipped into a coma and died. In the 2 years that led up to Blythe’s arrest, the band and their management have maintained that they knew nothing of the incident and were never notified about the fan’s death…continue reading →

Surviving Mayhem

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival continues to fill the void that Ozzfest left by bringing heavy music acts across the country for a summer tour. The 2012 lineup in the OKC stop boasted a bit of the old, a bit of the new, and a lot of awesome. Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead, and As I Lay Dying rocked the main stage this year in what turned out to be a “hot” show in several ways. You know I wouldn’t miss it…so with my trusty cohort, Dr. Drewcifer, and media equipment in tow, we…continue reading →

Free Randy Blythe

Vocalist Randy Blythe is behind bars today in the Czech Republic because of an incident involving a fan over two years ago. Many fans believe that he is being unfairly held and that the mainstream media is not doing their job; Blythe happens to be the vocalist for one of the more popular Metal bands, Lamb of God. While in Prague last week with the band, he was detained by Police after being questioned on potential charges of manslaughter. The incident stemmed from a 2010 concert when Blythe allegedly caused the death of…continue reading →