Oklahoma Rock Show

Fridays from 7-9 p.m.

Oklahoma Rock Show is a weekly two-hour show of Oklahoma music, from across the state. The show opens a window of Oklahoma music to the rest of the world.

Artists heard on the show: Broncho, Parker Millsap, John Fullbright, Other Lives, John Moreland, JD McPherson, Samantha Crain, Travis Linville, Jabee & more

In the 1970s, the Red Dirt music scene took root in Stillwater and gave rise to artists like Garth Brooks, the Turnpike Troubadours and Stoney LaRue. The Oklahoma Public Media Exchange's Katelyn Howard spoke with author Josh Crutchmer about his new book that details the scene’s history and how it spread across the country.

August's edition of Heavy Rotation, chosen by NPR member stations, features new music from Sylvan Esso, Sault, London rapper Little Simz and more.

All of this month's picks are available to stream on the Heavy Rotation Spotify playlist at the bottom of this page. And don't forget that you can discover all the amazing music programming happening across the country by clicking the links to each station's website, included below.

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Oklahoma City noise-rock band Chat Pile.

Our Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who: Jimmy Webb

Where: New York City

Recommendation: Model airplanes


I find myself at home, like most of the world right now. But for me it is a bit of a luxury because I spend so much time on the road. My touring and concerts have been postponed until the world opens again.

The Flaming Lips have been making arty rock for nearly four decades, and over time the Oklahoma City-based group has become known for unusual collaborations, from pop star Miley Cyrus to the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Now, the band's frontman Wayne Coyne and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd have teamed with Deap Vally, a Los Angeles guitar-and-drum duo. The project is called Deap Lips, as is its self-titled debut album.

Joe Diffie, the blue collar country musician who landed five number one hits in the 1990s, died Sunday following complications after contracting COVID-19. He had announced just two days before that he was undergoing treatment. He was 61.

This month's installment of Heavy Rotation is full of some of January's most exciting releases and collaborations, hand-picked by NPR Public Radio Member Stations. Revive your playlists with this new mix of everything from effervescent, sticky-sweet pop to homegrown blends of soul and psych-funk.

Enter below for a chance to win tickets to see Husbands in concert and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma Rock Show on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

The contest closes at noon Monday, January 13, 2020. You can buy tickets to the concert here.

Ryan LaCroix, host of The Oklahoma Rock Show, shares his 10 favorite Oklahoma albums of 2019.

Last week, we counted down the top 25 Oklahoma songs of 2019. In total, we played 561 new songs on The Oklahoma Rock Show in 2019, so our final list was very competitive.

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