The Spy

The Spy is your go-to location for independent, local music and features more than a dozen unique specialty shows that include Indie Rock, Classic Alternative, 80s New Wave, Roots, Reggae, and much, much more. Additionally, The Spy hosts an all-vinyl show, a electronic dance music show, a couple of hip-hop shows, and an Oklahoma music show. Thes­­­­e specialty shows set The Spy apart from traditional corporate radio.

Ferris O’Brien’s brand of The Spy has existed since 1998 when he took over as the Program Director at 93.7 The Spy (KSPI-FM in Stillwater). When station owners took The Spy off the air in 2001, Ferris secured ownership of the brand and moved it to Oklahoma City. In 2002, Citadel Communications launched a deep alternative format radio station (KSYY) and asked Ferris to take the helm. The station was killed in June 2004, but Ferris kept “Spy Radio” on the air as a once weekly specialty show on 100.5 The KATT. In 2009, Ferris purchased 105.3fm from Citadel and relaunched The Spy. When that purchase agreement feel through in December 2010, he took the station completely digital at thespyfm.com. In 2012, The Spy and KOSU established a new partnership that allowed The Spy to return to the FM dial.

You can listen to The Spy 7 days a week from 7pm to 5am, plus 11am-1pm on Sundays, on KOSU-FM 91.7 Oklahoma City, 107.5 Tulsa, 88.3 Stillwater, and 94.9 Ponca City.

You can also listen to The Spy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at thespyfm.com.

It's the week of February 25, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes a new song from The Strokes, the latest from Guided by Voices, a cover of Me Voy Pa’l Pueblo by Mapache, and so much more.

Enter below for a chance to win tickets to see Mt. Joy in concert on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

The contest closes at noon Monday, March 2, 2020. You can buy tickets to the concert here.

Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are this week's picks to close out this month!

It started somewhat humbly on Saturday, Feb. 14, 1970. Valentine's Day.

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NOEL KING, HOST:

For decades, Go-go has been the unofficial music of Washington, D.C. But today, its status becomes official when the city's mayor signs some legislation.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS: (Singing) Wind me up.

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. On this episode is Johnny Manchild, lead singer, pianist and namesake for the piano rock band Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards.

DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, a titan of underground dance music, died Monday in London at age 56. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to a statement released by his management.

Weatherall started producing in London in the mid-'80s, and was known for a wicked sense of humor — and for blending an eclectic mix of genres.

It's the week of February 18, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes a new song from Swim Fan, Tame Impala's latest work, the newest album from Tennis, and so much more.

Enter below for a chance to win tickets to see Tig Notaro in a SOLD OUT SHOW on Sunday, March 1 at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

The contest at noon Monday, Febuary 24. You can buy tickets to the show here.

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Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are this week's picks.

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