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.

The latest round of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions were announced today, and Whitney Houston is the only woman honored.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 35th annual class of inductees, honoring six musical acts — Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex — as well as veteran rock journalist, producer and artist manager Jon Landau.

The inducted musicians were chosen from a ballot of 16 finalists, which meant fans of Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden and Thin Lizzy will have to wait at least another year for Rock Hall validation.

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This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. No Cover is a podcast giving you an inside look at the musicians coming from and to Oklahoma at no cover charge.

It's the week of January 14, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes new singles from Soccer Mommy and Nada Surf,  the latest album from Field Music, and so much more.

As we ease into the 2020s, data about the music industry's growth is more abundant than ever.

Tomorrow, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will announce its 2020 inductees. And while this year's nominees include three woman-driven acts, critics have long chided the Rock Hall for the low percentage of women in its pantheon of performers.

For instance, after warmly accepting her induction into the Rock Hall last spring, Janet Jackson threw down the gauntlet.

"Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, please: 2020, induct more women," she demanded. The crowd cheered.

Enter below for a chance to win tickets to see Steep Canyon Rangers in concert on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

The contest closes at noon Monday, January 20, 2020. You can buy tickets to the concert here.

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Every sign points to Ashley McBryde having a huge, huge year in 2020: The country singer experienced a major breakthr

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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Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for the iconic Canadian prog rock band Rush, has died. He was 67 years old.

His death was announced Friday by spokesperson Elliot Mintz, who said that Peart died on Jan. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif. Peart had been diagnosed with brain cancer three and a half years ago.

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