Turn of the Century

Saturdays from 10-11 p.m.
  • Hosted by Rob Vera

There's the music of your life and the music of your young life.  For Rob Vera, the sounds of the turn of the last century are the sounds of "home".

From rock to hip hop, punk to alt-country, electronic to ska and a thousand points along the spectrum ranging from alternative to popular, Turn of the Century turns our ears back to one of the most exciting and adventurous periods of music, the 90's and 2000's.

Join Rob every Saturday night at 10 PM on The Spy and KOSU for a journey back in time to hear the music you know and the music that knows you.

Turn of the Century will be a mix of old favorites, lesser known gems and songs that will become new classics in the space between your headphones.  Prepare to sit back, relax, and enjoy the greatest music from the greatest 20 years in music history.

Artists heard on the show: Smashing Pumpkins, Portishead, Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age & more

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Rob Vera's Favorite 20 Albums of 2020

Dec 17, 2020

Turn of the Century host Rob Vera shares his 20 favorite albums of 2020.

Rob Vera's Top 11 Albums of 2019

Dec 20, 2019
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Turn of the Century host Rob Vera shares his 11 favorite albums of 2019.

Rob Vera's Top 20 Albums of 2018

Dec 28, 2018

Turn of the Century host Rob Vera shares his 20 favorite albums of 2018:

20. Interpol - Marauder

The sound of a band loosening up a bit—with some really good results. Some style/genre diversity integrated to the reliable Interpol template here and it works.

Rob Vera's Top 25 Albums of 2017

Jan 4, 2018

Turn of the Century host Rob Vera shares his 25 favorite albums of 2017:

25. Slowdive — Slowdive

Another giant of 90’s shoegaze returns with something fresh, yet something that feels firmly rooted in the ethos of the environment that brought them to our attention in the first place. Dream pop that burns warmly in your headphones.

Rob Vera's Top 15 Albums of 2016

Dec 28, 2016

Turn of the Century host Rob Vera shares his 15 favorite albums of 2016:

15. Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

Frantic and psychedelic rock talent with few peers deliver another album full of pace and passion.

14. Solange - A Seat At the Table

As a valued KOSU listener, we want you to know about some upcoming changes to our program schedule that begin this weekend.

As many of you know, the $1.3 billion state budget shortfall and subsequent state budget for the new fiscal year dealt a significant blow to many institutions across the state, resulting in layoffs, closures, and more. For KOSU, that resulted in a nearly 10 percent reduction in our state-based funding in the past six months.