KTRL spotlights Texas history in new program


Tarleton State University

Thursday, December 20, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—KTRL 90.5 FM has begun airing a new weekly radio feature focusing on Texas history. “T for Texas” is a two-minute story from the Texas past, written and presented by Dr. T. Lindsay Baker, Tarleton State University professor of history and author of numerous books and articles on Texas history and lore.

“T for Texas” airs on Thursdays at 7:33 a.m. and repeats on Saturdays at 2 p.m.

KTRL is Tarleton’s public radio station. It provides a mix of news, classical music, and jazz 24 hours a day. The station operates in association with KAMU in College Station, with the stations sharing content. Many of the personalities heard on KTRL are Tarleton students who gain practical experience in radio station operations by serving in the Stephenville studio.

Baker holds the W.K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas Industrial History at Tarleton. He teaches a variety of courses in Texas and U.S. history while also directing Tarleton’s W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas at the Thurber ghost town. He has researched and written over 20 books on various aspects of the Texas past. Stories from one of his recent volumes, Gangster Tour of Texas, were featured in the January 2013 issue of Texas Highways magazine.

“This is a great way to reach people with stories of Texas history where they live and work,” Baker said. “There are a lot of folks who relish stories about the state who don’t have the opportunity to read books, and radio gives a good way to help satisfy their cravings.”

For more information, contact KTRL general manager Eric Truax at 254-968-1941.


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