KTCU to give away “purple packages” to listeners


    If you turn your radio dials to 88.7 FM Monday through Friday of next week you can win what Station Manager Russell Scott is calling “Purple Packages.”

    Radio hosts will give away two packages a day, 10 total during the week. The packages will include gift cards to local businesses like Fuzzy’s, Sol de Luna, the TCU Florist, Chicken Express, and possibly TCU fan gear.

    “Our hope is that we draw some more TCU students to listen to our station,” Scott said. “We’ve started playing music that college students and others around that age group listen to, so now we just need the listeners to give us a chance.”

    KTCU is a non-commercial station and has targeted mainly an older audience in the past, but is now incorporating different genres throughout their nightly shows. Sports broadcasting major Nick Ruiz has a show called “Nick at Night” he does every Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. where he plays a mix of hip-hop, pop music, and 90s music.

    “I know that I’m not the only one that enjoys what I’m playing, so I’m hoping it’ll start drawing a younger dynamic, not that we don’t appreciate our older listening audience, but we’re trying to appeal to more than just one demographic,” Ruiz said.

    KTCU is also trying to spread some holiday cheer.

    “It’s the best time of the year,” Ruiz said. “You can listen to good music and maybe win some free stuff. What’s better than that?”