2018 RTV SPECIALS
Every semester, the College of the Desert RTV Intro to Radio Production Students produce an individual radio special for their final project. Students then have the option of pitching these show concepts to KCOD for consideration to become a recurring show on the station. Students also use the shows for their websites, reels and portfolios. Listen here for a variety of creative and unique show concepts produced by College of the Desert students, as well as Group Radio Specials produced by each semester class.
FALL 2018 SPECIALS
Experimental Sounds | Produced by Nick Whyte
On this RTV Special, COD Student Producer Nick Whyte brings you awesome music that will expand your horizons and help you discover cool and unique sounds.
AIRWAVY | Produced by Alexa Vasquez
On this RTV Special, COD Student Producer Alexa Vasquez brings you a playlist that consists of songs you can vibe to at anytime of day. Featuring artists such as Soul for Real, Tupac, Ice Cube and much more! Its a mix of 90's hip-hop and R&B.
Creator Con | Produced by Michael Valdez
On this RTV Special, COD Student Producer Michael Valdez has an in depth conversation with seasoned television writer Gary Kott about his experience as a writer within the entertainment industry and what it takes to be one.
Tyler's Corner | Produced by Tyler Spurgeon
On this episode of the RTV Special by COD Student Producer Tyler Spurgeon, "Tyler's Corner" he is joined with one of his good friends Tyler H. who loves video games as much as he does. They discuss one of the most popular game franchises, Fallout. In this episode they explain what the fallout franchise is and how they feel about the franchise in general and later on in the episode Tyler talks about a video game he played recently and what his opinion is on the game. Also during the show Tyler plays some great music for you to discover.
College Life Be Like: College Success: How to Never Work A Day In Your Life | Produced by Alex Rosales
"College Life Be Like" is a RTV Special produced by COD Student Producer Alex Rosales meant for college students all around. In this episode, Success: How to never work a day in your life, I am joined by media specialist and radio host, Alexandro Zatarain on the topic of success and how to live out your passion in the ways you desire from being an artist, to a media personality, to a writer. Never let individuals, who are not you, to live through you. Everyone has a purpose and something they enjoy, go find it, and try to and make it your day-to-day life. Enjoy the interview and some great music!
Discovering Music with Grace | Produced by Grace Rogers
Discovering Music With Grace is a one episode RTV Special featuring a bunch of random songs that the host Grace, feels should be heard and known. Join Grace and find some new songs for your library or listen to ones you already know!
Remastered with Monica Perez | Produced by Monica Perez
Fall in love with the music you already know with THIS added twist. "Remastered with Monica Perez" is a RTV Special all about listening to your favorite songs but REIMAGINED. There are many aspiring artists out there who practice their love for music by honoring their favorites. Fall in love with new artists or famous A-listers celebrating others’ playlists by listening to songs that have already tickled your heart strings. Join me in honoring music that inspires others to reinvent. On this episode, our very first episode, I’m excited showcase songs that are nostalgic and fresh. They remind you of the classic but make you smile because you’re listening to a song you love with a new pair of ears.
The Lunch Menu | Produced by Zaida Nunez
"The Lunch Menu" invites you to travel with your host, COD Student Producer "Z" on this RTV Radio Special. Get ready to explore different artists, sounds and textures from many different countries. In each episode, "Z" explores music from a specific country. All while adding a dash of fun food facts, recipes and warm food anecdotes. So pack your bags and get ready to heighten and amuse your palate with "The Lunch Menu."
Let's Get Quizzy With It | Produced by Tyler Hallacy
Let's Get Quizzy With It is an experimental radio game show produced by COD Student Producer Tyler Hallacy for his RTV Radio Special, where three students are chosen to compete in answering questions for a chance to win prizes. Let's Get Quizzy With It also features a post-show in which the host and contestants talk to each other about various subjects.
Life's a Beach | Produced by Hector Gutierrez
On this RTV Special, Student Producer Hector Gutierrez brings in guests to talk about life-changing stories. He went out into the field and interviewed Vidi and Dakota. Vidi told her story of how she got her first car. Dakota's story was about his brother and the struggles he went through and the lessons he learned.
All About the Classics: The Best Hits of the Oldies | Produced by Brenda Gutierrez
On this RTV Special produced by COD student Brenda Gutierrez, she takes us back to the 70's and 80's and rediscovers classic hits, mainstream artists like The Rolling stones, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and more, including hidden artists. Listen to music that's electrifying and gets you grooving and singing out loud. Just love the oldies!
Tales of Old | Produced by Marvin Garcia
On this RTV Special produced by COD Student Marvin Garcia, Let the magic flow with every word. Be enchanted once again by the stories you fell in love with and join book master Marvin Garcia as we rediscover the wonders and thrills of folklore. Tonight we explore the tales of Hades, God of the Underworld. Learn About his incredible encounters with various iconic greek figures and know the man behind the God.
Japanese Lifestyle | Produced by Yuma Fukaya
On this RTV Radio Special I would like to introduce Japanese anime songs. Japanese anime songs are pop and popular in various countries. I will briefly explain the meaning of the artists and lyrics of anime songs, so you will not skip the next time when you watch anime.
Oh Yeah?!?! | Produced by Dakota Diaz
Join COD RTV Student Producer Dakota Diaz on his RTV Radio Special "Oh Yeah?!?!" as we take a step back and remember when we were young and waking up Saturday mornings from music to cartoons songs. Going back to the good old days. On this episode, we’ll step back when we all used to jam out to in our rooms when no one is looking. Join me on this journey as we listen and discuss all the songs such as “Welcome to Paradise” by Green Day to "Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Beddingfield. Those songs that just made us dance around. Welcome to OH YEAH?!?!
Dungeons & Dummies | Produced by Harrison Bluto
On this KCOD RTV Radio Special produced by COD Student Harrison Bluto, he brings you an episode of Dungeons & Dummies. Our adventurers find themselves locked in a deep damp cell. Will they be able to escape from their captors? Will they be able to escape the clutch of the cult? This episode's players are Bobby Gunther, Eli Ryan, James Via, and Anthony Masscarro. This episode's Game Master is Harrison Bluto.
Free Mix Club | Produced by George Acevedo
This RTV Special brings you hip-hop smoothed out on the R&B tip, with a pop appeal to it. On this episode is late 80's and R&B hits.
RTV Group Radio Specials | Fall 2018 Class
On this KCOD RTV Radio Special, Collegewise, join the Fall 2018 Radio Production class as they bring you words of wisdom, inspirational stories and aspirations for the future as they take this journey called college.
On this KCOD RTV Radio Special, Celebrity Spotlight, the RTV Fall 2018 Production students got creative with celebrity impersonations and improvisational acting.
SUMMER 2018 SPECIALS
Rise to the Soul | Produced by Melissa Miranda
On this KCOD RTV Special produced by COD student producer Melissa Miranda: When soul first emerged in the 1950’s, it changed everything, and continues to inspire musicians now. On the first episode we will be listening to artists and songs that started what we now classify as soul and funk. Soul which emerged from the African American community in the 1950s,is the result of merging gospel and R&B. This change in music inspired all of what we hear now. On the second episode of Rise to the Soul we will be hearing newer artists and music that have been influenced by soul.
Money in the Desert | Produced by Stephen Hernandez
On this RTV Special from COD student Stephen Hernandez: This is Money in the Desert with your Desert Sports Preview. Prepping the Coachella Valley for the 2018 NFL Season. News updates and NFL Fashion. A fun show for those looking to enjoy the NFL season here in the Desert!
Back in the Day | Produced by Chloe Basquez
Produced by RTV Student Chloe Basquez, Back in the Day is your show for all your favorite 80's music. Many different genres of music from the 80's are played on this show, from her metal to new wave and more. Listen to Chloe's great mix of 80's New Wave in Episode 01 and her mix of 80's Hair Metal in Episode 02.
Beyond the Stars | Produced by Melanie Navarro
In this RTV Special, Melanie talks about the planets and stars mixed with great music in relation to the cosmos for the week. In Episode 01, she talked about what planets were visible from the weeks of July 23rd up to July 29th, and played some great new music for you guys to listen to! In Episode 02, she talked about what constellations will be visbile in August along with some great new music.
Basketball Radio with Dennis Panerio | Produced by Dennis Panerio
On this KCOD RTV Special, COD student producer Dennis Panerio brings you 'Basketball Radio with Dennis Panerio' where on the first episodehe talks all things Lebron James from his love story to his first big shoe endorsement. On Episode 02 he talks about NBA powerhouse teams and brings you great music too.
KCOD RTV Group Special | KCOD Talks Movies
The Summer RTV class students produced a group radio special to help you discover movies to watch this summer. Listen here to some of their favorite films, quotes from those films and songs from the movie soundtracks. This is KCOD Talks Movies!
SPRING 2018 SPECIALS
More Than a Horoscope | Produced by Jess Aguilera
In this KCOD Special Jess takes you deep into the universe to discover the influence that the stars have on us. You will discover the basic characteristics of the sun signs with a few song dedications for the zodiac signs!
Delirio en America: Charanga Tropical | Produced by Luis Giron
On this KCOD Special with COD student Luis, escape to a tropical paradise with Delirio En America: Charanga Tropical, the best of classic Salsa.
Coachella Valley Monster Hunters: Godzilla King of the Monsters | Produced by Ricardo Gonzales
On this KCOD special, COD student Ricardo talks all about the King of The Monsters himself Godzilla. Join him while he gives you a brief history about Godzilla and talks about some of his features, some fun trivia and his iconic themes.
Let's Get Fashionate | Produced by Alex Valenzuela
On this KCOD Special, join COD student Alex as she plays great tracks and talks style, fashion misconceptions and the cost as well.
Smooth Sounds | Produced by Joanna Rosales
On this KCOD Special, COD student Joanna brings you a mix of R&B songs for a soothing hour mix. Kick back and enjoy.
KCOD RTV Group Radio Special | Our Favorite Songs
On this KCOD Special, the Spring 2018 Radio Production class talks about their favorite songs and plays tracks for your listening pleasure.