Currently, KPVU’s music construction is rooted in Neo Soul, Acid Jazz, Funk Jazz, House, Latin Soul, World Music, compelling new music (classic hip-hop) heritage music (R&B and Southern Soul) and indigenous Texas Soul Music. Additionally, KPVU programs daily-weekly, NPR/PRI news-talk programs geared to a diverse audience.
The guiding principles for the station’s music selection takes into account our geography (urban/rural), our communities of license demographics including age, race, gender, education, income…. and the psychographic dimensions of relaxing to motivating listeners. KPVU’s approach… right now… is positive, clean and family friendly, submitting to public radio’s core values. And most importantly, perhaps more than any public and/or commercial station in the Prairie View/Houston market… we offer indisputable diversity.
The “Art of Soul” is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted. From dance music, personal expression, teenage angst, political rebellion, more than any other genre Soul Music created a space that inspired social change and transformed the world. Southern Soul, Latin Soul, Detroit Soul, Soul Music is the result of the combination and merging of previous styles and sub-styles. The Art of Soul is a place where we pause to feed our mind, body and spirit. “Soul music is ubiquitous. It speaks to every variety of our culture including dance, visual art, theater, literature, communicative arts and arts education. Soul music is transcendent. Soul Music is life. The Soul is what makes Us, “Us”.