There’s no place quite like Texas. Our state is full of iconic landscapes, memorable adventures, outrageous stories, delicious food and 30 million people. About 20 of those proud Texans work at KAMU. As the Brazos Valley’s community station, we’re excited to make Saturdays a Texas affair.
Starting March 25, every Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. will be dedicated to local and regional programs celebrating the best Texas has to offer — from nature to books to people. Some are changing airtimes to join this celebration while others are returning to the schedule. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect during our Saturday Night Roundups.
Central Texas Gardener
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
What’s a gardener to do when heat, pests, drought, freezes and bad soil get in the way of a beautiful garden? From Austin PBS, “Central Texas Gardener” kicks off our Texas block at 5:30 p.m. Hosts and experts take gardeners down a fresh and sustainable path with organic techniques, water-wise plants and homegrown food. New and seasoned gardeners will feel enriched to build their gardens artistically or practically to their heart’s content.
Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Chet Garner explores every corner of the Lone Star State, recommending the best eats, treats, landmarks and adventures in each city and region. Chet and his team have explored more than 150 areas of Texas and they hope to inspire you to go on your own Texas-sized adventures. They give special attention to finding obscure dives and hideaways, too. Keep an eye out for six episodes from Brazos Valley cities.
Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
The best books and publications from Texas A&M University and the state come out of the Texas A&M University Press. Those books get highlighted weekly on “The Bookmark.” University Press Publicity and Advertising Manager Christine Brown hosts each program, reviewing publications and interviewing authors.
Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp
Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Eleven universities. Eight state agencies. The RELLIS campus and a comprehensive health science center. The Texas A&M University System has thousands of amazing stories to tell. Chancellor John Sharp takes viewers across the state to meet the people making Texas like no other state in the country while providing fresh insight into the strong footprint of the Texas A&M System.
Texas A&M Today
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Night Roundup ends with KAMU’s first foray into dynamic cinematography and creative storytelling. First aired in Fall 2022, all six episodes of Season 1 are re-airing in March and April. Meet glassblowers, woodcarvers, plant breeders, animal caretakers, agriculture experts, meteorologists, spaceflight researchers, book preservationists, science fiction experts, the “Three Brisketeers” and more. It’s a program we’re immensely proud of and we hope you learn a thing or two about the “hidden gems” of our university community.