• Pawties for Furiends


     Getting to know Instagram’s fluffiest influencers.

  • Perfect For The Role


    It's about time Mr. Rogers gets his own biopic, and Tom Hanks is the perfect actor to portray him.

  • Pop culture's greatest villain, the Joker


     Director Todd Phillips’s first film in the superhero genre is a massive success on almost every front.

  • Popular Games Provide Escapism


    Which we may all need a bit of right now.

  • Rhythm + Flow Review


    Netflix’s new music competition brings talent from Atlanta, Chicago and New York.

  • Rock Blocks


    Are you a fan of Rock music or Blocks? If you answered yes to one, two, or none of those questions, then this is the show for you! 

  • Sanrio’s Death Metal Red Panda Makes Her Debut


    “Aggretsuko” successfully captures office life.

  • Shot in the Dark


    The Netflix original documentary “Shot in the Dark” is not for the faint of heart.

  • Simone's and Lily's Donuts


    Short fiction.

  • Spring Break at the Beach


    Why not hit the town?

  • Supernatural: The Final Season


    15 years of Supernatural.

  • The Blue Junkyard


    The Best in Blues, Jazz, and Soul music.

  • The Blues Highway


    Hi, I’m Pat Graham inviting you to join me Thursday afternoons at 3pm for “The Blues Highway” right here on 22 West Radio.

  • The Cauldron


    Spirits and Brews for Bitchin’ Witches

  • The Dark Lady


    A talk show that discusses the horror genre in every form including horror films, music, novels, conventions, and more. Fear is your entertainment. 

  • The Future of Movie Theaters


    And the movie industry itself.

  • The Geek World Meets The Popular World


    It is safe to say that the years of calling people nerds or geeks as a means of offense are indeed over.

  • The Indieshop


    The Indieshop is one of the stations first and original shows, originally running from 1999-2002 (and elsewhere until 2004). We cover the global scene, from Long Beach, to London, South Korea, and more, with the same mix of indie pop & rock, from current artists, to those that inspired them, and everything in-between.

  • The Joys of Pokemon Go at Long Beach


    By Nicholas Kim

    Playing Pokemon Go on campus and parks at Long Beach State has been better due to the many changes Niantic has made for the game since COVID-19 forced most players to stay indoors. 

    Pokemon Go is an augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices in 2016. This game is for those who love Pokemon so much that they are willing to walk and drive around areas to find and catch Pokemon. In order to play the game, one must have a smartphone, a car, and most importantly, a mask.

    The most enjoyable experience for Long Beach players to do is find gyms where legendary Pokemon will appear. Players gather at a certain spot in the area and raid the gym together to defeat the legendary Pokemon. Once that is over, players will receive the opportunity to catch it. There is a special opportunity to catch many legendary Pokemon called Raid Hour. This event happens every Wednesday when players will have one hour from 6 PM to 7 PM to catch as many legendary Pokemon as possible at gyms in their area.

    At Long Beach State, the best places to find many Pokestops and gyms would be at the Engineering and Computer Science Building and the area around the Student Union. In order to keep up with the game, players use messaging apps like Discord or LINE to communicate with each other in order to meet up where a gym raid will take place or to catch certain Pokemon. 

    When COVID-19 hit the United States, most players were forced to be in quarantine and few players ever went outside. In order to help players embrace real-world gaming from home, Niantic made changes to the app. The most prominent of these changes are remote raid passes. Remote raid passes allow players to enter gyms and battle raid Pokemon from their homes, just as long as the gym is on the vicinity of their screens. For those who don’t have gyms in their vicinity, their only option is to drive to a nearby park or town that has lots of gyms, and raid from the inside of their cars.

    As COVID-19 restrictions ease and the economy slowly gets back on its feet, people can go outside as long as they wear masks and maintain social distance. The area of Long Beach is huge and the most gyms are usually located at colleges, parks, and cities making them hotspots for players to gather and have fun. 

    Pokemon Go players can go outside and catch Pokemon easily now thanks to the changes Niantic has made during COVID-19. Changes like raiding from home, in-game trades from anywhere, and competitive battles without any requirements made life better for players. 


  • The Mandalorian Season 2


    Disney finally released the teaser trailer for the second season of the Mandalorian and it brought excitement to all Star Wars fans.