Bug Bowl Radio

Bug Bowl is a big deal here at Purdue University. It’s part of the infamous Spring Fest, which as the title hints, takes place every spring. If we’re lucky, it will fall on a beautiful April weekend.

Let me take you back a bit… How did Bug Bowl Radio come to be? Well, first we must have Bug Bowl. In 1990, a man by the name of Christian Y. Oseto created what we call Bug Bowl as a way to raise awareness and money for Purdue’s Entomology Department. Little did he know that it would be such a big hit. 

The radio wasn’t thought of until much, much later, say ten to fifteen years later. As more and more students got involved with the Spring Fest and Bug Bowl, more and more ideas came to the table. One of these ideas happened to be… BUG BOWL RADIO. Who doesn’t love music and spring and festival activities.

As wonderful as the fest and Bug Bowl are, I think one of the most unique things is the radio. Students host the radio playing tons of songs, some of which I had no idea were about bugs.

To get a taste of what Bug Bowl radio is about and how it contributes to the Bug Bowl tent and Spring Fest, check out this slideshow video. (Click the image below.)


Whether you’re a fan of bug related music or not, maybe you have some unique ideas to contribute to the future of Bug Bowl and Bug Bowl Radio. Attend the fest next year or volunteer to host the Radio. Check out more of what Spring Fest has in store for you.