As you will be driving a lot in Houston and likely be stuck in a few traffic jams, listening to the radio might help you pass the time. Here is a quick guide to Houston's radio stations.
Quick guide :
88.7FM, KUHF: National Public Radio news and programs, classical music
90.1FM, KPFT/Pacifica: alternative radio, defenders of human rights, BBC world news
91.7FM, Rice University: weird musics of all types! Very fun, despite the sleepy voices of the student announcers. Childrens' program on Sat afternoon
90.9, Texas Southern University: jazz mainly
* KJIC, Southern Gospel, 88.1 FM
* KUHF, Houston's Classic Choice, 88.7 FM
* KSBJ, Christian, 89.3 FM
* KACC, Alvin Community College, 89.7 FM
* KPFT, Pacifica, 90.1 FM
* KTSU, Texas Southern University, 90.9 FM
* KPVU, Prarie View A&M University, 91.3 FM
* KTRU, Rice Radio, 91.7 FM
* KRTS-FM, Classical, 92.1 FM
* KKBQ-FM, Country, 92.9 FM
* KOVE, Spanish Adult Contemporary, 93.3 FM
* KKRW, Rock Oldies, 93.7 FM
* KTBZ, Alternative Rock, 94.5 FM
* KIKK-FM, Country, 95.7 FM
* KHMX, Adult Pop Rock, 96.5 FM
* KKTL-FM, Pop Oldies, 97.1 FM (Simulcast of KLDE)
* KAYD, Country, 97.5 FM
* KBXX, Urban Contemporary, 97.9 FM
* KTJM, Rhythmic Oldies, 98.5 FM
* KODA, Adult Comtemporary, 99.1 FM
* KILT-FM, Country, 100.3 FM
* KRTX, Top 40, 100.7 FM
* KLOL, Album Rock, 101.1 FM
* KMJQ, Urban Contemporary, 102.1 FM
* KLTN, Spanish, 102.9 FM
* KJOJ-FM, Rhythmic Oldies, 103.3 FM (Simulcast of KTJM)
* KRBE-FM, Top 40, 104.1 FM
* KHCB, Christian, 105.7 FM
* KQQK, Tejano, 106.5 FM
* KHPT, 80's, 106.9 FM
* KLDE, Pop Oldies, 107.5 FM
* KXTJ, Tejano, 107.9 FM -
* KILT, Sports, 610 AM
* KIKK, Business News, 650 AM
* KSEV, News/Sports/Talk, 700 AM
* KTRH, News/Sports/Talk, 740 AM
* KBME, Big Band, 790 AM
* KEYH, Spanish, 850 AM
* KJOJ, Vietnamese, 880 AM
* KYST, Spanish, 920 AM
* KPRC, News/Sports/Talk, 950 AM
* KRTX, Spanish News/Talk, 980 AM
* KLAT, Spanish News/Talk, 1010 AM
* KKHT, Christian Talk Radio, 1070 AM
* KNUZ, Spanish Religious, 1090 AM
* KTEK, Religious, Vietnamese, 1110 AM
* KYOK, Gospel, 1140 AM
* KGOL, Asian, 1180 AM
* KQUE, Spanish Music, 1230 AM
* KXYZ, Spanish News/Talk, 1320 AM
* KWWJ, Gospel, 1360 AM
* KCOH, R&B, 1430 AM
* KLVL, Spanish Religious, 1480 AM
* KANI, Gospel, 1500 AM
* KYND, Spanish Religious, 1520 AM
* KILE, Spanish Religious, 1560 AM
* KMIC, Radio Disney, 1590 AM
Website on Houston radios with links to the stations' websites:
WHAT A STEAL!
I happened to find this place when I was looking for paper lanterns. Inside it looks like a warehouse crammed with cheap junk. But along the back wall are a bunch of wedding dresses! In fact, I found the "Alfred Angelo" dress that I had seen at Bridesmart the day before! It was EXACTLY the same dress, only it was $178 here rather than $649. Bridal shops have to get their items from a warehouse somewhere. I think I might have found one of the local wholesalers. Of course there is no service and the dressing room is really a closet with a dinky mirror.. but wouldn't you rather save $400 than have some snotty clerk up your butt with a 3 way mirror? Less than $200 for a WEDDING DRESS!
Awesome Tex-Mex food!
This is one of my favorite Mexican (tex-mex) restaurants - and if you go, make sure you are hungry! The portions are HUGE! It's also a great place to take kids, as it's very noisy and always crowded. They have great margaritas, and the beef fajitas are the BEST!
Huge portions of American food!
The Cheesecake factory is very commercial but still fun to go to. Half the pages of the menu are for advertizement! It is a chain that you find in most US cities. Their dishes are really good, and their desserts (yes, cheesecakes mainly, how did you guess??) are to die for. The protion are huge. I suggest you eat only half of your main dish, have it "doggy" packed, and thereby saving room for the dessert! I also enjoy their fun various cocktails. The atmosphere is entertaining because the type of people are very mixed, basically the shoppers of the Galleria. The waiters and waitresses are generally good and helpful. There is always a line but it goes through fast. It is a factory after all, it processes its customers efficiently! The cajun dishes are my favorite.
NASA - a must see for tourists and visitors
NASA - well if you're coming to Houston you'll know that this is one of the places you must visit while your here.
It took me 4 months to finally get here and I'm pleased I've now been around the NASA Space Center and taken the Historical Trolley Tour around the original command center which was used to command the first manned mission to the moon.
It's about $16 to visit the center, however if you pay about $19 you get a years membership - useful if you live here and you have friend who may want to visit when they visit you! I think there are also cheaper options for families and if you arrive later in the day.
One thing about the NASA Space Center - my friends at work have mixed feelings on the quality of the center. Some think it's a bit dated, others find the place a bit boring - however I think it's got a lot of interesting exhibits and there's definately hands on actitivies for children.
My only concern for the NASA Space Center is that it really does rely on event which happened 30-40 years ago - I think there is a lot which could be done to make it more up to date and interesting for young and old alike - keeping the history and bringing in more of what's happening now.