Saturday, April 25, 2015

GRIND FU CINEMA TONIGHT!



Bruce Lee was one of the biggest stars in the world at the time of his death.  When he died there was a massive void in the martial arts film industry, and there was no shortage of people looking to cash in on it.  Celebrity death has always led to people looking to make a quick buck, and in this case it led to an entire new genre of film:  Bruceploitation.

What is Bruceploitation?  Bruceploitation is a genre that was created for the sole purpose of cashing in on the death of Bruce Lee.  Actors were given stage names similar to Bruce's and movies were given similar titles to his films on the off chance that moviegoers would throw a few dollars away on their product.  Those moviegoers were, more often than not, disappointed.

Notable Bruceploitation actors:
Bruce Li
Bruce Lai
Bruce Le
Bruce Lei
Bruce Lie
Bruce Liang
Bruce Leung
Bruce Ly
Bruce Thiang
Bruce Lea
Brute Lee
Lee Bruce
Myron Bruce Lee (Myron Bruce Lee?  I guess there are only so many variations.)

Notable Bruceploitation films:
Re-Enter the Dragon
Enter Two Dragons
Return of Bruce
Enter Another Dragon
Return of the Fists of Fury
Enter the Game of Death
Bruce Lee's Secret
Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger
The Clones of Bruce Lee
The Dragon Lives Again (Bruce vs James Bond and Dracula!)
Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave

Come up with a title, throw a Dragon in there, and you've got yourself a film.


The Bruceploitation flick we're interested in is Fist of Fear, Touch of Death.  Made in 1980, it centers around the 1979 World Karate Championships, which were supposed to determine the successor to Bruce Lee.  That's a pretty flimsy premise for an extremely muddled film that mixes reenactments, badly spliced and dubbed interviews, conspiracy theory, and a questionable biography of Bruce Lee.  To make things even worse, it takes about 45 minutes somewhere in the middle of things to insert old footage of Bruce Lee and scenes from Chinese Kung Fu films in a weak attempt to tell Lee's story.

It's all very confusing, and not at all good, but it makes for some incredibly insane movie viewing.  Fist of Fear, Touch of Death is not supposed to be funny, but it turned out to be pretty damn hilarious.

Join us on Saturday, April 25th, as we watch Fist of Fear, Touch of Death, along with the immortal film The Guy From Harlem (which we're screening for the fifth year in a row!)  Both of them are mind-numbingly bad, but you're gonna have a great time watching them.

GRIND-FU CINEMA PRESENTS
THE GUY FROM HARLEM
With second exciting feature
FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH

Saturday, April 25th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE! FREE!

I'm the new boy in town!  Where can I go?


Any questions?  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com!

Friday, April 24, 2015

HOUR TWENTY-FOUR

1) Pugs-mari in love
2) The Kinks-you really got me
3) The Fleshtones-all around the world
4) Backbeat Band-money (that's what i want)
5) Stumpus Maximus & The Good Ol' Boys-please receive me
6) Elvis Costello & The Attractions-(what's so funny about) peace, love and understanding

MATCHING GRANT: sleep

HOUR TWENTY-THREE

1) The Who-a quick one (while he's away)
2) Talking Heads-once in a lifetime
3) Sonny Knight and The Lakers-through with you

MATCHING GRANT: Anonymous

HOUR TWENTY-TWO

1) The Kinks-do it again
2) Pretty-red spoon gravy
3) Jack Kass-fantastic
4) A.J. Rowe-smoke my pipe (the sign ain't right)
5) They Might Be Giants-man, it's so loud in here
6) Dot Wiggin Band-banana bike

MATCHING GRANT: Anonymous

HOUR TWENTY-ONE

1) LCD Soundsytem-movement
2) The Kinks-sleepwalker
3) Spectors-gotta sow my wild oats

MATCHING GRANT: River City Electric
                                       Meditation Services of Southern Minnesota

HOUR TWENTY

The Frye

1) Sin City
2) Sunny Afternoon
3) Sweep out the ashes
4) A Hard Days Night
5) They're Blind
6) See How We Are

MATCHING GRANT: South Point Federal
                                       Ruth Harvey Law Firm

HOUR NINETEEN

Radio Roulette

1) Mamas & Papas-monday monday
2) Jimmy C. Newman-a fallen star
3) New York City-i'm doing fine now
4) Tammy Wynette-'til i can make it on my own
5) Kajagoogoo-too shy
6) Van Halen-dancing in the streets
7) Styx-the best of times
8) Tammy Wynette-kids say the darndest things

MATCHING GRANT: Jersey Mikes
                                       Robert Overby State Farm Insurance-Fairbault
                                       GP Engineering

HOUR EIGHTEEN

1) The Replacements-bastards of young
2) Cahkachas-jungle fever
3) Blank Realm-falling down the stairs
4) The Kinks-skin and bones
5) Bob Mould-the war
6) J. Mascis-every morning

MATCHING GRANT: Morgan Creek Vineyard
                                       Cactus Tattoo
                                       United Praire Bank
                                     

HOUR SEVENTEEN

1) Beach Boys-be with me
2) Diggable Planets-rebirth of slick (cool like dat)
3) The Kinks-nothing in this world can stop me worrying bout that girl
4) Kelley Stoltz-my baby always knows what time it is
5) Cheap Trick-hello there
6) Ex/Hex-how you got that girl
7) Wreckless Eric-whole wide world
8) Built to Spill-living zoo
9) Dora Hall-green door
10) Pixies-wave of mutilation
11) Nick Lowe-cruel to be kind
12) Velvet Underground-i can't stand it

MATCHING GRANT: Re/Max
                                       Dynamic Associates in St. Peter

HOUR SIXTEEN

Vinyl Hour Four

1) Feelies-let's go
2) Tater Totz-instant karma
3) Eddie and The Hot Rods-do anything you wanna do
4) The Beatles-paperback writer (stereo)
5) Elvis-that's when your heartaches begin
SWEET CAROLINE
6) Novas-crusher

MATCHING GRANT: Pub 500

CHECK OUT THIS SWEET T-SHIRT!


This is the brand new t-shirt for the 2015 Spring Pledge Drive!  Kaitlin Baumann, an amazing local artist, was able to interpret Shelley's fever dreams into reality.  You can wear this spectacular image of a Daredevil jumping over a Zombie Hoard across your chest when you pledge $50 RIGHT NOW.  Give us a call at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and one of our dazzling volunteers will take your pledge.  You can be billed, you can put it on a credit card, and you can also make payments.  It takes just a moment and then you can go about your day knowing you've done your part to keep independent public radio alive on the airwaves.

HERE'S THE FULL LIST OF SWAG.  Look it over and then make your pledge.  You guys have been amazing, and we've gotten that much closer to reaching that $40,000 pledge drive goal.  Thanks a ton!

Remember, at noon we're doing our second round of Radio Roulette, then at one we're going to be joined by The Frye, who will have a special surprise to unleash.  TUNE IN!


HOUR FIFTEEN

Vinyl Hour Three

1) Think-once you understand
2) Los Bandidos-brand new key
3) Beatifics-longest days of summer
4) Koes Barat-kelelawar
5) The Kinks-you really got me
6) Lee Hazelwood & Ann Margaret-at the dark end of the street

MATCHING GRANT: Patrick's on Third

HOUR FOURTEEN

VINYL HOUR TWO
$360 Haiku Challenge

1) NNB-listen

haiku#1
I want to play game
Time for family feud please
Now I write haiku

2) LCD Soundsystem-yr city's a sucker

haiku#2
Public radio
Listening for great music
With lots of humor

3) Roughnecks-you're driving me

haiku#3

4) Richard Harris-mcarthur park

haiku#4

haiku#5

MATCHING GRANT: Scheitel's Music & Joe Miller's Modern Garage

HOUR THIRTEEN

VINYL HOUR

1) Can-vitamin c
2) Bee Gees-lonely days
3) Shins-pressed in a book
4) Dondero Acapella Choir & Pop Concert Instruments-silly love songs
5) Great Gaylord & The A-Bones-squat with me baby
6) Bruce Springsteen-roulette

MATCHING GRANT: Papa George
                                      Coffee Hag

HOUR ELEVEN AND TWELVE

Sunrise with SUN RA with Maverick Slim

Hour One

1) Worlds Approaching
2) Astro Black
3) Have you heard the latest news from Neptune?
4) Cosmic Rays-daddy's gonna tell you no lie
5) Cosmic Rays-somebody's in love
6) Little Mack-tell her to come on home
7) Lacy Gibson-she's my baby
8) Rough House Blues

MATCHING GRANT: Tailwind Group/Rent MSU
                                       I&S Group, Inc.
                                       Schmidt Siding & Windows
                                       Eide Bailey

Hour Two

1) Phil Alvin with Sun Ra & The Arkestra-brother, can you spare a dime?
2) The Lady with The Golden Stockings
3) Love in Outerspace
4) Space is the Place

MATCHING GRANT: McKenzie Agency

HOUR TEN

1) Iron Butterfly-in-a-gadda-da-vida (vinyl)
2) M.Ward-the first time i ran away
3) Nick Drake-one of these things first
4) T.L Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir-just like a ship
5) Marianne Faithfull-down from dover
6) The Oh-Sees-carrion crawler

MATCHING GRANT: Nelson Printing of St. Peter

SUNRISE WITH SUN RA IS IN FULL EFFECT!


We're joined by Cosmic Slim Ra right now for Sunrise With Sun Ra, two hours of Sun Ra wakeup music.  There's only an hour and a half left to go, so call now and pledge your support to a radio station that not only plays Sun Ra, but a station that dedicates TWO HOURS to his musical legacy.  This is radio worth supporting, you guys!  Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and pledge your support!

Cosmic Slim Ra (aka Gary Campbell aka Maverick Slim) suggested folks go to YouTube and check out all the remarkable clips of Sun Ra and the Arkestra.  One thing that he spoke highly of is a documentary that came out in 1980 called A Joyful Noise.  The title comes from an encounter Sun Ra had with the police, who went to his apartment to answer a noise complaint.  Ra pointed out that what he was making was a Joyful Noise, because that's what the bible told folks to do.

For your convenience, here's A Joyful Noise.


HOUR NINE



jandek: sounds of insomnia

god came between us

message to the clerk

crack a smile

down in a mirror

i knew you'd leave

the cat that walked from shelbyville

lavender


MATCHING GRANT: St. Peter Cheese & Pie Mongers

HOUR EIGHT



1) The Kinks-celluloid heroes
2) Bruce Springsteen-spirit in the night
3) The Ronettes-be my baby
4) Dwight Twilley Band-looking for the magic
5) Allman Brothers-one way out
6) The Count Five-psychotic reaction
7) Madness-one step beyond
8) The Darcys-peg
9) Legendary Stardust Cowboy-i walk the hot wind

MATCHING GRANT: Pepper Boy Foods

HOUR SEVEN



1) Velvet Underground-sister ray
2) Gemma Ray-rosemary's baby vs. drunken butterfly
3) Joy Division-she's lost control
4) Brother Theodore-house by the cemetery
5) Sonic Youth-death valley 69
6) Nico-the end

MATCHING GRANT: Jerry's Body Shop

HOUR SIX


1) Beach Boys-wouldn't it be nice
2) A.C. Newman-encyclopedia of classic takedowns
3) Dr.John-lock down
4) The Kinks-village green preservation society
5) Jr. and the Soulettes-mama love tequila
6) A.J Rowe-smoke my pipe (the sign ain't right)
7) They Might Be Giants-pet name
8) The Hentchmen with Jack White-some other guy
9) Ben Kweller-i need you back
10) Paul Westerberg-dirty diesel
11) Beatifics-without a doubt

MATCHING GRANT: The Pantry in New Ulm

HOUR FIVE


1) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-black mold
2) Public Enemy-can't truss it
3) Peggy Lee-is that all there is?
4) Yo La Tengo-andalucia
5) Elvis Presley-i need somebody to lean on
6) The Kinks-sleepwalker
7) The La's-there she goes
8) Kelley Stoltz-your bongos are killing me
9) Spectors-rhubarb ruby

MATCHING GRANT: WoW Zone

Thursday, April 23, 2015

HOUR FOUR

Shuffle Function Radio Roulette

 Tune Town Hero Carl!

1) Journey-who's crying now
2) Heart-straight on
3) Styx-lady
4) Brownsville Station-smokin' in the boys room
5) Donny Osmond-take care of my baby
6) Flying Lizards-money
7) Hudson & Landry-liquor store
8) Hugh Masakella-grazin' in the grass
9) Fancy-touch me

MATCHING GRANT: Tune Town "Hi CARL!"

Honk - A - Buck is in full effect.........

Courtesy of the Blue Skunk Bike Polo Team, if you drive by their practice rink down on Stoltzman Road and honk - they will donate a dollar for your honk!



It's pretty simple - just head down to Stoltzman Road to the ice rink, and you will see the Blue Skunk Bike Polo team practicing. Honk your horn. Maybe even honk it twice! They will give KMSU a dollar for every honk!


Help us spread the word - post this to your social media option of choice! And while you are driving by, stop and watch these guys. They are amazing!

HOUR THREE 8pm-9pm

Special Guest Coco pops by to watch over Smooth Music 

1) The Kinks-david watts
2) The Tweeds-i need that record
3) Stiff Little Fingers-suspect device
4) Stereolab-ms. modular
5) Marvin Gaye-trouble man
6) David Bowie-sue (or in a season of crime)
7) Jon Hardy and The Public-somethings gotta give
8) LCD Soundsystem-drunk girls

MATCHING GRANT: Pagliai's Pizza (thats-a nice-a pizza pie!)


HOUR TWO 7pm-8pm




1) Redd Kross-choose to play
2) Danny & The Darleans-you're driving me insane
3) Kinks-stop your sobbing
4) Moe Tucker with Jad Fair-guess I'm falling in love
5) Earl Vince & The Variants-somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight
6) Thievery Corporation with Shanna Halligan-depth of my soul
7) Gary Strivent-something
8) Rolling Stones-my obssession
9) Pop Staples-nobodys fault but mine

MATCHING GRANT: St. Peter Food Co-op

HOUR ONE-6PM-7PM


1) Hello to all the $ out there
2) Ledge-clarion call
3) Pretty-mustache in your face
4) Whatever Forever-streets ahead
5) Legendary Stardust Cowboy-blade runner
6) Kinks-20th century man
7) Sleater Kinney-no cities to love
8) Guided by Voices-best of jill hives
9) Shirley Ellis-the nitty gritty
10) Beatifics-almost something there

MATCHING GRANT: Key City Bike

give away treats #1

We will be giving away goodies every hour to those who pledge in that hour. Here is what we are giving away this first hour:


The Finders Keepers 11 -  Louie Louie Comp and The Clash Hits Back 2 CD Best Of

Make a pledge this hour (before 7 p.m.) and get your name thrown into a hat to win! Call or text 389 - 5678 to pledge to KMSU.

even ManCamp uses Lookee Here!



For a donation of $1 to KMSU you can have your eyeglasses 
or sunglasses artisanally cleaned by 

LOOKEE HERE! 

Stop by the studios of KMSU and get a whole new look on life! We are located in the Alumni Foundation Building 
room 205 on the second floor. Lookee Here! is open from 6 p.m. April 23rd through 6 p.m. April 24th.


Lookee Here! bonus

Everyone who gets there glasses cleaned will have a chance to win a years worth of artisanal eyeglass cleanings. Stay tuned to KMSU to find out more details. Listen in 89.7 fm on your radio dial or on-line at kmsu.org


got dirty glasses?




For a donation of $1 to KMSU you can have your eyeglasses 
or sunglasses artisanally cleaned by 

LOOKEE HERE! 

Stop by the studios of KMSU and get a whole new look on life! We are located in the Alumni Foundation Building 
room 205 on the second floor. Lookee Here! is open from 6 p.m. April 23rd through 6 p.m. April 24th.


Lookee Here! bonus

Everyone who gets there glasses cleaned will have a chance to win a years worth of artisanal eyeglass cleanings. Stay tuned to KMSU to find out more details. Listen in 89.7 fm on your radio dial or on-line at kmsu.org




HOUR ONE BONUS SWAG! ONLY FIVE AVAILABLE!


In the first hour of the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go we will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the RiffTrax Live event on Wednesday May 6th at 7 p.m. How can you get your hands on a pair of tickets? The first 5 listeners to pledge $50 or more will also get a pair of tickets. They are first come first serve, so you will definitely want to act fast!

NOTE:  These passes will be digital, meaning we will need your e-mail to give them to you.  You can print them out or use a smartphone to gain entry via a QR code.  These passes are non-transferrable and winners must show their ID at the box office to receive the tickets.  There can be no names left at will call for this event.



Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbert (all of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) will be taking on the "film" The Room. If you have had the pleasure of seeing this movie, you know that this will be a Riff not to be missed.  In fact, this might be the best way ever for your to experience a film like The Room. These tickets are going to go fast! The first five lucky listeners to pledge $50 or more will get to laugh their way through this horrifically bad movie. For more information on Rifftrax, and the line-up for future Live Rifftrax you can go to this link. 


Get a pair of tickets to RiffTrax Live: The Room

Call KMSU after 6 p.m. Thursday April 23rd at

389 - 5678  or  1-800 - 456 - 7810.

First 5 listeners to pledge $50 or more will 
receive a pair of tickets.



SHYBOY TIM IS A CREATURE OF HABIT


Six months ago the Mankato Free Press ran a story about the Halloween Grind-Fu Cinema, and this morning they have a great article about the 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go, which begins tonight at six p.m.  The photo that accompanies both articles was taken six months ago, and yet I'm somehow wearing THE EXACT SAME THING today.  This was not planned.  I just love my Replacements shirt.

Anyway, tune in tonight to The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go!  We have a lot of stuff planned, including Radio Roulette at nine p.m. tonight and noon tomorrow.  Stay up as long as you can, and please pledge!  It's gonna be fun.

Shyboy

THE 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO IS TONIGHT!


The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A Go Go is TONIGHT!  We have loads of stuff planned for the week of the marathon, but we also have quite a bit scheduled for those 24 hours that we'll be lieve on the air!  Here's a handy schedule so that you can plan your sleep accordingly:


SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
Thursday, April 23rd @ nine p.m. and Friday, April 24th at noon!

The game so nice we play it twice!  Tune in for two intense rounds of Shuffle Function Radio Roulette.  We draw numbers to pick the record we play, flip a coin to select the side, and roll a ten sided die to determine the song we play. IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM RADIO!  We have no idea what the radio gods have in store for us.  Sometimes it's one of the greatest hours of radio ever produced, and other times it makes you curse the birth of Marconi.  Either way, Radio Roulette is full of surprises, so don't miss it!


JANDEK: SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA
Friday, April 24th @ two a.m.

Why two a.m.?  Because two a.m. is the perfect time for Jandek, whose songs can inhabit that murky and mysterious hour, and they take you to a haunted and personal place.  We've been featuing Jandek: Sounds Of Insomnia for a number of years now, and it's always one of our favorite parts of the marathon.  We turn off all the lights in the station, and we've left only with the faint flow of the control board and the strobe of the telephone when it rings.  We encourage you guys to tune in, particularly if you aren't already a Jandek initiate.  This could be the time that it all finally clicks.

This year we're featuring a recording that we've never played during Sounds Of Insomnia.  We think it's one of Jandek's most powerful and intimate performances, and its' the one that convinced Shelley that she needed to purchase everything in Jandek's catalog.  Seriously, it's great stuff.


SUNRISE WITH SUN RA
Friday, April 24th from four to six a.m.

Two years we set an hour for Gary Campbell (aka Maverick Slim) to come in and do an all Sun Ra set, but an hour just wasn't enough time.  That's why we've set aside TWO HOURS for Sunrise With Sun Ra!  It's a great way to get your bearings before we head into...


THE ALL VINYL MORNING SHOW!
Friday, April 24th from six to ten a.m.

We are going to play nothing but vinyl for four hours Friday morning!  It wakes us up, plus it gives us a chance to dig into some things that might not normally make the playlist.  Both Shelley and myself have been working to find some real gems, in addition to any Record Store Day finds, to play for you guys that morning, and hopefully they will convince you that KMSU is a pretty special place on the radio dial.

At some point we'll also be doing the MacArthur Park sing along, so start flexing those pipes and get ready for the broadway style breakdown!


THE FRYE!  LIVE IN STUDIO!
Friday, April 24th @ 1p.m

Are you kids hip to The Frye?  You will be soon! Ann and Joe will be joining us for an hour of special pledge related programming.  They'll be singing favorites, and spinning a few favorites, too.  Check them out on the interwebs and the Facebooks!!

EVERY DJ FOR THEMSELVES!
Friday, April 24th from 2 to 6p.m.

From here on out its us desperately clawing for the finish line!  At this point caffeine is a joke, and the only thing that will help us is your donations!  CALL AND PLEDGE!  And guess what?  Your call may be taken by a real live MAD Girl!  We'll have some Mankato Area Derby Girls at the station taking calls, and we'll try and talk them into hyping their big bout on the 25th!  Tune in and pledge!


 Drop us a line if you have any questions!  shufflefunction@hotmail.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE MARATHON...


Hey, Gang!  Shelley and I are up at the station doing last minute prep for the big show tomorrow night.  We had a fantastic start to the pledge drive this morning, with lots of you guys calling in and snatching up the new shirt, the Kinks Collection, and some of the Program Director For a Day slots.  Thank you for all that you do!  Every pledge is huge, and it gets us closer and closer to that final goal.

This afternoon we went out to the tower and made our offering to the Radio Gods.  We have a nice pile of fun out there for them, so we hope this means a successful marathon and TWO successful rounds of Radio Roulette.  By the way, we're doing rounds of radio roulette during the marathon.  The first time we're playing is at nine p.m. Thursday night, and the next is on Friday at noon.  Pledge while we're playing and you can pick a number for the record we play!  It's a lot of fun, so be sure to listen.

Anyway, here are a bunch of photos of our offering.  This looks like success, right?  RIGHT?!!!





 


If I was a Radio God I'd TOTALLY be cutting some slack.

As I was saying earlier, we had a strong start to the pledge drive, and we heard from a lot of amazing Radio Heroes.  The total pledge drive goal is a whopping $40,000, so there's a long way to go.  The good news is that if KMSU hits this goal we'll have enough to FINALLY get that transmitter we've been working so hard for over the last several years.  This transmitter will be state of the art, and the best part is you can actually get parts for it!  How sweet is that?

What we need right now is for you guys to pick up the phone, or e-mail us, and make that pledge.  Every pledge makes a difference, and they all add up to that final big goal.  You make a difference.  Without you there is no KMSU, and that is a terrible thing to imagine.  I don't want to live in a world like that!  Do you?  Of course not.

HOW CAN YOU PLEDGE?
Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810.  If somebody is here we'll gladly walk you through the process.  It takes less than a minute usually, and then you can go about your day knowing you've done your part to keep a great radio station on the air.  If nobody is around, leave a message with a phone number so we can call you back.  DO NOT LEAVE ANY CREDIT CARD INFO IN THE MESSAGE!

Send us an e-mail at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.  Let us know how much you would like to pledge, any swag you are interested in, your name, address, and phone number, and we'll fill out all the paperwork.  You'll be sent a bill and you can settle up then!  DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CREDIT CARD INFO!

Text us during the morning show or the marathon at 507-389-5678 with the amount, any swag you are interested in, your name and address, and we'll fill out the paperwork for you.  DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CREDIT CARD INFO!

Go to kmsu.org and click on DONATE TO KMSU.  This will take you to the online University donation form. PLEASE SELECT KMSU AS THE RECIPIENT OF YOUR DONATION!  This is incredibly important, because otherwise your gift will go to a general fund. 

HOW CAN I PAY MY PLEDGE AMOUNT?
It's super easy.  If you are speaking to a volunteer at the station you can either ask to be billed or you can give us a credit card number.  Can't swing a larger pledge at the time?  You can also make payments!  Pay a little bit at a time until you are paid in full.  We have lots options to help you help us. 

Also, check out this sweet shirt design!  Pledge $50 now and you can wear one of these babies!


Check out all the swag we have available during the Spring Pledge Drive.  There's some pretty cool stuff available starting at $25 bucks and up, but you gotta pledge!  Please do so... NOW!

Thanks again, you guys.  You're the best.

Shyboy

RADIO ROULETTE! TWO TIMES THE TERROR! TWO TIMES THE FUN!




SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE
Thursday, April 23rd @ Nine p.m.
Friday, April 24th @ Noon
KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org

We originally came up with the idea for Radio Roulette because we were looking for something out of the ordinary to do for Halloween.  It is too easy to be the millionth station playing Monster Mash.  What we decided on turned out to the the scariest thing we could possibly think of:  Leave our playlist up to random chance.  There's nothing more terrifying to a couple of radio control freaks than that!

The big surprise that came out of this terrifying idea is that it turned out to be a lot of fun.  So much fun that listeners are always asking us when we'll be playing Radio Roulette again!  And it is fun... mostly.  More times than not it's a blast, but a smaller percentage of the time it's the worst thing that ever happened to radio.  Like "build a time machine and go back to prevent the birth of Gugielmo Marconi" bad.  But again... mostly fun.  Play it twice in 24 hours fun.

Shuffle Function will be playing two round of Radio Roulette during the 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go.  The best part about this is that you can play a part in it!  Call and pledge when we're playing at 389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and you can pick a number!  What does that mean?  Here's a crash lesson on how Radio Roulette works:

1) ROUND UP LOTS OF RECORDS
We drag in the crates of K-Tel records from the office. Each record has been assigned a number. The collection is now over 400! When we did our first round of roulette we played with only 20 records!


2) WHICH RECORD DO YOU PLAY?
We then use the magic hat . There are slips of paper inside it that have a number written on them. Each number corresponds to the K-Tel record with that assigned number. Shyboy Tim pulls out a number from the magic hat and that is how the Radio Gods pick the record to play.



3) DO YOU PLAY SIDE A or SIDE B?
Shyboy Tim then picks up a coin to determine which side to play. If it is an American release we use a US quarter. If it is a Canadian release we use a Canadian quarter. If it is an import we use the other coins that we have at our disposal. He then flips the coin. If it is HEADS it is SIDE A. If it is TAILS it is SIDE B.

players note: if it is a Double LP - we flip a coin to determine Record 1 or Record 2. Heads = Record 1 and Tails = Record 2.

4) HOW DO YOU PICK A SONG?
The last step in this process is to determine which song gets played. We have two dice that we use for this step. If there are more than 6 tracks we use a normal die, but if there are more, we use a 10 sided die! (Shout Out to D & D players) So if Shyboy Tim rolls a 7 we play track number 7, or if he rolls a 2 we play track 2.

Then we cue up the record and hope it doesn't hurt too much. That's always the dream. Just a heads up though - several years ago we did a round of Shuffle Function Radio Roulette that was excruciating. We thought it bad enough that we tried to tape another show, something we have never done before or since. That somehow turned out even worse. The thing about Radio Roulette is that you never know how it's gonna turn out.  How's it gonna be?  YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO TUNE IN AND FIND OUT!


Have you called and pledged your support to KMSU?  The Pledge Drive is going on RIGHT NOW, and we could really use the calls!  Give us a call at 389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and do whatever you can to help keep this wonderful little station alive and on the air.  We have lots of thank you swag, too, so if that's something you're interested in you're in luck!


UNCLE GULLY SEZ PLEDGE!


And in case you forgot...


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

JOIN US FRIDAY MORNING FOR THE MACARTHUR PARK SING ALONG!


MACARTHUR PARK SING ALONG!
Friday, April 24th @ 7:45 a.m
in the KMSU Studios (Instruments optional)

This Friday from six to ten a.m. we're doing an all vinyl morning show!  It's all part of the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go, which starts this Thursday at six p.m.  Playing loads and loads of records gives us a much needed shot in the arm at the half way point, and we want you guys to join us!  We're going to be playing MacArthur Park at 7:45, and we make a big production out it by throwing a big sing along.  Come up to the station and join us on our endless quest to hit that high note.  Bring instruments, but mostly bring your voice and a willingness to participate in the Broadway-style breakdown.

See you Friday!