Well, you may have noticed that Shuffle Function was not on last night, due to Winterstorm Judy Swallow. As a result, show 300 didn't air, making it our second ever lost episode. That's fine, I guess, as I don't think it was one of my better shows, but it didn't allow us to reveal the line-up for the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A Go Go. So, without further delay, here is...
THE LINE UP FOR THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO!
Thursday, March 15th
Six p.m.: The Kick Off!
We're rested, full of caffeine, and ready to spin some tunes! This is as good as we're gonna get. It's all down hill from here. A reminder: the phone numbers to call are 389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. Call now! Get some swag!
Nine p.m.: Shuffle Function Radio Roulette!
Shuffle Function lets the radio gods determine its playlist by drawing numbers, rolling dice, and flipping coins! A randomly selected track from one 0f Shelley's randomly selected "as seen on TV" records then gets played. It is all random, all vinyl, and almost always glorious! When radio roulette is good, it is very good. When it is bad, it is a nightmarish vision of a post-apocalyptic future. Join us, won't you?
Friday, March 16h
Two a.m.: Jandek: Sounds of Insomnia
The most appropriate time to explore the unusual and haunting music of Jandek is at this time of the night. Some people think his music sounds like loneliness, other think it sounds like mental illness. All anybody really knows about Jandek is nobody knows anything about Jandek. If you're willing to open the door without looking through the peephole, you're ready for explore his world.
Six a.m. to Nine a.m.: The All Vinyl Morning Show!
Three hours of glorious hiss and pop is just what we need after twelve hours on the radio to get us going again. As always, we take your requests. I imagine at some point, too, we'll be rolling out a spirited rendition of MacArthur Park, so feel free to join us!
Noon: Shuffle Function Radio Roulette Redux!
The game so nice they played it twice! A few years ago we got clobbered on this one. Just what we needed to take the wind out of our sails in the home stretch. If that happens again... well, have you ever heard of the "pity pledge"?
From here on out it is every radio personality for themselves. We'll desperately cling to every call and pledge as our lifeline, hauling our ragged but devoted corpses towards the finish line and, ultimately, Radio Valhalla.
The Pledge Drive A Go Go is always a blast, and we love to hear from you. Please please please pledge your support. This has been a rough year for KMSU. Everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong. Lightning Strikes, Transmitter Failure, Judy Swallow blanketing us in white crystal hell... if it could happen it did. If we were a commercial station, or a station with tons of money, we'd be able to deal with all these issues without interrupting our broadcasting.
Sadly, the reality of our situation is slapping us across the face right now.
Please be patient with the current dead air. We're doing all that we can, and believe me when we say that being without KMSU is killing us as much as it is you. Times like this show me just how important a station like this is to our area. The other options are too helacious to even contemplate. I'd rather listen to the static on 89.7 right now than listen to those stations.
Thanks for everything you guys do, and for all your support. Without you this little station that could is nothing.
The marathon is only two weeks away. Check back for a list of swag.