Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Three big things coming up in the Shuffle Function Universe:

Thursday, October 25th, 6 p.m.
We'll we're airing the show, so that's gotta be a good sign, right? Seriously, we actually discussed whether or not we'd even do this again if it turned out as bad as last time. Dodged a bullet this year, I guess!

Wednesday, October 31st, 6 a.m.
Our annual Halloween airing of this rock and roll classic! Lux Interior from The Cramps spins vinyl favorites that influenced his legendary band. We'll also have candy for any Trick-or-treaters, as well as special call in gifts that we'll give out throughout the show. Happy Halloween, everybody!

Saturday, November 3rd, noon to midnight
Pick up your tickets at the KMSU Studios or at either of the Tune Town locations in Mankato! The start times have just been posted at, so plan accordingly.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


The day of reckoning is at hand...

What you see above is the nerve center of the Shuffle Function Conglomocorp. This impenetrable space is the home of Shelley's vast collection of Ktel compilation LPs. Four hundred of them, to be exact. We roll them out twice a year: During the 24 Hour Pledge Drive a-go-go, and at Halloween time. Yes, Halloween time, because leaving our playlists up to the radio gods is the scariest thing we can imagine.


What is Shuffle Function Radio Roulette, you may ask? Well, we take Shelley's previously mentioned collection of Ktel compilations and throw our destiny to the random determination of dice and drawn numbers. We have absolutely no idea what we will be playing, because it is all determined by chance.

Each of Shelley's albums has a number on it. That number is then thrown into an actual magic hat. We draw numbers to determine what record we will play, then we flip a quarter to determine whether we play Side A or Side B (it is all vinyl kids!). After that, it takes a roll of the ten sided die from my magic bag of holding, and we are able to find out what we are playing.

Sounds like fun right? Well, usually it is. Last year, however, the show's songs were SO BAD that we actually decided to tape a "do over" show to see if we couldn't be spared. We left an offering of sweets and flowers at the radio tower, and prayed that it would be better the second time around.

It wasn't. It was the roughest show we've ever endured.

So pray for us this coming Thursday. We think we've been very good to the Radio Gods this year, and hopefully we'll be rewarded with a stellar playlist that can only be delivered by randomly selected songs off of Ktel records.

Good luck, people.

Also, don't forget to swing over to for info about the KMSU Twelve Hour Film Festival! We had a great response for it during the pledge drive, but there are still a few seats left and we'd like to fill them for the inaugural year. Twenty bucks gets you six great films from noon to midnight, Saturday, November 3rd. The t-shirts are gone, guys! You had to pledge to become a shirt wearin' VIP during the pledge drive, but you can still see the films.


Monday, October 15, 2007


A big thank you goes out to all of you that called or emailed in your pledge for the KMSU Fall Pledge Drive. It is always great to hear from our listeners, and this Pledge Drive was no exception. We thought we'd try something a little different this time around.- the KMSU 12 Hour Film Festival. As if we didn't have enough to do with our mission to save radio, we wish to save cinema too.

To those of you who will be joining us Saturday November 3rd, a big hearty THANK YOU. In fact a thank you doesn't really seem to be enough. We intend to make the Film festival an annual Fall event, and your enthusiastic support speaks volumes in making this happen. So when we see you at the movies don't be suprised to see Shhyboy Tim and I break out in tears of happiness!!! Well, okay probably not Tim - but he will have a big smile on his face as he fights back the tears!!!

KMSU means the world to us; and your pledge of support shows just how important KMSU is to you too. Together we really do make great radio.


Monday, October 08, 2007


You may have noticed that the pledge drive is upon us. We do this a couple of times a year to raise funds to keep KMSU on the air, and then the rest of the year you don't have to worry about being plagued by our desperate pleas for your help, let alone commercials!

So why should you donate? Well, if you find that KMSU is a part of your day, then you probably realize that this station is the kind of station that is hard to come by. Most of its programming is locally produced by people from your communities and do this because they love what they do. Yes, this station truly is a labor of love, and we think that comes through in the music we play and the subjects we present.

Unfortunately, this labor of love is expensive to keep on the air, even if it is manned mostly by volunteers! Because we are a public station we cannot sell our airtime for advertising. We're funded by businesses that underwrite our airwaves, and by the generosity of folks like that you that appreciate the kind of diversity and unique programming that you can only find on 89.7/91.3 fm.

Also, there's swag!

$25 - Finders Keepers 4: 13 Audio Icepicks Of Love!
The latest collection of audio oddities lovingly compiled by Shuffle Function artisans. This collection is sure to be either the life or death of the party, depending on how cool your friends are!

$50 - Classic Shuffle Function T-Shirts
We have a selection of classic Shuffle Function shirts available in a variety of sizes. Round out your collection and be the coolest kid on the block with your Music Geek shirt!

This is the premium we are the most excited about for the fall pledge drive! Pledge $50 to KMSU, get this shirt, and you can get free admission to the KMSU Twelve Hour Film Festival! This a day of film and escape from the Rat Race that KMSU has put together for all of us to celebrate film and the greatest radio station around! Go to for all the information you will ever need and then pledge!

$65 - Rag and a Coaster Combo!
Get a Shuffle Function or Film Festival t-shirt and the Finders Keepers 4 CD at a bargain basement premium level! Shuffle Function passes the savings on to you!

$100 - Program Director For A Day!
How would you like to control the radio destiny of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa? Well, now you can! This premium lets you come in some morning from six to eight in the morning and run the show! We just push buttons and talk too much. You also get a Shuffle Function t-shirt, the Finders Keepers 4 CD, and two CDs of your show as proof that you actually got up this early! WHAT A VALUE!

$125 - KMSU Film Festival T-Shirt/Program Director Combo! BEST VALUE!
At his level you get to be Program Director For A Day AND the KMSU Film Festival T-Shirt, which gets you into the film festival for free! This truly is your best value as a supporter of KMSU! CALL NOW!

Every pledge made to the station makes a difference. A ten dollar pledge is just as important as a $100 pledge at a station like KMSU. Don't worry if you can't swing a pledge at a swag level, because your help will still make a big difference.

Call: 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and pledge now!
Write: with your name, address, and pledge amount. We'll fill out the paperwork and send you a bill! It's all about making this as simple as possible for you. PLEASE NO CREDIT CARD INFORMATION!

Thank-you for your support. Your generosity is humbling and inspiring.