Monday, March 26, 2007

4o Helens Agree: The Spring KMSU Pledge Drive is a Roaring Success

Sunday night, as Gary and Gully were wrapping up the day on air, we met our Spring Pledge Drive goal of $20,000. I can't begin to thank you all enough for your support. This is by far the biggest Pledge Drive that we have been a part of since Shuffle Function began nearly 6 years ago, and we have you to thank for that.

Tim and I want to celebrate this on the morning show, and we invite you to submit some ideas on how we should go about doing so. Two hours of vinyl only? Shuffle Function Radio Roulette?
Let us know what you think, by Friday if you can, and we will do a special show next week.
Give us a call at the station between 6 and 8 a.m., or drop us an email at

shufflefunction@hotmail.com

Thanks Radio Heroes!!!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MARCH 19 - 23, 2007

MARCH 19, 2007 (675)
1. Happy Mondays - I don't like Mondays
2. Mates Of State - punch lines
3. Fleshtones - American beat '84
4. Kit Ream - don't be so holy poly over my souly
5. Lee hazelwood - these boots were made for walking
6. R.E.M. - wind out
7. SSM - candy lovin'
8. Go Home productions - strung out king
9. LCD Soundsystem - north american scum
10. Mary Kay Scalf - dreams of Liberace
11. Hotwalls - talesmith
12. H.G. Lewis - suburban roulette
13. Low Frequency In Stereo - axes
14. Rush - spirit of the radio
15. The Good The Bad and The Queen - northern whale
16. Bunky - baba
17. Ozzy Osbourne - crazy train

MARCH 20, 2007 (676)
1. Daniel Johnston - worried shoes
2. A.C. Newman - battle for straight time
3. Ror Shak w/Chantel Claret - the forest
4. Of Montreal - everyday feels like Sunday
5. Palomar - bury me closer
6. Half Japanese - miracles happen everyday
7. Pere Ubu - final solution
8. Josef K - radio drill time
9. Of Montreal - wraith pinned to the mist (and other games)
10. Low - hatchet
11. Deerhoof - twin killers
12. Yo La Tengo - point and shoot
13. The Akward Stage - we're going for a ride
14. Dressy Bessy - stop foolin'
15. Kasper Hauser - king pop
16. Of Montreal - suffer for fashion
17. E.L.O. - Mr. Blue
18. The Beatifics - happy to be sad
19. Pere Ubu - Caroleen
20. The Damned - neat neat neat

MARCH 21, 2007 (677)
1. Rotary Connection - tales of brave Ulyssess
2. Nicholas Slonimsky - castoria
3. Nick Drake - day is done
4. The faintest Ideas - nothing will ever happen
5. Robyn Hotchcock and The Venus 3 - because it's love (St. Parallelogram)
6. Bingo Gazingo and My Robot Friend - your'e out of the computer
7. Supergrass - kicking the teeth
8. Doris - beat maker
9. Lou Reed - power of positive drinking
10. Redd Kross - blow you a kiss in the wind
11. The Platters - smoke gets in your eyes
12. Low - breaker
13. Bingo Gazingo - rock the rock
14. Bonzo Dog band - jazz: delicious hot, disgusting cold
15. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
16. Princess Ramona - then I start to yodel
17. Neil Young - old man
18. Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm ready for a heartbreak
19. Beatles - slow down (stereo)
20. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I walk a hot wind

March 22, 2007 (678)
1. Flaming Lips - the W.A.N.D.
2. William bell - you don't miss your water
3. Lynn Collins - think
4. Public Enemy - your'e gonna get yours
5. Neil Young - helpless
6. Walker Kong - Andy warhol and the honey bees
7. Ben Folds - in between days
8. Low Frequency In Stereo - big city lights
9. Neil Young - the needle and the damage done
10. William Shatner - Mr. tamborine man
11. Big Star - september gurls
12. The Apples In Stereo - same old drag
13. Ladyhawk - my old jack knife
14. Neil Young - a man needs a maid/heart of gold suite
15. Negativeland - piece of pie
16. Sondra Prill - behind closed doors
17. Walter Kong - Belmont 1973

MARCH 23, 2007 (679)
last days of pledge drives call for desperate measures
* radio heroes stepped in
1. Lionel Richie - say you say me
2. Captain and Tenille - do that to me one more time
3. Beastie Boys - gratitude *
4. Jim Nabors - I'd like to teach the world to sing
5. Velvet Underground - sweet Jane *
6. Peabo Bryce and Roberta Flack - tonight I celebrate my love for you
7. The band - chest fever *
8. Sister Janet Mead - lord's prayer
9. Barry Manillow - even now
10. Lynne Hall - send in the clowns
11. Melissa Manchester - don't cry out loud
12. Elvis Costello - angels want to wear my red shoes *
13. Charlene - I've never been to me
14. Dead Kennedys - let's lynch the landlord *
15. Barry Manillow - can't smile without you
16. Stooges - shake appeal *
17. Bertie Higgins - key largo
18. Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtney *
19. Air Supply - even the nights are better
20. Deerhoof - +81 *
21. Dianna Ross - endless love
22. Social Distortion - another state of mind *
23. Morris Albert - feelings
24. Husker Du - she's a woman and now your'e a man *

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MARCH 12 - 15

March 12, 2007 (670)
1. Tarkio - Helena won't get stoned
2. The Shins - turn on me
3. Joy Division - love will tear us apart
4. The Swimming Pools - I fall in love 100 times a day
5. The Clash - the right profile
6. Wolfmother - white unicorn
7. Calvin Johnson - your eyes
8. Sugar - believe what your'e saying
9. Flying Burritto Brothers - do right woman
10. Plimsouls - million miles away
11. Peter, Bjorn and John - young folks
12. Atul Shah - toast popper
13. Bob Wills and The Texas playboys - roly poly
14. Wilco - I'm always in love
15. Kelley Stoltz - wave goodbye
16. Teenage Fanclub - starsign
17. Happy Mondays - step on
18. XTC - no thugs in our house
19. The Dandy Warhols - Dandy Warhols TV theme song
20. Moritz - bohemian rhapsody

MARCH 13, 2007 (671)
1. Houseguests - my mind set me free pt.1
2. Broadcast - goodbye girls
3. Kaiser Chiefs - I predict a riot
4. Rolling Stones - we love you
5. The Heartaches - TCFS
6. Siouxsie and The Banshees - Hong Kong garden
7. Regina Spektor - carbon monoxide
8. Irving - turn of the century
9. New Order - ceremony
10. The Makes Nice - the day is gone
11. 1984 - there's a wrinkle in our time
12. Deerhoof - +81
13. Hotwalls - talesmith
14. Guther - trick or treat
15. Klaus Nomi - the Nomi song
16. Elvis Costello - baby plays around
17. Velvet Underground - foggy notion
18. Husker Du - eight miles high
19. Johnny Cash w/U2 - the wanderer
20. Illinois - creendoor
21. Jimmy Cliff - the harder they come
22. Soft Boys - I want to destroy you

MARCH 14, 2007 (672)
1. LCD Soundsystem - time to get away
2. David Byrne - U B Jesus
3. Ben Kweller - I need you back
4. Generation X - ready steady go
5. Bob Dylan - stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again
6. Shuggie Otis - strawberry letter 23
7. Richard Hell and The Voidoids - love comes in spurts
8. LeTigre - Les and Ray
9. The Cramps - garbageman
10. Rice University Marching Owl Band - Louie Louie
11. Pavement - gold soundz
12. Low - hatchet
13. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil
14. Sonic Youth - Reena
15. LCD Soundsystem - New York I love you, but......
16. The Shins - pressed in a book
17. Apples In Stereo - energy
18. The Replacements - unsatsified
19. The Replacements - unsatisfied (Yes. so nice I played it twice)
20. The Velvet Underground - Lisa says

MARCH 15, 2007 (673)
1. Bob Dylan - everything is broken
2. The Sterns - lie
3. Stark Effect - dork
4. JayMay - grey or blue
5. Breeders - divine hammer
6. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - rent a wreck
7. Jandek - pt. 6
8. Air - napalm love
9. Shonnen Knife - daydream believer
10. Think - once you understand
11. Pilot - magic
12. Nina Simone - here comes the sun (Francois K remix)
13. LCD Soundsystem - sound of silver
14. Yoko Ono w/Jason Pierce - walking on thin ice
15. John Lennon - stand by me
16. Yo La Tengo - route 66

note:
for Fridays playlist, scroll down to the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go playlists

Sunday, March 25, 2007

NOW CONSIDER YOURSELVES, AWESOME !!!

Wow was Friday painfull. This sounds goofy, but I am really sensitive to music, and I was quite nauseous at certain segments of the morning show. But it serves to prove a point. Good radio doesn't make you ill. End of story. Thank you once again Radio Heroes. Saving radio one listener at a time.

It is Sunday afternoon, and with each call we sneak closer and closer to the station goal of 20,000 dollars. I am loading up on caffeine and getting ready for the home stretch. Already we are at a donation level that Tim and I have never seen before, and it is all because of you guys.

Tomorrow I will try to get some playlists up, and let you know where we ended up. If you happen upon this blog entry and realize that you haven't yet pledged, please do. The numbers are 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. You can also pledge online at shufflefunction@hotmail.com simply give us your name, mailing address, home phone and your pledge amount - we will do the rest.

See you in the morning -

Shelley

Thursday, March 22, 2007

CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED

Friday is the last day of the Spring Pledge Drive for us, and we are going to pull out all the stops. We warned you of this, and it is going to happen. KMSU is so close to our goal, but we need to do better. We hope Friday will get you to pick up the phone and call. It is up to you, radio listener.

See you in the AM

Shelley

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

RADIO HEROES OF THE WORLD, UNITE AND TAKE OVER

Today marks one full week of the KMSU Spring Pledge Drive, and we are steadily moving towards our goal. We are just a hair below the $17,000 mark, and with all of your help I think we will reach the $20,000 mark by Sunday.

Oh - in case you forgot. The phone numbers are 389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. Or pledge on-line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com Tell your friends and family!!!

I want to extend a big "Thank You" to those businesses that gave us matching grants during the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go. When you are out and about, please be sure to thank the following businesses for their support of KMSU and community radio:

University Cycle
Wine Cafe / Wine Rack
R & R Tire
Cactus Tattoo
Tune Town
Kato Cab
Creative Ad Solutions
Patricks (in St Peter)
St. Peter Food Co-op and Deli
Whiskey River (in St. Peter)
Hy-Vee (Hilltop and Downtown)
DeGroods Electronics
Professors
Jim Scheller at Nu Star Realty
Paglai's Pizza
The Hub
Happy Chef
Pub 500
Super Fresh Produce (in Austin)
Caroline's Kitchen

When you thank these businesses, you reinforce their decisions to support a radio station like KMSU, and open the door for underwriting opportunities. KMSU depends upon the power of word of mouth so very much, and we thank you for your help.

Shelley

Saturday, March 17, 2007

THE NEXT DAY................

Hello Radio Heroes,

Well it is Saturday. I have slept for nearly twelve hours, and have a cup of coffee in my hand, and I am still shaking my head in happy disbelief. Thanks to all of you, renewing members, new members, local businesses, Team Sister (we couldn't do this without you Carrie and Cindy),Team Interns, Scooter Polanski, Gully, volunteers like Deb A-Go-Go and Hannah who stayed up until she collapsed on a couch outside the on air studio, and Carl at Tune Town, we simply crushed last years marathon total of $8,000. When all was said and done, when the phones stopped their ringing (now my favorite sound, if James Lipton were ever to ask), and the radio went silent, we found ourselves staring in awe at the grand total - $11, 045.

HOLY CRAP. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING.

Not once during the marathon did we ask for something and not hear your overwhelming positive response. Every hour of the marathon we had listeners pick up the phone and call. Think about that. Folks were calling at 1 am, and at 2 am, 3 am, and 4. You were with us every step of the way. And when we had matching grants available, and we needed your pledges in order to get them, you came through like gang busters. Not once did I find myself struggling to stay awake, and the only explaination for that is your phone calls. Soon after the marathon was over Tim and I collapsed into zombie-like stupors. In fact I think that if I heard a phone ring right now my heart would start beating crazily and I'd be rushing to find the phone, to get the pledge. Your calls meant the world to us, and to everyone involved in keeping community radio alive and kicking at 89.7 on your radio dial.

I have said it before and I will say it again, KMSU listeners are truly the best. Please pat yourselves on the back , take yourselves out for a special meal or buy yourself something frilly. You deserve it Radio Heroes.

We still have a week of the Spring Pledge drive left, and with the overwhelming success of the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go we are well on the way to having the best Pledge Drive that I have ever been involved with at KMSU.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Shelley

Hour 24 of the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Happy Mondays - 24 hour party people
2. Joy Division - love will tear us apart
3. The Smiths - panic
4. The Pugz - mari in love
5. Deerhoof - +81
6. Guitar Wolf - Fujiyama attack
7. Harry Nillson - jump in the fire
8. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - New Jersey Turnpike
9. Stumpus Maximus - release me
10. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - what's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding

The End

Friday, March 16, 2007

FINAL AMOUNT FOR THE MARATHON

Thank you so much for all of the donations! Thank you for stepping up and saying "yes" to KMSU, Shuffle Function, and independent radio. The final total for the drive is....
drum roll please.....

$11,045.00!!

Team Sisters are signing off. See you next year.

4-5pm Play List for the PLedge Drive A-Go-Go

1. The Who--A Quick One (While He is Away) (7.28)
2. David Bowie--Look Back in Anger (3:04)
3. Public Image Limited--Public Image (2:56)
4. Redd Kross--Lady in the Front Row (3:29)
5. Bikini Kill--Rebel Girl (2:35)
6. Dictionarioke--Easy (4:15)
7. James Brown--Get Up Off That Thing (Release the Pressure) (6:22)
8. John Cale--Perfect (3:21)
9. Beatles--It's All Too Much (6:21)
10. Fiery Furnaces--Single Again (3:56)

Stay tuned for the FINAL hour!!

3-4pm Play List for the Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

It is hour 22! We are closing in on the finish line. Here is the line up...
1. Camper Van Beethoven--Take the Skinheads Bowling (2:27)
2. Tom Waits--Fish in the Jailhouse (4:20)
3. Spectors--Oh How To Do Now (2:33)
4. Re Shadow Economics Rock-n-Roll Band--Understanding Marx (5:11)
5. Clash--Police and Thieves (5:55)
6. Desmond Dekker--Israelites (2:46)
7. Shins--Know Your Onion (2:26)
8. The Who--I Can't Explain
9. Rongtes--Be My Baby (2:38)
10. Cramps--Mad Daddy (3:43)

2-3PM Play List for the Plede Drive A-Go-Go

1. Rolling Stones--Can't You Hear Me Knockin'? (7:14)
2. Flying Burrito Brothers--To Love Somebody (3:16)
3. Hold Steady--Stuck Between Stations (4:18)
4. Incredible Moses Leroy--Music Makes the Sound of Music (2:52)
5. Television--Marquee Moon (10:41)
6. Trex--20th Century Boy (3:48)
7. Velvet Underground--Sweet Jane (3:12)
8. Nick Lowe--Cruel to Be Kind (3:24)
9. Queen--You're My Best Friend (2:49)

1-2pm Play List for the Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

Hour 20 for the pledge drive brings to the airwaves....
1. Sonic Youth--Incinerate (4:53)
2. Kinks--Celluloid Heroes (6:28)
3. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy--Cursed Sleep (5:25)
4. John Lennon--Hold On (1:49)
5. Yoko Ono with Apples in Stereo--Nobody Sees Me Like You Do (3:54)
6. Daniel Johnston--Go (4:31)
7. Yo La Ten Go--Tom Courtney (3:29)
8. Led Zeppelin--Misty Mountain Hop (4:36)

Noon-1pm Shuffle Function Radio Roulette

1. Little Jimmy Dickens--How to Catch an African Skeeter Alive
2. The Animals--The NIght
3. Paul Anka--Do I Love You?
4. Brenda Russell--So Good So Right
5. Stevie Wonder--Fingertips
6. Trouper--Raise a Little Hell
7. Andy Gibb--Shadow Dancer
8. Cissy Houston--Think It Over

11am-Noon Play List for the Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. ACDC--It's a Long Way to the Top if You Want to Rock-n-Roll (4:24)
2. Spoon--Sister Jack (3:35)
3. Bob Dylan--Hwy 61 (revisited) (3:34)
4. Ohmega Watts featuring Othello--Long Ago (3:38)
5. Stark Effect--Eeples and Beenines (4:32)
6. Beck--Loser (3:54)
7. Go Home Productions--Slim McShady (3:44)
8. Dandy Warhols--Dandy Warhol TV Theme (3:18)
9. Ben Folds--Protection (4:34)

10-11am Play List Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Replacements--I Will Dare (3:17)
2. Sleater Kinney--All Hands on the Bad One (2:54)
3. Root Boy Slim--Boogie Till You Puke (3:22)
4. De-T-Roit--Keg Party Tonight (3:42)
5. Flaming Lips--The W.A.N.D. (edit) (3:42)
6. Robert Pollard--Dancing Girls and Dancing Men (2:34)
7. Pizzicato Five--Twiggy, Twiggy (4:00)
8. Petra Haden--God Only Knows (2:29)
9. Pixies--Here Comes Your Man (3:31)
10. The Real Tuesday Weld--The Day Before You Came
11. Hentchmen with Jack White--Some Other Guy (2:45)
12. Elvis Costello and the Attractions--Pump It Up (3:13)
13. Prince--Pop Life (3:40)

6am-10am All VINYL MORNING SHOW

Four hours of all vinyl. Here is the list:
1. John Lennon--Instant Karma
2. War--Baby Brother
3. The Byrds--8 Miles High
4. Rolling Stones--Start Me Up
5. Instigators--Full Circle
6. The Fleshtones--Right Side of a Good Thing
7. Bo Diddley--Elephant Man
8. Mr. Airplane Man--Ask for Water
9. Spinal Tap--Gimme Some Money
10. Donovan--Hurdy Gurdy Man
11. Ozzy Osbourne--Iron Man/Children of the Grave
12. Firehose--Brave Captain
13. Rolling Stones--You Can't Always Get What You Want
14. Bay City Rollers--Saturday Night
15. Wall of Voodoo--Mexican Radio
16. Lou Rawls--You've Made Me So Very Happy
17. Rush--Tom Sawyer
18. Modern Lovers--Roadrunner
19. DC3--Theme from an Imaginary Western
20. Richard Harris--Mac Arthur Park
21. Pete Townshend--Face Dances Part Two
22. Staple Singers--Life During Wartime
23. Velvet Underground--Rock-n-Roll
24. The Beatles--Tomorrow Never Knows
25. Nick Lowe--And So It Goes
26. Yono Ono with the Polyphonic Spree--You and I
27. Husker Du--Divide and Conquer

Ride, Ride, Ride.....Request Ride

For only $20.00 you can not only hear your song of choice, you can ride the request ride. Escorted to the ride by Hannah, riders are in for the time of their lives.

Jamming to Mac Arthur Park

A specially made Richard Harris tambourine.
Did someone say VINYL? I LOVE the vinyl!

Separated at birth? Shelley and Richard Harris--so happy together.

Haiku Time

Joe from the Modern Garage called at 8am with a challenge. Could KMSU listeners come up with 5 original haikus within an hour? Joe agreed to pay $50 a haiku and our listeners stepped up to the challenge! Here are the five haikus:

1. Send us your money
KMSU needs you bad
Local radio.
--by Tony

2. Early this morning
Saw a modern day warrior
With a Mean, Mean Stride.
--by Alex

3. For Shuffle Function
Haiku 50 bucks a piece
gotta love that Joe
--by Jim

4. The KTM is busted
The land of Norton calls
to the isle of man he must go.
--by Rodger

5. Samurai in tights
Hormonal imbalances might
revealing his sword.
--by A. Leslie

Thanks to all of our poets. You have raised $250 for KMSU!

5-6am Play List for Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Dictionarioke--Easy (4:15)
2. Wayne--Deep Bosom Woman (3:11)
3. Bill Boyce--Boogie Woogie Mama (2:17)
4. Atul Shah--Misc. Songs (5:00)
5. 101 Strings--This Guys in Love With You (3:41)
6. Unknown--Balls (3:27)
7. Radies Man--Honky Tonky Woman (3:15)
8. Dondero Acapella Choir--Satellite of Love (4:11)
9. Unknown--Sarah (1:22)
10. Unknown--Queen Medley (7:04)
11. Two Unknown Girls--I've Had the Time of My Life (5:24)

4 to 5 AM Playlist for the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Jonathan Richman - I was dancing in a lesbian bar
2. Marianne Faithfull - desperanto
3. Fuzztones - ward 81
4. Kraftwerk - pocket calculator
5. Devo - that's good
6. They Might Be Giants - man, it's so loud in here
7. R.E.M. - superman
8. Wilco - pot kettle black
9. Robert Pollard - the right thing
10. Lou Rawls - season of the witch

3 to 4 AM Playlist for the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Iron Butterfly - inna gadda davida
2. Fujiya and Miyagi - ankle injuries
3. Clash - guns of Brixton
4. Hedwig and The Angry Inch - midnight radio
5. Harvey Sid Fisher - taurus
6. X - Los Angeles
7. Judson Fountain - Captain Hale

2 to 3 AM Playlist for the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

Jandek: The Sound Of Insomnia

1. birthday
2. Sheba doesn't have
3. your other man (secret frequency crew remix)
4. ace of diamonds
5. down in a mirror
6. I'm ready
7. Nancy sings
8. you painted your teeth
9. God came between us
10. lavender

1 to 2 am Playlist For Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Deerhoof - +81
2. Gnarls barkley - the last time
3. Guided By Voices - the best of Jill HIves
4. Public Image Limited - swan lake
5. Temptations - papa was a rolling stone
6. Half Japanese - firecracker
7. Grandpaboy - hot un'
8. Hasil Adkins - no more hot dogs
9. Raveonettes - love in a trashcan
10. Gore Gore Girls - hot rod breakdown
11. 13th Floor Elevators - slip inside this house
12. THe PLugz - reel ten

12 Midnight t 1 AM PLaylist for the Shuffle Function 24 Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. The Velvet Underground - sister ray
2. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
3. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi id dead
4. Brother Theodore - house by the cemetery radio spot
5. Nico - the end

Have you made a pledge yet?

I you have not made your pledge to KMSU yet, get on the phone and make a contribution. You can also pledge online. You keep public radio ALIVE AND WELL!

11pm to 12 midnight

1. Suburbs-Baby Heartbeat(2:40)
2. Public Enemy-You gonna git yours(4:03)
3. New Young Pony Club-Ice Cream(3:07)
4. Ben Folds-Annie Waits(4:20)
5. Evolution Control Commitee- Rocked by rape(4:27)
6. Sonic Youth-Teenage Riot(6:54)
7. Pete Townsend-Rough Boys(3:59)
8. Shuffle function Shoppe Players and the Ragtime Band - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
9. Black Angels-Black Grease
10.Maceo + The Macks- Across The Tracks
11. National Fuel Gas Distribution Company - Cookin' With Gas

Thursday, March 15, 2007

10-11pm Play List for the Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. LCD Soundsystem--I Love You (5:32)
2. Talking Heads--Once in a Lifetime (4:17)
3. Bo Diddley--You Don't Love Me (2:49)
4. Replacements--Unsatisfied (4:08)
5. Average White Band--Pick Up the Pieces (3:50)
6. Joy Division--Sh's Lost Control (4:53)
7. Western States Motel--The Restless Sea (3:28)
8. Letigr--Hot Topic (3:52)
9. Jimi Hendrix--Can You See Me?
10. Grant Hart--2541 (4:33)
11. XTC--Respectable Street (3:05)

9-10PM Shuffle Function Radio Roulette during Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Mini Pops--Gloria
2. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons--Will You still Love Me Tomorrow?
3. LaVonne Lule--Truck Drivin' Country Music Promoter
4. Seals and Croft--Hummingbird
5. Johnny Nash--I Can See Clearly Now
6. The Spinners--I'll Be Around
7. Johnny Farago--La Paloma Adieu
8. George Jones and Tammy Wynette--Near You
9. Johnny Rivers--Help Me Rhonda

Shuffle Function opens its first GIFT SHOPPE


Be sure to stop by the Shuffle Function Gift Shop after riding the Request Ride. Photos of your experience are also available for purchase. Be the first to wear the latest Shuffle Function apparel.


Shuffle Function apparel is easily obtained by making a donation to KMSU during the pledge drive a-g0-go. Ride the Request Ride for only $20. According to one rider, "It is a deal at twice the price!"

8-9PM Play List for Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Yoko Ono with Polyphonic Spree--You and I (3:26)
2. John Cale--Dirty Ass Rock-n-Roll (4:43)
3. Loose Fur--Hey Chicken (2:59)
4. Pixies--Monkey Gone to Heaven (3:05)
5. Boy Crazy--Bad Things (2:46)
6. The Selecter--On My Radio (3:03)
7. Black Mountain--Drugonaut (3:45)
8. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah--This Home on Ice
9. Decemberists--The Sporting Life
10. Beatles--Cry Baby Cry (mono) (3:01)
11. The Marvelows--I Do (2:23)

7-8pm Play LIst for the Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Brian Jonestown Massacre--That Girl Suicide (3:38)
2. Breeders--Cannonball (3:33)
3. Sly and the Family Stong--Family Affair (3:01)
4. Velvet Underground--Stephanie Says (2:57)
5. Hot Chip--Over and Over (5:47)
6. William Shatner--Common People (4:35)
7. Isobel Baker--I like God's Style (2:13)
8. Of Montreal--Suffer for Fashion (2:58)
9. Minutemen--Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing (1:29)
10. Guided by Voices--I am a Scientist (2:24)
11. Nina Simone--Ain't Got No (I Got Life) Groove Finders Remix (3:18)

6-7pm Play List for the Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

1. Send Your Checks To (1:45)
2. Ledge (1:06)
3. The Quik--Bert's Apple Crumble (2:09)
4. Peter, Bjorn, and John--Young Folk (4:36)
5. Holdsteady-- Massive Nights (2:53)
6. Ledge Promo (:05)
7. Ledge--Underwear Froze to the Clothesline (2:41)
8. Tom Waits--Lie to Me (2:07)
9. Them--I Can Only Give You Everything (2:39)
10. Clash--Complete Control (3:11)
11. Beastie Boys--Gratitude (2:44)
12. Andy Kim--Rock Me Gently (3:35)
13. Light FM--Stormtropper (2:40)
14. Sea Ray--Revelry (5:10)
15. Fuzztones--Strychnine (2:31)
16. Sex Pistols--God Save the Queen (3:17)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

IT'S PLEDGE DRIVE EVE, AND ALL THROUGH THE STATION...

Well, kids, the pledge drive starts tomorrow. It's the time where we come to you and beg desperately for your financial support to keep good ol' KMSU on the air in this desolate corporate radio landscape. We only hold these drives a couple of times a year, and only for about twelve days per drive, so we try not to get in your face too much when asking for your donations. However, we truly do rely on your financial assistance to keep the station going.

This drive is particularly crucial. With the arrival of the new transmitters comes all the additional hidden costs of installing it. Sadly, it isn't as easy as finding a wall socket and just plugging it in. This is a high tech piece of equipment requiring special gear, and a radio engineer that can fine tune it to our particular station's needs. We're looking at about 50,000 dollars worth of work on just the transmitter alone. This isn't even including the new tower we need.

KMSU simply doesn't have this kind of money, but we're hoping that you guys will throw in and keep the radio dream alive. Now, if you listen to KMSU at any point during your day, you are likely doing so because we provide the kind of programming you simply can't find anywhere else, and most of it is produced by people from your neighborhoods and towns that adore what they present and believe in the idea of community driven radio. For most of you, simply keeping the station going is reward enough for your generosity, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to sweeten the pot a little.


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! WE PRESENT SPRING SWAG 2007!

Now, in addition to all the items you'll see here, we'd also like to let you know that the first 100 people to pledge $50 dollars or more will get the exclusive Shuffle Function Do-It-Yourself Spy Kit at absolutely no additional cost! You know why? Because we like you.

$25 - Finders Keepers 3: The Sound Of No Hands Clapping CD
Yes, it's yet another pile of insufferable sounds lovingly compiled by Shuffle Function artisans. Yodelers, misguided true believers, musical saws, and more! Guaranteed to be the life of the party or the end of the party, depending on the circles you run in.

$50 - Shuffle Function and KMSU t-shirts
We have a brand new Shuffle Function design for the spring pledge drive that announces the Shuffle Function Camp For Wayward Music Geeks! Available in Summer camp yellow and available in all sizes, this music geek shirts says "Hey, world, look at me! No, over here!"














Also available is the classic black and white KMSU ring tee. All the cool kids have them, I know, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get a second one in case of emergencies!

















In addition to your choice of shirt, you will also receive special instructions on how to perform the secret hand shake that will save radio! This handshake can only be performed by people wearing Shuffle Function or KMSU t-shirts, and must never be leaked to the commercial radio world! KMSU and its listeners are depending on you!

$65 - Rag and a Coaster Combo
For the smart shoppers out there we've created the Rag and a Coaster Combo. For a mere $65 you can get your choice of t-shirt, as well as the Finders Keepers 3 compilation! Maybe this one will loosen up those purse strings, eh?

$75 - The Exclusive Music Geek-O-Nista Package
Seriously, the R&G Combo wasn't enough? Well how about this limited time package available only during the 24 Hour Marathon? We still have a few of our older shirt designs laying around taking up valuable office space at the Shuffle Function Corporate Offices, and we're ready to make more room! You get the brand new Shuffle Function t-shirt and your choice of one of the old shirt designs for a mere $75! Size and quantity are limited on these shirts, which are no longer being produced. Check out the designs!




















































$100 - Shuffle Function Program Director For A Day!
Would you like to know what it feels like to hold the musical destiny of not just Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa, but the entire world in the palm of your hand? Would you like to experience unparallelled power and god like influence? Well, we would, too! Unfortunately, we can only help you with the musical destiny part. As Programmer Director you will be allowed to play whatever you want on the radio! We just push the buttons and talk too much, but you... you will be the voice of KMSU for two full hours on the Shuffle Function Morning Show! You will also receive a Shuffle Function t-shirt, a copy of the Finders Keepers 3 CD, and a CD copy of your show to amaze your friends with. Pretty sweet, huh?

$100 - KMSU Day Sponsor
Dedicate an entire day of programming to mark a birthday anniversary, graduation, or other special event. In the past we have had folks ask us to play Bob Dylan all day on Dylan's birthday, or they have dropped off albums that they'd like us to add to the day's playlist. KMSU hosts will also announce regularly that the day is sponsored by the donor, and personalized messages can be read as well. This is a unique way to support the station and have fun with radio!

There's also a bunch of station related swag that you can find on the kmsu.org web page, so go check that out of none if this stuff floats your boat.

Don't forget the the 5th Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go begins this coming Thursday, March 15th, at six p.m. and comes to a sleep deprived caffeine edged conclusion on Friday, March 16th at six p.m. Nothing keeps us going during the drive like your calls and pledges, so please give generously!

Thanks for everything. KMSU listeners are the best.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

HOLY CRAP! STUFF TO DO! (repost)

HOLY CRAP! STUFF TO DO!
The day is fast approaching! This coming Thursday, March 15th @ 6 p.m., is the "Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go 5: Goin' Sleepless? Huh? Hrrrmmmm Hisssss!" (yes, that is the full name for it.)

Preparations are in place, vinyl has been selected, caffeine has been purchased, shirts have been printed, swag has been selected, work work work work. In addition to all this work, Shelley and I are also working our 40 hour a week day jobs (you know, the ones that support our radio habit), so we're torn and frayed as it is. Even then, we're filled with excitement. Not only do we get to take over the station for 24 hours straight, working hard for what we truly believe in, but we get to talk to you guys. Your calls and your pledges are better than caffeine, and they really get us going. Without them we'd never make it, and more to the point the station would never make it.

We've had many many crucial pledge drives since Shuffle Function began, and without exaggeration I'd have to say that this upcoming drive is the most significant. Yes, we were lucky enough to get a transmitter donated, but it costs serious bucks to get it installed and tuned and whatever the hell it is they do to transmitters to make them work. Like 50,000 serious bucks. We'd be lucky if we could make two thirds of that during a full year of drives. Throw on top of that the fact that the old crippled transmitter has left us off the air for days at a time and you've got a serious problem.

Please, if you regularly contribute to the radio cause, consider throwing a little bit extra our way. If you haven't contributed to KMSU before, please take the time to do so during this drive. Every pledge counts. If you can't afford to pledge at a higher level, we'll take whatever you can manage. Swing by the station and drop off a fiver, set up a lemonade stand, start up a 'dude jar' and throw in quarters whenever you say 'dude'. Whatever you can do to help keep this independent voice alive and well and serving the community is appreciated.

There's plenty of time to preach once the drive hits, so I'll knock it off for now. Check back later this week for swag items and levels, including the new design for the latests Shuffle Function t-shirt.

Shyboy

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MARCH 5 - 9, 2007

MARCH 5, 2007 (665)
1. Beatifics - almost something there
2. Winter Pills - broken arm
3. Rolling Stones - try a little harder
4. Mark Carrol - idiot world
5. Wolf and Cub - march of the clouds
6. The Stooges - I want to be your dog
7. International Noise (Conspiracy) - bigger cages longer chains
8. Dondero Acapella High School Choir - burning down the house
9. Beatles - while my guitar gently weeps (stereo or mono?)
10. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - this guys in love with you
11. Bonzo Dog Band - my brother makes the noises for the talkies
12. Leroy Holmes - mah na mah na
13. Air - napalm love
14. Roky Erickson - I have always been here before
15. Jandek - point judith
16. Kaspar Hauser - fossil
17. Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
18. Little Richard - slippin' and a slidin'
19. The Leaving Trains - dumb as a crayon
20. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - radio radio

MARCH 6, 2007 (666)
1. Wilco - handshake drug
2. Night Canopy - boom! it's spring!
3. Flat Duo Jets - pretty thing
4. Howlin' Wolf - 200 pounds of joy
5. The fall - youwanner
6. Barr - the song is the single
7. Maceo and The Macks - across the tracks
8. Deerhoof - +81
9. The Apples In Stereo - can you feel it?
10. Jeffery and jack Lewis - posters
11. The Time - jungle love
12. Lynn Collins - you can't love me if you don't respect me
13. Talking Heads - born under punches (the heat goes on)
14. Komeda - frolic
15. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - there she goes my beautiful world
16. Kraftwerk - man machine
17. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - satan said dance
18. Daniel Johnston = Capar the friendly ghost

MARCH 7, 2007 (667)
1. Ben Folds - in between days
2. Sly and The Family Stone - family affair
3. Tom waits - fish in the jailhouse
4. Syd Barrett - two of a kind
5. R.E.M. - star 69
6. Courtney Tidwell - society
7. The Who - our love was
8. Tiny Tim and The Brave New Combo - stairway to heaven
9. Noisettes - scratch your name
10. Temptations - I know I'm loosing you
11. Edith Massey - punks get off the grass
12. Albert Hammond, Jr. - go get an ambulance
13. 100 % Pure Poison - windy C
14. Devo - peek a boo
15. The Vaselines - you think your'e a man
16. Mohammed Raffi - jaan pehechaan ho
17. James Iha and Kazu Makino - (the ballad of) Bonnie and Clyde
18. Wall Of Voodoo - mexican radio
19. Wild Man Fisher - monkeys vs donkeys

March 8, 2007 (668)
1. The Dramatics - in the rain
2. Flock Of Seagulls - wishing (if I had a photograph of you)
3. Air - du japon
4. John Linnell - Montana
5. Mission Of Burma - fight academy songs
6. Beatles - old brown shoe (demo)
7. Badfinger - no matter what
8. Pixies - wave of mutilation (UK surf)
9. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - lay and love
10. Yoko Ono w/The Polyphonic Spree - you and I
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - who's knockin' on my door
12. The Long Gone Dadd-O's - rollin' and tumblin'
13. Guitar Wolf - I love you, okay
14. Mess Up The Mess - lawn chair meet balloon
15. Sufjan Stevens - come on! feel the Illinoize!
16. Fat Boy Slim - weapon of choice
17. Gruff Rhys - candylion
18. The Stranglers - peaches
19. High Llamas - the old spring town

MARCH 9, 2007 (669)
1. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
2. Anagram - shelter street
3. Rock A Teens - woo hoo
4. The Muse - thoughts of a dying atheist
5. Mouthfull Of Bees - old gold
6. Warm in the Wake - tamed thoughts
7. Beatles - helter skelter (stereo)
8. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
9. Air - playground love
10. Peter, Bjorn and John - young folks
11. R.E.M. - it's the end of the world (as we know it)
12. John Cale - perfect
13. Ramones - blitzkreig bop
14. Little Richard - keep a knockin
15. Yo La Tengo - the race is on
16. David Bowie - growin up
17. Fruit Bats - legs of bees
18. Devo - time out for fun
19. Third Bardo - 5 years ahead of my time
20. Fleshtones - America beat 84
21. Sammy Davis Jr. - keep your eye on the sparrow

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 1, 2007

FEBRUARY 26, 2007 (661)
1. Johnny Cash - I still miss someone
2. The Secret Machines - alone jealous and stoned
3. Buddy Holly - not fade away
4. The Tallest - sunny beach
5. Robert Alberg - walking along on the sandy beach
6. Tullycraft - secretly Minnesotan
7. Johnny Cash - daddy sang bass
8. Arcade Fire - anti-christ television blues
9. Robert Pollard - numbered head
10. The Tyde - too many Kims
11. Pere Ubu - Caroleen
12. Johnny Cash - man in black
13. Mojave 3 - truck driving man
14. Barr - the song is the single
15. LCD Soundsystem - losing my edge
16. Sir Raleigh and The Cupons - tomorrow's gonna be another day
17. Lee Hazelwood - these boots were made for walking
18. Johnny Cash - I got stripes
19. Arcade Fire - neon bible
20. Arcade Fire - intervention
21. Serena Maneesh - drain cosmetics
22. Johnny Cash - cry cry cry
23. Johnny Cash w/U2 - the wanderer

FEBRUARY 27, 2007 (662)
1. Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
2. The Original Mark Edwards - prehistoric visions of flying cars
3. Githead - my LCA (little box of magic)
4. Nick Drake - man in a shed
5. Squirrel Nut Zippers - hell
6. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - down by the river
7. Talking Heads - burning down the house
8. Arcesia - mechanical doll
9. Rolling Stones - before they make you run
10. Deerhoof - +81
11. Yoko Ono w/David Pierce - walking on thin ice
12. Brian Jonestown Massacre - not if you were the last Dandy on earth
13. Matthew Sweet - girlfriend
14. Richard Swift - kisses for the misses
15. Beatles - old brown shoe (stereo)
16. Courtney Tidwell - missing link
17. The Shaggs - Shaggs own thing
18. The Jim Carroll Band - people who died

FEBRUARY 28 , 2007 (663)
1. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - lay in love
2. Holly Golightly - laughing to keep from crying
3. Clinic - family
4. Happy Mondays - kinky afro
5. The Castanets - a song is not the song of the world
6. The Handsome family - moving furniture around
7. Belle and Sebastian - white collar boy
8. R.E.M. - how the west was won and were it got us
9. Public Image Ltd. - careering
10. Stereolab - noise of carpet
11. X - soul kitchen
12. Bikini Kill - rebel girl
13. Arcade Fire - anti-christ television blues
14. The Cure - six different ways
15. Some Girls - is this what I've been waiting for?
16. The Feelies - fa ce la
17. Beatles - glass onion (stereo)
18. Guided By Voices - bull dog skin
19. Starland Vocal Band - afternoon delight
20. Guitar Wolf - roaring blood
21. The Hives - walk idiot walk
22. Sly and The Family Stone - you can make it if you try
23. The Rutles - it's looking good

MARCH 1, 2007 (664)
1. The Who - I'm leaving here
2. Regina Spektor - on the radio
3. Billy Schuh and The Foundry - buy/sell/trade
4. Sugar Pie DeSanto - git back
5. Syd Lavernest - Lola
6. Peter, Bjorn and John - young folks
7. Alice Coooper - school's out
8. Fields - battle sticks
9. David Bowie - look back in anger
10. Beach Boys - good vibrations
11. The Bird and The Bee - again and again
12. The Velvet Underground - waiting for the man
13. Monkees - porpoise song
14. Yoko Ono w/The Flaming Lips - Cambridge 1969/2007
15. Friends Like These - Karen
16. Carrie Nations - find it
17. Les Wilson - deep in the heart of Tecas
18. Odetta - hit or miss
19. The Good The Bad and The Queen - herculean
20. The Specials - ghost town
21. Jarvis Humby - 99 steps to the sun
22. Cream - badge

Music Geek Note: Friday March 2, KMSU was off the air due to Winter Storm Judy Swallow

Saturday, March 10, 2007

HOLY CRAP! STUFF TO DO!

The day is fast approaching! This coming Thursday, March 15th @ 6 p.m., is the "Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go 5: Goin' Sleepless? Huh? Hrrrmmmm Hisssss!" (yes, that is the full name for it.)

Preparations are in place, vinyl has been selected, caffeine has been purchased, shirts have been printed, swag has been selected, work work work work. In addition to all this work, Shelley and I are also working our 40 hour a week day jobs (you know, the ones that support our radio habit), so we're torn and frayed as it is. Even then, we're filled with excitement. Not only do we get to take over the station for 24 hours straight, working hard for what we truly believe in, but we get to talk to you guys. Your calls and your pledges are better than caffeine, and they really get us going. Without them we'd never make it, and more to the point the station would never make it.

We've had many many crucial pledge drives since Shuffle Function began, and without exaggeration I'd have to say that this upcoming drive is the most significant. Yes, we were lucky enough to get a transmitter donated, but it costs serious bucks to get it installed and tuned and whatever the hell it is they do to transmitters to make them work. Like 50,000 serious bucks. We'd be lucky if we could make two thirds of that during a full year of drives. Throw on top of that the fact that the old crippled transmitter has left us off the air for days at a time and you've got a serious problem.

Please, if you regularly contribute to the radio cause, consider throwing a little bit extra our way. If you haven't contributed to KMSU before, please take the time to do so during this drive. Every pledge counts. If you can't afford to pledge at a higher level, we'll take whatever you can manage. Swing by the station and drop off a fiver, set up a lemonade stand, start up a 'dude jar' and throw in quarters whenever you say 'dude'. Whatever you can do to help keep this independent voice alive and well and serving the community is appreciated.

There's plenty of time to preach once the drive hits, so I'll knock it off for now. Check back later this week for swag items and levels, including the new design for the latests Shuffle Function t-shirt.

Shyboy

Monday, March 05, 2007

Shelley Enters the 21st Century

I am making my first blog post on my new laptop computer, and from an unkown spot other than my home!!! These are exciting times Shuffle Function listeners.

Once again I thank you all for your patience regarding Winter Storm Judy Swallow's hatred for the KMSU tower. After a few days of static, we are pleased to once again be on the air. Be sure to pass all of this info along to your friends, neighbors, family, extended family, complete strangers and any one else that you can think of. With the Pledge Drive right around the corner, this is not a great time to loose our listeners. But thank you hearty listeners, your patience is rewarded - you get to once again listen to local volunteer radio hosts playing the music they love. In this radio wasteland, it is well worth the wait.

Thanks again - and scroll on down to information on the upcoming SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO. It will cure whatever ails ya!!!

now off to surf the net -

Shelley

Friday, March 02, 2007

WINTERSTORM JUDY SWALLOW HAS IT IN FOR US

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.

Shyboy

Thursday, March 01, 2007

THE PERFECT STORM

If you have tried to tune in, and only find static, then you know that KMSU is off the air. This time it isn't mechanical failure to blame, if there is an upside to all of this, but Mother Nature. The tower is enshrined in ice, and we were forced to shut the station down due to technical issues like deflection and such. When will we be back on the air? When the ice melts enough that it is safe to resume transmissions. Probably not by tomorrow, so Shuffle Function won't be your alarm clock in the morning.

I am not a deeply religious person, but moments like this I tend to chant little prayers or mantras. Right now I have the following coursing through my brain:

"Please don't let anything happen to the tower. I cannot deal with a life without radio."

Feel free to join me in saying this over and over, or if you like personalize your own little dittie. I think if we all chime in, the Radio Gods will take notice and protect our KMSU radio tower from this storm. Damn you Winter Storm Judy Swallow!!

When we learn more, believe me you will be the first to know. In the meantime please drive carefully if you must go out and about. It is really horrible out there and I suggest you just stay home and join me in saying our radio prayer all day. Or watch the Day After Tommorrow.

Shelley