Sunday, April 04, 2010

Hint! Hint! The Spring Pledge Drive is still underway!

Tomorrow morning Shyboy Tim and I will jump behind a microphone again to talk with you about pledging for KMSU. As you have probably guessed by now, Pledge Drives are a pretty high priority around Shuffle Function Town. We had an amazing first couple of mornings, and a wowsy wow wow wow 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go, but we have yet to meet Gully's goal for the station.

We are within shouting distance of that goal but we do need to hear from some more listeners. If you have already pledged, Radio Hero, then I salute you. If you haven't done so yet, Shyboy Tim and I will be playing some amazing brand spankin' new music to entice your support. We hope to spin new Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Dr. Dog, Apples In Stereo, Dead Weather, Black Keys, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, and last but not least LCD SOUNDSYSTEM. None of the artists I just listed have any kind of regular rotation at those "other" radio stations, but they sure do here!

I am going to post some swag that we have available as a thank-you gift when you make your pledge. Have a look around tonight, and then tune in tomorrow for some great new music and to make your pledge of support for community radio. See you in the morning ShuffleFunctioneers!!

LISTEN TO YOUR STATION MANAGER PEOPLE!! HE SAYS "HAVE A LOOK AT THE SWAG, CALL AND MAKE YOUR PLEDGE, AND THEN PLAY SOME DEAD!!"

PLEASE give generously! Every single pledge makes a difference, whether it is $10 or $100. Call us at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. You can pay with a credit card, or we can bill you! Plus, you can pay in installments, if that will make things easier on you.



KMSU relies heavily on listener support to continue operating. Because we're a public radio station, we cannot run advertising. That's why your donations mean so much to us. Not only do your pledges help keep us on the air, but they also act as a vote of confidence! It lets us know that you appreciate the programming that KMSU provides - programming that you know you cannot find anywhere else - and it lets the university know that this station is a valuable community resource. That last bit is PARTICULARLY important in this age of savage budget slashing. In fact, you could say your pledges may mean more now than at any other time in KMSU's history.



By donating to KMSU, you are performing a community service. Beyond that, you can also get swag! We have cool thank you gifts available starting at the $25 pledge level and up, PLUS...



THE FIRST 100 PLEDGES OF $50 OR GREATER WILL RECEIVE THE INCREDIBLE SHUFFLE FUNCTION DO-IT-YOURSELF MUSIC GEEK DIGITAL SPECTROMETER AT NO EXTRA COST!



$25 - CRYPT OF UNDERGROUND NEANTHROPIC TELEVISION III DVD

This fine collection of video oddballs has been assembled by Mr. Specific himself with your viewing pleasure in mind. This is the third installment in the series, so be sure to pick up your copy!



$50 - THE 2010 SHUFFLE FUNCTION T-SHIRT





This new shirt screams "OBSOLETE FORMATS BUILT THIS STATION" on a bold yellow t-shirt. Nobody plays fewer hits than Shuffle Function, and nobody respects obsolete formats more than KMSU! Be the first kid on the block by pledging for one of these bad boys today! Please specify size. Small through 2XL.



$65- THE CLASSIC RAG AND A COASTER COMBO!

This is one of the best pledge drive values! For a mere $65 pledge, you can get the new Shuffle Function t-shirt, PLUS the Crypt of Underground Neanthropic Television III DVD! Think of this is an amazing colossal radio rebate!



$60 - WORLD CAFE OR ECHOES CD

KMSU is one of only a few stations that carries World Cafe with David Dye, and pledging at this amount for a CD is one way to ensure that we continue this popular program. Every year World Cafe releases a collection of artists, old and new, performing in-studio. It is always a treat, so be sure to pick the new one up. Fans of Echoes can also pick up new CDs by artists featured on the show.



$100 - KMSU DAY SPONSORSHIP

At this pledge level a listener can sponsor an entire day of programming on KMSU. This can be a unique way to commemorate a significant date, such as a birthday or anniversary, or to celebrate a favorite musician. Throughout the day radio hosts will read a personalized dedication written by you marking the occasion and will develop musical programs in accordance with your wishes. This is a great and creative way to support KMSU and local radio.



$100 - PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR A DAY

Join Shyboy Tim and Shelley during the Shuffle Function morning show and control the radio destiny of Southern Minnesota, Northern Iowa and the world! Bring in your music collection to air during the show and play DJ for a morning! You will also get a brand new Shuffle Function t-shirt, the new Crypt of Underground Neanthropic Television DVD, and a CD copy of your two magical radio hours. This is THE BEST VALUE for you!



$100 - STAX RECORDS CD AND DVD SET



At this pledge level we have an amazing premium available. It consists of a double CD box set compiled by Stax music expert Rob Bowman in honor of Stax's 50th Anniversary, as well as a DVD of the legendary 1967 Stax/Volt Revue tour of Europe. Stax artists conquered Europe during this tour, and thankfully the cameras were rolling. If you don't have any Stax in your collection you owe it to yourself to get some, and we're making it unbelievably easy for you.



You see the swag, now call and pledge!



Thanks!

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