Saturday, April 03, 2010


Thank you, everybody, for your unbelievable generosity during the 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go! I hit a wall early, and for me personally it was probably the toughest one to get through since the very first one.

This marathon capped a year of achieving the unobtainable: We found out who the mystery band was, we were able to get The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and The Fleshtones to play this year's KMSU Listener Appreciation show, and Grind-Fu Cinema gained a budget! And to have all of this result in Haze, the Mystery Band, actually come down and hang out with us during the marathon was an incredible way to go full circle with everything.

It all gets pretty fuzzy by the end of a marathon, but I think math-wise KMSU sat at nearly 21,300 dollars by six pm Friday. To have raised this much in such a short period of time is pretty exciting, and it's a testament to the quality of listeners we have. You're generosity is pretty humbling, and time and again you come through. This is a big part of why we only have two pledge drives a year, and it is an even bigger part of why we may actually be dug out of the hole we were in before the drive.

I slept for about 12 hours. I woke up, looked at my watch, saw it was 7:30, and thought I had slept past Grind-Fu Cinema! Then I realized it was a.m. So... don't forget about the special post-marathon Grind-Fu Cinema tonight at 7 in Wiecking 220 Auditorium, on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. It's gonna be fun.

Thanks again, everybody!


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