Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THURSDAY 10/27/2011: RADIO ROULETTE!


BEHOLD THE INNER SANCTUM!

Somewhere in this endless pile of music, books, culture, and trash is Shelley's vast collection of K-Tel records!  It is no small effort to find them, number them, and then wheel them out for their date with destiny, but that's exactly what is happening on Thursday, October 27th. when we play...

SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
What is Shuffle Function Radio Roulette?  It's when we draw numbers, flip coins, and roll dice to determine a playlist drawn randomly from the previously mentioned K-Tel collection.  The albums, numbering near 500 total, are a MINEFIELD of bygone hits, one hit wonders, no hit wonders, french country music, canadian Elvis impersonators, angels, devils, and regrets.  It's from these records that we are forced by the radio gods to assemble our playlist.


 
HOW DOES THAT WORK?
IT SOUNDS COMPLICATED!
Actually, it's pretty straight forward.  We draw numbers from a real live magic hat to determine which record gets selected.  Then we flip a coin to determine whether or not we play Side A or Side B (it's all vinyl, folks!), and then we roll a ten sided die from Shyboy Tim's Magic Bag Of Holding to determine what track we play.  EVERY SONG IS RANDOMLY CHOSEN!  There is nothing more horrifying for the Shuffle Function gang than leaving a playlist up to chance, but that's exactly why we play this game around Halloween.  It can either be the greatest hour of radio EVER, or an hour that makes you want to never listen again.

Don't panic.  USUALLY it turns out pretty good.


Wednesday morning we went out and made our offerings to the radio gods, and we have to believe that they would love what we've given them.  It was almost entirely Halloween related, and if there's one thing radio gods love more than messing with playlists, it's trick-or-treating.



Listen on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th @ SIX P.M. and find out if the radio gods are down with the offerings.  With any luck, we won't be crawling out of the studio afterwards.  It's been known to happen.





 
SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
Thusday, October 27th @ Six p.m. CST
Listen on KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm
or on the interwebs at kmsu.org


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

SHUFFLE FUNCTION! With rythm and not more disguntled boredom with a tireless wonder and still is naive enough to have wonder!

dvacetdva@hotmail.com said...

Wish your show was on dammit!

dvacetdva@hotmail.com said...

My GF keeps awake in bed just WAITING FOR YOUR SHOW..GO ON EARLY.."YOUR IGNORING ME AGAIN!"