Thursday, November 03, 2011


Hey, Gang!  The Fall Pledge Drive is almost over!  As of Thursday a.m. we had just under $6000 left to go.  While that's a small amount in relation to the larger goal, it's a pretty large amount to have to raise in three days, especially since much of the weekend programming is syndicated.

You guys have been incredibly generous, and we thank you profusely.  Without you this station wouldn't exist.  We're hoping that the folks out there that haven't yet pledged will step up now and do their part to keep independent radio alive.  It can't be done without you.  For realsies.

We're celebrating the end of our portion of the pledge drive by spending all of Friday morning spinning vinyl, which is something we love to do.  Vinyl is where our music geekness first flourished, and it's a thrill for us to celebrate vinyl and radio at the same time.  We'll be giving the two turntables a big old workout, and hopefully taking a large amount of pledges at the same time.

Every pledge makes a huge difference, whether or not it's ten bucks or $100.  Check out the cool swag we have available starting at $25.  The mugs are great, and the stocking caps are warm.  GET INTO IT!



Mr. Specific has done it again, and this time he has gone all Halloweeny on us. This is a one of a kind music compilation with spooky twisted tunes perfect for the season. One of the highlights of this collection is Jacob The Bard's version of his classic "I Will Survive (The Zombie Apocalypse). This is the only place on earth where you can find this gem - and the tune just might save your life someday!


This is the first time we have had a KMSU mug available since Shyboy Tim and I have been at the station - and it is a B-E-A-U-T (that is short for beautiful). As soon as we get a physical copy of it we will get a picture on the blog - but trust me, it is a unique shape and uber cool. It will be a bright golden yellow and feature the KMSU radio tower icon. So when you hear Mo on The Quiet Storm tell you to "sit back, put your feet up and make yourself a warm drink" this will be the mug that you grab!


Another first on the swag list - an embroidered Toque with the KMSU logo! Now if the word toque isn't ringing any bells, then maybe this picture will help.

Yep - it is one of those!! What all the hipsters are wearing to keep their heads warm and their looks cool. I know that Erik from 33 and 1/3 has to be jumping up and down over this swag item.  This amazing cap will keep your warm and show off your independent radio love streak!

You can pinch some pennies and save some moula with this premium level. You will get both the FINDERS KEEPERS 9 CD and the KMSU KNIT STOCKING CAP for 65 bucks - a savings of ten for you, thrifty pledger!!


World Cafe is celebrating it's 20th year of great radio with this special two CD collection of some of the best live performances they've featured over that time span. These are one of a kind versions of some of your favorite tunes, and this is your only opportunity to get this special set. The play list is as follows:

Disc One
1 Vampire Weekend - “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
2 Beach House - “Zebra”
3 David Gray - “Babylon”
4 Fleet Foxes - “White Winter Hymnal”
5 Joseph Arthur - “Honey And The Moon”
6 Coldplay - “Shiver”
7 LCD Soundsystem - “All My Friends”
8 Brandi Carlile - “Dreams”
9 Ben Folds Five - “Brick”
10 Crash Test Dummies - “Superman Song”
11 Damien Rice - “Volcano”
12 Feist - "1234”
13 The National - “Start A War”
14 Patty Griffin - “Rain”
15 Erin McKeown - “Blackbirds”
16 Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - “Trouble”

Disc Two

1 Dave Matthews Band - “Ants Marching”
2 Lucinda Williams - “Get Right With God”
3 Dr. Dog - “Shadow People”
4 Dawes - “When My Time Comes”
5 Adele - “Rolling In The Deep”
6 Gregg Allman - "Just Another Rider"
7 Amos Lee - “El Camino”
8 Dan Mangan - “Road Regrets”
9 Old 97’s - “Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)”
10 The Decemberists - “This Is Why We Fight”
11 Bobby Long - “Who Have You Been Loving?”
12 Fitz & The Tantrums - “MoneyGrabber”
13 James - “Say Something”
14 Black Dub - “Surely”
15 Justin Townes Earle - “Christchurch Woman”
16 Bert Jansch - “BlackWaterSide”

Sun Records in Memphis is where Rock N Roll music began and where some of our favorite musicians cut their baby teeth. The list of amazing artists that recorded there is huge - Elvis Presley, Howlin' Wolf, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the list just goes on and on and on. This set celebrates the music of Sun Records with a lot of the hits and some of the lesser known gems. It is a must have for any music geek's collection, and here is the track listing for the set, 44 songs total:
 DISC 1:
1. Drivin' Slow - Johnny London
2. We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
3. Easy - Jimmy & Walter
4. Just Walkin' in the Rain - The Prisonaires
5. Feelin' Good - Little Junior's Blue Flames
6. Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) - Rufus Thomas
7. Mystery Train - Little Junior's Blue Flames
8. Lookin' For My Baby - Little Milton
9. Boogie Disease, The - Doctor Ross
10. Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
11. I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
12. Rockin' Chair Daddy - Harmonica Frank
13. That's All Right - Elvis Presley
14. I Feel So Worried - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
15. Red Hot - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
16. Peepin' Eyes - Charlie Feathers
17. Mystery Train - Elvis Presley/Scotty & Bill
18. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
19. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
20. Rock 'N Roll Ruby - Warren Smith
21. Slow Down - Jack Earls
22. I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash

1. Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison
2. Red Headed Woman - Sonny Burgess
3. Shoobie Oobie - Rosco Gordon
4. Come on Little Mama - Ray Harris
5. Drinkin' Wine - Gene Simmons
6. Feelin' Low - Ernie Chaffin
7. Flying Saucer Rock & Roll - Billy Lee Riley & His Little Green Men
8. Matchbox - Carl Perkins
9. Love My Baby - Hayden Thompson
10. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On - Jerry Lee Lewis
11. Rock Boppin' Baby - Ed Bruce
12. Raunchy - Bill Justis & His Orchestra
13. Cat Called Domino - Roy Orbison
14. Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache - Warren Smith
15. High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis
16. Shake Around - Tommy Blake
17. One More Time - Billy Riley
18. Mona Lisa - Carl Mann
19. Lonely Weekends - Charlie Rich
20. Big Dream - Rayburn Anthony
21. Who Will the Next Fool Be - Charlie Rich
22. Cadillac Man - The Jesters

And if that weren't enough, you can read all about Sun Record's place in music history in the companion book. This will be a great read to bundle up browse through during the winter months to come.


This is the big daddy of the lot, and a Shuffle Function exclusive. This allows you to join Shyboy Tim and Shelley on the air during the morning show and to pick out the entire show's play list. You pick the tunes and we will just press the buttons and talk too much!! In addition to ruling the radio airwaves, you will also get a copy of the new FINDERS KEEPERS 9 CD, and one of the brand new KMSU mugs. We also make you a CD copy of your two hours of radio infamy so you can hear how awesome you sounded on the radio and brag to all your friends and family. This is as good as it gets, and it also makes a great holiday gift for the music geek in your family. We really enjoy getting a chance to interact with our listeners and to hear what music turns them on, and we would love to have you join us.

Maybe you would love to share your record collection with the world, but you are too shy to join us as Program Directors. Or maybe you have a special date - a birthday, anniversary, or musician that you would like to celebrate on the air. If any of those ring a bell,  then this is the premium for you. Pick out a day, the songs you want us to play, and write out the message you'd like us to announce throughout your day sponsorship. That's how simple being a Day Sponsor is. You get to support community radio and share your musical passion in one great premium.

If you have any questions about any of these items please don't hesitate to contact us. You can drop us an email at or call us while we are on the air at 389 - 5678 or 1 - 800 - 456 - 7810. Gully has set a lofty goal for the Fall Pledge Drive of twenty thousand dollars, and we will need to hear from all of the radio heroes out there. We look forward to chatting with you!

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