Tuesday, June 12, 2012

07/02/12: BIG CHANGES AROUND THESE PARTS!



Beginning Monday, July 2nd, Shuffle Function will be on the air for THREE HOURS every weekday!  Yep!  A bonus hour of the morning show!  We're really looking forward to the extra hour to take requests and spin whatever is laying around the offices of the Shuffle Function Conglomocorp, so we hope you guys will give us a call and fill up the playlists.


QUESTION ONE:  WHAT'S UP WITH BBC NEWS?
It is with great reluctance that KMSU is no longer able to air BBC News.  This decision isn't based on quality or content, because we are all big fans of news from The Beeb.  This decision is strictly based on finances.  BBC News now has a new distributor, and in July the cost for broadcasting this service is going way up.  It would cost KMSU what we make in ONE ENTIRE PLEDGE DRIVE just to continue airing it.  Basically, we've been priced out of the market.  No room for the little guy in this equation.

Yeah... it sucks.

QUESTION TWO:  WHAT'RE WE SUPPOSED TO DO FOR NEWS?
To fill the gap in the station schedule, we will be airing news segments from "Bring Me The News", which is produced by Minnesota broadcast journalism heroes Don Shelby and Rick Kupchella.  We're really looking forward to this new dimension in news for the station, so we hope you'll give it a listen.  Instead of funny British accents you'll get funny Minnesota accents, but still.

This is definitely a transition, both for the station and for Shuffle Function, but we hope that you'll stick by us as we enter this new phase of programming.  Give us your suggestions and your feedback, because we really value it.

Thanks for all your support, Radio Heroes.  You're the best.

Shyboy Tim and Shelley

2 comments:

Chad said...

While I am thrilled that Shuffle Function is one hour closer to world domination I have one concern: who are you going to name winter storms after now?

SHUFFLE FUNCTION said...

We actually switched over to our favorite British comedians a few years back, after running out of "Classic" BBC host names. This last winter we never even got to name a Winter Storm!!