Thursday, April 25, 2013


We are now less than 11 HOURS away from kicking off our 11th Shuffle Function 24 hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go, which you're going to need the agenda for the marathon. If you have never joined us for this event before, it is really pretty simple. Shyboy Tim and I love KMSU so much that we are willing to whatever it takes, even if it involves a grandly stupid gesture like staying awake for 24 hours straight on the air pleading with our listeners to financially support their favorite community radio station. We survive on the basic human needs of caffeine and rock and roll, as well as the phones ringing off the hook with pledge calls.

Bob, Lou, and Michael McD want your pledges!!
You are invited to join us at the station for a number of the events, so plan accordingly. We're not going anywhere!

6 p.m.  April 25th 

The marathon officially begins with the Legendary Stardust Cowboy clarion call. We hit the ground running and don't stop for twenty-four hours. Don't forget my challenge to you listeners - try to stay up with us for the entire marathon. If you succeed be sure to let us know!

9 p.m. April 25th

Shuffle Function Radio Roulette

We pile all the K-Tel records into the studio and pass control of the show's play-list to the Radio Gods. K-Tel records are our source material, and we use a magic hat, ten sided dice and a quarter to determine which songs get played. If you pledge during this hour you can pick a number and play Radio Roulette yourself!

12 Midnight

We play the the Velvet Underground's Sister Ray in it's entirety. This only happens once a year folks, so don't miss it. 

2 a.m. April 26th

Jandek: Sounds of Insomnia

The perfect time of night to explore the discography of Jandek. This will be the first marathon since Jandek came to Mankato, which will mean that Shyboy Tim and I will probably wax a bit nostalgic as well. We recommend that you turn off the lights and listen in the dark. If his music has never clicked with you, give it a chance at this witching hour and you may have a change of heart.

3 a.m. April 26th

We play Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in it's glorious entirety on sweet sweet vinyl.

4 a.m. April 26th

Sunrise with Sun Ra Hour with Cosmic Slim

This is a new addition to the marathon line-up and one we couldn't be more excited about. Gary Campbell, aka Cosmic Slim, aka Maverick Slim, aka AWESOME KMSU RADIO HOST! will be joining us in the studio and he is in control of the play-list. If you have never heard Sun Ra before, than this may be the best place for you to start. 

6 to 10 a.m. April 26th

all vinyl morning hour

We only spin vinyl records during these four hours - which doesn't sound like much, but it is easily some of the busiest and active part of the KMSU Pledge Drive. We take turns picking out records and geeking out about why we love hosting a radio show. Both of us cut our teeth on our parent's record collections and so this is a blast for us. 

And just a heads up - at 7:45 a.m. we will do the McArthur Park Sing- A-Long. You are all invited to join us for that. Bring your singing voice, an instrument and all of your friends and family!!

12 noon April 26th

Shuffle Function Radio Roulette

Round two of testing our luck and turning over the play-list to random fate. It might be great, it might be horrific, we won't know until we see how it shakes out. If you pledge during this hour you can pick a number and participate in Radio Roulette too!

2 to 4 p.m. April 26th

Radio Karaoke with your host Club Carl

This was a big hit last year and so we decided to bring it back and add on an extra hour to boot!! KMSU radio hosts will be participating - but you can too. If you come up to the station and make a pledge you can pick out a song from the booklet and sing live on the air. This is a blast - and if you ask nicely or pledge even nicer Gully will sing your requests too!

6 p.m. April 26th

Twenty-four hours is up and we have to literally call it a day and head home to collapse!!
We sure hope you can join us for all of these great events, and we sure hope you are saving up your coins and paper money to help KMSU out. If you have any questions, ask us at Grind-Fu Cinema this Saturday!

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