The KMSU Fall Pledge Drive kicks off tomorrow morning and we are incredibly excited to share with you the premiums that we have available for it. If you are not sure how this works or you are new to KMSU, essentially we have a number of fantastic items that we give to you as a "thank you" gift when you pledge your money to KMSU. When we throw the words "public radio" or "listener supported" around in reference to KMSU that is because a large part of our financing comes directly from your pledges. When you call or email your pledge, we then send you the appropriate premium. So here is the list - and it's a big one. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
$25 Premium Pledge - FINDERS KEEPERS 11: Twenty Louie Aural Assault CD
Mr. Specific strikes again with a colossal collection of garage stompers that will drive your party into overdrive. Each track selected for maximum riff density!
$25 Premium Pledge - KMSU logo T-shirt
The grey KMSU logo shirt is back and just hanging out in the studio waiting for a new home. The logo itself appears on the left breast side, and is the only marking on the shirt. They come in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. If you pledge on-line for this premium please don't forget to include the desired size.
$25 Premium Pledge - KMSU mug
Over-sized, bright and a welcome addition to any kitchen table or desktop the KMSU mug is back once again. If you have already picked up one of these beauties then perhaps you want to add a few more to the collection to make sure there is no more fighting over who gets to use the best mug. Or maybe your previous mug was chipped or broken and you are hoping to replace it? Now is your chance - get one (or two, or three or more) while you can!
$60 Premium Pledege - Live at The World Cafe: Volume 36 CD
KMSU is one of the few Minnesotan radio stations to offer the World Cafe to their listeners, and the compilation of live performances is not to be missed. Here is the track listing for Live At The World Cafe Volume 36:
Jim James - A New Life
The Lone Bellow - You Never Need Nobody
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
Beach House - Myth
Dawes - From A Window Seat
Guards - Not Supposed To
Gary Clark Jr. - Ain’t Messin’ Round
Jose James - Trouble
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Kopecky Family Band - Heartbeat
Leagues - Spotlight
Local Natives - Heavy Feet
Shovels & Rope - Birmingham
Josh Ritter - Joy To You Baby
Richard Thompson - Good Things Happen To Bad People
Iron And Wine - Desert Babbler
The XX - Sunset
$100 Premium Pledge - a Bob Dylan Twofer!
Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series Vol. 10
and The Witmark Demos (1962-1964) The Bootleg Series Vol. 9
When Tim got his copy of the new bootleg release of Bob Dylan's Another Self Portrait we played the whole thing on the morning show. Immediately listeners started calling us and asking "what is that?!!" and sharing their love of new tracks and new versions of classics. The positive response to the music was overwhelming and we still find ourselves telling listeners what and where they can find the songs they heard. Now all we have to do is tell you to make a pledge and you can own it for yourselves along with the amazing Witmark Demos. Both of these Bob Dylan releases are double discs, giving you hours of listening pleasure for years and years to come. Tune in to the show to hear us play tracks from both releases and geek out about them. We are really happy to be able to offer you the chance to add these to your music collection!
- 1 Man On The Street (Fragment) (1:07)2 Hard Times in New York Town (1:57) *3 Poor Boy Blues (3:01)4 Ballad for a Friend (2:23) *5 Rambling, Gambling Willie (3:38)*6 Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues (3:42)7 Standing On The Highway(2:32)8 Man On The Street (1:30)9 Blowin' in the Wind (2:38) *10 Long Ago, Far Away (2:29) *11 A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall (6:49)*12 Tomorrow Is a Long Time (3:46) *13 The Death of Emmett till (4:32) *14 Let Me Die in My Footsteps (1:37) *15 Ballad of Hollis Brown (4:08) *16 Quit Your Low Down Ways (2:50) *17 Baby, I'm in the Mood for You (1:36)18 Bound to Lose, Bound to Win (1:19)19 All Over You (3:52) *20 I'd Hate to Be You on That Dreadful Day (2:00)*21 Long Time Gone (3:46)22 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (3:17)23 Masters of War (4:23) *24 Oxford Town (2:33)25 Farewell (3:58) *Bob Dylan Witmark Demos Bootleg Series Vol. 9 Disc two1 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (3:38) *2 Walkin' Down the Line (3:23) *3 I Shall Be Free (4:30) *4 Bob Dylan's Blues (1:58)5 Bob Dylan's Dream (3:53) *6 Boots of Spanish Leather (5:49) *7 Girl from the North Country (3:09) *8 Seven Curses (3:13) *9 Hero Blues (1:36)10 Whatcha Gonna Do? (3:36) *11 Gypsy Lou (3:45) *12 Ain't Gonna Grieve (1:28)13 John Brown (4:19) *14 Only a Hobo (2:25)15 When the Ship Comes In (2:56) *16 The Times They Are a-Changin' (3:03) *17 Paths of Victory (4:11) *18 Guess I'm Doing Fine (4:08)19 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (1:55) *20 Mama, You Been on My Mind (2:14) *21 Mr. Tambourine Man (5:55) *22 I'll Keep It with Mine (3:34) *
$100 Premium Pledge - "The Wagon Wheel Project"
written by Dave Engen with photographs by John Cross
See how nice this book will look on your book shelf? As a community radio station ourselves, we are really pleased to offer this great collection of stories and photographs, all compiled down at the Wagon Wheel Cafe which is in our own backyard.
KMSU host Dave Engen (Listen To Your Folks) sat down with some of the regulars at The Wagon Wheel to tell their stories while John Cross visually documented the sights and smells of the Cafe. It is impossible for you to not recognize some familiar faces when you page through this book, and it is a must have for native Mankato residents. I also think if we ask, Dave will be happy to autograph your copy!
$100 Premium Pledge - Program Director For The Day on Shuffle Function
Have you ever wanted to play radio? Here is your chance! Join Shyboy Tim and Shelley on the Shuffle Function morning radio show and dictate the playlist for the day. You choose the songs from your own collection and you get to hang out with us on the air for two hours as well. You will also receive a KMSU logo t-shirt, a Finders Keepers 11 CD and a CD copy of your show to play over and over again for your friends who couldn't wake up early. We enjoy offering this premium so much because it allows us the opportunity to meet our listeners and get a chance to find out what music they are into. It is also the biggest bang for your buck in Shuffle Function land, we couldn't possibly throw in anything else!
$100 Premium Pledge - KMSU Day Sponsorship
Maybe you are shy and don't want to personally be on the air, or maybe you would like us to mark a special birthday, anniversary or artist, then this is the premium for you. Tell us what you would like us to play and add in a personal message and we will design the day for you on the air. It is a chance for you to get very creative while at the same time supporting KMSU and community radio. If you have some ideas for a day sponsorship, but would like to run them by us first, please son't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
All of these premiums would make fantastic Holiday gifts, so keep that in mind when you make a pledge. Maybe you have a music geek for a brother that would die to play DJ for a day, or maybe you want to pick up the Bob Dylan twofer to give to your best friend, you simply cannot go wrong. Your gift will help support community radio and KMSU too! Once again, the KMSU Fall Pledge Drive starts tomorrow morning and runs through November 15th. Gully set the station's goal at $20,000 which is higher than any other Fall goal previously, so please keep that in mind when you are mulling over your pledge amounts.
The phone numbers at the station are:
389 - 5678
1 - 800 - 456 - 7810
We will be talking to you soon!