Thursday, April 09, 2015


The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A Go Go is nearly here!  We have loads of stuff planned for the week of the marathon, but we also have quite a bit scheduled for those 24 hours that we'll be lieve on the air!  Here's a handy schedule so that you can plan your sleep accordingly:

Thursday, April 23rd @ nine p.m. and Friday, April 24th at noon!

The game so nice we play it twice!  Tune in for two intense rounds of Shuffle Function Radio Roulette.  We draw numbers to pick the record we play, flip a coin to select the side, and roll a ten sided die to determine the song we play. IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM RADIO!  We have no idea what the radio gods have in store for us.  Sometimes it's one of the greatest hours of radio ever produced, and other times it makes you curse the birth of Marconi.  Either way, Radio Roulette is full of surprises, so don't miss it!

Friday, April 24th @ two a.m.

Why two a.m.?  Because two a.m. is the perfect time for Jandek, whose songs can inhabit that murky and mysterious hour, and they take you to a haunted and personal place.  We've been featuing Jandek: Sounds Of Insomnia for a number of years now, and it's always one of our favorite parts of the marathon.  We turn off all the lights in the station, and we've left only with the faint flow of the control board and the strobe of the telephone when it rings.  We encourage you guys to tune in, particularly if you aren't already a Jandek initiate.  This could be the time that it all finally clicks.

This year we're featuring a recording that we've never played during Sounds Of Insomnia.  We think it's one of Jandek's most powerful and intimate performances, and its' the one that convinced Shelley that she needed to purchase everything in Jandek's catalog.  Seriously, it's great stuff.

Friday, April 24th from four to six a.m.

Two years we set an hour for Gary Campbell (aka Maverick Slim) to come in and do an all Sun Ra set, but an hour just wasn't enough time.  That's why we've set aside TWO HOURS for Sunrise With Sun Ra!  It's a great way to get your bearings before we head into...

Friday, April 24th from six to ten a.m.

We are going to play nothing but vinyl for four hours Friday morning!  It wakes us up, plus it gives us a chance to dig into some things that might not normally make the playlist.  Both Shelley and myself have been working to find some real gems, in addition to any Record Store Day finds, to play for you guys that morning, and hopefully they will convince you that KMSU is a pretty special place on the radio dial.

At some point we'll also be doing the MacArthur Park sing along, so start flexing those pipes and get ready for the broadway style breakdown!

Friday, April 24th @ 1p.m

Are you kids hip to The Frye?  You will be soon! Ann and Joe will be joining us for an hour of special pledge related programming.  They'll be singing favorites, and spinning a few favorites, too.  Check them out on the interwebs and the Facebooks!!

Friday, April 24th from 2 to 6p.m.

From here on out its us desperately clawing for the finish line!  At this point caffeine is a joke, and the only thing that will help us is your donations!  CALL AND PLEDGE!  And guess what?  Your call may be taken by a real live MAD Girl!  We'll have some Mankato Area Derby Girls at the station taking calls, and we'll try and talk them into hyping their big bout on the 25th!  Tune in and pledge!

 Drop us a line if you have any questions!

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