Wednesday, October 28, 2015


What an incredible first day of the pledge drive!  In just three hours you guys generously donated $3000 to help keep KMSU on the air!  Your generosity is amazing and humbling, and we're so grateful to have you as listeners.  You are a huge part of why KMSU is on the air, as well as a huge part of why it is so much fun to make radio!

We've given out lots of great swag so far, including several RECORD EXPEDITION seats, which really excites us.  What is swag? 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. Different gifts are available at different levels.  Call, donate, choose.  It's just that simple. 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

$25  Premium Pledge - FINDERS KEEPERS 13: It Came From the Carport CD

Mr. Specific strikes again with a colossal collection of pop genius from around the world!  This stunningly diverse collection needs a good home, and you look just intelligent and attractive enough to provide that home.  CALL NOW!

$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. The yellow screams "GOOD MORNING!" and its contents will scream whatever the heck your drink screams. 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!

$50 Premium Pledge - The KMSU or Music Geek Baseball Cap

Sure, a t-shirt is nice, but sometimes you want to draw attention AWAY from your torso.  That's where these super cool caps come in.  Your choice of the Music Geek cap or the KMSU cap at the $50 level.  Make people stare at the top of the very head that was smart enough to pledge to KMSU!

$100 Premium Pledge - KMSU Hoodie!

Check out the super cool KMSU Hoodie, with a design by KMSU listener Grandmaster Flash Tom! Stay warm and yet so very cool with this super comfortable sweatshirt, courtesy of your pals at KMSU.

$100 Premium Pledge - Muddy Waters: The Complete Aristocrat and Chess Singles

The impact of Muddy Waters' music on blues and rock music can't be measured.  If there was a music Mount Rushmore his head would be on it.  He is one of the most influential musicians in history, and this collection is filled with 98 reasons why you can't argue against that fact.  You get every A and B side that Muddy recorded over the first 25 years of his career, and by default you get much of the bedrock that modern blues music was built upon.  EVERY SINGLE TRACK IS MIND BLOWING.

This is essential stuff right here.  Don't deny yourself this genius.

$100  Premium Pledge  - Program Director For The Day on Shuffle Function

Have you ever wanted to play radio? Here's 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 hat, a Finders Keepers 13 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!

Seriously, this is a lot of fun, and we only offer a limited number of these, so don't miss out!  Join us on the show!

$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

$200 Premium Pledge - KMSU Record Expedition

This is the one that the show hosts are most excited about, and we hope you guys will be, too.  For a pledge of $200 you will be able to go on the KMSU Record Expedition!  Join a bunch of KMSU hosts and other fellow music geeks on a record buying expedition in Minneapolis on February 6th, 2016.  We'll meet at Tune Town, then head up to the Minneapolis Record Fair, and then hit a bunch of excellent record stores across the Twin Cities.  Then, on Thursday the 11th, you'll get to play your record finds LIVE ON THE AIR with everybody else that went on the trip!  PLUS you'll get the super cool KMSU Hoodie.

This is going to be such a great time, you guys.  We did this for the first time last year, and when we asked everybody if they wanted to do it again they all cheered "YES!"  It's a full day of geekery that you don't want to miss out on.  Here's photographic evidence:

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 in the family  that would love to play DJ for a day, or maybe you want to pick up the Muddy Waters collection to give to your best friend.  The fact is you simply cannot go wrong with this swag. As a bonus, your gift will help support community radio and KMSU too!

Once again, the KMSU Fall Pledge Drive starts THIS WEDNESDAY and runs through November 6th. Gully set the station's goal at $25,000, 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

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