Friday, December 04, 2015



Tuesday, December 8th
six a.m. to four p.m.

KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/

On Tuesday, December 8th, it will be the 35th anniversary of the death of John Lennon.  It seems impossible to think it has been that long, right?  At the same time, there's barely been a day that his music hasn't been a part of my life.  The Beatles top my list of favorites bands, and their music has done more to inform my musical sensibilities than any other band.  How can I adequately pay tribute to a musician that has been so significant, not just to me but to the entire world?

OH YEAH!  I HAVE A RADIO SHOW!  That means Shuffle Function will be on the air from six a.m. to four p.m. playing nothing but John Lennon and The Beatles.  That's a lot of time and a lot of music, but every time we do this day we run out of time and realize how much music we didn't get to.  But hey, it's still TEN HOURS of Lennon.  Not too shabby.

We do have some rules for the day, and we're pretty strict about them:
  • We only play John Lennon and Lennon sung Beatles music.  That means no Beatles music sung by Paul, George or Ringo.  The Long and Winding Road?  FORGET IT.  Yellow Submarine?  NOPE.  Something?  GIMME A BREAK!  None of those Beatles songs were sung by John, so they can't be part of the playlist.
  • NO COVER SONGS.  We don't play covers during this day.  Most of the covers can't touch the originals anyway, so you're welcome, world!
  • No Working Class Hero.  We love the song as much as you do, but there's a big old F bomb in it, so we can't play it on the air.  Could we bleep it?  Sure, but it's an important F bomb, and it would neuter the song, so we feel it would be wrong to do that.

You also have the option of choosing Mono or Stereo version of your Beatles songs!  Please specify when you make your request.  If you are unsure and you request a Mono version of a song that is only in Stereo, we'll let you know the error of your ways.  Your comeback at that point is "That was a test and you passed!"

Send us your requests early and we'll do what we can to get them into the playlist.  I've built up a pretty solid collection over the years, so I should have most of the bases covered.  Call or text 507-389-5678 or call 1-800-456-7810.  You can also send an e-mail to  See you Tuesday!


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