WOW! This morning KMSU listeners ran to their phones with calls and texts full of pledges! By the nine a.m. the station had raised over $2000! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! The pledges have continued to roll in, and we're over $3000 at a little after two p.m. It has been a very strong start for the Spring Pledge Drive, and we hope you'll take a second and pledge your support. Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810, or you can pledge online @ kmsu.org. Just click on the donation button on the left side of the screen, and you'll be on your way!
We're just a little over a day away from the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go, and right now our biggest hope is that we can somehow find time to sleep before we go on the air for 24 hours straight. Things are MOSTLY in place, and we're about to go out and make our offering to the radio gods. CROSS YOUR FINGERS THAT IT WORKS!
Here's a big list of all the stuff we have planned for the 24 Hour Marathon. Check it out and set your alarm clock accordingly. Better yet, just stay up the whole 24 hours with us! We only know of one person that has successfully done it, so you should probably be the second.
SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
Thursday, April 21st @ nine p.m. and Friday, April 22nd 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!
JANDEK: SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA
Friday, April 22nd @ 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.
SUNRISE WITH SUN RA
Friday, April 22nd 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...
THE ALL VINYL MORNING SHOW!
Friday, April 22nd 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 7:45 a.m. we'll be doing the MacArthur Park sing along, so start flexing those pipes and get ready for the broadway style breakdown!
THE FRYE! LIVE IN STUDIO!
Friday, April 22nd @ 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!!
EVERY DJ FOR THEMSELVES!
Friday, April 22nd 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, so tune in and pledge!
Drop us a line if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org