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The 2016 Fall Pledge Drive is here!

The 2016 Fall Pledge Drive runs Wednesday, October 26th through Friday, November 4th! 

The goal is $30,000 this go-around. We can do it Radio Heroes! 

The kids over at Shuffle Function have way more information on the available swag. 


$25 - Finders Keepers 14: Batsongs CD


Mr. Specific strikes again with a colossal collection of Bat-strumentals that flew straight from the cave! This collection needs a good home, and you look just intelligent and attractive enough to provide that home.


$25 - KMSU yellow 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 - The KMSU 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. The KMSU cap can crown your dome at the $50 level. Make people stare at the top of the very head that was smart enough to pledge to KMSU.


$50 - Johnnie Frierson Have You Been Good to Yourself  - vinyl


If you listen to Jameson on the Variety Pack (Thursdays at 3:00pm) you know that he digs deep and finds the amazing tracks that have been waiting to be discovered.                                      In 2012 he discovered an album so good and so rare that Light In The Attic Records decided they needed to reissue it. Jameson found THE ONLY COPY of Johnnie Frierson's Have You Been Good To Yourself cassette in a thrift store in Memphis and immediately knew he had something. The intimate recordings caputre Frierson (former Stax session man and brother of Hi Records artist Wendy Rene) alone with his guitar singing songs that dwell on his personal faith and struggles. They capture the voice of a man that has experienced a profound spiritual awakening who is also dealing with the impact of his experiences in Vietnam. Regardless of your background with religion, it's impossible to not be moved by what Frierson shared with the world.                                                                                                                                              Light In The Attic only issued 1000 copies of Have You Been Good To Yourself on vinyl, and Jameson has 12 copies that he's made available to KMSU for the pledge drive. The volunteer hosts at the station have fallen with this record, and you will too.


$60 Live at the World Café Volume #40 CD


1. Anderson East “Satisfy Me”
2. The Arcs “Stay In My Corner”
3. Boxed In “All Your Love Is Gone”
4. David Wax Museum “Guesthouse”
5. Gary Clark Jr. “Hold On”
6. JJ Grey & Mofro “Every Minute”
7. JD McPherson “Head Over Heels”
8. Josh Ritter “Getting Ready To Get Down”
9. Lucero “Can’t You Hear Them Howl”
10. Mac DeMarco “No Other Heart”
11. Meg Mac “Roll Up Your Sleeves”
12. Mumford & Sons “The Wolf”
13. My Morning Jacket “Compound Fracture”
14. Patty Griffin “There Isn’t One Way”
15. Rayland Baxter “Yellow Eyes”                                                           16. The Suffers “Make Some Room”                     


$100 - Howlin' Wolf: The Complete RPM & Chess Singles


In the history of the blues, there has never been anyone quite like Howlin' Wolf. Six foot three and close to 300 pounds in his salad days, the Wolf was the primal force of th music spun out to its ultimate conclusion. He was primal, ferocious blue belter with at roster of classics rivalalin anyone else, and a sandpaper growl of a voice that has been widely imitated. No one could match him for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits.                                                                                                    THE COMPLETE RPM & CHESS SINGLES collection compiles 80 essentional Howlin' Wolf A & B sides from the first 11 years of Wolf's career. These songs represent some the most important and influential recordings of Blues history, and they can become an important part of your music collection when you pledge at the $100 level during the KMSU Fall 2016 Pledge Drive.                                                                                                                                               This is essential stuff right here. Don't deny yourself this genius.


$100 - Grateful Dead



This is the latest in the popular "Garcia Live" series. Volume Seven captures Jerry and company at Sophie's in Palo Alto, California. This previously uncirculated recording was recently discovered by Jerry Garcia Banc vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux. The band played over 70 shows during 1976, and by the time they performed this show they were extremely tight. Volume Seven presents the entire performance that November night at Sophie's.               Fans of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead will want to add this incredible recording to their collection and they can do that by pledging $100 to KMSU during the Fall 2016 Pledge Drive!                

$100 - The Beatifics: How I Learned To Stop Worrying 20th anniversary reissue, with exclusive companion 10" EP



$100- Shuffle Function Program Director for a Day or KMSU Day Sponsor 

Why should I give to KMSU?

A tax-deductible donation* to KMSU radio provides your community with a voice that would not otherwise exist. This voice is an alternative perspective on local, state and national issues. It's music you can't hear elsewhere. It's vital health and welfare information delivered to the Latino community. It's the opportunity for a university student to have a meaningful experience in a dynamic media environment. It's the vibrant voices of 50 community volunteers sharing their passion for meaningful programming.

* Please consult your tax advisor regarding tax-deductibility.

Doesn't the University support KMSU Radio?

Yes it does, but the University rightfully expects KMSU to derive support from its listener-members. We hope you feel that KMSU is worthy of your support.

What has the station done to improve listener support?

There are a number of technical improvements we've made to the station, but the most significant improvement has been the addition of a number of new community volunteer program hosts. The richness and variety of programming has never been this rewarding for listeners. We will continue to develop new programming opportunities to give listeners more to choose from. 

If I own or manage a business, can I advertise on KMSU?

Advertising is prohibited on any public radio station. However, if you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to KMSU, we can air what are called "underwriting credits" on your behalf. These announcements identify your business, the products or services you provide, your location, and reference items like your phone number or web site address to allow listeners to obtain more details. While these announcements don't build traffic like commercial radio, they do create an affinity with our listeners.Contact Jim Gullickson, Station Manager, for more information (507) 389-5678, or (800) 456-7810. Or e-mail.

Can I make a charitable bequest to KMSU?

Absolutely. There are several ways to make a charitable bequest to KMSU through your will or trust. To make sure all legal requirements are met, it is important that you have an attorney draft or revise your will or trust. Charitable bequests are fully deductible in your estate since the IRS recognizes KMSU as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you would like to name KMSU in your will, please consult with your attorney, and contact Jim Gullickson, Station Manager, at (507) 389-5678, or 1-800-456-7810.

How can I donate right now?

Yes! Just click here, or call us at (507) 389-5678, or on our toll-free number: (800) 456-7810. Or simply contact me, Jim Gullickson, by e-mail and I will help you to fulfill your gift.

Thank you!