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The 2019 Spring Pledge Drive Starts Wednesday, April 17th! 

You can donate online here! 

The 2019 Spring Pledge Drive starts Wednesday, April 17 and runs through Friday, April 26th. Check back for updates at the Shuffle Function blog &/or KMSU's Facebook page.


THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO starts on Thursday, April 25th at six p.m. and comes to a grinding halt on Thursday, April 26th at six p.m. We're gonna' be live for 24 hours, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine and rock and roll... and your generosity! Check out the lineup of stuff we have planned. It's gonna' be a lot of fun. 


Here Are Some of the Pledge Drive Premiums! 


$25 - 2019 KMSU Radio Dreams/Official Gully Retirement Shirt! 

It seems like Kaitlin Baumann outdoes herself every time we ask her to do a KMSU shirt, and this Spring pledge drive shirt is the latest example of that. It depicts our soon to be retired station manager Jim 'Gully' Gullickson as Fabio, holding a boom box on his shoulder, as he rides a flying unicorn yelling "SO LONG, NERDS!" It's a fancy purple shirt, too, if that spices things up for you. Anyway, Kaitlin dun good.

All the cool kids will be wearing the new shirt, so obviously that means you! Available in S to 2XL. Wanna see more of Kaitlin's work? Sure you do! Visit


$25 - The Incredible KMSU Mug! 

The gold KMSU mug is LITERALLY the gold standard of drinking liquid delivery systems. It looks sharp, plus it's the perfect size for holding enough of whatever you're pouring down your throat. Every home needs one. In fact, every home needs a set! Yours for a $25 pledge. 

$50 - KMSU Baseball Cap! 

For only $50 you can wear your KMSU pride dramatically on your noggin!  This hat features the KMSU logo across the front, and comes in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large.  It's a nice classy grey, so it goes with casual togs or with that tux/gown you're gonna be wearing to the opera.  Fits on even the biggest head!    


$50 - The KMSU Box-O-Fun! 

KMSU is very excited to present a massive box of distraction and fun.  For a $50 pledge you get KMSU pins, stickers, a Radio Hero patch, a pencil that says "KMSU RADIO: WE CAN ALWAYS USE PENS!", a Radio Hero desk calendar, and whole bunch of toys and novelties (as seen above).  It also includes a set of KMSU DJ BASEBALL CARDS, complete with a puzzle on the back of them!  

In addition all of this, you'll also get the first ever KMSU DJ downloadable compilation!  It has songs and radio dramas performed by the hosts of Shuffle Function, The Five Count, Embrace the Sound, Free Form Freakout, Meow Meow With Occasional Music, The Way Out, and Music Without Borders.  It's chock full of downloadable weirdness, and it's exactly what you'd hope for from KMSU hosts.    


$60 - Live at the World Cafe vol. 45


KMSU is one of the rare spots on the dial to carry World Cafe, and this compilation collects some of the recent amazing in-studio performances from both old and new musical favorites!  This is the set to get.  Features performances from Hozier, Neko Case, Belly, Ry Cooder, Dr. Dog, and more!    


$100 - The Staple Singers: The Complete Epic Recordings


The Staple Singers are one of the greatest gospel acts of all time, and they spawned the career of legendary Mavis Staples.  This amazing set collects all six albums that they released on Epic Records between 1964 and 1968.  It shows their transition from a solely gospel act into a soul/funk group, and the recordings are stunning.  Songs of faith and protest, as well as some inspired covers, can be found on this set, and it can be yours when you pledge $100 to KMSU!  

"We enjoyed the fact that we were called to the folk festivals and we got to know Joan Baez, Dylan.  We were singing strictly gospel, but after we started hearing songs that they would sing, we saw that those songs were very fitting for us because they were singing the truth, and the truth is gospel."                                                                                                      -Mavis Staples    


$100 - KMSU Day Sponsorship

You can sponsor an entire day of radio on KMSU with this premium.  Commemorate a birthday or anniversary, surprise the music geek in your life, treat the new graduate, or celebrate the music of your favorite musician!  These are just a few ways that you can use a KMSU Day Sponsorship.  A personalized message will also be read throughout the day so the whole world knows that you are a super cool person that supports independent radio!    

There's the swag!  Drop us a line with questions, but most of all drop us a line with your support! Remember, the 2019 Pledge Drive THIS WEDNESDAY at six a.m.!  Give early and give often!  We are counting on you!   CALL 389-5678 OR  1-800-456-7810 AND MAKE YOUR PLEDGE, OR MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE!   Thanks for being the best listeners in the world!  


It's A $45,000 Goal For This Pledge Drive! 

Right now we're facing the fact that Public Radio International and PRX have merged, and they are our main suppliers of syndicated programming. With this merger there is an anticipated price hike for their programs, and syndication is a large part of our budget. This is a big part of why our goal this year is the biggest we've ever faced.

On the positive side of costs, we're currently establishing a satellite studio in the Arts Center of Saint Peter building, which will not only give our many Saint Peter volunteers an easily accessible home base, but it will allow KMSU to produce programming in collaboration with the Arts Center. We're hoping this will allow us to easily record the many amazing events that the Arts Center produces, making them even more accessible for KMSU listeners. We also need to remount the KMSU antenna to broaden our broadcast reach. This project costs $5,000 alone, but it will improve our signal across the listening area.


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