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The 2018 Fall Pledge Drive starts Wednesday, October 17th!

The 2018 Fall Pledge Drive will run Wednesday, October 17th through Friday, October 26th. Check back for updates at the Shuffle Function blog &/or KMSU's Facebook page.


We have lots of great swag available as thank-you gifts when you support 89.7 The Maverick during our pledge drive!  Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 to pledge, or give online at, and you can get one (or more) of these great items!


$25 - The timeless KMSU mug!

This bold gold mug is emblazoned with the KMSU logo, and it announce to the world that you love amazing community radio - as well as a nice jolt of caffeine! 


$50 - The KMSU knit toque

Do you like great independent radio stations? Do you also like staying warm when it's cold outside? KMSU has you covered! This comfortable purple toque (aka knit cap) serves both of those likes, plus your donation will allow us to continue bringing you unique radio you can't hear anywhere else! That's THREE wonderful things for one generous donation! 


$60 - Live at the World Cafe vol. 42

A $60 pledge will get you the latest edition of this long running release from The World Cafe! It features fiftenn favority performances that were recorded live for broadcast on the program, and it's relentlessly listenable. You'll hear music from New Pornographers, Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, David Crosby, Blondie and more! A donation for this amazing CD will help keep KMSU on the air, as well as help cover the syndication cost for World Cafe - which has been required listening every afternoon from four to six on 89.7 The Maverick. 


$100 - Warren Zevon: Original Album Series

What do KMSU and Warren Zevon have in common? They're both mavericks! This collection gathers Zevon's first five albums together, and it perfectly encapsulates why so many people consider him a songwriting genius. WARNING:  This collection may result in a lifelong adoration of Warren Zevon. Please consult DJ before pledging, buth then you should definitely pledge! 


$150 - KMSU pullover fleece

This pullover fleece is incredibly warm and comfy, and you're gonna' look exceptional in it. Heck, if you pair it with th KMSU toque or mug, you're looking at a pathway to winter survival success. 89.7 The Maverick has your back! 


$100 - 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 also get the brand new KMSU Music Geeks team jersey, and CDs with your two hours of radio infamy!

Tim and Shelley enjoy offering this premium so much because it allows them the opportunity to meet KMSU listeners and thank them in person. It is also the biggest bang for your buck in Shuffle Function-land!  Seriously, this is a lot of fun, and they only offer a limited number of these, so don't miss out! Join us on the show!


$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 2018 Fall Pledge Drive starts Wednesday, October 17th at six a.m.! Give early and give often! We are counting on you!  OR MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE!


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