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Sept. 28: KMSU to Celebrate 50 Years

Anniversary event to take place during Homecoming week.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 5-20-2013

Mankato, Minn. – KMSU Radio, 89.7 FM “The Maverick,” an independent radio station operated by Minnesota State University, Mankato, will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting on Saturday, Sept. 28 during Homecoming Week (Sept. 23-28) in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The specific time of the Sept. 28 event, which will be free and open to the public, will be announced at a later date. KMSU is currently seeking out former staff, student workers and volunteers to attend the event or share stories, old photos, and audio clips to be featured during the event.

To receive any information about KMSU’s 50-year anniversary celebration or to submit audio clips, old photos or stories, contact KMSU’s Jim Gullickson or Karen Wright at 507-389-5678 or by email at or

KMSU began at Minnesota State Mankato as the Amateur Radio Club in 1961 in the Old Main campus building. In May 1962, KMSU was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. In August 1962, the station was accepted into the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. After seven months of preparation, KMSU began broadcasting on Jan. 7, 1963.

For more information on KMSU, please visit

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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