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Granite City Radio Theatre Rings In the Holdiays With Mary Jane Alm Wednesday, Dec. 6

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11/14/2017 - 9:00 AM


Single show tickets are on sale now for the annual Granite City Radio Theatre! Get your seats for this captivating show with our friends at the  Pioneer Place on Fifth.

KVSC 88.1 FM will broadcast GCRT from the historic Pioneer Place Theatre in front of a live audience. Join us in a brilliant show of talented actors, writers, musicians, technicians, and radio personalities; all locally written and produced. Grab your tickets now to get the best seat in the house!

Join us in welcoming Mary Jane Alm to the Granite City on December 6. Through over 20 years of performing, Alm's expressive voice and authentic songwriting has charmed audiences. She's an eight-time MN Music Award Winner and a 2013 inductee into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

We had a fantastic response at the first show of the season in October; you won't want to miss the rest! For the 6th annual talent showcase, the Pioneer Place Theatre hosts two remaining events on Wednesday evenings in 2018:  March 14 and May 16.


GCRT is a show for the whole family, perfect for the holiday season; come celebrate with us. Order your tickets now, and join KVSC in support of this local talent production! 

Thank You Members, and Still Time to become a KVSC Member before December 31!

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10/31/2017 - 10:45 AM

Thank you to the listeners who have pledged $12,016 to support Your Sound Alternative in our Fall Pledge Drive. There’s still time for YOU to become a listener member…and we can still use your help! 

Give the studio line a ring at 320-308-KVSC (5872) or make your pledge online, anytime at

The station uses listener dollars to support the music and programs you love on 88.1FM like Monday Night Live, Granite City Radio Theatre, Frets, Diversions, coverage of Huskies Athletics and so much more. Member support represents more than 25% of our basic operational budget needs. 

Also, it’s not too late to claim sweet swag pledge perks from 88.1FM! We have a 50th anniversary golden mug, men’s and women’s T-shirts and an embroidered pullover ¼ zip sweatshirt. Don’t forget the discount membership card that can be used at 24 area businesses. 

Thank you for being an active supporter and the most important part of the success of Your Sound Alternative!

Listen to KVSC in Minneapolis-St. Paul on 89.9 HD3

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09/26/2017 - 1:30 PM

                    KVSC Is On the Air In The Twin Cities!

KVSC is now broadcasting in HD in Minneapolis and St. Paul on 89.9 HD3.  


Thanks to a new partnership with KMOJ, we are able to share Your Sound Alternative's programming with our members, welcome new listeners and share our Huskies pride with sports fans in the entire Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

How do I listen to KVSC on HD? All you need to do is tune in your HD Radio to 89.9 in the Twin Cities, it will automatically tune to HD1. However, KVSC is two clicks up to HD3 on 89.9. Many newer vehicles feature HD Radios. If your vehicle doesn't automatically tune to HD2 and HD3 channels please consult your owner's manual. Aside from vehicles, you can buy an inexpensive HD Radio for home use.

Where to I get an HD radio? Amazon has a wide variety of HD Radios available in prices ranging between $50 to $175. Minnesota's own Best Buy features models in stores as well as online starting at $35. By the way, HD radios play radio stations in digital and analog.

How far can I listen to KVSC in HD?  This map represents the coverage area of

KVSC on 89.9 HD 3. It gives listeners a clear signal from Maple Grove (where our primary signal from St. Cloud begins to fade) all the way to Hudson, Wisconsin.

This is an exciting development for KVSC and St. Cloud State University. We welcome questions on how to listen in HD as well feedback on our diverse programming that represents the Voice of St. Cloud.

Feel free to email us or call during business hours at 320-308-3053. 

Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions On Your Sound Alternative

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09/24/2017 - 3:30 PM

KVSC is a broadcast partner of Under The Needle: The KEXP Sessions.

The show airs every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on 88.1FM.

Nov. 21-Waxahatchee

Nov. 28-Run the Jewels

Dec. 5-Perfume Genius

Dec. 12-Lo Tom

 KEXP recorded more than 500 live on-air performances in their studios--and we're sharing them with you!

We hope you get a chance to listen Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., we think you’ll love the Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions too.

Listen to KVSC on Your Mobile Device -- iPhone, Blackberry or DROID

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12/31/2016 - 10:50 AM

Listen to KVSC on Your Mobile Device -- iPhone, Blackberry or DROID

Does your phone dream of KVSC? Let it dream no more as KVSC has a number of ways to listen to Your Sound Alternative on your mobile device.

Go to for instructions on how to listen on a variety of devices!




Ever wonder whose voice that is on the radio?

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11/07/2015 - 1:50 PM

Ever wonder whose voice that is on the radio?

While listening to your favorite program on Your Sound Alternative, have you ever wondered who the voice is behind the microphone? That's a great question!

KVSC attracts more than 60 volunteer deejays, so it can be hard to keep up. To see who is hosting your show of choice, check out our Program Guide. If you would like to join the team, visit our training department to learn the steps of becoming a radio host.

KVSC Playlists in Realtime and Archive Search

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01/08/2015 - 11:00 AM

KVSC Playlists in Realtime and Archive Search

So, you heard a song, but missed the DJ telling you what it was called and who sang it.  Don't sweat it. Just go to our Spinitron page.  

Located in the "Listen Live" player on the upper right of all pages, you can see who's on the air and what artist and song is currently playing.  Also, if you click the host's name you can view their profile.  If you click the track name, you can view the entire play list in real-time via

The archive link gets you to all playlists by all hosts.  Try it out for yourself!

PODCAST: Holocaust Survivor Henry Oertelt

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06/17/2009 - 12:00 PM

PODCAST: Holocaust Survivor Henry Oertelt presents an original production--the amazing journey of Holocaust survivor Dr. Henry Oertelt.  The entire podcast series is presented in episodes of the 18 critical events that led to Henry's survival of five Nazi concentration camps and a three day death march.  Henry Oertelt's compelling book, "An Unbroken Chain" was recorded and engineered at the KVSC studios.  KVSC is sincerely honored to be the audio archival source of Dr. Oertelt's eternal message of hope and dignity. 

Sports Schedule

  • Women's Hockey vs Bemidji State University (Sports Stream)
    Nov 22, 2017 - 6:07
  • Men's Basketball vs MSU-Mankato
    Nov 25, 2017 - 4:00
  • Wrestling vs Southwest Minnesota State University (Sports Stream)
    Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00

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