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Let the good times roll at our first ever Granite City Grind!  Fun on and off board with a game of SKATE, best trick contest, prizes, giveaways, and live music from Pabst Blue Rebellion.  Best part, it's FREE!

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07/28/2014 - 11:00 AM

KVSC's News Department brings you stories daily on our News page. You can search the ARCHIVES for stories. We also feature update Podcasts with in-depth content you can stream live or download.

KVSC's Granite City Grind, Friday, August 15

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07/14/2014 - 2:30 PM

Brush up on your backside flips and work on those switch heels because KVSC is debuting the first ever Granite City Grind. We’re taking over the St. Cloud Skate Plaza on 33rd Avenue South for an evening of music, skateboarding and outdoor fun. There will be a large group game of skate, a best trick competition, as well as prizes and giveaways from The Youth Shelter Supply and KVSC. 

Local punk rockers Pabst Blue Rebellion will close out the evening with a set of head bangin’ live music. So be sure to join us on Friday, August 15th from 4-8:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Skate Plaza. We’ll bring the tunes, you bring the tricks. This is a free event, open to boarders and those who love them.


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05/29/2014 - 3:45 AM


KVSC wants you to enjoy music the way it was intended to be heard: LIVE! We are giving away free tickets to concerts, festivals and special events all summer long.  Just listen to KVSC and call in when prompted or check out our online concert form for even more ways to win tickets.

Some of the concerts we're promoting include Sage Francis, Cecil Otter & B. Dolan, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Kaiser Chiefs, Foxy Shazam, Taj Mahal and Mavis Staples.

Be social with KVSC!

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09/01/2013 - 10:00 PM

KVSC is Your Social Media Alternative. 

Like us on Facebook.

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Current KVSC Hashtags:

           #TriviaWeekend - To discuss all things Trivia

           #kvscrequest - Send song requests directly to on              air deejays via Twitter

           #GCRT - Granite City Radio Theatre 

Our social media posts are as diverse as our programming. In addition to providing info on the music we play, we post news stories from a variety of sources, information about local events (especially arts and cultural events), funny photos and videos, and just about anything we think you'll be entertained by or can learn from.

We also periodically giveaway concert tickets and other prizes via social media outlets. 

In addition to what we provide for you, we gladly accept your feedback about our programming and events.

Go ahead.  Like us.  Follow us.  We look forward to the conversation.

KVSC is Your Podcast Alternative

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08/30/2013 - 9:00 AM

Have you taken the time to listen to any of KVSC's podcasts lately? KVSC is Your Podcast Alternative and we are proud of the content we have created on our podcasts page

Most recently, Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series has highlighted untold stories of the region; including the founding of St. Cloud State University, the battle of Gettysburg as told by Melrose Area Museum, along with many other stories of regional history and culture.  

The KVSC Music Department is constantly podcasting interviews with local, national, and international musicians. The KVSC News Department is producing features of relevant events and issues and podcasting them as well. 

Podcasts allow you to obtain downloads of MP3 audio files, you can transfer your podcast episodes to a portable player. More information about listening to podcasts can be found here. But if you have any questions please email 

As always, we would like to produce content that YOU want to listen to. What kind of podcasts would you like to hear? Provide us feedback on our Facebook page, via Twitter, or email 

KVSC Playlists in Realtime and Archive Search

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07/08/2012 - 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!

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

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10/31/2011 - 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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09/01/2010 - 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 70 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 is Proud to be an AMPERS station

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08/15/2010 - 12:00 PM

KVSC is proud to be part of the AMPERS radio network.  Ampers is a network of 16 independent community radio stations in Minnesota. Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities they serve.  Ampers is the largest network of community radio stations in Minnesota and one of the largest of its kind in the United States, including four tribally owned stations. From Grand Marais and Thief River Falls to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in-between, we’ve got Minnesota covered. Our combined audience is about 250,000 devoted listeners.  

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. 




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