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KVSC's Spring Pledge Detective Membership Drive, Call 320-308-5872 to Pledge

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04/17/2015 - 2:45 PM


Above is the sweet new logo on the front of the men's and women's T-shirts.
KVSC's Spring Pledge Drive is underway! We're investigating your love of Your Sound Alternative's music and independent programming!

You can become a member online anytime by clicking HERE.
You can call the on air deejay anytime at 320-308-KVSC (5872).
By the way, all listener donations to  88.1FM are tax deductible.
We're tracking down the best music 365 days a year! KVSC is the station that delivers an incredibly diverse mix of new indie music, songs from the early alternative years and cutting edge hip-hop ...and we play music that travels back a 100 years including jazz, blues, folk. Join the investigation with our volunteer radio hosts who love music as much as you do.
Thank you to all of our listeners who are also supporting members!

KVSC's May Day Jam and Jive Concert with More Than Lights, Black Diet & Heatbox

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04/15/2015 - 11:00 AM

KVSC's May Day Jam and Jive concert is Friday, May 1st at the Red Carpet Nightclub in historic downtown St. Cloud. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. We're celebrating spring, the end of classes and our instinctual need to dance and groove with:

Black DietMore Than Lights, featuring  artists Natalie Fine and Haitian-born UnicusHarry, and producers Joshua Holmgren and Corey Hess. Together, they make all sorts of fresh music. It brings together everyone from hip-hop heads to hippies, hipsters to hamsters, and everyone else under the sun.


Along with Black Diet   named one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2013, Black Diet is a garage/indie/soul band with a sartorial flair. Indebted to Stax records, they put on shows that look like Baptist church services held at punk houses.




 Heatbox aka The One Man Entertainment System, is a Minneapolis based creative force known for his innovative live performance and uniquely diverse set of creative gifts. Heatbox effortlessly blends vocal percussion and vocal turntablism with the simulation of horns, strings, musical instruments, and various sonic anomalies.  But that's not all.  He has mastered a wide range of music technologies while grounding them in a firm understanding of quality songwriting, singing, and the unifying power of creative expression via live performance. 

The concert is just $8, night of the show. This is a 21+ concert. See you there at KVSC's May Day Jam and Jive concert, Friday, May 1st at the Red Carpet.

This concert  is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.

KVSC Presents Jeremy Messersmith with Harbor and Home

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04/01/2015 - 10:00 AM

JUST ANNOUNCED: Jeremy Messersmith Concert with Harbor and Home at the Pioneer Place Theatre in St. Cloud on Thursday, May 21.

KVSC 88.1FM invites you to an evening with Jeremy Messersmith and Harbor and Home on Thursday, May 21.

TICKETS are now available  for the intimate concert at the Pioneer Place Theatre on 5th in St. Cloud.

KVSC has been behind Jeremy Messersmith's evocative, clever and emotionally lush music since the beginning. We're long overdue to enjoy his talent together.  Join us on this musical celebration.

 The ever-dapper Jeremy Messersmith.

Harbor and Home has become a station and listener most favored artist in the last several months. Aside from music that compels and move you...they are a band that creates music "dedicated to the sole purpose of being a light in the darkest times of life." To say we're smitten is an understatement.

Tickets will go fast, our radio and music lover amigos! Student price $16, General Public $19. All ages show, starting at 7:30 p.m. sharp.  

This Minnesota Music series concert  is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks Joins Granite City Radio Theatre Season Finale

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03/23/2015 - 11:00 AM

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks is our special musical guest on Wednesday, May 20!

Tickets for KVSC's Granite City Radio Theatre are now available! Tickets are just $12 a show and the student rate is $5 per show. Tickets are available here.

On Wednesday, May 20, we welcome Gary Louris to GCRT and the Pioneer Place Theatre on 5th Ave.

Gary Louris is a long-time  KVSC favorite artist; he's a Minnesota musician that will bring stellar songwriting and performance to the stage!

The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. live on the radio and at the Pioneer Place on 5th Theatre in St. Cloud.

In its 3rd season, Granite City Radio Theatre is a cheeky blend of comedy sketches, live music with the Collective Unconscious, special musical guests, Shades Brigade radio drama, Dan Barth's Trivia & other feisty fun!

Come out and celebrate locally produced entertainment in St. Cloud, courtesy of a three year partnership between Your Sound Alternative & the Pioneer Place on 5th.



Granite City Radio Theatre is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.

Up Next on MNL: Fat Fish

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03/23/2015 - 1:10 AM

Up Next on MNL: Fat Fish

Fat Fish will perform next on the Monday Night Live (MNL) on Monday, April 27. You can listen to the live performance by tuning in to KVSC 88.1FM on your radio and watching the show on UTVS Charter channel 188. 

End your Monday stresses and listen to this Minneapolis-based Ska/Swing/Reggae and Punk band as they take the stage in our performance studio at 9 p.m. for a one-hour performance.

Stream Monday Night Live on this link.

Access the complete spring lineup of MNL and see which of your favorite bands will be on Monday Night Live here.


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!

Head Into the Evening with KVSC's Nightly Triple Play

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12/29/2014 - 12:00 PM

Head Into the Evening with KVSC's Nightly Triple Play


Tune in every night at 11 p.m. for KVSC's Nightly Triple Play, a tribute to a variety of music genres with a three song set.

We tip our musical hat with the Homegrown Highlight on Mondays, the Tuesday Triple Threat, Wild Card Wednesday, the Thursday Throwdown, Into the Mix on Fridays, From the Vault every Saturday and Crate Digger's Cuts on Sundays.


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Be social with KVSC!

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09/01/2013 - 10:00 PM

KVSC is Your Social Media Alternative. 

Like us on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter.

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. 

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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.

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 17 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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