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Celebrate Granite City Days With Us

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06/16/2016 - 2:00 PM

KVSC is celebrating the 43rd annual Lemonade Art Fair on Thursday, June 23 by providing the soundtrack for the day! Your Sound Alternative will be artfully spinning lemonadey tunes starting at 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the World Commons Stage. There will also be a fine mix of live musicians performing on the stage throughout the day.Granite City Days Event - Lemonade Fair
The Lemonade Art Fair is taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is brought to you by the St. Cloud State Department of Campus Involvement and powered by amazing volunteers. This long standing community tradition is held annually on the grounds of St. Cloud State University, featuring over 240 artists selling a wide variety of high-quality items ranging from fine to function arts to artisan food. The evening concludes with a wonderful outdoor concert performed by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra.
KVSC at the Granite CIty Days ParadeThen on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 10:00 a.m. catch us at the Granite City Days Parade traveling south on Sixth Avenue North, then west on St. Germain Street, ending at the St. Cloud Public Library along with sister station, 9.7.5 Radio X.

Dj Billy Granite City Days

Later on at Lake George from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. our very own Dj Billy Schneider will be joining KCLD, Minnesota's New Country and Mayor Dave Klies as a celebrity judge for the Sing! Come out and listen to the best local artist St.Cloud has to offer.
For more information about Granite City Days events visit

Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions On Your Sound Alternative

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06/15/2016 - 9:30 AM

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.

June 27-José González

July 5-Kyle Craft

July 12-Poliça

July 19-Charles Bradley

July 26-Lucius

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.

Fun and Creative Events & Things To Do in Central Minnesota

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06/15/2016 - 8:30 AM

Fun and Creative Events & Things To Do in Central Minnesota

Ever hear a community announcement on the air but didn't have time to catch all the information? Here's an easy solution, visit our Area Events page for full details. 

Most of the community events listed are free or have a small fee to attend. Check our Area Events page weekly to keep up with central Minnesota happenings or fill out our simple online form to submit an event of your own.

Win Your Way In to Concerts with Your Sound Alternative

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06/13/2016 - 11:10 PM

We have guest passes to dozens of shows coming up in the Twin Cities and in St. Cloud.  As you well know, we often give guest passes away on air.  

We also have online drawings to awesome shows, in addition to tickets to multiple sporting events and music festivals.  To win the tickets simply enter our contest drawing. 

Visit the page frequently, as it is constantly updating. Also, visit our facebook page and click the "like" button for announcements of the shows that we have tickets to!

KVSC is your source for seeing live music for free!

KVSC DIY-Studio Renovation Project is underway

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05/29/2016 - 11:00 AM

KVSC REMODELEDThanks to your membership pledges and support, KVSC is rebuilding and updating its studio space and technology to continue to play the best music not played anywhere else on the radio - independent alternative artists, local music and  genres ranging from hip-hop, folk, jazz, Native American and everything in between.

KVSC REMODELED updateKVSC new studio

Our DIY (Do It Yourself) project includes a complete re-build of the main On Air and Production studios, which began in mid-May. The studios are nearly 30-years old and the remodel will modernize the space for on air-hosts, make it easier to welcome guest on air, as well as for training new deejays. 

The project also includes new audio boards (consoles), digital storage, routing and network sharing between all of KVSC's studios. 

Thanks to you our members and volunteers, this extreme makeover (radio edition) will continue to make Your Sound Alternative a discovery point in our community. 

KVSC spins the music you love

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11/08/2015 - 7:20 PM

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Hip Hop? Indie Rock? Punk? 

We get it. and we play it! See our playlist here .

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 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.

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

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10/31/2015 - 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!


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!

KVSC is Proud to be an AMPERS station

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08/15/2012 - 12:00 PM

KVSC is proud to be part of the AMPERS.  Ampers is an association of 18 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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