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KVSC's Granite City Grind Featuring Carnage the Executioner

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07/29/2015 - 11:00 AM

Live music and skateboarding collide again for KVSC’s 2nd annual Granite City Grind. KVSC and The Youth Shelter Supply are taking over the Heritage Skate Plaza in St. Cloud on Friday, August 21st from 4-8 p.m. (rain date of August 28th).

Riders will compete for prize packs in head to head games of S.K.A.T.E. as well as a best trick contest. For those not skate-literate, S.K.A.T.E. is similar to H.O.R.S.E . in basketball. One rider sets a trick and the other must copy it. If they fail to match the trick, they get a letter. The elimination style bracketed game ends with the most consistent rider on top.

Even if you’re not stable on a piece of wood with four wheels, you’ll want to drop by the park around 7:00 p.m. as Minnesota’s own Carnage the Executioner performs his unique brand of hard-hitting verses, beatbox mastery, and freestyled rhymes.

The event is free, and registration starts at 4 p.m.!


Trivia Theme Revealed...Soon!

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07/22/2015 - 10:30 AM

As we enter the steamy days of summer, KVSC's staff is intensely thinking about the depths of winter. Yup, we're contrary folk here. February 12 - 14, 2016 is on our brain--it's Your Sound Alternative's 37th annual Trivia Weekend!

Stay tuned--we will reveal the theme for Trivia Weekend in early August.

Meanwhile, please enjoy a delicious dose KVSC trivia shenanigans with this behind-the-scenes article by Anna Kurth with St. Cloud State University Communications. Photo: Anna Kurth

Win Your Way In to Concerts with Your Sound Alternative

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07/13/2015 - 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!

Monday Night Live Podcasts On Demand

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07/13/2015 - 4:00 PM

It's the perfect trio: Summertime, your love of live and local music and KVSC's online archives of Monday Night LiveWe have a vast library of MNL performances for you to peruse and enjoy, whenever and wherever you desire. Monday Night Live on Demand has performances dating back to 2002.

Artists including Chastity Brown, Zombie Pit Orchestra, Bomba de Luz, Ginstrings, Pabst Blue Rebellion, Teenage Moods, Sick of Sarah, The Fattenin' Frogs and Zoo Animal. Hop on in and explore.

KVSC 88.1 FM receives 2015 St. Cloud Arts Award

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06/24/2015 - 6:00 AM

KVSC is honored to have been selected as the recipient of the 2015 St. Cloud Arts Award, in recognition of its contributions to the arts in the St. Cloud community.

The St. Cloud Arts Commission says for the past three years, KVSC has made a unique addition to St. Cloud’s arts offerings with Granite City Radio Theatre, featuring music, sketch comedy, trivia contests and Shade’s Brigade, a crime noir radio drama, performed in front of a theater audience and broadcast live from Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre. Musical guests have included some of Minnesota’s major talents such as “The Voice’s” Nicholas David, Chan Poling of the Suburbs and New Standards and, this year, Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. It is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The station’s arts and cultural heritage producer, Jeff Carmack, produces an “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota” series that has featured everything from local authors to the Native Skywatchers art workshop, and its “Arts and Culture Collage” provides a daily look at area arts and cultural events.

KVSC's spring concert series has brought in acts that don’t often come to St. Cloud, such as Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, Har Mar Superstar, Haley Bonar and Jeremy Messersmith, to local venues like the Paramount Theatre, Red Carpet Nightclub and Pioneer Place on Fifth.

Additionally, all radio shows are hosted by students and community volunteers. "When you listen to KVSC you're hearing the voices of your community," says Jo McMullen-Boyer.

In addition to its own programming,  KVSC in the past year has helped diversify the St. Cloud area’s radio options. The station worked with the St. Cloud Area Somali Salvation Organization to create St. Cloud Somali Radio, which is currently a webstream but has applied for a low-power FM license.

The Arts Award was created to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations whose contributions to the arts have made our community a better place to live. Read full press release here.

Thank you to KVSC's members and listeners who support our programming and arts events year-round.

Don't get bored this summer join the fun at KVSC!

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05/25/2015 - 11:00 AM

Don't get bored this summer join the fun at KVSC!

Hey you! Yeah you reading this message! Are you BORED this summer? Do you want to be active with your community and play awesome music at the same time?

Then volunteering with KVSC is right for you! DJ training is being provided FREE OF CHARGE through the summer months and we are waiting for YOU to come down and get involved!

Training is available for high school juniors and seniors, community members AND SCSU students! Give a call to 320-308-4747 or email us your interest at!

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

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.



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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