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Tickets for Granite City Radio Theatre Now Available

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09/16/2015 - 11:00 AM

Tickets for the 4th season of Granite City Radio Theatre are now available!


Performance dates for the 2015-16 season include:

Wed.  October 7

Wed. December 2

Wed. March 16

Wed. May 18

All GCRT shows begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Place Theatre on 5th and are open to all ages. Local rocker Mark "Hazzy" Hasbrouck is our musical guest on October 7--it will be a sweet night filled with music from the soul!

Granite City Radio Theatre is performed live in front the audience (that's you!) and on KVSC 88.1FM. The program is filled with music from Collective Unconscious and special guests, comedy sketches with Jay Terry and friends, the Shades Brigade Radio drama, Dan Barth's other surprises!



The program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy grant and KVSC. We hope to see you in the audience for a fantastic season four!

Up Next on MNL: What Tyrants

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09/11/2015 - 1:10 PM

Up Next on MNL: What Tyrants

What Tyrants will perform next on the Monday Night Live (MNL) on Monday, October 5. 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 guitar-pop 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.

Check out the complete Fall line-up of MNL and see which of your favorite bands will be on the show here.


Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions New Weekly Program

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09/10/2015 - 2:30 PM

KVSC is excited to be one of the first partners in a new nationally syndicated program called Under the Needle with Seattle’s fantastic KEXP, a non- commercial radio station.

The show will air every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. starting September 14 on 88.1FM. KEXP recorded more than 500 live on-air performances, featuring great artists from across the musical spectrum. Senior Director of Programming Kevin Cole explains that they want to help people to discover new music, the station realized that it “would be really incredible” if it could also provide recordings to other radio stations who may not have either the access to the bands. He adds, “it’s good for music lovers, it’s good for the stations, and it’s good for the artists.”

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.

Trivia Theme 2016 Revealed!

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08/05/2015 - 4:35 PM

KVSC’s 37th annual trivia weekend is still two seasons away, but we LOVE to get our trivia blood pumping every summer by revealing the theme for our annual mind bending weekend. On your mark…get set…get ready for…Trivia Cruisin’ 2016: Racing, Road Tripping, and Rock & Roll.

For 50 consecutive hours February 12-14th, KVSC will be revving up our radio hot rods, muscle and touring cars as we travel the nation. There will be plenty of trivia truck stops, roadside attractions and nostalgia along Route 88.1. If it involves car… in it, on it and under it, it’s fair game for Trivia Cruisin’: Racing, Road Tripping, and Rock & Roll.

Trivia Volunteers, whether you’re vintage or fresh off the assembly line, map your route to KVSC next February, and leave the trivia driving to us.

To learn more about playing or volunteering with KVSC's Trivia Weekend 2016, visit our trivia pages.

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!

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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    Oct 16, 2015 - 3:00
  • Men's Hockey vs Mankato State
    Oct 16, 2015 - 7:37
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    Oct 17, 2015 - 1:00

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