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Season Tickets for Granite City Radio Theatre Now Available

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08/19/2015 - 11:00 AM

Season tickets for fourth 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. New this year--you can order reserved seating for season tickets!

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!

Welcome to Fall Semester at SCSU Students!

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08/17/2015 - 9:30 AM

Welcome to fall semester at St. Cloud State University new and returning students. While you prepare for classes staring on Monday, August 24, KVSC is here to help you explore the music, news and sports of the university and community.

As SCSU's college and community radio station, KVSC 88.1 FM plays independent and cultural music, broadcasts Huskies sports and reports on the news of campus.

Interested in getting involved? KVSC is an excellent resource for students looking for volunteer opportunities for any student in any major or minor. Interested in pursuing a degree in Mass Communications? KVSC provides students with employment opportunities to obtain real-world experience while pursuing their degree. 

Visit the KVSC studios in room 27 in the basement of Stewart Hall to find out more information about Your Sound Alternative

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.

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.

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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  • Football vs Concordia-St. Paul
    Sep 03, 2015 - 6:00
  • Football vs Souwthwest Minnesota St.
    Sep 19, 2015 - 1:00
  • Women's Hockey vs Minnesota White Caps (Sports Stream)
    Sep 26, 2015 - 7:00

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