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02/17/2017 - 3:00 PM


A torrential storm is sweeping through the St. Cloud State campus... Good luck weathering the storm, #TriviaWeekend teams! 

The whirlwind weekend will wrap up with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Sunday in Stewart Hall's Ritsche Auditorium on the St. Cloud State University campus.

Following the award ceremony, join Your Sound Alternative at the Red Carpet Nightclub and enjoy some sweet tunes from the Shake a Hamster Band - KVSC's beloved in-house trivia band. Doors open at 9 p.m., 21+ event.

Interested in the history of Trivia Weekend? Visit the trivia Hall of Fame, Trivia Press Room or watch a video by UTVS on the history of Trivia Weekend.



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02/17/2017 - 1:00 PM

Join Your Sound Alternative at Express Yourself, an evening of spoken word with Tish Jones and Guante. The FREE event will take place Wednesday, March 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Quarry in the Atwood Memorial Center on the St. Cloud State campus. This is a free campus and community event.

Interested in participating in the open mic session? Sign up by emailing

Run for Cover...Trivia Storm is in Full Force

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02/17/2017 - 12:00 PM

KVSC’s 38th annual Trivia Weekend has arrived during winter’s not so blustery blast! Pull out your parka, slip on your rain slicker, and charge up your weather radio for…Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.

For the next three consecutive days, Your Sound Alternative will create a brain fog with a hailstorm of questions about all things weather related. We'll offer up a good dose of pop culture, music and history questions as well.

Set your thermostat to trivia climate and if it involves our obsession with inconvenient truths… it’s part of the cyclone of questions for Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.

Prepare to enter the atmosphere that is Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.

Granite City Radio Theatre Gears Up for Episode Three with Ann Michels

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01/29/2017 - 10:32 AM

KVSC, in partnership with Pioneer Place on Fifth, is anxiously awaiting spring - and the third installment of Granite City Radio Theatre! The third GCRT show will take place Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Ann Michels.

Michels is a singer/actor from Faribault, MN and sings in The George Maurer Jazz Group. She has worked with a variety of Twin Cities theaters, including: Guthrie Theater; Chanhassen Dinner Theatres; Nautilus Music Theater; Pantages; History Theater; Illusion/Actors Theater; Outward Spiral; Theater de la Jeune Lune. For GCRT round 3, Michels will be accompanied by house band Collective Unconscious.

Individual show tickets are available at the Pioneer Place Box Office at (320) 203-0331 or online HERE.

The March 15 show is the third of four Granite City Radio Theatre performances; the final show of the fifth season will take place May 17, 2017. KVSC will be broadcasting live from the historic theater on all four dates.

Wondering what to expect from season five? Never fear - we’re thrilled to be bringing back last year’s fan favorites Jay Terry as host, writer, and actor extraordinaire, Dan Barth meeting all your trivia needs and all new performances of Shades Brigade serial dramas. 

Granite City Radio Theatre is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Culture Heritage Fund.

Celebrating 25 Years of Monday Night Live

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12/13/2016 - 3:00 PM

KVSC is celebrating its 25th year of Monday Night Live! You read it right, MNL is finally mature and we have an eclectic line-up of Minnesota artists filling our spring schedule.

Check out our MNL page to view the complete artist line-up and tune your radio to 88.1FM each Monday night beginning January 23rd for live performances enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

Tune in every Monday at 9:00 p.m. for an hour of live music from the KVSC performance studio featuring the best in Minnesota music.

Upcoming MNL Line-up:

Feb. 13: Monica LaPlante

Feb. 20: No MNL - Trivia Hangover &                     Recovery

Feb. 27: Dirty Mercury

March 6: No MNL - SCSU Spring Break

MNL is simulcast on UTVS - channel Charter 188 in St. Cloud. The best audio quality is on 88.1FM so blast it through your tuner and watch it live on UTVS. Stream Monday Night Live on this link.

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

Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions On Your Sound Alternative

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12/10/2016 - 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.

Feb. 21 -Lee Fields and the Expressions

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.

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 60 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 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!

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. 

Sports Schedule

  • Softball vs Emporia State
    Feb 23, 2017 - 4:00
  • Softball vs Emporia State
    Feb 23, 2017 - 6:00
  • Men's Hockey vs Colorado College
    Mar 03, 2017 - 7:37

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