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LIMITED TIME ONLY: Season Tickets for the Granite City Radio Theatre are Now Available

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08/26/2016 - 2:29 PM

KVSC 88.1 FM, in partnership with Pioneer Place on Fifth, is excited to announce our 5th season of the Granite City Radio Theatre! The first show kicks off Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m., with KVSC broadcasting live from the historic theater.

Season tickets are now available, to purchase yours contact the Pioneer Place Box Office at (320) 203-0331 or CLICK HERE. If you’re unable to commit to all four shows, single show tickets will go on sale September 15.

The October 19 show is the first of four Granite City Radio Theatre performances; the other shows take place December 7, March 15 and May 17, 2017. Wondering what to expect from season five? Never fear - we’re thrilled to be bringing back last year’s fan favorites, including Collective Unconscious as the house band under the direction of Muggsy Lauer, Jay Terry as host, Dan Barth meeting all your trivia needs and all new performances of Shades Brigade serial dramas. 

We know you’re just as excited as we are, so what are you waiting for? Get your season tickets NOW for just $40 (that’s a savings of $5 per show!) As an added perk (as if saving money isn’t enough), you’ll receive the same seats for all four shows!

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


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08/17/2016 - 3:30 PM

FREE concert with Cloud Cult and Little Fevers

Celebrating live music, local food, and building campus community connections.

KVSC celebrates with Cloud Cult celebrates

KVSC is partnering with campus and community groups to present a show about all things terms of music, arts, reading, locally sourced food and connecting to our environment.

The event is tied to the book "Good Food Revolution" by Will Allen

Cloud Cult would be headlining act that is indie/progressive and like minded to the environment. Little Fevers is the opening act.

Little Fever joins KVSC with Live and Local Celebration

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016 

EVENT TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

VENUE: Barden Park, right next to SCSU on 5th Ave.



Admission is FREE and open to public. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Food & Beverage vendors will nearby at the Miller Learning Center lawn.

Legay LogoPARKING: Per new policies, all parking lots will be enforced at SCSU, but there is free parking in V-Lot, and city streets. More parking is available by the hour at the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and a lot of pay per spot parking lots. For more information about parking on campus check out SCSU parking and transportation page

 Come and celebrate our love of local connections!

Trivia Theme 2017 Revealed

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08/03/2016 - 3:33 PM

Trivia Storm: 50 Hours of Torrential Trivia


KVSC’s 38th annual Trivia Weekend will not arrive until after a crisp fall and winter’s blustery blast. However, we love to taunt teams and volunteers in August with our theme announcement, so, pull out your parka, slip on your rain slicker, and charge up your weather radio for…Trivia Storm: 50-Hours of Torrential Trivia.

For three consecutive days next February 17-19, 2017, Your Sound Alternative will create a brain fog with a hailstorm of questions about all things weather related. The subject is a broad as a high pressure system across the Midwest. Who was the first victim in Sharknado 2? How did they come up with the name for mammatus clouds? Why does November 11, 1940 mean so much to so many Minnesotans?

So 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.

Trivia Volunteers, prepare for the flood of answers and hop on our phone bank of telemetry stations at KVSC next February.

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

Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions On Your Sound Alternative

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07/19/2016 - 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.

Aug. 22-Margaret Glaspy

Aug. 29-Boogarines

Sept. 6-Andrew Bird

Sept. 13-Big Pink


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.

Catch the rebroadcast of Classic MNL

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07/12/2016 - 8:00 AM

We love local music as much as you do!Monday Night Live on 88.1FM KVSC

Throughout the summer, every Monday, at exactly 9:00 p.m. we will be rebroadcasting our favorite performances from Monday Night Live on UTVS.

Don't miss this Monday's acoustic performance from local artists.

August 1- Waveless (previously aired Spring 2015) 

August 8- Black Diet (previously aired Fall 2013) 

August 15- Strange Relations (previously aired Spring 2016) 

August 22- Greg Grease (previously aired Fall 2013) 

August 29- Nooky Jones (previously aired Spring 2016) 

MNL is also on Demand, where you can also get your fix of classic Monday Night Live performances anytime you want it. 

KVSC spins the music you love

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11/08/2015 - 7:20 PM

I work with my morning jacket

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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