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10/19/2016 - 12:00 PM

Interested in becoming a member of Your Sound Alternative? The Fall 2016 "Level Up" Pledge Drive is here! You can become a new member or renew your membership by calling the studio line at 320-308-KVSC (5872) or making your pledge ONLINE.

Your Sound Alternative is raising funds to support the music and programs you love to listen to.

As an added bonus, you'll receive some sweet swag perks as our way of saying thank you! Perk options include a the discount KVSC Membership Card, coffee mug, heather grey t-shirt, sweatshirt, umbrella or hand crafted pottery.

Thank you for being an active part of Your Sound Alternative!

Celebrating 25 Years of Monday Night Live

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09/02/2016 - 3:00 PM

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

Check out our MNL page to view the complete artist line-up and tune your radio to 88.1FM each Monday night beginning September 12th 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:

Oct. 24: Marah in the Mainsail

Oct. 31: Spooky Ghost

Nov. 7: Catbath

Nov. 14: Tiny Deaths

Nov. 21: Good Night Gold Dust

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 Fall 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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09/01/2016 - 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.


Nov. 1-Woods

Nov. 8-Bob Mould

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.

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.

KVSC spins the music you love

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11/08/2015 - 7:20 PM

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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. 

Sports Schedule

  • Volleyball vs Southwest Minnesota State University (Sports Stream)
    Oct 28, 2016 - 7:00
  • Men's Hockey vs Alabama-Huntsville
    Oct 28, 2016 - 7:37
  • Football vs Bemidji State University
    Oct 29, 2016 - 1:00

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