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Martin Zellar of Gear Daddies Joins Granite City Radio Theatre for Season Finale!

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04/26/2016 - 4:00 AM

Tickets for season finale of Granite City Radio Theatre featuring Martin Zellar of the Gear Daddies are now available!

You can ORDER TICKETS HERE for the Wednesday, May 18 show.

The live audience and live radio show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Place Theatre on 5th and is open to all ages. Martin Zellar is our musical guest, he'll join the amazing house band Collective Unconscious. Martin Zellar's Americana style and authentic songwriting celebrates our love of local artists--and the art they create on stage!

Granite City Radio Theatre is performed live in front the audience (that's you!). The program is filled with hilarious comedy sketches with Jay Terry and friends, the Shades Brigade Radio drama, Dan Barth's trivia other surprises!



The program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy grant and KVSC.

Spring Membership Drive

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04/19/2016 - 9:15 AM

Thank you to the 191 members that have pledged $15,083 thus far to support Your Sound Alternative!

You can still become 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 well as a major studio renovation and remodel project. The renovated studio will be an inviting space for on air guests, training new on air hosts, and replacing an aging (and failing) digital audio storage and network system. 

You can also pick up some sweet swag thank you perks from 88.1FM. We have a new cafe' mug, heather grey T-shirt, vintage hoodie sweatshirt and KVSC umbrella.

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


Under the Needle: The KEXP Sessions On Your Sound Alternative

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04/03/2016 - 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.

May 3-Ben Harper

May 10-Daughter

May 17-Grace Love & the True Loves

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 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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