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Dead Man Winter & The Cactus Blossoms Celebrate KVSC's 50th Birthday

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03/16/2017 - 3:30 PM

KVSC celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Minnesota-Americana concert!

Your Sound Alternative is presenting Dead Man Winter and The Cactus Blossoms as part of our summer celebration of our Golden Anniversary.

The night of Americana music is Saturday, June 10 at the Pioneer Place Theatre in St. Cloud. Tickets can be ordered online HERE.

Dead Man Winter is a group led by Dave Simonett, best known as one of the founding members of the progressive bluegrass group Trampled by Turtles.

This concert supports his latest critically acclaimed release Furnace that was recorded at Pachyderm Studios. It's a personal album reflecting on the end of his marriage and the process of moving forward.

The Cactus Blossoms are fronted by brothers Jack and Page who deliver an old  soul, vintage sound in lyrics and style as only siblings can do. 

Their album You're Dreaming gained national attention for its harmonies and emotional depth. They're swinging into St. Cloud fresh off their European tour.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Pioneer Place Theatre and is hosted by KVSC in celebration of 50 years of broadcasting at St. Cloud State University.

This concert is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.

Sonny Knight & The Lakers--Davina & The Vagabonds Celebrate KVSC 50th Birthday

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03/15/2017 - 9:00 AM

KVSC Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Blues-Soul-Funk Filled Concert!

Sonny Knight and the Lakers along with Davina and the Vagabonds launch a weekend of celebrating 50 Years of Your Sound Alternative!

Join us on Friday, June 9 at the Red Carpet Night Club for a rollicking night of jazz, blues, soul and funk fueled music and of course... dancing. Admission is just $5, night of the show and this is a 21 and older concert. Doors open at 9 p.m.

At this time Sonny Knight is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. We are sending our very best vibes of healing and peaceful rest to Sonny.

We are planning to keep this celebration concert with him and the band on the schedule and will welcome Sonny back to the stage in St. Cloud!

Davina and the Vagabonds will land in the Granite City directly following their European tour and help shimmy and shake our 50th Birthday events! Described as having a New Orleans sound, Davina Sowers leads the high energy band on piano.

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time.

Come out and celebrate five decades of music and campus and community based radio on 88.1FM, The Voice of St. Cloud!

Celebrating 25 Years of Monday Night Live

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01/30/2017 - 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:

April 3: The Morning Kings

April 10: Prism w/ special guest Andrew Diff

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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01/29/2017 - 3:30 PM


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.

April 4-Haley Bonar

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 Minot State University
    Apr 01, 2017 - 1:00
  • Baseball vs Upper Iowa (Sports Stream)
    Apr 01, 2017 - 2:00
  • Softball vs Minot State University
    Apr 01, 2017 - 3:00

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