Sunday, March 25, 2007

March 25th, 2007

Hey All,

Last day of the pledge drive today. Thanks again to everybody who supported this show and KMSU. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

By the way, next week will finally be the dog show! Please be sure to tune in.

The playlist for today went like this...

1) Doc Watson and Merle Travis meeting for the first time--from Will the Circle Be Unbroken

2) Merle Travis; Miner's Strawberries; Songs of the Coalmines
3) Doc Watson; Froggie Went A-Courtin'; The Essential Doc Watson

4) Bruce Springsteen; John Henry; The Seeger Sessions
5) Greg Brown & Friends; Goodnight Irene; Live at the Black Sheep
6) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Peace in the Valley; Come on Back

7) Keb Mo; Lullaby Baby Blues; Just Like You
8) Son Volt; The Search; The Search
9) The Infamous Stringdusters; Poor Boy's Delight

10) Lyle Lovett; Here I Am; Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
11) John Dee Graham; Something Wonderful; Full
12) Tom Russell & Iris Dement; Box of Visions; Long Way Home

13) The Flatlanders; I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty; Wheels of Fortune

Sunday, March 18, 2007

March 18, 2007

Hey All,

Today was a pledge drive show...thanks to all who supported the show and the station this morning. And thanks to everybody who has made this past week a very successful one at KMSU. As you know, this is a community radio station and the place doesn't stay on the air without your help. So thanks.

If you'd like to make a pledge, please call the station at 507-389-5537 or 1-800-456-7810. The pledge drive goes until next Sunday, but I'm fairly confident we'll take your help anytime.

Ok...the playlist,,,

1) Woody Guthrie; 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8; Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child

2) Steve Goodman; Old Smoothies; Live Wire
3) A short piece featuring Ralph and Thelma Norman from Lake Crystal, Minnesota
4) John Prine; You Got Gold; The Missing Years

5) Vince Gill; All Prayed Up; These Days (The Acoustic Record)
6) Lyle Lovett; I'm Going to the Place; My Baby Don't Tolerate
7) Richard Thompson; From Galway to Graceland; Watching the Dark

9) Ry Cooder; Suitcase in My Hand; My Name is Buddy
10) Ry Cooder; Cat and Mouse; My Name is Buddy

11) Tood Snider; Looking for a Job; The Devil You Know
12) Guy Clark; Analog Girl; Workbench Songs
13) Mustard's Retreat; Hopelessly Midwestern; The Wind and the Crickets

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 11th, 2007

Hey All,

The playlist for the 11th went like this...

1) Dave Alvin; Surfer Girl; West of the West

2) Robert Earl Keen; Feelin' Good Again; Walking Distance
3) Last Train Home; I'm Coming Home; Last Good Kiss
4) Joe Ely; All Just to Get to You; Letter to Laredo

5) James McMurtry; Jaws of Life; It Had to Happen
6) Lucinda Williams; Are You Alright; West
7) Eric Hanke; Lonely Road; Autumn Blues

8) The Derailers; Bar Exam; Brewed In Texas Vol. 2
9) Charlie Robinson; Barlight; Brewed In Texas Vol.2
10) Ray Wylie Hubbard; The Way of the Fallen is Hard; Brewed in Texas Vol. 2

11) Drive By Truckers; Carl Perkins' Cadillac; Dirty South
12) The Flying Burrito Brothers; High Fashion Queen; The Gram Parsons Anthology
13) Jorma Kaukonen; Fur Peace Rag; Stars in My Crown

14) Uncle Tupelo; No Depression; 89/93 An Anthology

Sunday, March 04, 2007

March 4th, 2007

Hi All,

As some of you may have noticed, KMSU was not on the air for this morning's show. We've been off a couple days now for weather-related reasons. We should be back on the air very soon. Thanks for your continued support of the station and the show.

Here's the official word from our station manager, Jim Gullickson,

KSMU is off the air.

February 2, 2007

Ice storms are very bad for power lines, tree limbs and radio stations. It appears there is a substantial layer of ice on the KMSU antenna elements, causing something called "reflected power". It is just what it sounds like... power output from the transmitter is reflected back to the source, and it can cause irreparable damage. Very low amounts of reflected power are normal, perhaps one or two percent. We were seeing eighty to ninety percent relected power on our wattmeter, and decided then and there to shut down the system to avoid permanently damaging all of our equipment. I realize that being off the air is not acceptable in nearly any circumstance. This scenario, however, demands that we protect our equipment. Now we wait for the sun to do its work and melt the ice off the antenna elements. I expect we will be back on the air by no later than Saturday afternoon.

Thank you for your support, and for your patience.


Jim Gullickson

General Manager