April 24th marks the start of KMSU's annual Spring Pledge Drive. This time around, a goal of $35,000 has been set: the largest in the station's history! After 50 years in existence as a community radio station, I assure you, we're not all of the sudden becoming greedy bastards. Like everything else around us, it's simply becoming more expensive to run a station like this, which already operates on the thinnest of shoestring budgets.
With the stakes being raised this time around, we here at Free Form Freakout wanted to do something a bit more grand to try and entice listeners to call in during our show and pledge their financial support to the station that we love and value so much within our community. Without so much as a "Look, here's the deal", the generous folks, and longtime supporters, at the Soft Abuse label went and offered up perhaps the most insane premium item that I believe we've ever done on our show. For the first four people that call in and pledge $50 or more during our regularly scheduled 2 p.m. show on Thursday, April 25th, you will become the proud owner of the Soft Abuse Records Starter Pack, a handpicked selection of eleven key titles from the Soft Abuse catalog that spans various genres and formats. The Soft Abuse Records Starter Pack includes:
Wooden Wand - Harem of the Sundrum & the Witness Figg CD
Blackout Beach - Skin of Evil CD
Ulaan Khol - III CD
Skygreen Leopards - One Thousand Bird Ceremony CD
Pumice - Quo CD
Langtry - As Upon the Road Thereto CD
Pigeons - Liasons LP
The Deadnotes - Orange Trumpet LP
Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Your Wicked Man LP
Julian Lynch - Music For How Mata Hari Lost . . . 7"
Pumice - Pebbles CS
We also have stacks of CDs available from the now dormant, though equally amazing, Last Visible Dog label for those that pledge in the $10-50 range. In addition to these FFF exclusives, we'll be plugging the various KMSU premiums that include t-shirts, coffee mugs, CDs, and much more.
If you value the type of show that we do and the type of programming that KMSU offers, then we'd love to hear from you this week. Not only will your dollars go to a worthy cause, but you can score a stack of great music in the process. You can make your pledge by calling us this Thursday at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. You can also pledge any time online over at the KMSU website. We look forward to hearing from you!!