KEOS Community Radio

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy New Year from the Volunteers at KEOS Community Radio!

Thanks to your support, 2016 has been a great year at KEOS, and 2017 is looking even better. We’ve added several new shows, ranging from local cutting-edge music such as The Twilight Special to informative and entertaining talk shows such as Good Books Radio and Economic Update.

With the help of an Arts Council grant, we brought you the second annual KEOS Lone Star Music Series concert, featuring Walt and Tina Mitchell Wilkins and Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus, at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan in June. We renamed our fall fund-raising concert the Lone Star Jam and presented the 14th in October at the Lake Bryan Icehouse. Both the Lone Star Music Series and the Lone Star Jam music events will return next year.

Your donations have also helped us move closer to our long-term goals of upgrading our computer system, improving our streaming quality and expanding our listening range. You can keep us moving forward by making tax-deductible donations at www.keos.org. (Even better, set those up as recurring donations.)

Thanks again for your support, and stay tuned for more great programming on KEOS!

Season’s Greetings!

As has become a holiday tradition at KEOS, we will begin playing all Christmas and Holiday Music at 6 PM on Saturday, December 24th, and run through 6 PM on Christmas Day.  Over the years our little Community Radio Station has become the backdrop for many family gatherings at this time of year, and it’s our pleasure to share this gift of music and holiday cheer once again.

Our Holiday mix comes from a library of over a thousand songs, including not only traditional Christmas music but also Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and even a song or two about Festivus.  Also in the library this year will be Metal Christmas music, contributed by our very own St. Patrick.

Tell all of your friends about the KEOS Holiday Music Festival!  And don’t forget, you can listen online at www.keos.org on your computer, and on the Tunein Radio app no matter where you are!

Be SAFE and MERRY!

Merry / Happy Everything to everyone from KEOS Community Radio!

Longtime KEOS Volunteer Karen Kraft Meli has Died

karenAs many of you may have heard, longtime KEOS volunteer Karen Kraft Meli has died. Karen was a talented singer and voice actor who started our popular “Cafe Largo” program, which airs at 7 p.m. eachThursday.

A visitation will be held from 3 to 5  p.m. Saturday, December 17, at Hillier Funeral Home, 2301 East 29th Street in Bryan. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 217 West 26th Street in downtown Bryan.

Some of you may know Karen’s brother, Michael, a philosopher who’s often seen at the Village Cafe across the street from the church.

KEOS End of Year On-Air Fund Drive, December 9 – 18

2016-yearendfundraiser-fbIt’s the holiday season, and 2016 is coming to a close. Which means taxes loom just around the corner. KEOS offers you the opportunity to support your community radio station with a fully tax-deductible donation.

And to maximize YOUR gift,  a donor has offered each DJ who raises $50  in pledges a MATCHING GIFT of $20 for KEOS.

Call 979-779-5367 when your favorite DJ is on the air.

BETTER YET — Any time, day or night, pledge securely online at www.keos.org for a recurring or one-time donation.

And remember, if Uncle Sam got the best of you at tax time last year, it’s not too late to get a break this year.

Thank you for your support. It’s what keeps KEOS live on air.

IT’S A PARTY, AND YOU ARE INVITED

keos-89-1-fm-community-radioDear Friend of KEOS:

Greetings! As we move into the last part of the year and look forward to the year ahead, we invite you to celebrate independent community radio in the Brazos Valley with us as we close out 2016.

Please join us for an end-of-the-year celebration on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016, 6:30-9:30 PM, at the SEAD Gallery in downtown Bryan (216 W. 26thSt., Bryan, 77803). Singer/songwriters Joey McGee and Jeff Cooper will be performing, and the SEAD Gallery will be featuring the work of local artists. As you know, part of KEOS’s mission is to support local, independent artists, and we’re excited about the opportunity to partner with the SEAD Gallery for a great evening of local art and Texas music.

As always, we’ll have plenty of food and drinks. For a $25 donation at the door, you can join us as we party for KEOS and community radio.

In order to assist us with planning, please e-mail the Board at bod@keos.org by MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, to let us know you plan to attend.

Also, the SEAD Gallery is participating in the Toys for Tots toy collection this season, and they have a collection box at the entrance to the gallery. If you would like to make a contribution to Toys for Tots, please bring a new, unopened toy to add to the box.

It’s our final party of 2016, so please join us as we near our 22nd anniversary, and counting, on air! We look forward to seeing you on December 10.

Best wishes,

Krista May, Kevin O’Sullivan, Bucky Bachmeyer, Suil Kang, and Kim Kattari

KEOS Board of Directors

 

 

New Music Show–“The Twilight Special”

 

 

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KEOS is pleased to announce a new locally produced show.

Tune in Monday nights from 9 – 10 pm to catch “The Twilight Special”, a new show with local Host Kate Siegfried.

The foundation of Kate’s show is Indie, with specific attention to dream pop, art pop and rock, and Indie pop and folk, while balancing subtle influences from genres such as chillwave, Americana, indietronica, and contemporary baroque pop.

Economic Update show will air on Fridays at 4.00 PM

wolff154x154Economic Update is a weekly program hosted by Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics. Begun on a single Pacifica station in March 2011, it is now regularly played on nearly 60 stations nationwide. Wolff’s specialty on this program is to take complex economic issues and make them understandable, empowering listeners with information to analyze not only their own financial situation but the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life – wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices, and profits – the program explores alternative ways to organize markets, and government policies.

The show will air on Fridays at 4.00 PM, this Friday, 18 November 2016.

Economic update will displace Counterspin and Making ConactCounterspin will move to Thursdays at 4.30 PM in place of a repeat broadcast of This Way Out starting this Thursday 17 November.

A Derick Clark Tribute

dcKEOS and the Bryan-College Station community have lost a valued member with the death of Derick Clark. DC, as he was known, was a retired soldier who often read his poetry on Café Largo when it was hosted by Douglas Boone, then became a regular host when Douglas moved to Austin. The Poetry Man, who loved jazz, soul and R&B, waged a valiant fight against cancer and continued to appear on the air until he was no longer able to do so. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Jay Brakefield will pay tribute to DC when he hosts Café Largo at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 17. Friends and family are welcome to take part and share memories of this gentle warrior. Come to 202 East Carson in Bryan or call 979-779-5367.

KEOS Receives Plass Arts Foundation Grant

Brazos Educational Radio KEOS 89.1 FM has received a $5,000.00 grant from the Gilbert and Thyra Plass Arts Foundation to help cover the costs of broadcasting “World Café,” a popular syndicated program that airs on KEOS. The Plass Arts Foundation is a local charitable trust established to continue Thyra and Gilbert Plass’s life-long mission of supporting artists and ensuring everyone access to the arts. This is the seventh year that KEOS has been a recipient of a Plass Arts Foundation grant.

“World Café,” hosted by David Dye, has emerged as the premiere public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes indie rock, singer-songwriters, folk, alternative country, blues, and world music. “World Café” is produced by WXPN in Philadelphia, distributed by National Public Radio (NPR), and airs each Monday through Friday on KEOS 89.1 FM from noon until 2:00 pm.

“KEOS is pleased to have received a generous grant from the Plass Arts Foundation again this year,” said KEOS Board of Directors President Krista May, bod@keos.org, “‘World Café’ fits so well with KEOS’s mission of serving a diverse community and educating those in our community about the arts. Without the consistent support of the Plass Foundation, we certainly wouldn’t have been able to continue carrying a program like ‘World Café.’ We’re really grateful to the Plass Arts Foundation for their help over the years.”


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