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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.

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.”

Brakefield interviews the Mayoral Candidates for the City of Bryan’s 2016 Election

Jay Brakefield interviews the Mayoral Candidates for the City of Bryan’s 2016 Election.

Brazos Valley Beat is a live on-air talk show covering various topics happening in the Brazos Valley, Texas. Brazos Valley Beat is broadcast live every Wednesday from 6pm – 7pm on KEOS 89.1 FM College Station/Bryan, Texas following the Texas Standard Show. Follow us on twitter.com/BrazosBeat

KEOS LONE STAR JAM 2016

KEOS would like to thank the cities of College Station and Bryan as well as all the donors for their support of the 2016 Jam.

THANK YOU!

Eugene Eugene, Star Furniture, Suil the Potter, Arsenal Tattoo, Om Grown Yoga, LaSalle Hotel, Stage Center Theater, RX Pizza, Maddens, Martha Rose, Bird’s Nest, EmilyJim’s, Napa Flats, Carter Burger, Cafe Eccell, Brazos Natural Foods, IE Bags, Lloyd Joyce, Kinky Friedman, Lakeside Ice House at Lake Bryan.

SEE YOU AT THE LONE STAR JAM NEXT YEAR!

KEOS Lone Star Jam: Sunday, October 2

It’s time again for the annual KEOS Lone Star Jam (formerly the Volunteer Jam). This year, KEOS will close out the fall pledge drive on Sunday, October 2, at the Lakeside Icehouse at Lake Bryan (http://www.lakebryan.com) with a celebration of local music and community radio! Doors open at noon with the music starting at 1 pm. This year, we’ll also have a live auction (instead of a silent auction as we’ve had in the past). There is a $25 suggested donation at the door; all proceeds go to KEOS 89.1 FM.

Here’s the day’s line-up:

Stay tuned to KEOS 89.1 FM for details about live auction items and more!

You can find this Jam on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/795696490570168/ .

This program made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley

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Kinky Friedman Meet-and-Greet at Village Cafe to Benefit KEOS Community Radio

Yep, renowned raconteur and Governor Of The Heart Of Texas Kinky Friedman (www.kinkyfriedman.com) is once again touring his beloved state of Texas behind his first album of new material in 39 years, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met.  The legendary outlaw country singer/songwriter, novelist and Texas Jewboy recorded the Avenue A Records/Thirty Tigers disc mixing originals with interpretations of the music of his greatest contemporaries.  It has received rave reviews across the board, making it Kinky’s best and most popular release ever.

The tour starts in Bryan, TX, at the Village Cafe, 210 W. 26th St., on Tuesday, September 20th and finishes in Tomball on the 27th. Kinky will be performing solo, and his long-time pal, Brian Kanof, will be auctioning off bottles in every town of Man In Black Tequila (which is co-owned by Brian, Kinky and a third party) to benefit the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.

Kinky Friedman has been a long-time supporter of independent, community radio, and he is generously donating proceeds from the meet-and-greet at the Village to KEOS 89.1 FM. Tickets for the concert only are $30, and tickets for the concert and meet-and-greet to benefit KEOS are available for $45. To get your tickets, stop by Village Café or click here to order your tickets online:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kinky-friedman-at-the-village-tickets-4401428792

The meet-and-greet starts at 6 pm, and the concert starts at 7 pm. Tickets will also be sold at the door if the event is not sold out by show time, so get your tickets today!

All of the volunteers at KEOS thank Kinky Friedman for his generosity and support of community radio over the years. We invite everyone to join us on September 20 at Village!

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