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PLEASE JOIN US AT A KEOS PARTY

FRIENDS OF KEOS

you are cordially invited to attend a

FUNDRAISING PARTY

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

6:30-9:00 PM

Arts Council of Brazos Valley

2275 Dartmouth Street

College Station, TX 77840

We’ll have plenty of pizza and drinks for everyone, and local favorites Eugene Eugene will be performing (https://twitter.com/everythingeugen).

For a suggested donation of $15 at the door, you can join us as we kick-off summer in the Brazos Valley with a party for KEOS and community radio.

We are asking that people let us know if they are planning to attend – send an email to bod@keos.org or join the Facebook event. A response isn’t required, though; it is only to assist with planning.

Special thanks to Eugene Smith for volunteering his time and talents to KEOS.

We’d also like to thank the Arts Council and Little Caesars Pizza (located at Highway 6 and Booneville Road in Bryan and at Texas Avenue and Southwest Parkway in College Station) for their assistance with this fundraiser.

KEOS is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and so the year-long birthday celebration continues! Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events, as we celebrate community radio in 2015.

Please help us spread the word, and join us for a great event!

Krista May, Jim Rosenheim, Kevin O’Sullivan, and Jose Arredondo

KEOS Board of Directors, bod@keos.org

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Lone Star Music Series Thanks and Interview with Sam Baker

Thanks to everyone who made it to Grand Stafford Theater on March 27 to see Sam Baker, Carrie Elkin, and Chip Dolan in the first installment of KEOS’s Lone Star Music Series. It was also a great pleasure to welcome opening act Claire Domingue and Coby Tate back to downtown Bryan. What a great show!

Just before the concert, KEOS volunteer Anne Preston interviewed Sam Baker in the Stafford green room at Advent GX in downtown Bryan. You can listen to the interview here.


KEOS would like to thank Grand Stafford Theater, Village Café, and Comfort Suites University for helping us launch the Lone Star Music Series. The Lone Star Music Series kick-off concert was 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.

All of us at KEOS look forward to the next concert in the Lone Star Music Series, the 2015 Volunteer Jam, later this year. Stay tuned!

KEOS 20th BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE

KEOS 20th BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, March 28, 1 – 4 pm

Bell Studios – 202 E. Carson, Bryan

birthday cake and soft drinks

free and open to the public

Listeners are the lifeblood of the all-volunteer, community-supported radio station that is KEOS …… so no birthday celebration would be complete without YOU!!

Please join the DJs and other KEOS volunteers to celebrate 20 years of continuous broadcasting…. KEOS’s twentieth birthday….

Recordings will be made with former and current volunteers so KEOS memories can be broadcast throughout the year.

Come and be a part of looking back AND LOOKING FORWARD….

See YOU at the Stafford – March 27th

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KEOS Lone Star Music Series

KEOS Community Radio is pleased to announce that Sam Baker will be performing at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan on Friday, March 27!

Sam Baker is a Texan singer/songwriter who has been recognized by Rolling Stone as having one of the top 10 Country Albums for 2013. Baker’s lyrics are known to tell a story that encapsulates his audience. In 1986, Baker was almost killed by a train bombing in Peru. He had to relearn how to use his body and brain, taking years to heal. These years have given him time to reflect, and he states that the road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music. Below is a link to his website as well as an interview with NPR.

http://sambakermusic.com 
http://www.npr.org/2014/05/06/310089151/sam-baker-finding-grace-in-the-wake-of-destruction

The opening act will be Claire Domingue. Claire is a local musician from College Station, Texas, who has made music her life and has been practicing since age 6, and writing songs since age14. To learn more visit her website at http://clairedomingue.com/

Doors open at 7 pm on March 27 and tickets are available beginning March 2nd and they can be purchased in advance at Stafford’s web site or at the door.
http://grandstaffordtheater.com/

Ticket prices will be:
$15 general admission
$25 reserved seating on the mezzanine
$40 reserved seating on the floor and a meet-and-greet with Sam Baker!

This is the first concert in KEOS’s Lone Star Music Series, a series that will feature the diversity of Texas Music. This program is 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.

You can find the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/602583939842267/

!!TWENTY YEARS of ALL VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY RADIO!!

In March 2015 KEOS 89.1FM celebrates twenty years of continuous on-air broadcasting—one of the very few remaining radio stations in the nation to have an all-volunteer staff, as KEOS has had from the beginning. Several wonderful DJs have hosted since the earliest days, and novices join each week to learn the process and carry on the tradition. New volunteers are welcome.

Many small, non-profit radio and tv stations receive support from a major university or even the US government. KEOS does not. Except for small grants from The Arts Council of the Brazos Valley and the Plass Foundation, all KEOS support is provided by listeners and by local small-business owners.

THANK YOU!!

You, the community in Community Radio, permit us to pay our monthly bills — mortgage, phone, utilities, tower rental— In the past year, you enabled us to upgrade dangerously outdated air-conditioning units and broadcasting equipment and to accumulate over half the funds needed to raise our tower height to increase broadcast range.

And so, with a new spring comes

Spring On-Air Fund Drive

March 7 — March 22

YOU  CAN  HELP

Call the station. 979-779-5367 —  Cash or credit card is accepted by phone.

Here at keos.orgclick on DONATE NOWto donate by credit card.

While online, PLEASE CONSIDER making your donation recurring, which many find to be a relatively ‘painless’ way to help your gracefully aging community radio station, KEOS 89.1FM, remain on air– maybe for another twenty years.

Audrey Patton, KEOS Volunteer Reporter

Thanks to All for an Enchanting Evening…

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The weather outside was frightful, but inside JM Landsberg and Suil Kang’s lovely home warmth, friendliness, good food and good music ruled the night as KEOS supporters gathered to raise funds for the station.

And so to JM and Suil for their outstanding hospitality; to the New Republic Brewing Company, http:///www.newrepublicbrewing.com and Shun De Mom Express for drinks and food; to singer/songwriter Joey McGee, http://www.joeymcgeemusic.com, for providing the delightful music and also door prizes; and of course to all who attended….

Grateful thanks from the KEOS Board of Directors and all other KEOS volunteers.

Local support by independent businesses and artists, and of course individuals, is crucial to the success of community radio, and KEOS is ever mindful of the boundless generosity that permits the station to continue.

Thank You!

KEOS Board of Directors

LISTEN TO “TEXAS STANDARD” ON KEOS

Beginning Monday, March 2nd, 5:00 p.m on weekdays, “Texas Standard” makes its debut at 89.1FM, KEOS Radio, which has been selected as exclusive Bryan/College Station area affiliate for this innovative and exciting new show.

It is a one-hour daily news magazine, grounded in the best traditions of American journalism: fact-based, independent and politically neutral reporting.  In an era in which news outlets, politics and citizens are increasingly polarized, “Texas Standard” offers critical breadth, variety and integrity.  Its promise to audience and guests is to “respect your intelligence, respect your need for accurate information, engage both head and heart, remain true to the ideals of public radio, experiment and try new things, keep you informed and connected, and surprise you.”

“Texas Standard” www.TexasStandard.org is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio—and news organizations across Texas, Mexico and the United States.  This cross-station collaboration—first of its kind among public radio stations in Texas—provides listeners access to stories from communities across the state, while staying connected with a broader world view.

Hosted by journalist David Brown who, prior to his work with “Texas Standard,” founded and hosted the award-winning cultural journalism unit “Texas Music Matters” at KUT Public Radio and is known nationally for his work as host of public radio’s “Marketplace,” “Texas Standard” will also feature interviews with researchers, innovators, business leaders, political thinkers and experts—across Texas and around the globe—who reflect a diversity of opinions. The mission: To explore the world of news, economics, innovation and culture every day—from a Texas perspective—in a fresh, contemporary, conversational style.

–Audrey Patton, KEOS Volunteer Reporter

Press Release for Texas Standard on KEOS

Texas Standard Fact Sheet

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!!You Are Invited!!

Celebrate KEOS at a party featuring Joey McGee.

The KEOS Board of Directors is hosting a fundraiser on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015, 6:30-9:30PM, at the home of some of KEOS’s loyal listeners.  Please join the Board, KEOS volunteers, and friends as we enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and the music of singer/songwriter Joey McGee, www.joeymcgeemusic.com .

We’ll have Chinese and Korean food from Shun de Mom Express in College Station, beer donated by New Republic Brewing Company, www.newrepublicbrewing.com , and plenty of non-alcoholic drinks.  For a $25 donation at the door, you can join us as we party for KEOS and community radio.  Children are also welcome for a $10 donation at the door.

For the party’s address and to assist with planning, please e-mail the KEOS Board at bod@keos.org by Friday, February 20, 2015, to let us know you plan to attend.

KEOS celebrates its 20th birthday this year, and we want to start off the year right!  Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events as we celebrate community radio in 2015.joeyatkeos(1)

 

KEOS Receives Arts Council Grant for Lone Star Music Series

KEOS is proud to announce that the station has received an Annual Program and Marketing Grant from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, which is funded through the City of College Station and City of Bryan’s hotel/motel tax revenues.

A long-time affiliate of the Arts Council (http://acbv.org), KEOS will use the money to help fund a concert featuring Texas singer-songwriter Sam Baker (http://sambakermusic.com) to kick-off the Lone Star Music Series at the Grand Stafford Theater (http://grandstaffordtheater.com) in downtown Bryan. The goal of the Lone Star Music Series is to educate listeners and community members through concerts and other related events–such as on-air interviews and workshops with artists–that focus on Texas’s rich musical tapestry. “We’re thrilled to welcome Sam Baker to downtown Bryan and the Grand Stafford Theater on March 27 for the first concert in KEOS’s Lone Star Music Series,” said KEOS Board of Directors’ President Krista May. “The funds we receive from this grant will help us to publicize the concert series to music lovers across the state. Throughout its history, KEOS has proudly supported Texas musicians and artists, and we look forward to organizing many great events in Bryan and College Station that will educate our community about Texas music. We’re especially thrilled that this series will premier during KEOS’s twentieth year as an all-volunteer community radio station.”

Check back here soon for details about the March 27 concert and the Lone Star Music Series, as well as other events during KEOS’s 20th-birthday year. The KEOS Board of Directors and Management Team are grateful to the Arts Council and the Cities of Bryan and College Station for their help in bringing the Lone Start Music Series to Bryan and College Station.

—KEOS Board of Directors

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