Tune in this Wednesday evening at 6.00 pm just after the Texas Standard show, KEOS’ Jay Brakefield will host the 2016 Sheriff candidates for a live interview on the Brazos Valley Beat. The incumbent Sheriff Chris Kirk and challenger Miguel Vasquez, a deputy constable in precinct 2, will join us live in the Bell Studio. You can listen live on KEOS 89.1 FM at 6.00 PM or listen online at your convenience on the Brazos Valley Beat (BVB).
An interview with developer Chris Lawrence on the north end Downtown Bryan development.
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.
Host: Jay Brakefield
Producers: Jay Brakefield, Alexander Rubio
Greetings! We hope that your new year is off to a great start. As we anticipate another busy year for all-volunteer, community radio, we thought the best way to kick off 2016 is with a house party and concert! The Board of Directors invites you to join us for a fundraising party on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 7:00-9:00 PM, at the home of KEOS Board member Kevin O'Sullivan and Sarah Potvin, 1117 Terrace Dr.,Bryan, TX. We'll have plenty of food and drinks, and Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus (www.boxcarchorus.com) will be performing. 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 email@example.com by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, to let us know you plan to attend. It's our first party of 2016, so please join us as we begin our 21st year, and counting, on air! Best wishes, Krista May, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bucky Bachmeyer KEOS Board of Directors
for a wonderful 20th year on air.
¡¡And Here’s to a Great 2016 for All of Us!!
KEOS Year-End Fund Drive is Under Way….Will You Please Help?
Go to keos.org…call 979-779-5367…mail to P.O.Box 78, College Station TX 77841….stop by 202 E.Carson, Bryan
Seven Thousand One Hundred –7,100 – requests for toys… Sounds like quite a tall order, and it is. The army of volunteers who will collect, clean, sort, repair if necessary, bag and deliver these toys to the hundreds of schools, churches and service organizations who placed the orders are not daunted. They had filled all 7,100 requests by 11:00 p.m. Sunday.
The toys move with almost military precision through an assortment of tents set up in the parking lot at Post Oak Mall in College Station, which provide plenty of space for the painstaking processes.
First, of course, comes collection as motorists drive up to drop off toys, checks and even cash. No clothing is accepted—just toys. All not in original boxes are cleaned, and all batteries are replaced, used or new. Sorting by age and gender comes next, and then choosing the exact toys to fill each wish list, which was personally created by one specific child.
This wonderful event has been going on for more than thirty years and, for about ten of those years, KEOS has had a huge hand in making it happen. Who calls upon the community to come to the Mall with toys? The DJs from Brazos Valley Communication’s five commercial radio stations: The Texas Country Original KORA 98.3 FM, Radio Alegria KTAM 1240, 101.9 The Beat KBXT, Classic Hits 107.3 KAPN, and ESPN 103.9 KJXJ broadcasting live from the Mall.
Who keeps them on air by running their boards back at the station? KEOS volunteers. Lance Parr, KEOS chief engineer, keeps a watchful eye and does his turn on the boards, as experienced DJs Jay Brakefield, H. Alan Montgomery, Carole Davis-Rios; newly-minted DJs Alex Rubio, Chris Larkin, Nicole Gallucci; and intern Madison Wichterich make sure no dead air happens as programming shifts seamlessly from live to station and back to live. Not as simple as it sounds.
Make*A*Smile*Happen began in 1984. The name, M*A*S*H, and the military theme, are a nod to the TV show of that name on air at that time, which recognized the degree to which military doctors enhanced the well-being of the troops during the Vietnam War. The hope going forward is that RADIO M*A*S*H now can enhance the well-being – and Christmas Cheer – of the Brazos Valley’s most vulnerable children.
Congratulations and thanks to Brazos Valley Communication for spearheading this massive undertaking and to all the volunteers and businesses who give toys, talent, time, batteries, food, advertising and money to make it happen.
And congratulations and thanks to the KEOS volunteers who spend many hours on BVC boards over four long days and still manage to keep their own shows – and KEOS – on air as well.
–Audrey Patton, KEOS Volunteer Reporter
Lively and energetic, the lilting Celtic melodies helped banish the chill as KEOS supporters came in from the breezy, chilly evening to the welcoming warmth of friendship and fellowship that greeted us as we gathered at Linda and Norman Guinasso’s quietly elegant home to celebrate the final Board of Directors fundraiser of the station’s 20th anniversary year. Many thanks to the Guinassos for hosting such a successful and enjoyable event.
Many thanks also to ContraDiction for providing the highly entertaining music and to H-E-B (https://www.heb.com) for donating the delectable edibles. Texas-based businesses and local artists are crucial to the success of community radio, and we appreciate their continued support.
Crucial also is the continued support of the community, so of course, many thanks to those who attended the party. We’ve enjoyed getting to meet so many of our listeners during KEOS’s 20th anniversary year.
It’s been a great 2015, and now, here’s looking forward to 2016 and beyond!!
Dear Friend of KEOS: The Board of Directors invites you to join us for a fundraising party on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015, 6:30-9:00 PM, at the home of Linda and Norman Guinasso (713 Willow Loop, College Station, TX 77845). We'll have plenty of food and drinks (thanks to a generous donation from HEB), and local band ContraDiction will be performing. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, to let us know you plan to attend. If your plans change and you can make it (even if you haven't RSVP'd), please do join us. We always plan for extra! Responding early, though, does help us plan. As many of you know, KEOS is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and we want to make the Board's last fundraiser of the year a good one! We look forward to seeing you on November 21. Best wishes, Krista May, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bucky Bachmeyer KEOS Board of Directors email@example.com
Classical Jazz on Mondays from 9 to 11 PM, with host Chris Larkin
From the earliest era of Dixieland until now, this show encompasses all styles of jazz. Whether you’re strictly into the Big Band Swing era, Bebop, Cool, Fusion, Latin Jazz, this show has it all. Throw in a little jazz history about how the respective musicians were innovative for their time and that’s your show! Your host, Chris Larkin, will cover all the jazz basics and then some.
Whether you’re well-schooled in jazz or just starting out and exploring this wonderful American performing art, this show is for you! Every Monday from 9-11 pm. Thank you for listening!
–Chris Larkin, newly-minted Volunteer DJ at KEOS 89.1FM