On October 24, 2014, the KEOS Board of Directors and KEOS supporters gathered at the home of Joanne Bergman and Ed Borowiec to celebrate community radio. The evening’s entertainment featured the music of Jeff Cooper and Claire Domingue, along with a special visit by Dan Wargo, host of “The Hayride” and “The Stone Age,” syndicated programs that air each week on KEOS. The evening raised $1,585 for all-volunteer community radio.
Many thanks to Joanne and Ed for hosting this successful event. Additionally, thanks to Little Caesars Pizza—located at Highway 6 and Booneville Road in Bryan and at Texas Avenue and Southwest Parkway in College Station—for their generous donation to the fundraiser.
The KEOS Board of Directors organizes several celebrations a year in people’s homes. The more intimate settings give KEOS supporters a chance to meet KEOS volunteers and musicians who generously give their time and talents to support the station. If you’d like to host a fundraiser for KEOS at your home, please contact the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting community radio in the Brazos Valley!
This year’s installment of the annual Volunteer Jam will happen on Sunday, October 5th at the Lakeside Ice House on the banks of Lake Bryan. The multi-artist live music event will commence at 1PM and the last performer takes the stage at 7Pm. There will also be a silent auction with lots of great crafts, gift certificates, and all-around-goodies that runs from 1PM until 6PM.
Our line-up and schedule of music this year is:
1PM – John Prihoda
2Pm – Manzy Lowry Band
3Pm – Mark Jungers
4PM – Pauline Reese
5PM – Shelley King
6PM – Houston Marchman
7PM – Owen Temple
The day will be sure to be filled with great songs, even better camaraderie, and the fantastic food & drink that is a mainstay at the Lakeside Ice House. There will be a $15 suggested donation at the door and you can find more information from these sources:
We would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all the listeners and supporters who stepped up and made our Fall 2014 Pledge Drive a great success. As a small community radio station that gets ~80% of it’s financial support from our listeners (that’s you!), every penny that came in was met with overwhelming gratitude. Be sure that we will strive to use your donations with prudence, responsibility, and to keep providing you with great music, news, and local information!
If you still need to fulfill your pledge, you may drop a check in the mail and address the envelope to:
P.O. Box 78
College Station, TX 77841
Or also feel free to drop it by in person, and say hello, at:
202 E Carson
Bryan, TX 77801
Again, thank you for supporting KEOS 89.1FM…the left end of the station done right!
Most of KEOS‘ operating funds come from you, the listener, and through September 20, we’re conducting a pledge drive to raise those funds to keep bringing you the great programming we’ve presented for almost 20 years. Because of generous matching donations, every dollar counts for two. When a live DJ is on the air, you can call us at 979-779-5367. Any time, day or night, you can pledge securely online and make it a recurring donation. Or just go old school and mail us a check at P.O. Box 78, College Station, Texas 77841.
For the fifth year in a row, KEOS has received a grant from the Plass Arts Foundation to help cover the costs of airing the popular syndicated program “World Cafe,” hosted by David Dye. We are honored to receive this grant and wouldn’t be able to air “World Cafe” without it! Download the full press release here.
At the recent Navasota Blues Festival, KEOS program director Jay Brakefield sat down with performers Justin Johnson, Doug MacLeod and Texas Johnny Boy to explore their history with the blues and how they feel about playing this vital American music. Here’s what they had to say, plus musical samples from Muddy Waters and Texas’ own Blind Willie Johnson.
Tune in to “KEOS Review” at 6 p.m. today for an interview with Navasota Blues Fest performer Justin Johnson, who will kick off this weekend’s festivities with a free workshop on cigar-box guitars.
On “KEOS Review” on Wednesday, July 29, host Jay Brakefield aired an interview with A&M physics professor Dr. William Bassichis about the upcoming restoration of Temple Freda, a century-old Jewish temple in downtown Bryan. Here’s the interview.
To get more information and to pledge a tax-deductible contribution to the restoration of Temple Freda, please contact Lindsey Guindi, director of strategic projects for the city of Bryan, by phone at 979-209-5130 or by email at email@example.com.
Listen to “KEOS Review” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, to learn how Temple Freda, a century-old Bryan synagogue, will be saved from decades of decay. Listen at 89.1 FM or right here at keos.org.
The Landon Evans Band, a local group that mixes traditional classics and Texas Country favorites with original tunes in the honky-tonk tradition, stopped by for an interview and mini-concert during KEOS Review at 6 P.M. of Wednesday, July 16th.