KEOS Community Radio


The KEOS Lone Star Music Series at the Grand Stafford Theatre: June 24, 2016

KEOS 89.1 FM welcomes Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins in concert on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan as part of the station’s ongoing Lone Star Music Series. Local favorites Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus ( will open the show.   Beginning June 1, tickets will be available for purchase at General admission (standing room only) tickets are available for $15, and reserved seating tickets are available for $25.

Walt Wilkins ( is well known to many KEOS listeners. Wilkins brings a real passion to his music, and has described his life as a songwriter and performer: “I have had a fair share of songs recorded by other folks, which was my dream all along, and I have played shows with heroes & real poets & the deepest of cats. But I live for the gig tonight, and tomorrow.” For the Lone Star Music Series concert, he’ll be joined by his wife Tina Mitchell Wilkins (, who has lived and worked in Los Angeles and Nashville, but is now proud to call Texas home.

KEOS kicked off the Lone Star Music Series last year with a concert by Sam Baker, Carrie Elkins, and Chip Dolan. The Lone Star Music Series promotes independent Texas music by featuring artists with deep Texas roots. In addition to providing our community with great concerts, the series also strives to educate the general public about Texas-based musicians, singers, and songwriters. KEOS is proud to partner with the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan again this year. The Lone Star Music Series 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.

Join us on June 24 as we celebrate Texas music and all-volunteer, community radio!  LSM2016_WW_WebBanner_851x315TinaMitchellWilkins

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After many years and a number of repeats, Sierra Club Radio is no longer producing new shows. KEOS says a sad goodbye to this popular program.


Starting this Sunday morning, Sierra Club Radio is replaced by Bioneers at 6:30 AM.  


At 6 PM on Sunday, Big Picture Science, a weekly one-hour science magazine that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways,  replaces Bioneers and Sierra Club.  


Tune in Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM for Good Books Radio, a 30-minute interview show with authors of newly published books.  


Let us know what you think of the new selections.



New Show for Late Night Listeners

Open Mic Night at KEOS, hosted by Noelle Simon, made its debut on April 30th and will air each Saturday from 10-11pm.

Poets, musicians and artists who make our area unique come in to share their work with the community.

Listen and Enjoy!!

KEOS 2016 Spring On-Air Fund Drive

This year’s Spring On-Air Fund Drive will be

March 25 – April 10 with a goal of $10,000

Your gift will be doubled by promised Matching Funds

Support YOUR Favorite Show!! 

 CALL 979-779-5367  



To Make a One-time or Recurring Donation


–The all-volunteer team at KEOS



KEOS celebrates . . .

Quiet neighborhood, hospitable home, congenial people enjoying companionship, burritos, beer and live music. And an almost full moon to light the drive home. What could be better than that!! If you were there, thank you for attending…hope you had a wonderful, enjoyable time.

Thanks also to musicians Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus for contributing their outstanding talents. (

All are welcome at KEOS events. If you missed this one and would like to have a reminder of the next, please email Krista May, Board President, with your name and email address.

Let’s kick off 2016 in style!!

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 

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 ( 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 by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, to let us know you plan to 

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

Thank You

KEOS listeners

for a wonderful 20th year on air.

Happy Holidays

¡¡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…call 979-779-5367…mail to P.O.Box 78, College Station TX 77841….stop by 202 E.Carson, Bryan

KEOS plays a vital part in RADIO M*A*S*H* Make*A*Smile*Happen 2015

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

A profit-sharing evening …


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December 10th, from 5 to 9 pm

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