KEOS Community Radio


It’s Not a Jam without a Silent Auction – – –

KEOS recognizes with exuberant thanks the following donors to the 2015 Volunteer Jam Silent Auction:

Aerofit           Allen Honda            Amici Olive Oil          Amico Nave           

Arsenal Tattoo & Design           The Bird’s Nest           Brazos Glassworks        

Brazos Natural Foods          Bryan Blues Festival        Burr’s Unfinished Furniture     

Cafe Eccell          Caldwell Country Chevrolet           Carter’s Burgers          The Eagle  

Earth Art           Furniture Shack           Half Price Books         Lillian Hieden           

Ray Wylie Hubbard           The Icehouse at Lake Bryan           IE           jim.n.i 

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches                  Kristen Distributing Co.  

La Salle Hotel          Lippman Music Company          McAlister’s Deli           Napa Flats 

Nori’s Hair Studio           Gary P. Nunn         Robert Earl Keene        Royalty Pecan   

Truman Chocolates           TSC Tractor Supply           The Village Cafe

Your generous contributions added a festive dimension to a great day of great music.   THANK YOU!!

KEOS 89.1 FM Receives Plass Arts Foundation Grant

Brazos Educational Radio, KEOS 89.1 FM, has received a $6,500 grant from the Gilbert and Thyra Plass Arts Foundation to help the station cover the costs of broadcasting “World Café,” a popular syndicated program that highlights a variety of musical genres.

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 sixth year in a row that KEOS has been a recipient of a Plass Arts Foundation grant.

“The costs of syndicated programming continue to increase,” said KEOS Board of Directors President Krista May. “Without the ongoing support of the Plass Arts Foundation, we wouldn’t be able to afford to broadcast ‘World Café.’ KEOS is honored to receive a grant from such a respected community-focused arts foundation.”

“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.

For a .pdf of this press release, contact: Krista May, President, Board of Directors, Brazos Educational Radio, KEOS 89.1 FM,

A Great Day!! KEOS Volunteer Jam 2015

Volunteer Jam 2015 was a huge success. It could not happen without the wonderful Texas musicians who volunteer their time and talent…

John PrihodaBrooke GrahamManzy Lowry –  Terri HendrixLloyd Maines –  Mark JungersSusan Gibson Larry Joe Taylorand each member of each band.

Also, there are the KEOS on-staff volunteers and volunteers in training who spent endless hours of thought, hard work and commitment to bring this annual event to life.

Of course, the foundation of everything at KEOS is our wonderful community of supporters, who flowed through the door in a steady stream, filling the hall with their enthusiasm and generosity.



——-OCTOBER 4, 2015——-



Please join us at the KEOS Volunteer Jam on Sunday, October 4, at the Lakeside Icehouse at Lake Bryan as we celebrate 20 years of community radio in the Brazos Valley with ALL OUR LISTENERS. 

The vibes are always great at this annual fundraiser for KEOS, 89.1FM, and we have a spectacular lineup of regional musicians this year.  

The show will kick off at noon with John Prihoda and continue with Brooke Graham at 1pm and Manzy Lowry at 2pm.  At 3pm, singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix and legendary record producer and player Lloyd Maines will take the stage, followed by Mark Jungers at 4pm, Susan Gibson at 5pm and Larry Joe Taylor at 6pm.

And we’ve got some really cool items in our silent auction this time around, everything from tattoos to an autographed guitar.

Suggested donation is $15 for a great day of music, fun and fellowship. For more information call KEOS 979-779-5367.


See YOU There October 4th!!


September First Friday

First Friday, September 4, showcases one of the state’s newest Cultural Districts, Downtown Bryan, and the city’s music, arts, culture and commerce. Many stores stay open late, and music fills the air in businesses and on the street, weather permitting. There are plenty of places to eat and drink.

KEOS volunteers will be in our usual First Friday location in the 100 block of South Main, between Papa Perez Mexican restaurant & the LaSalle, ready to meet folks and talk about KEOS.

Parking is available on the street or at the downtown parking garage. First Friday is a free event open to the public.

For more information: Call 979-822-4920 or go to




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.


FALL On-Air Fund Drive

August 29 – September 13


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

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– for another twenty years and many, many more.  


KEOS will have a table this year at both the NAVASOTA BLUES FESTIVAL and HARESTOCK.

The 20th Annual Navasota Blues Fest will be held August 14 and 15 at the Grimes County Expo Center, at 5336 FM 3455 in Navasota. Single-day and two-day tickets are available.

Doors open at 6 pm Friday and music will run from 7:00 to 11:30 pm with E-Flat Porch Band, Orange Jefferson, John DelToro Richardson. Saturday, the doors will open at 12:30 pm and the music will roll from 1 pm to midnight featuring Michael Birnbaum, Justin Johnson, Doug Macleod, Betty Fox, Sonny Boy Terry, Christian Dozzler, and Bryan/College Station favorite Ruthie Foster. KEOS will be on hand both days.

For more information visit

Harestock 8 will be held on August 14 – 16 at The Beer Joint, 12550 Hwy 30 East in College Station.

Harestock, started in 2008 by B/CS band The Great American Boxcar Chorus, has helped 14 charitable organizations and raised over $50,000 for charity!  This year’s charities include Hope House, The Harmony Project, Down Syndrome Association of the Brazos Valley, and The Great American Boxcar Charity.

Harestock will feature 3 days of music on 3 stages, including Parker Heights and The Docs, Push Water Band, Gabe Wootton, Magic Girl, Jamie Wilson, Emily Herring, K Phillips and the Concho Pearls, and more.

On Sunday, KEOS volunteers will have a table, and Harestock will conduct a giant silent auction.

Check out the complete schedule at

Advance tickets are available now at a reduced rate until doors open!  You can get them at


Listen for the Beat…

On Wednesday, August 12, KEOS kicks off a new public affairs talk show, “Brazos Valley Beat,” when host Jay Brakefield interviews Jim Paris, a refugee from California who’s written a book, Them Changes, about his adventures in the wild world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Each Wednesday, from 6 to 7 p.m., Jay will talk to interesting people about a range of topics, from the arts to politics, that make the Brazos Valley unique.

In the Mood for Something Special?


Are you planning a dinner out soon? Maybe a special night for the family, or with friends, or just to give yourself a treat? Well, there is one night soon when you can do that and do something special for KEOS at the same time.

Boneheads, that nice restaurant you’re never sure how to find, and that serves really good food, has offered KEOS a profit-sharing evening…

— July 16th, that’s a Thursday, from 5 to 9 pm. —

All you have to do for KEOS to receive the profit-share is to say,


KEOS DJs and other volunteers will be there, so stop by our table and say hello.                         That’s Boneheads…                                                             830 University Drive East, College Station

We look forward to seeing you there.