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!!
From All the Volunteers at KEOS
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
In order to assist us with planning, please e-mail the Board at
email@example.com 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.
Krista May, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bucky Bachmeyer
KEOS Board of Directors
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
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!!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Jam 2015 was a huge success. It could not happen without the wonderful Texas musicians who volunteer their time and talent…
John Prihoda – Brooke Graham – Manzy Lowry – Terri Hendrix – Lloyd Maines – Mark Jungers – Susan Gibson – Larry Joe Taylor – and 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.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. YOU’RE ALL THE BEST.
——-OCTOBER 4, 2015——-
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF KEOS 89.1FM
IN THE BRAZOS VALLEY
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.
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 http://www.downtownbryan.com/
TWENTY YEARS OF ALL-VOLUNTEER
COMMUNITY RADIO —
THANK YOU COMMUNITY!!
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
YOU CAN HELP
Call the station. 979-779-5367 — Cash or credit card is accepted by phone.
At keos.org—click on DONATE NOW— to 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.