KEOS Community Radio

LISTEN TO “TEXAS STANDARD” ON KEOS

Beginning Monday, March 2nd, 5:00 p.m on weekdays, “Texas Standard” makes its debut at 89.1FM, KEOS Radio, which has been selected as exclusive Bryan/College Station area affiliate for this innovative and exciting new show.

It is a one-hour daily news magazine, grounded in the best traditions of American journalism: fact-based, independent and politically neutral reporting.  In an era in which news outlets, politics and citizens are increasingly polarized, “Texas Standard” offers critical breadth, variety and integrity.  Its promise to audience and guests is to “respect your intelligence, respect your need for accurate information, engage both head and heart, remain true to the ideals of public radio, experiment and try new things, keep you informed and connected, and surprise you.”

“Texas Standard” www.TexasStandard.org is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio—and news organizations across Texas, Mexico and the United States.  This cross-station collaboration—first of its kind among public radio stations in Texas—provides listeners access to stories from communities across the state, while staying connected with a broader world view.

Hosted by journalist David Brown who, prior to his work with “Texas Standard,” founded and hosted the award-winning cultural journalism unit “Texas Music Matters” at KUT Public Radio and is known nationally for his work as host of public radio’s “Marketplace,” “Texas Standard” will also feature interviews with researchers, innovators, business leaders, political thinkers and experts—across Texas and around the globe—who reflect a diversity of opinions. The mission: To explore the world of news, economics, innovation and culture every day—from a Texas perspective—in a fresh, contemporary, conversational style.

–Audrey Patton, KEOS Volunteer Reporter

Press Release for Texas Standard on KEOS

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!!You Are Invited!!

Celebrate KEOS at a party featuring Joey McGee.

The KEOS Board of Directors is hosting a fundraiser on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015, 6:30-9:30PM, at the home of some of KEOS’s loyal listeners.  Please join the Board, KEOS volunteers, and friends as we enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and the music of singer/songwriter Joey McGee, www.joeymcgeemusic.com .

We’ll have Chinese and Korean food from Shun de Mom Express in College Station, beer donated by New Republic Brewing Company, www.newrepublicbrewing.com , and plenty of non-alcoholic drinks.  For a $25 donation at the door, you can join us as we party for KEOS and community radio.  Children are also welcome for a $10 donation at the door.

For the party’s address and to assist with planning, please e-mail the KEOS Board at bod@keos.org by Friday, February 20, 2015, to let us know you plan to attend.

KEOS celebrates its 20th birthday this year, and we want to start off the year right!  Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events as we celebrate community radio in 2015.joeyatkeos(1)

 

KEOS Receives Arts Council Grant for Lone Star Music Series

KEOS is proud to announce that the station has received an Annual Program and Marketing Grant from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, which is funded through the City of College Station and City of Bryan’s hotel/motel tax revenues.

A long-time affiliate of the Arts Council (http://acbv.org), KEOS will use the money to help fund a concert featuring Texas singer-songwriter Sam Baker (http://sambakermusic.com) to kick-off the Lone Star Music Series at the Grand Stafford Theater (http://grandstaffordtheater.com) in downtown Bryan. The goal of the Lone Star Music Series is to educate listeners and community members through concerts and other related events–such as on-air interviews and workshops with artists–that focus on Texas’s rich musical tapestry. “We’re thrilled to welcome Sam Baker to downtown Bryan and the Grand Stafford Theater on March 27 for the first concert in KEOS’s Lone Star Music Series,” said KEOS Board of Directors’ President Krista May. “The funds we receive from this grant will help us to publicize the concert series to music lovers across the state. Throughout its history, KEOS has proudly supported Texas musicians and artists, and we look forward to organizing many great events in Bryan and College Station that will educate our community about Texas music. We’re especially thrilled that this series will premier during KEOS’s twentieth year as an all-volunteer community radio station.”

Check back here soon for details about the March 27 concert and the Lone Star Music Series, as well as other events during KEOS’s 20th-birthday year. The KEOS Board of Directors and Management Team are grateful to the Arts Council and the Cities of Bryan and College Station for their help in bringing the Lone Start Music Series to Bryan and College Station.

—KEOS Board of Directors

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND …

It seemed like a longshot back in mid-2014 when Krista May, KEOS board chair, went through the process of placing KEOS in competition for the Caldwell Country Cares Sweepstakes for a $1,000.00 prize awarded monthly by Caldwell Country Chevrolet with help from KBTX TV-Channel 3 in publicizing and monitoring the event. There are so many worthy non-profits in the Brazos Valley, what would make Brazos Educational Radio the one that could gain the most votes?

Krista pointed out our many virtues and the many services we provide to the community, and the fact that we are one of the very few remaining all-volunteer radio stations in the nation.

Time passed and, month after month, KEOS was not chosen as one of the three Brazos Valley organizations selected to compete for the award.

Then, as if the fates knew it was our birthday, KEOS was chosen to the one of the December finalists, and with the dawn of 2015 was named the winner.

–Audrey Patton-KEOS Volunteer Reporter

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Congratulations and Thanks to Everybody!!!

All of us who voted; worried and voted anyway; encouraged and cajoled our friends, family, acquaintances, and those who just owe us a favor to vote have earned each other’s thanks, appreciation and congratulations for providing a very nice reward for KEOS.

Caldwell Country Chevrolet, with support and promotion provided by KBTX-Television Channel 3, has for the past year funded a contest permitting one charitable organization each month to earn a grant of $1,000.00.  December’s winner is KEOS 89.1FM Brazos Valley Educational Radio.

All at KEOS thank you, Caldwell Country. You are a good and generous neighbor.

–Audrey Patton, KEOS Volunteer Reporter

KEOS NEEDS YOUR VOTE

Good news — KEOS has been selected as one of three finalists for a $1,000 award from the Caldwell Country Cares project!

Voting opens on December 25th and closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, 2014.

Please go online to KBTX.com, or click on this link:

http://kbtx.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?PageType=VOTING&contestid=115325

to vote during that window.

Please share this with all your friends…..and remind them….Every Vote Matters!!

Thank you for making 2014 a great year for community radio.

KEOS Financial Review for Fiscal Year 2013 Now Posted

Dear KEOS Listeners:

Brazos Educational Radio, KEOS 89.1 FM, has undergone a financial review of fiscal year 2013 with the accounting firm Seidel, Schroeder, and Company, and we wanted to make the final report available to you. As this report confirms, KEOS’s accounting practices are lawful and diligent. To view the report, please click here. Additionally, you can view this review report in a public file at the Bell Studios (202 E. Carson St., Bryan), and this file is also available in KEOS’s public file at the Carnegie Library in downtown Bryan (111 South Main St., Bryan).

Additionally, we have posted a profit and loss report for 2013, which you can view by clicking here.

The KEOS Board of Directors strives to make our accounting procedures transparent, and we hold ourselves accountable to our donors and listeners. This is KEOS’s first third-party financial review, and it represents a significant step in the station’s attempts to ensure the station’s financial sustainability.

We submitted this review to the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, along with our application for a marketing grant for 2014-2015. We will submit it to other granting agencies to give a clear picture of KEOS’s financial and accounting practices.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the KEOS Board of Directors at bod@keos.org. Thank you for your continued support of community radio!

Best wishes

Krista May, Rebecca Hankins, James Rosenheim, and Kevin O’Sullivan

KEOS Board of Directors

Radio M*A*S*H 2014

It couldn’t happen without KEOS!!

It’s Christmas, and in a tradition stretching back to the Vietnam War and named after the much-loved TV series of that era, the 5 radio stations of Brazos Valley Communications broadcast for 5 days from College Station’s Post Oak Mall in tents set up to simulate a battlefield installation. DJs ask on air for donations of new and gently used toys—or even cash—to be brought by the outpost.

Volunteers in khaki tee shirts gather the toys in bigger tents near the broadcast tents, where the gently used are cleaned and checked for condition, and batteries are installed wherever needed. An endless supply of batteries is supplied by Interstate Batteries of Bryan.

The toys are then matched with gift lists from more than thirty area schools, churches and other organizations and placed in a secure area for pickup by the appropriate organization. This year more than 6,000 children will receive gifts from Radio M*A*S*H…. Make *A* Smile* Happen.

KEOS’s role in this intricate and well-coordinated procedure? KEOS engineers and DJs operate the equipment at Brazos Valley Communications to keep the remote broadcasts by KORARadio AlegriaRock 103.9101.9 The BeatOldies 107.3 on air. Rockin’ Billy Ryan, H. Alan Montgomery, Michelle Palmer, St. Patrick Palmer, Carol Davis-Rios, Jess Havens, Matt May, Herb Willett, Ron Ramirez, and D.J. Collins, all under the scheduling and watchful eye of Chief Engineer Lance Parr, stay in constant two-way radio communication with the on-air DJs, making it possible for Brazos Valley Communications staff to function seamlessly at the remote Mall location.

All at KEOS welcome this display of mutual respect and community service and thank those who give so selflessly of their time and talent.

–By Audrey Patton

End of Year On-Air Fund Drive

Looking for a way to decrease your 2014 Taxes? …  KEOS can help!!

The new tax year is right around the corner, and KEOS would like you to know there is still time to donate to us and get a tax receipt.

We make it really easy.  Any time, day or night, you can pledge securely online at www.keos.org to make a one-time or even a recurring donation.   You can still call us at 979-779-5367 when your favorite show is on the air,  or just  drop a check in the mail to KEOS, P.O.Box 78, College Station, TX 77841.

Dates for the 2014 End of Year on-Air Fund Drive are December 6 through December 13.

Thanks KEOS listeners for your support!
–The All-Volunteer KEOS Staff.

 

 

KEOS 2014 Volunteer Jam & Silent Auction Thank You’s

KEOS thanks the following donors for their contributions to
the Volunteer Jam & Silent Auction…

Aerofit
Allen Honda
Amico Nave
Arbanos Cafe
Arsenal Tattoo & Design
Blue Baker
Renee Bork, LMT
Jay Brakefield
Brazos Glassworks
Brazos Natural Foods
Burdett & Sons
Café Eccell
Caldwell Country
Carter’s Burgers
Cotton Patch
Niki Shea, Cutler Spa and Salon
Marci Avery, Cutler Spa and Salon
Downtown Bryan Association
The Eagle
Earth Art
The Farm Patch
Fast Eddie’s
Furniture Shack
Grand Station Entertainment
Griffin Locksmith
Half Price Books
Harvest Coffee Bar
Healing Handz
Jeremy Herrera
Jim-i-ni
Jimmy John’s
Kristen Distributing Co.
Lakeside Ice House at Lake Bryan
McAlister’s Deli
Napa Flats
Nori’s Hair Studio
Patranella’s
Prospector’s Grill & Saloon
Royalty Pecan
Sam’s Shoe Repair
Vanessa Santiago
Spirit Ice Arena
Stephenson Chiropractic
TSC Tractor Supply Co.
Judy Warren & Peter Hugill
Yoga Pod


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