Friday, October 28, 2011

Sounds of Cinema Halloween Special

Don't miss the annual Sounds of Cinema Halloween Special.

Listeners to 89.5 KQAL FM in Winona, MN can hear the special at 11pm on Sunday, October 30th.

Listeners to 89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato, MN can hear the special at 1pm on Monday, October 31st.

Remember, those not in the broadcast area can hear the show live streaming over the web or via an app for mobile devices. Visit each stations' website for details.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KMSU Pledge Drive

89.7 KMSU FM in Mankato is currently holding its fall pledge drive. Please consider supporting this station with a financial commitment.

KMSU and stations like it are unique in the media landscape. In an environment where media is increasingly homogenized and the content of local airwaves is programmed by corporate offices in distant locales, KMSU is the rare place where local, original content is generated and broadcast. The station serves local businesses, organizations and artists and gives them a unique platform to express their ideas.

This is a very challenging time for independent radio. Although KMSU recieves some funding from Minnesota State University Mankato, the station is expected to generate a portion of its own revenue. In times of economic stress that expectation may become greater as other interests compete for state funding. Across the nation, many colleges and universities are abandoning their radio stations to make ends meet in these challenging economic times. When this happens it isn't just students who lose. It is the entire community.

If you are a listener to this station, or just believe in supporting community radio and local media, please consider making a pledge. You can make on online pledge here or call the station at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sinclair McKay Interview Available Online

My interview with Sinclair McKay, author of A Thing of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Films, is now available as a downloadable mp3. You can find it here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Interview with Sinclair Mckay on Sounds of Cinema

On Sunday, October 16th, Sounds of Cinema will continue the ongoing Halloween theme with a look at the films of Britain’s Hammer studio. This episode will feature music from films like Dracula: Prince of Darkness, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, and She as well as an interview with Sinclair McKay, the author of A Thing of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Films.