Everybody knows that WFMU is the greatest radio station in America. But KMSU is a strong contender for second place.
Simply put, They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants wouldn't exist without KMSU 89.7 The Maverick, on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
It's public radio, but it's not part of Big Public Radio. This is a community-supported, mom 'n' pop-type station, operating on a limited budget but filled with passionate volunteers and music geek DJs. There are syndicated shows to fill in the schedule, but the heart of KMSU is regular folks playing the music that makes them happy... and that's a beautiful thing. (Check out the current schedule -- it's got something for everybody!)
If you're reading this, you're probably a pretty big TMBG fan. So here's the question: If you called up your radio station and said, "Hey, would you play They Might Be Giants... for 12 hours straight?" what do you think the response would be? KMSU's answer was HELL YEAH. How cool is that?
HOW TO LISTEN TO KMSU
ON A RADIO: Be located somewhere in south central Minnesota or north central Iowa, then tune your radio to 89.7 FM.
ON A COMPUTER: Point your broswer to http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/listenlive/ then click the "KMSU for Windows Media" link. This appears to work quite well on both PCs and Macs. The TuneIn website will NOT stream KMSU.
ON A SMARTPHONE: Install the TuneIn app at https://tunein.com/get-tunein/ then search for KMSU 89.7 (and save it as a favorite!)