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Minnesota State University, Mankato

KMSU Radio. Collection, 1983 - Ongoing.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, University Archives
KMSU Radio. Collection, 1983 - Ongoing.
MSU Archives Collection 40



KMSU Radio. Collection, 1983-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 40. 1 records box, 1 cubic foot

Abstract:

The KMSU Radio Collection is primarily made up of program guides, the Monitor, and newsletters, Airwaves, which were distributed to subscribers. The Monitor and Airwaves issues contain radio schedules, show descriptions, coming attractions, and often stories at the end or beginning about people or events on the radio. The collection also includes ads and other documents.

Historical Note:

Mankato State Teachers College began broadcasting radio programs from the local radio station, KYSM, in the 1930s. However, the origins of the KMSU radio station can be traced back to the 1950s when Mankato State College formed the Radio Workshop, later renamed as the Radio Guild. The arrival of John Hodowanic in 1958 as director of information services began his term as the Radio Guild’s operations manager. With Hodowanic at the helm, the college radio programming quickly grew: the college acquired a console that allowed students to broadcast programs through KYSM while on campus; the college planned for its own radio station; the FCC granted the call numbers KMSU and assigned the frequency of 90.5; the station received its license; and finally in 1963, the first KMSU broadcast occurred.

The station originally broadcasted classical, semi-classical, new popular music, and discussion and news shows. In the beginning, programming was broadcasted five days a week and quickly grew to seven days a week. KMSU is still broadcasting these types of programs and many more today.

Information obtained from collection and KMSU website, Monitor issues, the Reporter, and 50 Years of Making Great Radio.

KMSU: http://www.mnsu.edu/kmsufm/

Scope and Content:

The KMSU Radio Collection consists of mainly issues of the program guides, the Monitor, and newsletters, Airwaves, distributed by the radio station beginning in the 1980s. These publications contain schedules and details of what is being broadcast. Until January 1989, the Monitor contained extensive writing and was very colorful. In February 1989 the format of the Monitor changed and it became larger but was all white with less writing and pictures. The Monitor was originally released every month but when it was relaunched in 1996 as Airwaves it became a quarterly newsletter. There are also a couple of ads, schedules, and other publications that are included. The collection has been divided into three series.

Program Guides: This series contains contain the monthly Monitor issues that included radio schedules, show descriptions, coming attractions, and often stories at the end or beginning about people or events on the radio. Issues range from 1983-1995.

Newsletters: This series contains contain the quarterly Airwaves issues that included radio schedules, show descriptions, coming attractions, and often stories at the end or beginning about people or events on the radio. Issues range from 1996-1998.

Miscellaneous: This series contains ads, schedules, and other miscellaneous publications and promotional items.

Restrictions:

It has been determined that there are no restrictions on this collection. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

KMSU Radio. Collection, 1983-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 40, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Aquisition:

KMSU donated this collection May 20, 2013.
Archives staff collected materials.

Processed By:

Josh Smith processed this collection in April 2015.
Mee Xiong made additions to the collection in June 2017.

Related Collections:

Petterson, Gustav S., 1889-1965, and Family. Collection, 1916 - 1979. SMHC Manuscript Collection 245, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

College radio stations -- Minnesota -- Mankato
KMSU (Radio station : Mankato, Minn.)
Mankato State College.
Mankato State University.
Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Public Radio.
Radio.

MSU Archives Collection 40Box Folder
Program Guides  
KMSU Monitor, December 198311
KMSU Monitor, January 198412
KMSU Monitor, February 198413
KMSU Monitor, March 198414
KMSU Monitor, April 198415
KMSU Monitor, May 198416
KMSU Monitor, June 198417
KMSU Monitor, July 198418
KMSU Monitor, August 198419
KMSU Monitor, September 1984110
KMSU Monitor, October 1984111
KMSU Monitor, November 1984112
KMSU Monitor, December 1984113
KMSU Monitor, January 1985114
KMSU Monitor, February 1985115
KMSU Monitor, March 1985 (2)116
KMSU Monitor, April 1985117
KMSU Monitor, May 1985 (2)118
KMSU Monitor, June 1985119
KMSU Monitor, July 1985120
KMSU Monitor, August 1985 (2)121
KMSU Monitor, September 1985 (3)122
KMSU Monitor, October 1985 (2)123
KMSU Monitor, November 1985 (2)124
KMSU Monitor, December 1985 (2)125
KMSU Monitor, January 1986 (2)126
KMSU Monitor, February 1986 (2)127
KMSU Monitor, March 1986 (2)128
KMSU Monitor, April 1986 (2)129
KMSU Monitor, May 1986 (3)130
KMSU Monitor, June 1986 (3)131
KMSU Monitor, July 1986 (2)132
KMSU Monitor, August 1986 (2)133
KMSU Monitor, September 1986 (3)134
KMSU Monitor, October 1986 (2)135
KMSU Monitor, November 1986 (2)136
KMSU Monitor, December 1986 (3)137
KMSU Monitor, January 1987 (3)138
KMSU Monitor, February 1987 (3)139
KMSU Monitor, March 1987 (3)140
KMSU Monitor, April 1987 (3)141
KMSU Monitor, May 1987 (3)142
KMSU Monitor, June 1987 (3)143
KMSU Monitor, July 1987 (3)144
KMSU Monitor, August 1987 (3)145
KMSU Monitor, September 1987 (3)146
KMSU Monitor, October 1987 (3)147
KMSU Monitor, November 1987 (3)148
KMSU Monitor, December 1987 (3)149
KMSU Monitor, January 1988 (3)150
KMSU Monitor, February 1988 (3)151
KMSU Monitor, March 1988 (3)152
KMSU Monitor, April 1988 (2)153
KMSU Monitor, May 1988 (2)154
KMSU Monitor, June 1988 (2)155
KMSU Monitor, July 1988 (2)156
KMSU Monitor, August 1988 (2)157
KMSU Monitor, September 1988 (3)158
KMSU Monitor, October 1988 (2)159
KMSU Monitor, November 1988 (2)160
KMSU Monitor, December 1988161
KMSU Monitor, January 1989 (3)162
KMSU Monitor, February 1989 (2)163
KMSU Monitor, March 1989 (2)163
KMSU Monitor, April 1989 (2)164
KMSU Monitor, May 1989164
KMSU Monitor, June 1989165
KMSU Monitor, July 1989165
KMSU Monitor, August 1989 (2)166
KMSU Monitor, September 1989166
KMSU Monitor, October 1989167
KMSU Monitor, November 1989167
KMSU Monitor, December 1989167
KMSU Monitor, January 1990168
KMSU Monitor, February 1990 (2)168
KMSU Monitor, March 1990168
KMSU Monitor, April 1990169
KMSU Monitor, May 1990169
KMSU Monitor, June 1990169
KMSU Monitor, July 1990170
KMSU Monitor, August 1990170
KMSU Monitor, September 1990170
KMSU Monitor, October 1990171
KMSU Monitor, November 1990171
KMSU Monitor, December 1990171
KMSU Monitor, January 1991172
KMSU Monitor, February 1991172
KMSU Monitor, March 1991172
KMSU Monitor, April 1991173
KMSU Monitor, May 1991173
KMSU Monitor, June 1991173
KMSU Monitor, July 1991174
KMSU Monitor, September 1991174
KMSU Monitor, October 1991175
KMSU Monitor, November 1991175
KMSU Monitor, January 1992176
KMSU Monitor, February 1992 (2)176
KMSU Monitor, March 1992176
KMSU Monitor, April 1992177
KMSU Monitor, May 1992177
KMSU Monitor, June 1992177
KMSU Monitor, July 1992178
KMSU Monitor, August 1992178
KMSU Monitor, September 1992178
KMSU Monitor, October 1992 (2)179
KMSU Monitor, November 1992 (2)179
KMSU Monitor, December 1992 (2)179
KMSU Monitor, January 1993180
KMSU Monitor, February 1993 (2)180
KMSU Monitor, March 1993 (2)180
KMSU Monitor, April 1993 (2)181
KMSU Monitor, May 1993 (2)181
KMSU Monitor, June 1993 (2)181
KMSU Monitor, July 1993182
KMSU Monitor, August 1993182
KMSU Monitor, September 1993 (2)182
KMSU Monitor, October 1993183
KMSU Monitor, November 1993 (2)183
KMSU Monitor, December 1993 (2)183
KMSU Monitor, Winter Edition, 1993-1994 (2)184
KMSU Monitor, Spring 1994 (2)184
KMSU Monitor, Fall 1994185
KMSU Monitor, Winter 1994 (2)185
KMSU Monitor, 1995186
KMSU Monitor, June 1995186
NewslettersBox Folder
KMSU Airwaves, Summer 1996187
KMSU Airwaves, Fall 1996187
KMSU Airwaves, Winter 1996187
KMSU Airwaves, Spring 1997187
KMSU Airwaves, Winter 1998187
Miscellaneous Box Folder
"Breezin'!", photograph print, 1989Oversize1
50 Years of Making Great Radio, 2013 (2)188
Ads, undated189
Audience Survey, undated190
Guests, Final Report, 2005191
Program Schedule, 1980s?, 2015192
Mavericks Official Trading Cards, 2014-2015 Season, 2015-2016 (2)193
Window Clings, undated194