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RIP Dave Brubeck, a jazz musician who attained pop-star acclaim with recordings such as “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo a la Turk.”

Throughout his career, Brubeck defied conventions long imposed on jazz musicians. The tricky meters he played in “Take Five” and other works transcended standard conceptions of swing rhythm. He was just 1 day short of turning 92 years old.

This man changed music forever and we salute him.



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THIS DAY IN MUSIC: 1960 - Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it. The two were told to leave Germany and The Beatles returned home, discouraged.

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We present to you, the Fall 2012 KMNR Trainee Class!



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Congratulations to the following student-DJs on completing the first step of their radio careers! These students have worked hard all semester and completed a semester long training program. Congrats to:
Alec Reven
Alex Tabb
Anastasia Ross
Aashiesh Avachat
Barret Storck
Cullen O’Farrell
Kaitlin Brown
Keelin Benedicto
Lucé Crim
Maggie Eicks
Micah Theus
Mitchell Thurman
Nick Johnson
Oscar Owens
Steven Fitzpatrick
Tyler Bick
Zach Ridenour

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Twice a year a hand-picked group of applicants enter a semester long training program here at KMNR. You’ve heard them goof up on the radio, seen their faces working hard at roadshows, and they also helped make Freaker’s Ball the insane event that it was. Now, after paying their dues, they will become official licensed radio DJs and be welcomed into the increasingly dysfunctional KMNR family. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for the station.

Today, we celebrate their hard work with the KMNR Trainee Banquet.

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A Little Touch Up

I’ve put a little make up on our playlists feature. We now show cover art for some the entries in the playlist. In addition, I’ve added some buttons to share the playlist on Facebook and Twitter.

The cover art has been added to the charts section as well. It looks pretty nifty. If you haven’t checked out our charts, you should. We put charts up every Sunday when school is in session.

Lastly, we want to give a little shout out to our friends at Cornell College. KRNL, their student run station, dropped us a line to find out about some of the technologies we use on kmnr.org. Plus, they use 89.7FM too! 

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