Shuffle Function Radio Roulette
Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tune in at six p.m. on Thursday, October 28th, for the scariest thing two control freak DJs can do: Turn their playlist over to random chance and the mercy of the Radio Gods! Shuffle Function Radio Roulette returns to wreak havoc on the airwaves, and if you pledge during the show you can play!
For the uninitiated, Shuffle Function Radio Roulette is a game the Morning Show invented for Halloween. Why Halloween? Because they wanted to do something that was terrifying that went beyond the usual fare of Halloween music. For a couple of control freaks like Shyboy Tim and Shelley, there is nothing more horrifying than turning their playlist over to random chance. Thus Radio Roulette was born.
But what exactly is Shuffle Function Radio Roulette? Here's how to play:
1) GATHER THE RECORDS! They drag in the crates of K-Tel records from the office. Each record has been assigned a number. The collection is now over 450 albums strong! When they did their first round of roulette, they probably played with only 20 records!
2) WHICH RECORD GET PLAYED? Tim and Shelley use the magic hat with slips of paper inside it that have a number written on them. Each number corresponds to the K-Tel record with that assigned number. Shyboy Tim pulls out a number from the magic hat and that is how the Radio Gods pick the record to play.
3) DO YOU PLAY SIDE A or SIDE B? Shyboy Tim then picks up a coin to determine which side to play. If it's an American release they use a US quarter. If it's a Canadian release we use a Canadian quarter. If it's an import we use the other coins that we have at our disposal. Shyboy then flips the coin. If they get HEADS it's SIDE A. If it's TAILS they play SIDE B. Players note: if the record is a Double LP they flip a coin to determine Record 1 or Record 2. Heads = Record 1 and Tails = Record 2.
4) HOW DO YOU PICK A SONG? The last step in this process is to determine which song gets played. They have two dice that are used for this step. If the record has more than 6 tracks they use a normal die, but if there are more they use a 10 sided die! (Shout Out to D & D players) So if Shyboy Tim rolls a 7 they play track number 7, or if he rolls a 2 they play track 2. Finally, Shelley cues up the record and hopes it doesn't hurt too much. You will have to tune in to see how things go.
Shuffle Function Radio Roulette is a lot of fun, but it can either be the best radio ever or the worst radio ever. Since Shuffle Function has no control over the outcome, it's anybody's guess how it will go. PLUS, it's Pledge Drive time, so KMSU could REALLY use a great round of it to entice listeners into giving generously to our wonderful little station.
Listen at 89.7 fm/91.3 fm/kmsu.org, or ask your smart speaker to play KMSU Radio