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AIRCHECKS

1966

Jingles and commercials (the station's format at that time was a mix of classical/middle-of-the-road/jazz). - 2 MB

Commercials/announcements: Twin Cities Auto Dealers, O.I. Borton Motors, and A Look into the Future in 1974

1968

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Dick Driscoll and a "middle-of-the-road" music format - 5 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren).

Includes commercials for The Cork & Fork Restaurant, Kiefer for Men, and Twin City Federal (read by Jack Benny).

 

6/23/1968

Bruce Lee - 7 MB (provided by Steve Brown) 

5/15/1970

George Fisher - 10 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

1971

Don Duchene - Starts with newscast - 2 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

10/19/1972

Alan Stone interviews American folk music singer-songwriter, Steve Goodman - 25 MB (provided by Alan Stone)

 

February 1973

Quadraphonic Broadcast - Introduction of a Blood Sweat and Tears concert taped at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theater - 1 MB

Quadraphonic sound uses four channels in which speakers are positioned at the four corners of the listening space, reproducing signals that are (wholly or in part) independent of one another. Quadraphonic audio was one of the earliest consumer offerings in surround sound. It was a commercial failure due to many technical problems, which were solved too late to save the technology from disaster. The format was more expensive than standard two-channel stereo. It also required extra speakers, and suffered from lack of a standard format for LP records. The rise of home theatre products in the late 1980s and early 1990s brought multi-channel recording formats back to the forefront, although in a completely different form. (source: Wikipedia)

6/9/1973

Photo credit: Twin Cities Radio People (Past and Present)

Brian McNee - 23 MB   Also includes Randi Kirshbaum providing a list of “what’s going on” events at the end of the recording. 

 

Commercials: Dayton’s Super Sound Sale, Grain Belt Beer, Schell’s Beer, Schell’s Beer, Everynight Shampoo, Sons of Champlin - Welcome to the Dance (album), Northwestern Bell, Guthrie Theater, Delmonico’s House of Stereo, Grain Belt Beer, and Jethro Tull at the Met Sports Center (tickets $4.50/$5.50/$6.50).

List of music played: Taj Mahal: Going Up to the Country Paint My Mailbox Blue, Paul McCartney: Medley – Hold Me Tight/Lazy Dynamite/Hands Of Love/Power Cut, Traffic: Rock ‘N’ Roll Stew, Rick Bloomfield & John Paul Hammond & Dr. John: Last Night, Seals and Crofts: We May Never Pass This Way (Again), John Prine: Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You into Heaven Anymore, Cat Stevens: Heard Headed Woman, William Russo / Corky Siegel / Seiji Ozawa and the San Francisco Symphony: Russo Three Pieces for Blues Band and Symphony, Tom Rush: Kids These Days, and Peter Frampton: All Night Long.

6/9/1973

Dan Pothier - 29 MB

At this time, KQRS featured a freeform rock format.  

Features newscasts including Earth News and Zodiac News and commercials for Everynight Shampoo, Bar Lee Liquors (?), Blue Oyster Cult: Tyranny and Mutation album, Montgomery Ward: “Bloodshot” album by J. Geils Band, Bachman Turner Overdrive (album), Led Zeppelin at the St. Paul Civic Center (tickets: $5.50/$6.00), Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Bikeways, Dulonos Pizza, Schlitz Beer (sung by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition), The Store Front, Montgomery Ward: “Down the Load” album with Stephen Stills and Manassas, Electric Fetus, and Schmitt Beer.

List of music played: Sons of Champlin: Welcome to the Dance, Jesse Ed Davis: Keep Me Comin', Uriah Heep: Tales, Neil Young: Old Man, Jefferson Airplane: Ballad of the Chrome Nun, Steely Dan: Reelin’ in the Years, Chris Youlden: Standing on the Corner, Lou Reed: Lisa Says, David Bowie: Let’s Spend the Night Together, Carly Simon: Waited So Long, Joy of Cooking: Honey Let’s Have Some Fun, Bob Seger: Stealer, Derek and the Dominos: Got to Get Better in a Little While, Bruce Springsteen: It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City, Eddie Matal: Old New Hampshire (?), Chicago: A Hit by Varese, King Curtis: Memphis Soul Stew (Live @ Fillmore West), Bachman Turner Overdrive: Don’t Get Yourself in Trouble, and Elton John: Have Mercy on the Criminal.

6/10/1973

Randi Kirshbaum taken at her current stations: WCLZ-FM and WPOR-FM in South Portland, ME

Randi Kirshbaum - 14 MB

Includes commercials for Pepsi (sung by Ann Duquesnay), The Flame Bar, and Led Zeppelin at the St. Paul Civic Center

List of music played: Jimi Hendrix: Castles Made of Sand, Seals and Crofts: We May Never Pass This Way (Again), Tom Rush: Child's Song, Cat Stevens: On the Road to Find Out, Canned Heat: Framed, Hot Tuna: Hesitation Blues, Doc Watson: Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, Mike Bloomfield - John Paul Hammond - Dr. John: Sho Bout to Drive Me Wild, Ten Year After: Woman Trouble, Bonnie Raitt: Since I Fell for You, George Harrison: That is All, Bonnie Koloc: Charmer, The Allman Brothers Band: Don't Want You No More, The Allman Brothers Band: It's Not My Cross to Bear, Led Zeppelin: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Led Zeppelin: Over the Hills and Far Away, and Beck & Bogert & Appice: Lady.

6/12/1973

Alan Stone Recent Photo

Alan Stone from - 20 MB

Includes newscasts and commercials for the Guthrie Theater, Schell's Beer, Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Blue Oyster Cult: Tyranny and Mutation album, Grain Belt Beer, and Everynight Shampoo.

List of music played: Yes: And You and I (Live), Taj Mahal: Annie's Lover, Taj Mahal: Happy Just to be Like I am, The Temptations: Masterpiece, Paul McCartney: Live and Let Die, Lighthouse: Sunny Days, Boz Scaggs: Monkey Time, Mike Bloomfield - John Paul Hammond - Dr. John: I Yi Yi, Traffic: You Can All Join In, George Harrison: Don't Let Me Wait Too Long, Faces: Bad 'N' Ruin, Faces: Silicone Grown, Eagles: Twenty-One, Eagles: Out of Control, and Led Zeppelin: Over the Hills and Far Away.

1974

National Lampoon Radio Hour Christmas Special - #1 -  #2  (provided by Mark Rotenberry)

9/2/1977

Alan Stone - 10 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

1978

Dave Dworkin - First Show on KQRS - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

Current Photo

KQRS-FM (92.5) - Benjie Mchie airchecks from 1978:

April 14, 1978 - 14 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes commercials for Keepsake Diamond Rings, 7-Eleven Star Wars Slurpee Cups, REO Speedwagon "You can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish" album, Twin City Honda, Powers Department Store, Rabbit Test (movie), Al Di Meola at the State Theater, Löwenbräu, and Dairy Queen.

October 11, 1978 - 9 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes commercials for Neil Young & Crazy Horse at the St. Paul Civic Center, Minnehaha Lanes featuring the The Del Counts, Midwest Mountaineering, The Longhorn, Doc Holiday's featuring Johnny Mayo, and Crown Auto.

4/18/1978

Tac Hammer -   #1 15 MB   -   #2 18 MB  (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes commercials for Dolphin Waterbeds, Bob Short for Senate, Larry Reids Bloomington Chrysler Plymouth, Brandy's Restaurant, Jackson Brown at the St. Paul Civic Center, Clairol Short & Sassy, Todd Chevrolet, Excedrin, Team Electronics, Dayton's Hi-Fi Sale, Bonnie Bell at Dayton's, Audio Warehouse, Loudon Wainwright III at the Guthrie, McDonalds and Lancer. Plus Zodiac News with Nancy Rosen.

4/27/1978

Alan Stone and Hal Hoover  - 9 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

May 1978

Marci Bolter - All Night Album Replay, news from Pacific News Service, sports update, etc. - 11 MB (provided by Stuart Held)

May 1978

Karen Wong - 10 MB (provided by Stuart Held)

9/18/1978

Composite #1 7 MB  - #2 10 MB: Tac Hammer, Alan Stone, Hal Hoover, etc. (provided by Jay Philpott) 

10/6/1978

Kevin St. John - 18 MB (provided by Alan Stone)

Includes commercials for Sound of Music, Venus Waterbed Stores, Schlitz, Del Counts at Minnehaha Lanes, Schaak, Up in Smoke (movie), The Blue Chip Disco, Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull, High Rapids Records, Audio Innovations, Leather Unlimited, Brothers Deli, and Aqua Knight Waterbeds.

12/17/1978

“KQ Scope” with General Manager  Dick Poe - #1 18 MB -  #2 15 MB -  #3 18 MB -  #4 22 MB (by Jay Philpott) 

1980

Dave Dworkin and Hal Hoover - 11 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)  

11/8/1981

"KQ Scope" - Lynn Wells taking listener questions about the radio station  - #1 25 MB  - #2 16 MB (by Stuart Held)

1982

Judy & Steve - 4 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

12/5/1982

KQ Scope with GM Dick Poe and PD Doug Sorenson - #1 20 MB  -  #2 20 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

3/9/1983

Cat & Kincaid (Tom Barnard & Mesa Kincaid) - #1 15 MB   -   #2 18 MB  (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes commercials for Rapid Oil Change, Boyd's, City Pages, Gingiss Formalwear, Agree Shampoo, Maplewood/Burnsville/Hopkins/Apple Valley Bowl, Institute of Industrial Launderers, Rapid Sports Center, Minneapolis Community College, Trenchcoat (film), WCCO-TV (coverage of the State High School Hockey Tournament) and U.S. Army.

5/12/1983

Cat and Kincaid (Tom Barnard and Mesa Kincaid) - 23MB (provided by Aircheckairwaves

1984

Mark Seger - 3 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)  

1984

Dave Dworkin Heidi Kramer and a music montage for "Election '84" - 5 MB (provided by Jim Schrader)

12/1/1985

John Lassman - 5 MB (provided by Tom Oszman - TC Media Now) 

1987

Station Composite-Tom Barnard, Tom Culhane, Jack Hicks, Wally Walker, John Lassman, Nancy Rosen & Terri Trane - 9 MB (Stuart Held) 

1987

"Polka For The Pennant" by Craig Schumacher - 1 MB

10/26/1987

KQRS-FM (92.5) - Tom & Dan Show (Tom Barnard and Dan Culhane) the morning after the Twins won the 1987 World Series including Mark

Rosen and a Twins highlight tape produced by Culhane. 25 MB (provided by John Oleson)

Includes commercials for Millstone Coffee, St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and NutriSystem.

1988

Programming composite  - 16 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

1/29/1988

Tom Barnard with Mark Rosen's Sports Update and a "Worst Date" segment - 9 MB

1989

Win a date with Playboy Playmate Karen Foster spot – 1 MB (provided by Jeff Sibinski)

Late 1980s

Worst Date Segment with Tom Barnard - 4 MB 

Late 1980s

The KQ Morning Show including Tom Barnard, Jeff Passolt and a funny interview with John Miller, who was a play-by-play broadcaster for the

Baltimore Orioles when this interview was broadcast - 11 MB (provided by Martin Jacobson)

10/28/1991

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KQ Morning Show the day after the Minnesota Twins won the World Series ... with Tom Barnard, Terri Traen, Bob Sansevere,

Jeff Passolt, Tony Lee - 20 MB (provided by Todd Fairbanks)

Listen to more recordings when the Minnesota Twins won the 1987 World Series and 1991 World Series. Click here.

1995

Tom Barnard hangs up on Andy Rooney - 3 MB (provided by Brian Keenan) (contains adult language) 

1995

Morning Show's strange interview with Whitley Strieber - 16 MB (provided by Brian Keenan) 

1998 (approximately)

Harry Caray Interviews (impersonator) - #1 3 MB - #2 5 MB

1998

Lisa Miller - 3 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

1998
Tom Barnard - 10 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

1998

Wally Walker - 2 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

11/24/1999

Jay Roberts - 6 MB (provided by Jason Karnitz)

2001

Morning Show with Joan Rivers - 7 MB

2002

Morning Show - Jesse Ventura Bits  X-Mas Carol 2 MB - Mission Accomplished 2 MB - At Harvard 2 MB - Defends Tyrell 1 MB (contains adult language)

2002 (approx.)

Morning Show prank phone calls - Mr. Burns  2 MB - Hank Hill 4 MB - Arnold Schwarzenegger 3 MB - Samuel L. Jackson 3 MB

2/2/2004

KQ Morning Show with Tom Barnard, Terri Traen, Mike Gelfand and Phillip Wise including discussion on Super Bowl XXXVIII which was played

the day before, Janet Jackson's half-time show costume malfunction, The Chucker calls Detroit Lions backup quarterback Mike McMahon, and lots more. #1 22 MB - #2 17 MB - (provided by Tom Oszman - TC Media Now)

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9/29/2009

Tom Barnard announces his retirement in 2012 - 3 MB

UNDATED

The WJJY Cash Call 4 MB  

100 CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS WITH

"THE CHUCKER" as heard on KQRS-FM (92.5)

 

Thanks to John Lassman and Tom Oszman of TCMediaNow for many of these hilarious recordings of The Chucker on P-P-Power 92! 

Mp3 file sizes range from 2 to 5 MB

 

Interview with John Lassman (The Chucker) on the KQRS Morning Show

on March 21, 2014 - #1 29 MB - #2 30 MB - #3 22 MB

Greetings from Chuckerland

Alan Ray (comedian)

Amy Block Joy (nutritional science)

Andy Andrews (Christian comedian)

Baby from Dinosaurs

Barry White (musician)

Benny Andersson (musician - ABBA)

Bernie Koppell (actor The Love Boat, etc.)

Bob Dylan (trying to reach))

Bob Guccione (founder of Penthouse)

Bob Lurtsema (athlete - former MN Viking)

Bob Schwartz (author)

Bob Weir (musician - Grateful Dead)

Bobby Goldsboro

Buddy Hackett (comedian)

Calvin Griffith (former owner MN Twins)

Carl Reiner (comedian)

Carl "The Truth" Williams' Brother

Carrot Top (comedian - Scott Thompson)

Chef Tell (Friedemann Paul Erhardt)

Chinese Acrobats (translator)

Chris Ocasek (musician)

Chuck Woolery (trying to reach)

David Crosby (musician)

David Fisher (author)

Dennis Miller (comedian)

Dennis Miller (comedian)

Dick Van Patten (actor)

Dick Wilson (Mr. George Whipple)

Donald Trump (trying to reach)

Dr. Dean (hypnotist)

Dr. Judy Kuriansky (sex therapist)

Dr. Ruth Westheimer (sex therapist)

Eddie Albert (actor)

Eddie Murphy (actor)

Eric Beanstalk (author)

Fred Savage (actor)

Gary Coleman (actor)

George Carlin (comedian)

George Lindsey (actor)

George Takei (actor)

Geraldo Rivera (reporter)

Herschel Walker

Imelda Poppins

Irwin Blye (author, private eye)

James Brown's Brother (Joseph)

James Buster Douglas (boxer)

James Kottak (musician)

Janet Jackson (singer, song writer)

Jeopardy! (trying to reach Alex Trebek)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jesse Jackson (civil rights activist)

Jim Baker

Jim Nabors (actor)

John Chancellor (news anchor/reporter)

John Tesh

Kathleen Turner

Ken Berry (actor)

Keanu Reeves (actor)

King Boreas (Winter Carnival)

King of Iraq

Leo Buscaglia (author)

Leslie Nielsen (actor)

Mama June (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo)

Maury Povich (talk show host)

Michael Jackson

Michael Storm (actor)

Mick Jagger

Mike Farrell (actor)

Mike Reilly (game show host)

Mikhail Gorbachev

Morton Downey Jr. (talk show host)

Edwin Moses (athlete)

Naura Hayden (actor, author, singer)

Olga Korbut (athlete)

Ozzy Osbourne

Planet Hollywood Premier

Paul Hogan (actor)

Paul Shaffer (musician)

Pearl Bailey (actor)

Phil Lamar (MAD TV)

Phyllis Diller (actor)

Playgirl

Red Strangland (radio broadcaster)

Rob Schneider

Rob Lowe (actor)

Robert Conrad (actor)

Ron at Power 92

Sam Kinison (comedian)

Sandra Margot (porn star)

Star Search

Steve (DJ) Gives The Chucker Radio Tips

Tatoo

Victor Brooks (dancer Chippendales)

WCCO Radio Audition

Will Steger (actually Paul Schurke)

Woody Harrelson (actor)

We Will Rock You

Yakov Smirnoff

Playhouse Farewell


100 commercials that aired on KQRS from 1973-1976 promoting record album releases (provided by Alan Stone and Tom Oszman)

Ace - Five-A-Side -1975

Ace - Time for Another - 1975

Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters - 1973

Amazing Rhythm Aces - Stacked Deck - 1975

Ambrosia - Ambrosia - 1975

Asleep at the Wheel - Asleep at the Wheel - 1975

Baker Gurvitz Army - Elysian Encounter - 1975

Billy Cobham - Total Eclipse - 1974

Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet or on Your Knees - 1975

Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties - 1974

Brian Auger - Reinforcements - 1975

Charlie Daniels Band - Nightrider - 1975

Charlie Pride - The Happiness of Having You - 1975

Chicago - Chicago 9 – 1975

Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album - 1975

Danny OKeefe - So Long Harry Truman - 1975

Dave Mason - Dave Mason - 1974

Dave Mason - Split Coconut - 1975

Dave Mason - Split Coconut - 1975

Edgar Winter - Jasmine Nightdreams - 1975

Elvin Bishop - Juke Joint Jump - 1975

Eric Anderson - Be True to You - 1975

Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All - 1975

Gary Wright - The Dream Weaver - 1975

George Carlin- An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo -1975 (5 spots)

Gregg Allman - The Gregg Allman Tour - 1974

History of British Rock Vol 2 - 1975

History of British Rock Vol 3 - 1976

Hoyt Axton - Fearless - 1976

Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky - 1974

Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow - 1975

Jerry Jeff Walker – Ridin’ High - 1975

Jesse Colin Young - On the Road - 1976

Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust - 1975

Joan Baez - From Every Stage - 1976

Joe Walsh - So What - 1974

Johnny Winter - John Dawson Winter III - 1974

Johnny Winter - John Dawson Winter III - 1975

Joni Mitchell - Miles of Aisles - 1974

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns - 1975 - AM Station Version

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns - 1975 - FM Station Version

Kate and Anna McGarrigle - Kate and Anna McGarrigle - 1975

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge - Breakaway - 1974

Laura Nyro - Smile - 1976

Leonard Cohen - New Skin for the Old Ceremony - 1975

Melissa Manchester - Better Days and Happy Endings - 1976

Melissa Manchester - Better Days and Happy Endings - 1976

Melissa Manchester- Melissa - 1975

Mick Ronson - Play Don't Worry - 1975

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn - 1976

Monty Python - The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 1975

National Lampoon - Gold Turkey - 1975

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Brujo - 1974

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Oh What a Mighty Time - 1975

Orleans - Let There Be Music - AM Station Version - 1975

Orleans - Let There Be Music - FM Station Version - 1975

Ozark Mountain Daredevils – It’ll Shine When It Shines - 1974

Pablo Cruise - Pable Cruise - 1975

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - 1975

Poco - Cantamos - 1974

Poco - Head Over Heels - 1975

Poco - Poco Live - 1976

Pure Prairie League – Bustin’ Out - 1975

Pure Prairie League - Two Lane Highway - 1975

Ray Manzarek - The Whole Thing Started With Rock & Roll Now It's Out

of Control - 1974

Renaissance - Scheherazade - 1975

Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior - 1976

Rita Coolidge - Its Only Love - 1975

Robert Palmer - Sneaking Sally Through the Alley - 1974

Roxy Music - Siren - 1975

Rusty Wier - Rusty Wier - 1975

Shawn Phillips - Do You Wonder - 1974

Shawn Phillips - Furthermore - 1974

Stanley Clarke - Journey to Love - 1975

Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent - 1975

Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent - 1976

The Band - Northern Lights Southern Cross - 1975 (2 spots)

The Outlaws - Outlaws - 1975

The Outlaws - Outlaws - 1976

The Who - The Who By Numbers - 1975

Tim Weisberg - Listen to the City - 1975

Tim Weisberg - Tim Weisberg 4 - 1974

Tomita - Pictures at an Exhibition - 1975

Tony Williams - Believe It - 1976

Tracy Nelson - Tracy Nelson - 1974

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin’ - 1975

Wishbone Ash – There’s The Rub - 1974

BONUS ... Concert Commercials

Climax Blues - Leonard Skynard - Elvin Bishop - 1975

Frank Zappa - 1975

Melissa Manchester - 1975

Movie Commercials

Monty Python - Monty Python & the Holy Grail - Inaccuries - 1975

Monty Python - Monty Python & the Holy Grail - Queen of England 1975


PRINT MATERIALS

KEYD-AM (1440) - Station Profile (1949) - 6 MB PDF file -

Note:This PDF File is best viewed if you "right click" the file and save to your computer for viewing.

AM 1440 later became KQRS-AM. Today is KDIZ-AM (Radio Disney).

 

KQRS-FM Street Sheets

Sept '78 (front) (back) *     

Dec '78 (front) (back) *

Jan '79 (front) (back) *

 

* Provided by Jay Philpott 

Sept 1979 **

Oct 1979 **

Nov 1979 **

Dec '79 (front) (back) *

Apr 1980 **

May 1980 **

Oct 1980 **

** Provided by John Oleson

 

KQRS-AM/FM (1440 / 92.5) - Rate Card from April 10, 1977 - JPEG File (provided by Alan Freed)

KQRS T-Shirt from the late 1970s-early 1980s - click on image to enlarge - provided by Bob Vesely
Sales Kit from 1986 - PDF File (1 MB) (provided by Jay Philpott)
"I Ain't Got Time to Poop" poster (1999) - PDF File

VIDEOS

KQRS-FM

Aired on WUSA-TV (KARE) 1986

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KQRS-FM

Aired on KARE-TV 

1987

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KQRS-FM

Aired on KARE-TV 

1988

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KQRS-FM

Aired on WCCO-TV 

1988 - Mark Rosen

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KQRS-FM

Tom Barnard Podcast

2012 -WCCO-TV

KQRS-FM

Mark Rosen for Governor

11/5/2012 -WCCO-TV