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AIRCHECKS


Jay Philpott

MONTAGE MANIA:  (provided by Jay Philpott)

WLS started this "art form" in the 70s by airing a recap of the past years hits every New Year's Eve at midnight, adding another minute or so each year to represent each "old year." I caught onto this trend and was inspired by it in 1975. Here are a couple of versions of the WLS Montage.  The first is an actual aircheck of fairly good quality...but so what if there are imperfections in the signal or the recording - that's the way we heard it!  WLS MONTAGE (air 1955-1984) 21 MB. 

This version is a complete and absolutely faithful stereo rebuild of the original montage, produced by Scott Childers (www.scottchilders.com):  WLS STEREO REBUILD 26 MB

This final version is my production.  I began it in 1979 while I was working at KFMX-FM, as a way to commemorate the passing of the 70s decade.  For New Year's Eve 1980 leading into 1981, I added the new 1980 segment and retro-expanded the montage to 1964...the beginning of contemporary music with the Beatles Era. When I started at WLOL-FM in the summer of '80, I brought it with me and we played it every New Year's Eve at midnight, following each year's "Hot Hits Countdown."  I also added 1981, 1982 and 1983. Following my late 1984 departure from WLOL-FM, Gregg Swedberg and his staff continued the tradition of adding to and airing the montage through 1990. From that point, I informally kept up with the montage here and there, even though it didn't have a home for a New Year's Eve airing. The last few years of this piece contain montage elements produced by Scott Childers. I am particularly flattered that Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber used this montage as a premium to attract pledges to KFAI-FM through his "Crap From The Past" show each Friday night. I'm told it helped him obtain record donations! PHILPOTT'S MONTAGE 50 MB 


KANO-AM

  • 1989 - Aircheck - 2 MB (provided by Jeff Sibinski)

 

KCFE-FM  (105.7)

  • Station demo tape (scoped) from the mid 1990s - 8 MB (provided by Alan Stone)
  • 5/19/1994 - "The Cafe" Light Jazz Format - #1 15 MB - #2  23 MB (provided by Paul Harner)

 

KCLD-AM/FM (1450/104.7 - St. Cloud, MN)

  • T-Shirt from the 1970s-1980s - (provided by Bob Vesely)

KCLD-FM Key Chain

(provided By Steve Marsden)


KDAN-AM (1370)


KDHL AM/FM (920/95.9 - Faribault, MN)



KEEY-FM (102.1)

  • 10/20/1984 - Wynn Garrett - 6 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

    Includes commercials for Cub Foods, Group Health Inc., NBC-TV/WTCN-TV, Brownberry Natural Wheat Bread, and Litton Microwaves

  • 1992 - John Hines & Pam Lewis -12 MB - (provided by Tim Dunbar)
  • 1998 - John Hines - 2 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)

 

KEGE-FM - The Edge (93.7)


KFAN-AM (1130)

  • 11/4/1998 - Jesse Ventura - The day after he was elected Governor of Minnesota - 25 MB

 

 

KFMX-FM (104.1)

  • 7/9/1974 - Gold 104 oldies format with Keith Simmons, Doug Gregory and Ken Cook - 15 MB (Provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes a NBC Radio newscast and Edwin Newman Critic at Large plus commercials for Armour Hot Dogs, Quaker State, Midas, House of Television, Ultra Brite Toothpaste, Pants Plus, Minnesota Buckskins and Buick.

  • 4/30/1975 - Newscast about the Fall of Saigon - 3 MB
  • 1977 - Jingles - 1 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • 6/14/1978 - The Village People spent a morning show at KFMX with program director Gary DeMaroney. 

    This was 10 days before the release of "Macho Man" which was their first single. Three of  the members helped Gary with the news, weather, etc and talked about their group.  This was recorded when KFMX offered a light pop format 6 am-7 pm and broadcast disco 7 pm-6 am, about three months before they made the switch to disco full time in the Fall of 1978.  #1 8 MB   #2 9 MB   #3 10 MB   #4 19 MB (provided by Scott Johnson and Jay Philpott) - Note: Airchecks #3 & #4 have the best audio quality.

  • 1978 - Disco - 4 MB
  • 1979 - Disco - Pete Thomson, Bill Bauman, Gary DeMaroney, Grace Lorenzi, Jeff Collins - 4 MB (by Jay Philpott)
  • 1979 - Disco format including Grace Lorenzi, Gary DeMaroney, Bill Bauman and Jeff Collins - 2 MB (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 6/28/1979 - Disco - Jay Philpott - 6 MB

KFXN-AM (690 - The Score)

  • 2010 - Sign off announcement (includes a Jesse Ventura clip) - 1 MB - (KFXN-AM was a daytime only radio station)

 

 

WGVX-FM, WRXP-FM, WGVZ-FM (105.1, 105.3, 105.7)

Start of new format, "Sports Radio 105 The Ticket" on April 1, 2013 - 6 MB

(Formerly known as "Love 105")


       

 

KHTC-FM / KTWN-FM (96.3)

  • 12/31/11-1/1/12 Format switch from 96.3 Now rhythmic contemporary hits format to K-TWIN adult Top 40 - 4 MB

KJJO-FM (104.1)

  • Sept. 1983 - Format change from country to rock with K102 commercial - 4 MB
  • 1/1/1985 - "K-JO 104"  Twenty Years of Rock-and-Roll - Gary Rawn - 3 MB
  • 1986 - "K-JO 104" - 4 MB
  • 1987 - Hot Rockin' 104 including two "Rock Check" segments - 6 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 11/23/87 - Hot Rockin' 104 - Don Thompson - 4 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 1988 - Hot Rockin' 104 Demo "Promo" Tape - 4 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) (contains adult language)
  • 4/23/88 - Hot Rockin' 104 - J.J. Jeffries - Metal Shop - 4 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 1988 - Hot Rockin' 104 with a "Rock Check" segment - 4 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 1989 - Motley Crue and Guitar Center commercials – 2 MB (provided by Jeff Sibinski)
  • 1991 - Billboard - (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 8/28/1992 - KJ104 broadcasting live from Lollapalooza '92 - #1  #2  #3  #4  #5 (audio files 10-15 MB) (provided by Brian Carlson)

    Note: Portions of the airchecks have some static due to the station's transmitter located in Somerset, WI at that time.

  • 9/5/1992 - End of "KJ104 Modern Rock" with announcers saying "goodbye" - #1 14 MB - #2 15 MB (provided by Tom Wollenberg)
  • 4/25/1993 - Del Roberts - 8 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)

KKKC-AM (1470)


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KLBB-AM (1400)

  • 1995 - Franklin Hobbs Tribute  #1 - #2 #3 - #4 (mp3 files: 7 to 14 MB) - (provided by Missy Clark, Franklin's daughter)   
  • 1998 - Paul Stagg - 1 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 2004-2005 - "KLBB's Sessions at the Times" with Bick Smith - 2 MB (provided by Bick Smith)

KLKS-FM (Breezy Point, MN 104.3) - Airchecks from the final day of the station on September 3, 2012. K-Lakes went

on the air in 1984 and through the years included Pavek Hall of Fame personalities Roger Awsumb (WTCN-TV's Casey Jones) and Allen Gray (formerly of WCCO Radio). In addition, the station featured former Twin Cities broadcaster, Bob Bundgaard (formerly of WWTC-AM). KLKS-FM was sold to Minnesota Christian Broadcasters which plans to move "The Pulse," a Contemporary Christian format, to 104.3 FM. (provided by Bob Bundgaard)

Bob Bundgaard interviews Nancy Awsumb-Nelson about her father, Roger. 1 MB

Station's final sign-off with Bob Bundgaard. 1 MB

KLKS-FM Jingle

Newspaper Articles:

Television Report

If anyone has more recordings of KLKS-FM's final day, please contact us.

Learn more about Hall of Fame broadcasters Allen Gray

and Roger Awsumb on the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting website


 

KLXK-FM (93.7)


KMFY-AM  (980)


KMJZ-FM (104.1)

  • 1998 - (The Point) - Amy Daniels - 5 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)

KNOW-AM (1330)

  • 8/23/1994 -  Announcements that station programming would be changing two days later - 2 MB (provided by Bryan Olson)

KNOW-FM (91.1)

  • 1991 - Report about the closing of the Cooper Theater - 4 MB (provided by Bryan Olson)

    The Cooper Theater opened in 1962, which was one of the first in the country to be specially outfitted for Cinerama, a style that used three film projectors synchronized to make a panoramic image. Located at 5755 Wayzata Boulevard in St. Louis Park, MN, the Cooper Theater cost $1 million to build and could seat 800. Eventually, a second, smaller theater—called the Cameo—was added onto the building, but the main room was not divided. The last film shown in the main room was “Dances With Wolves” on January 31, 1992. In September of that year, the Cooper Theater was torn down.

  • 9/11/2001 - NPR coverage of 9/11 attacks - (click here)

 

KQQL-FM (107.9)

  • Sept. 1988 - Start of KOOL 108 playing various versions of the song "Louie Louie" continuously - 5 MB (provided by Arne Shulstad)
  • Sept. 1989 - Joanne McCall - 6 MB (provided by Arne Shulstad)
  • 1995-1997 - Scott Stevens - 4 MB (provided by Scott Stevens)
  • 1998 - Barry Siewert - 7 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 1998 - Dan Donovan - 9 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 1998 - Frank West - 4 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 1999 - Announcer montage: Jim Brunette, Sue Falls, Michael J. Douglas, Bo Tarkenton, Adam Abrams, Dan Donovan, Lois

    Mae 3 MB (by Curt Copeland)



KQWB-AM (1550 / Fargo) (provided by Curt Lundgren)

1966 Music Survey - PDF 1966


 

KRSI-AM (950)

  • 1970@ Sign-Off Announcement - 1 MB
  • 1971 - Request Radio - Bob Christie - 1 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)
  • 1979 - Music Radio I-95Jay Philpott - 2 MB
  • 1979 - Music Radio I-95 - Gregg Swedberg, Craig Ashwood, Kelly Loring - 4 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 11/2/1979 - Music Radio I-95Scott Klohn - 11 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • 11/16/1979 - Music Radio I-95 - Craig Ashwood and Scott Klohn - 8 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • 1979 - KRSI-AM T-Shirt - (provided by Bob Vesely)
  • 1/12/1980 - "I-95" Craig Ashwood - 11 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

    Includes commercials for Aspergum, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, and Vicker's Gas Stations

  • 1980 - Music of Your Life - Scott Klohn - 2 MB (provided by Tom Oszman)
  • 1984 - Hot Rock 950 AM - First day of new format with Jerry Anderson - 2 MB (KRSI ad from 1985)
  • 1985 - "Request Radio " Don Thompson (1985) - 16 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

    Includes spots for Zales Jewelers, Coin City, Duration Nasal Spray, IBM PC Jr., Rapid Heating and Blue Diamond Almonds

  • 3/18/1985 - "Request Radio" with Griff - 3 MB (provided by Brian Carlson)

 

KRSI-FM (104.1)

  • 7/4/1973 - Ken Mills#1 9.7 MB  -  #2 - 11 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)
  • 10/25/1973 - Tac Hammer - 13 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

    Includes newscast from ABC American FM Radio Network plus commercials for Lee Two Stage Maxi Air Filter, Leisure Lane Shopping Center in Edina, New Horizon Homes (voiced by Ernie Martz), The Electric Fetus, Young America at Southdale, Kalso Earth Shoe, Tops & Bottoms and Village Sports in Plymouth.


KREV/WREV/KCFE - (105.1, 105.3, 105.7)


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KRXX-FM (93.7 - 93X)


KSGS-AM (950)

  • 1999 - Solid Gold Soul - #1 12 MB  #2  11 MB (provided by Mark Pfeifer)


KSJN-AM (1330)


 

KSJN-FM (91.1)


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KTCJ-AM  (690)

  • 1998 - (The Bear) - Pete Stevens - 1 MB - (provided by Al Arneson)

 

KTCR-AM  (690)

Includes commercials for Boyer Ford, Valley Furniture in Apple Valley, Peterson Pontiac GMC, Larry Reid's Bloomington Chrysler Plymouth, Hoigaards, Bruce Cressy Cokato Motors, Armour Golden Star Turkey, Armour Hot Dogs, The Dales (shopping centers), Hansen's Auto Spa, Badsons, Knox Lumber, GMC and JC Penney.


 

KTCR-FM  (97.1)

  • 1971 - Aircheck (97.1) - 3 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

    Richard Sigurdson writes: "I can identify the voices heard on this aircheck: Bruce (James) Browning is the D.J.  Gregg Ellsworth voiced the House of Television spot and is on remote at the Olds Dealer. At that time KTCR's FM studios and transmitter were at 3800 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, the AM studios and transmitter were in New Hope."  

  • 5/9/1975 - Rick Mason - Final Show - 2 MB (provided by Rick Burnett) 

    Visit Rick's website for more airchecks of KTCR and other Twin Cities stations: twincitiesradioairchecks.com

  • February 1977 - Country Music Format - 2 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

 

KTCZ-FM  (97.1)


KTIS-FM  (98.5)


KTTB-FM (96.3) - B96 urban music format (August 2000) 10 MB (provided by Mark Pfeifer)

Includes spots for Bring It On (movie), ACE After School Program, MN State Fair, Auto Fun and B96 Target Market Battle of the Bands.


 

 

KTWN-AM (1470)

  • 1979 - Ralph Strangis - "The Ultimate Album Rock Station" - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • 10/8/1979 - Jay Philpott - "The Ultimate Album Rock Station" - 8 MB

KTWN-FM (107.9)

  • 8/14/1974 - Article about format switch from MOR to classical - Minneapolis Tribune .5 MB PDF
  • 1977 - MOR music format - 3 MB
  • Oct. 1978 - Brad Piras - 2 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • March 1980 - Print ad - JPEG File (provided by Alan Freed)
  • 1982 - Progressive jazz format with Michele McKenzie - 1982 - 9 MB (provided by Jeff Blakeslee)

KTWN-FM (96.3)

  • 9/15/2012 - Announcement live from Target Field with Eric Perkins, Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter,

Senior VP Sam Elliot plus Twins broadcasters Dan Gladden and Corey Provis - 9 MB

KARE-TV - Coverage of the above announcement


KUOM-AM (770)

  • 1948

     

        Roger Erickson             Ray Christensen

     

    Tales of Minnesota: The Crusaders" - one of 13 documentaries produced in 1948 celebrating Minnesota's territorial centennial. This production includes former WCCO Radio personalities including Roger Erickson as one of the performers and Ray Christensen as an announcer. Part 1 13 MB - Part 2 14 MB  (provided by Todd Kosovich)


KUXL-AM (1570)

  • 1967 - Admiral Richard E. - 6 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren
  • 11/9/1967 - Admiral Richard E. with a R&B/Soul music format. 21 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

    Aircheck finishes with a sign-off and includes commercials for Chicago-Lakes Records, Economy Furniture, Kiefer's, Ashby Gaskins concerning employment, Nate's Shell Station, In Town Music, Kozy Bar and Lounge, US Air Force Nurse Corp, Young Rascals at the Minneapolis Auditorium, King Solomon's Mines and Mr. Nick's Drive-In Liquor Store.

  • 11/8/1968 - Music Survey - JPEG File
  • 1971 - Aircheck - 1 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

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KVSC-FM (88.5 - St. Cloud)

 

1980 - Interview with Harry and Tom Chapin - 27 MB


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KXXR-FM (93.7 - 93X)

  • July 2003 - Tawn Mastrey - 4 MB (provided by JockConference.com)

 

KZNR-FM, KZNT-FM, KZNZ-FM: ZONE 105 (105.1. 105.3, 105.7)


WAKX-AM (1320 - Superior/Duluth)

  • Sept. 30, 1965 - Tac Hammer - #1 6 MB -  #2 - 9 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

WAVN-AM (1220)


 

WAYL-FM (93.7)

  • 1979 - Beautiful music format with Dick Driscoll including a spot for First Federal Savings- 2 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

 

 

1980 - "Beautiful Music" magazine ad - JPEG File (provided by Curt Lundgren)

  • 1983 - When KTWN-FM (see above) dropped its jazz format and switched to satellite pop music, WAYL-FM tried smooth jazz at

    night. This is a unique WAYL-FM clip going from beautiful music into mellow jazz, with announcer Beth Kidd. 12 MB (provided by Jeff Blakeslee)  - Newspaper articles about WAYL-FM introducing an evening jazz show.

  • 12/24/1986 - Announcements and commercials - 3 MB (provided by Jim Schrader)

WBOB-FM (100.3) 

  • 5/4/1993 - Comedy stunting programming after Colfax Communications purchased the frequency from WCTS-FM and before the

    start of the "BOB 100" country music format - 35 MB (provided by Aircheckairwaves.com)

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  • April 1997 - "Real Rock 100" - Station and Howard Stern show promos and intros - 2 MB

KBXT-AM (1390 - Duluth)

  • 3/8/1984 Peter May - 2 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren) - Includes commercial for KBJR-TV promoting the NBC-TV show, Knight Rider.


WCOW-AM (1590)



WEBC-AM (560 - Duluth, MN)

  • 1962-1966 - Dr. Don Rose  - 5 MB (provided by Pat Puchalla)
  • 1969 - Del Roberts -  #1 12 MB  - #2 4 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)

WGVX-FM / WGVY-FM / WGVZ-FM (105.1 / 105.3 / 105.7)

  • 2001 - V105 rhythmic oldies format () 20 MB (provided by Mark Pfeifer)

Includes commercials for Hall & Oates and Todd Rundgren at the Xcel Energy Center, Maple Tan, ABC Radio Marketing, Augsburg College, AT&T, US Department of Health and Human Services, Brambilla’s RV Center, Turn Style Consignment Shops, Lookout Bar & Grill in Maple Grove, Color Tile and Floor to Ceilings Stores, Sharks, Airlake Ford Mercury in Lakeville, NyQuil, and Robitussin Flu.


WIXK-FM (107.1 - New Richmond, WI)


 

WJSW-AM (1010)

  • 1967 Rate Card- PDF (provided by Curt Lundgren)


 

WLTE-FM (102.9)

  • 1983 - Newspaper Ad
  • 12/24/1984

     

    WLTE-FM (102.9) - "Murphy in the Morning" with Jack Murphy and Nancy Gallos - 22 MB

    (provided by Craig Broden)

    Includes commercials for the Digital Business Center, Star and Tribune, Celebrity EuroSport from Chevrolet, Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix, Mount Frontenac and St. Paul Book and Stationary.

  • 1992 - Paul Geiger - Saturday Night Cruise - 8 MB (provided by Tom Oszman)
  • 1998 - Johnny Canton - 8 MB (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 1998 - Kelly Ryan - 3 MB (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 1998 - Orly Knutson - 2 MB (provided by Al Arneson)
  • 2006 - Johnny Canton - 1 MB
  • 2011 - Jingles:

    • Most Music For Your Workday Jingles#1   #2
    • Christmas Jingles:  #1   #2
  • 12/25/2011  Format switch from lite rock to country music (2 MB)


WMIN-AM (1010/1030)


WMIN-AM (1400)


WMNN-AM (1330)


WPBC-AM/FM (980 / 101.3)

  • 10/18/1949 - WPBC-AM First day of broadcasting (AM 980) with Bill and Becky Stewart and other station announcers

                              #1 14 MB - #2 15 MB (provided by Scott Todd)

  • 1951 -   WPBC-AM verification (QSL) letter (provided by CPRV)

  • 1964 - WPBC-FM - Aircheck - 1 MB (Provided by Jeff R. Lonto) 

  • 11/3/1964 - WPBC-AM/FM - Mutual Radio's election night coverage - 5 MB (provided by Todd Kosovich)

  • 11/3/1972 - WPBC-FM - Final day of broadcasting - 6 MB (provided by Phil Kitchen)

  • 11/3/1972 - WPBC-AM / WYOO-AM - Final minutes of WPBC-AM and start of WYOO-AM - 27 MB (by Phil Kitchen)


WRAH-FM (101.3)


WRPX-AM (740 - Hudson, WI)

  • 12/14/1983 - First Day / First Hour of broadcasting - 18 MB (provided by Jim Beer)

WRQC-FM (100.3)


WRRD-AM (1330)

  • 1979 -   T-Shirt - (provided by Bob Vesely
  • July 1979 - BIRTH OF 13 ROCK - Format switch from country to rock - Steve Shannon - 10 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • July 1979 - 13 ROCK - 4th day of new format - 5 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)

WTCN-AM (1280)


WTCX-FM (105.1)

  • Jan. 1994 - Drew Durigan -  2 MB
  • 2/5/1994 - Saturday Night Fever with Drew Durigan (final show) - #1 19 MB  #2 18 MB  #3 13 MB  #4 13 MB  #5 14 MB  #6 14 MB

    (provided by Brian Carlson) Repeated commercials have been edited out. Be sure to visit Drew's aircheck website: Radio Geek Heaven.


WVLE-AM (1220)



WXPT-FM (104.1)

  • 2000 - 104.1 The Point with Amy & Cheeks (Amy Daniels and Chris Shaffer who is now a weatherman at WCCO-TV) - 13 MB (by Jerry Geist)
  • April 2005 - MIX 104.1 ID/jingles -  <1 MB (provided by Caleb Hanson)



MISC. RECORDINGS & MORE

SPECIAL RADIOTAPES PRESENTATION

Twin Cities AM Station Scan - May 2010

Recording length 5 minutes - 5 MB

Most recordings include top of the hour legal IDs and more.

630    WREY – Radio Rey

690    KFXN – The Score

740    WDGY – The True Oldies Channel

770    KUOM – Radio K

830    WCCO – News Radio

900    KTIS – Faith 900

950    KTNF – Voice of Minnesota

980    KKMS – Twin Cities Christian Talk

1030  WCTS – Central Baptist Theological Seminary

1130  KFAN – The Fan

1220  KLBB – Music of Your Life

1280  WWTC – The Patriot

1330  WLOL – Relevant Radio

1400  KMNV – Radio La Invasora (also 1470 AM)

1440  KDIZ – Radio Disney

1500  KSTP – ESPN

1530  KQSP – La Picosa

1570  KYCR – Business Radio

1600  KPNP – Hmong Radio

 

Twin Cities FM Station Scan - May 2010

Recording length 14 minutes - 14 MB

Includes HD channels.

Most recordings include top of the hour legal IDs and more.

88.5    KBEM – Jazz 88 FM

89.3    KCMP – The Current (MPR)

89.3    KCMP HD2 – Wonderground Radio (MPR)

89.9    KMOJ – The Peoples Station

90.3    KFAI – Fresh Air Radio (also 106.7)

90.7    KLOV/K214DF – K-LOVE

91.1    KNOW – News (MPR)

91.1    KNOW HD2 – Radio Heartland (MPR)

91.1    KNOW HD3 – BBC

91.5    WJRF/K218DK – The Refuge

92.5    KQRS – Minnesota’s Classic Rock

92.5    KQRS HD2 – Bear Country

93.7    KXXR – 93X Rocks

93.7    KXXR HD2 – The Machine

94.5    KSTP – KS95

95.3    KNOF – PraiseFM

96.3    KHTC – 96.3 NOW Hit Music

97.1    KTCZ – Cities 97

97.1    KTCZ HD2 – Studio HD acoustic

98.5    KTIS – Christian Contemporary

98.5    KTIS HD2 – The Remnant

98.5    KTIS HD3 – Legacy HD3

99.5    KSJN – Classical (MPR)

99.5    KSJN HD2 – Classical 24 (MPR)

100.3  KTLK – FM News Talk

100.3  KTLK HD2 – The Wolf classic rock

100.3  KTLK HD3 – KFAN-AM

100.7  KUOM/W264BR (also 770/104.5/106.5)

101.3  KDWB – Hit Music

101.3  KDWB HD2 – The Party Zone

102.1  KEEY – K102 Country

102.1  KEEY HD2 – K102 New Country

102.5  KHRI/K273BH – Air One Radio

102.9  WLTE – Lite FM

102.9  WLTE HD2 – WCCO-AM

104.1  KZJK – Jack FM

104.1  KZJK HD2 – Pure Jazz

105.7  WGVZ  – LOVE 105 (also 105.1/105.3)

106.1  KLCI – BOB FM Total Country

106.1  KLCI HD2 KBGY-FM La Mera Buena

106.5  KDXL – St. Louis Park High School

107.1  KTMY – myTalk 107.1

107.9  KQQL – KOOL 108

107.9  KQQL HD2 – KOOL One-Oh-Eighties

 

ABC Radio Network (provided by Jeff Miller)


Visit Jeff Roteman's ABC Radio News website for more history


 

ABC Radio News - Coverage of Alaska Earthquake/Tidal Wave (3/28/1964) - Special Report 14 MB - Newscast 5 MB

(provided by Todd Kosovich)


On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foothold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was 9,000 Allied Soldiers killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler. The following historic airchecks were provided by Todd Kosovich.

1. CBS Radio - 4 MB            2. NBC Radio - #1 8 MB  -  #2 3 MB   -  #3 3 MB           3. Mutual Radio - 11 MB

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On August 14, 1945, Japan surrendered unconditionally to the United States and her allies. President Truman decided that he would not broadcast, but would allow the four radio networks to announce the good news. All broadcasts from inside the White House were banned.  President Truman called the reporters into the oval office, told them the news and the race to the telephones was on! The newsrooms of ABC and Mutual relied on the speed of the wire services. NBC and CBS kept open phone lines from the White House press room. The four clips below are from around 6 p.m. Central War Time that night as the news reached the network studios. This is believed to be the first time the surrender news from all four networks has been available in one place. The NBC material was recently discovered by Todd Kosovich, who provided all these clips.

ABC 10 MB - NBC 2 MB -  CBS 1 MB - MUTUAL 1 MB


Campbell Mithun samples (montage) of commercials that they produced through the years. The tape was produced in 1983 for their 50th anniversary


 

Dan Donovan - Career Composite Sample (WMEX-AM/Boston, WFIL-AM/Philadelphia, KSTP-FM/Twin Cities, KQQL-FM/Twin

Cities) - 3 MB (provided by Curt Copeland)

Learn more about Hall of Fame broadcaster

Dan Donovan on the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting website


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Dayton's Warehouse Sale commercial with "Mr. Shirley" from the 1980s. - 1 MB


 

Guindon cartoons from Minneapolis Tribune on WCCO-AM, KDWB-FM, KEEY-FM (beautiful music) - Mid to late 1970s PDF


 

 

Coverage of the death of John Lennon (click here)


 

Recordings provided by Ernie Martz including:

Donnybrooke Radio Network - Donnybrooke USAC Championship coverage from Brainerd in 1969. Also joining Ernie was Tom Ambrose - Part 1 24 MB  -   Part 2 22 MB

 

Commercials (undated):    County Kitchen        Super America        KMSP-TV-Minnesota Twins


Mutual Radio News Sounders

Network ID Vocal Jingles (provided by Jeff Miller)

News Sounder   1   2   3   4   5 (provided by Jeff Miller)

WWTC-AM (1280) - Mutual Newscast - July 11, 1982


NBC Radio News Sounders (provided by Jeff Miller)


Northwestern National Bank "Weatherball" Jingles

 

Lyrics: "When the Weatherball is glowing red, warmer weather is just ahead. When the Weatherball is shining white, colder weather is in sight. When the Weatherball is wearing green, no weather changes are foreseen. Colors blinking by night and day, precipitation's on the way."


 

Breaking news coverage of the death of Princess Diana (8/31/1997) (provided by Todd Kosovich)

  • WCCO-AM (830) - CBS Radio coverage - #1 1 MB - #2 1 MB
  • KSTP-AM (1500) - ABC Radio coverage - #1 2 MB - #2 2 MB
  • BBC Radio Coverage - #1 17 MB - #2 27 MB

Twin Cities Radio Dial Cards

  • KEEY-FM (Early 1970s) PDF(provided by Bob Rivard)
  • KEEY-FM  (1973) PDF (provided by Brian Carlson)
  • KQRS-FM (1974) PDF (provided by Brian Carlson)
  • KQRS-FM (1977) - JPEG File(provided by Brian Carlson)
  • Budget Rent-A-Car (1977) PDF (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • WAYL-FM (1978) PDF (provided by Jay Philpott)
  • WAYL-FM (1979) PDF (provided by Jay Philpott)

Star Tribune article: "Fine Tuning Drive Time Disc Jockeys" (7/14/1981)   #1 -  #2  PDF Files (provided by Jay Philpott)


Teletype bulletin scans (JPG files) (provided by Curt Lundgren)


The Breeze - Demo Tapes

  • 1988 - The Breeze Radio Network - 16 MB
  • 1990 - The Breeze Special - 6 MB

Twin Cities Radio IDs - February 1977 - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)


twin city radio weekly 3-7-1931 open.jpg

 

 Twin City/Northwest Radio Weekly Magazine - 3/7/1931 PDF 4 MB -  4/18/1931 PDF 3 MB - 5/2/1931 PDF 3 MB


Unidentified Station - This aircheck is dated May 23-24, 1947. It consists of a newscast; live commercials for Shredded Wheat, Libby’s, Crisco and Ovaltine; Gopher sports show with Bernie Bierman and portion of a Gopher Maroon-Gold spring football broadcast. The announcer is Earl Moseman (sp?). Our guess is that the aircheck is from WMIN-AM or WTCN-AM. If anyone can provide any additional information on this recording, please contact us.  18 MB  (provided by Stuart Held)


 

Jesse Ventura for Governor Commercials - 1998 (1 MB each) - (provided by Jay Philpott)