KSTP-AM (1460 kHz) - Wendell Hall, The Pineapple Picador. NBC Blue network. This is the oldest known surviving broadcast recording that aired on KSTP-AM. Sponsored by: Libby's Pineapple ("Hawaiian Sea Beads Necklace" premium). "The Red Headed Music Maker" presents a program of ballads written by himself. The broadcast originates from Chicago and was heard twice a week on KSTP. 10 MB (provided by Todd Kosovich)
A great collection of recordings/airchecks of Bee Baxter (Beatrice Meyer) from 1942-1955 with many submitted by her son Roger Meyer. These recordings contain program content from two periods of radio broadcasts on KSTP AM (1500) Minneapolis/St. Paul and KSOO-AM (1140) Sioux Falls, SD. Her KSTP program titles were "The Household Forum" and the "Saturday Smorgasbord." During her seven years in Sioux Falls, her program was called "The Bee Baxter Program." Broadcasts in the Twin Cities took place from the KSTP studios, while Baxter's half hour broadcasts at KSOO emanated from her home address kitchen via a dedicated phone line hookup. Read more about Bee Baxter here (you can also read expanded descriptions of the airchecks at the bottom of the Bee Baxter page). Some of the recordings, such as the KSTP 1955 aircheck, also include commercials.
KSTP-AM - Announcement of the the birth of Bee's twins recorded from KSTP broadcast at the beginning of "The Household Forum" - March 12, 1942 - 2 MB (provided by Roger Meyer)
KSTP-AM - Private send-off production with Jimmy Valentine, Leonard Leigh, Cal Karnstedt and others in a specially written script written by those announcers. This "live but private production" was never broadcast and makes its first public appearance here. The script contains many insider references to Baxter's family and social history -- some true, and some fantasy - 1945 - 9 MB (provided by Roger Meyer)
KSOO-AM - Announcement by Murray Stewart of the birth of Bee's daughter, Debbie - 9/15/1948 - 3 MB (provided by Roger Meyer)
KSOO-AM - Thanksgiving broadcast - 1950 - 17 MB (provided by Roger Meyer)
KSTP-AM - Bee Baxter/Mary McLeod Bethune interview - 1954 - 9 MB (provided by Roger Meyer)
Dick Pomerantz interviews KSTP-TV anchor Stan Turner - #116 MB - #219 MB
SportsTalk with Patrick Reusse and Joe Soucheray - #122 MB #2 19 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)
Includes commercials for Minolta Beta 450Z copier, MetroPhone Pocket Pager, KSTP Vikings Newsline, The Connection House Hunter, Dick Pomerantz Show, Miller Mortgage Company, C.O.M.B and Minnesota North Star Hockey on KSTP. Part 2 ends with an ABC Newscast report about the aftermath of the Soviet Union shooting down Korean Air Lines flight 007.
Monday Night Sports Talk with Patrick Reusse and Joe Soucheray - #1#2#3#4
(mp3 files range from 21 to 22 MB) (provided by Chuck Spear)
Includes newscast by John MacDougall, ABC newscasts, feature on ticks by Dennis Anderson, Mike Edwards remote cut-ins from Criterion Restaurant, and commercials for Schmidt Beer, Consumer Reports, Twin Cities Chevy Dealers, State Farm Life Insurance, Leinenkugel Beer (voiced by Ray Scott), Sears, Spicer Watson and Karp Law Firm, Game Fair 1986, KITN-TV Channel 29, Mama Lou's restaurant, Harts 2 in 1 collar, and Verbal Advantage.
Monday Night Sports Talk 3rd anniversary program with Patrick Reusse and Joe Soucheray including bits and more broadcast over the previous
three years. #1#2#3#4 (mp3 files range from 18-22 MB) (provided by Chuck Spear)
Includes ABC newscasts, weather updates by John MacDougall, Duck feature by Dennis Anderson and commercials for Leinenkugel Beer (voiced by Ray Scott), Travel Pursuit, The Map Store, Prime Computer, Whirlpool, Kenwood Isles Apartments, Schmidt Beer, SuperAmerica, Twin Cities Chevy Dealers, Campbell’s Soup, Minnesota North Stars, and Guthrie Theater production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
Don Vogel - Final show before leaving for Chicago - #1 22MB - #2 22 MB (provided by Irwin "Irv" Schreiner) - #3 30 MB (provided by Brian Veys)
Don Vogel tribute aired shortly after his death with Bruce Gordon, David Ruth and Patrick Reusse (June 1995)
- #1 17 MB #2 18 MB #3 22 MB (provided by Tom Oszman) Be sure to visit Tom's aircheck website: TC Media Now.
KSTP-AM T-Shirts from the 1970s-1980s - click on image to enlarge - provided by Bob Vesely
KSTP-FM 94.5 (KS95)
Aired on WCCO-TV
Aired on WTCN-TV
Aired on WUSA-TV
Aired on KSTP-TV
1986 - Pt. 1
Aired on KSTP-TV
1986 - Pt. 2
Aired on KARE-TV
REMEMBERING MICHAEL J. "DONUTS" DOUGLAS (Michael Wegner) - 1947-2013
Michael W. Wegner of Osceola, also known as Michael J. ‘Donuts’ Douglas of radio fame, died suddenly on April 24, 2013 at the age of 65.
He was well known as a radio personality in the Twin Cities, best known as part of the Knapp & Donuts morning show on KS95.
Includes commercials for The Connection, Canterbury Downs, United Stores., and Primary Mental Health Care.
Carl Lensgraf and Michael J. Douglas. Plus weather with Karen Filloon and traffic with Art Reeder - #1 17 MB - #2 15 MB
(provided by Curt Lundgren). Includes commercials for Winterbrook Seltzer, Lyndale Hardware, NSP, Tires Plus,
School, Twin Cities Oldsmobile Dealers, Abbott Northwestern Medformation, Dayton's semi-annual home sale, Minnesota Dairy Promotion Council/American Dairy Association and Our Own Hardware.