Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities

18 Unique Stations from Border to Border

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KMOJ taps local expertise to keep pace

Eric Harris and Dr. David Hamlar are KMOJ-FM Radio’s newest board members. While neither has a career history in radio, they both strongly identify with the importance of strengthening the community. | READ MORE

Niijii Radio rises ‘out of the ashes’ to serve White Earth Nation, nearby communities

A brick building off State Highway 59 that used to serve as the Callaway School is now home to the White Earth Nation’s sole independent radio station. | READ MORE

Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine

An unusual association of independent, community-based radio stations brought forth Native voices and faces for visitors to the Minnesota State Fair this year. | READ MORE

‘The People’s Station’: KMOJ-FM broadcasts for the Minnesota African-American community and beyond

Chills are what can regularly happen via the warmth that KMOJ organically delivers. | READ MORE

KQAL Recognized for Outstanding Regional Journalism

Winona State University radio station KQAL was recently honored with three Eric Sevareid Awards at the 2019 Midwest Journalism Conference. | READ MORE

Minnesota’s Community Radio Stations find unique niche for covering Arts and Culture

Community Radio stations in Minnesota have strengthened their Arts and Culture coverage through a unique program that provides funds to subsidize their programming. | READ MORE

Distinctive Grand Rapids-based Northern Community Radio explores the world through a local lens

In an era of media instability, Northern Community Radio is banking on the kind of sensibility found in that exchange – smart, topical, chatty – to remain vibrant in this region of blue-collar workers, cabin dwellers and outdoors enthusiasts. | READ MORE

KBFT and WTIP participating in new CPB grant program via NFCB

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) awarded a grant of $314,106 to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) to work with 10 public radio stations serving rural communities as part of NFCB’s “Community Counts” initiative. | READ MORE

Ampers and the Steve Rummler Hope Network Create a Unique Partnership to Combat the Opioid Crisis.

Ampers, the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations, and the Steve
Rummler Hope Network are teaming up to fight the opioid crisis. The newly created partnership
will focus on opioid education, prevention, and awareness. | READ MORE

WTIP in Grand Marais: A deep-woods dose of radio charm

Listeners near and far have come to appreciate the little community station broadcasting on the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead. | READ MORE

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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation