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KSTP AM & FM

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KSTP-FM:
 

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KSTP-AM 1500  

 

2/4/1931

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)

1941

Halsey Hall Gopher Football radio highlights - 7 MB

1942-1955

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.

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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)

KSTP-AM - Bee interviews radiologist Dr. Paulson - 6/23/1954 - 7 MB

KSTP-AM - "Roger's Music" - Bee Baxter with her son, Roger - 1955 - 11 MB (provided by Roger Meyer)

6/6/1944

Brooks Henderson - A report on local reaction to D-Day broadcast nationally the evening of D-Day as part of an NBC Round-Up of reactions around the country - 3 MB (provided by Todd Kosovich)

 

10/24/1949

Newscast followed by "The Lighter Side of the News" - 7 MB    

              

January 1952

"Meet the Press" with Harold Stassen (former Minnesota Governor) - 20 MB - (provided by Todd Kosovich)

 

Mid 1960s

Vocal Jingle - .5 MB (provided by Mark Durenberger)

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Steve Cannon - KSTP-AM airchecks from 1964-1971 (click here)

1965-1966

Paul Jay and Jane Johnston #1 21 MB - #2 21 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes commercials for Anjou Pears, Minnesota Church Radio Television Committee, KSTP Bingo, Gain Belt Beer, Salem Cigarettes, St, Paul Pioneer Press, Hamm’s Beer and Downtown Minneapolis.

11/26/1973

The Music Station Tom Jones - 9 MB

 

mid 1970s

The Music Station  Catman - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott) 

February 1974

Machine Gun Kelly "The Music Station" - includes a brief segment with Charlie Bush - 13 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes commercials for Trollhaugen, Team Electronics, Clearasil, International World of Wheels, The Seven-Ups (film) and North Central Florists.

 

5/19/1974

 

Machine Gun Kelly - 12 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Includes newscast with Rod Trongard and commercials for Northwestern Bell, Gokey's, Burger King, STP, Countryside Volkswagen and Trendar.

1975

The Music Station  Chuck Knapp 11 MB - Steve Hatley 12 MB - Ed O'Brien 10 MB - Cosmic Cowboy 8 MB (by Jay Philpott)

 

Dec. 1976

The Music Station  John Hines, Charlie Bush, Joe James, Rob Sherwood, Steve Shannon - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

 

1977

1977

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KSTP-AM (1500) John Hines and Charlie Bush - 14 MB (provided by Danny Sigelman)

Includes commercials for 7-UP and Brookdale Pontiac Honda.

1977

Charlie Bush composite - 9 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

12/24/1977

"A Christmas Carol" Rob Sherwood as Ebenezer Scrooge, KSTP staff members in supporting roles, and narrated by Charlie Bush - 26 MB (by Jay Philpott)

4/16/1978

Big Al Davis - The Music Station - 5 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

1979

Music format with John Hines, Charlie Bush, Len Russell, Mike McNeil, Doug Silver, Greg Austin and Jim Summers - 16 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

1982

News Plus / Direct Connection Jingles  -  #1 158 KB  -  #2 167 KB  -  #3 222 KB  -  Top of Hour 283 KB (by David Ocar)

 

1/22/1982

Coverage of a major snow storm on Jan 22, 1982 with John MacDougall - 7 MB (provided by Michael J. Ashwood)

Learn more about Hall of Fame broadcaster

John MacDougal on the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting website

February 1982

Dick Pomerantz interviews KSTP-TV anchor Stan Turner  -  #1 16 MB  -  #2 19 MB

9/12/1983

SportsTalk with Patrick Reusse and Joe Soucheray -  #1 22 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.

1/28/1986

Coverage Of The Challenger Shuttle Disaster - 6 MB  (provided by Todd Kosovich)

7/21/1986

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.


9/15/1986

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."

1987

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)

6/28/1989

Bob Yates (Bob's Radio Basics) - 3 MB

December 1989

Tuesday Night Sports Babble including Greg Harrington, Guy Green and Dan Rowles with sports personality impersonations including Lou Holtz,

Jerry Burns, Kirby Puckett, Keith Jackson, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Dick Vitale and Sid Hartman - broadcast in December 1989.  21 MB (provided by Bryan Olson)

1991

Very funny and also "a little edgy" promo sampler of station personalities and programming including Don Vogel, Turi Rider, etc. - 5 MB (promos produced and provided by Ben Patrick Johnson)

 

1992

Don Vogel & Tom Mischke - #1 11 MB  -  #2 11 MB (provided by David Ocar)

8/28/1992

Don Vogel - 21 MB (provided by Retro Radio Rangers)

8/28/1992

Turi Ryder - Starts with ABC and local newscasts - 12 MB (provided by Aircheckairwaves.com)

June 1993

Turi Ryder - #1  #2  #3  #4 - (mp3 files range from 18-26 MB) (provided by Tom Oszman - TC Media Now)

1995

Jesse Ventura Show - #1 15 MB - #2 14 MB (provided by Aircheckairwaves.com)

June 1995

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.

1995

Best of Don Vogel - #1 23 MB  -   #2 22 MB (provided by Tom Oszman - TC Media Now)

August 1-2, 2007

35W Bridge Collapse - 26 continuous hours of coverage (click here)

9/28/2011

John Gordon - Final minutes of last Twins game broadcast - (9/28/2011) - 13 MB

UNDATED

Joe Soucheray, Patrick Reusse and Impersonations by Don Vogel - Howard's New Book 5 MB - Nixon in Russia 4 MB


KSTP-AM

Aired on KARE-TV

1987

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KSTP-AM

Aired on KARE-TV

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KSTP-AM

Aired on KARE-TV

2010 - Switch to sports talk

KSTP-AM / Twins Radio

Aired on WCCO-TV

2011 John Gordon Retires

KSTP-AM / Twins Radio

Aired on KARE-TV

2011 John Gordon Retires

KSTP-AM / Twins Radio

Aired on KSTP-TV

2011 John Gordon Retires

KSTP-AM / Part #1

Aired on Fox Sports North

2011 John Gordon Retires

KSTP-AM / Part #2

Aired on Fox Sports North

2011 John Gordon Retires


  (Nov. 21, 1931) - PDF 3 MB       (Dec. 12, 1931) - PDF 3 MB

KSTP-AM and Minneapolis/St. Paul 1936 Market Data Booklet - 7 MB - PDF File

(provided by Glenn Griffin)

KSTP-AM and Minneapolis/St. Paul 1937 Market Data Booklet - 4 MB - PDF File

(provided by Glenn Griffin)

 

 

KSTP-AM radio facsimile article - April 23, 1938 - 1 MB - PDF File  (provided by Glenn Griffin)

Ad from 1938 - JPEG File

Note: KSTP switched to 1500 AM in 1941

Ad from 1938 - JPEG File

 
Station Profile - 1942 - PDF
Program Schedule - September 1-15, 1943 PDF

 

 

KSTP-AM (1500) "Radio News" newspaper from 1943 - PDF File

"Our Town" - Opening of the KSTP "Radio City" studios (3/11/1944) - PDF

(provided by Glenn Griffin)

KSTP Radio Reporter - 7/27/1946 - PDF
A 1971 magazine ad promoting station personalities including Steve Cannon, Dan Hertsgaard, Charlie Bush, Bob DeHaven, etc. (3/14/1971) PDF File. (provided by Brian Carlson)
KSTP-AM 1500 Talk Radio Magazine - (March 1986) PDF - (provided by David Ocar)

KSTP-AM T-Shirts from the 1970s-1980s - click on image to enlarge - provided by Bob Vesely


KSTP-FM 94.5 (KS95)

 

VIDEOS

KSTP-FM (KS95)

Aired on WCCO-TV

1984

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KSTP-FM (KS95)

Aired on WTCN-TV

1985

KSTP-FM (KS95)

Aired on WUSA-TV

1986

 

KSTP-FM (KS95)

Aired on KSTP-TV

1986 - Pt. 1

KSTP-FM (KS95)

Aired on KSTP-TV

1986 - Pt. 2

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KSTP-FM (KS95)

Aired on KARE-TV

1987

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.

KDWB-AM (1971-1973)

Michael J. Douglas newscast - 6-30-1971 - 5 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Bill Gardner & Michael J. Douglas - 1973 - 6 MB (provided by Jeff R. Lonto)

Bill Gardner with newscast by Michael J. Douglas - October 25, 1973 - 21 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

WYOO AM/FM - U100 (1975-1976)

Jerry St. James/Michael J. Douglas - Aug. 1975 - 9 MB (by Ron Gerber)

Jerry St. James/Michael J. Douglas - 1975 - 9 MB

Jerry St. James/Michael J Douglas - 1975 -10 MB

Jerry St. James/Michael J. Douglas - 1975 - 20 MB (provided by Ron Gerber)

Michael J. Douglas/Brother Bob - 1976 - 9 MB (provided by Curt Lundgren)

Michael J  Douglas, Brother Bob & Chucker Morgan - 1976 - 17 MB (provided by Ron Gerber)

Pat McKay/Michael J. Douglas - April 1976 - 11 MB (provided by Ron Gerber)

Rob Sherwood/Michael J. Douglas - 1976#1 8 MB - #2 8 MB  (provided by Ron Gerber)

Rob Sherwood/Michael J Douglas - 1976 -  8 MB  (provided by Ron Gerber)

Rob Sherwood/Michael J. Douglas  - 9/15/1976 - 26 MB

Brother Bob Hall/Michael J Douglas - 9/15/1976 - 14 MB

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Michael J. Douglas / Chuck Knapp

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KSTP-FM - KS95 (1982-1987)

Chuck Knapp & Michael J. Douglas  - 1982 - 10 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

Chuck Knapp and Michael J. Douglas with announcements about KS95 becoming the radio

play-by-play home of the Minnesota Vikings including an interview with Bud Grant - 1984 - 20 MB

 

Carl Lensgraf and Michael J. Douglas - 1987 - #1 17 MB - #2 15 MB

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KLCI-FM - BOB 106 - (2013)

Tribute to Michael J. Douglas by Chuck Knapp and John Engen - April 25, 2013 - 3 MB

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KSTP-FM - KS95 - (2013)

Tribute to Michael J. Douglas - April 26, 2013 - 7 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

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WCCO-TV report from November 12, 2012 about Michael's battle with prostate cancer.

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      Michael J. Douglas Obituary                Star Tribune Story              Pioneer Press Story            Bring Me The News Story

1978

Mesa Kincaid - Legal ID (provided by Jay Philpott)

 

1980s

Jingles  "Always 95 and Sunny" -  .5 MB (provided by David Ocar)

12/23/1980

KSTP-FM (KS95 - 94.5) - Music survey - PDF File

Michael J. Douglas, Grace Lorenzi, Chuck Knapp - KS95

1982

Chuck Knapp & Michael J. Douglas  - 10 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

 

3/1/1982

Chuck Knapp and Charlie Bush - 7 MB 

Learn more about Hall of Fame broadcasters Chuck Knapp

  and Charlie Bush on the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting website

1/14/83

Dan Donovan - 5 MB (provided by Paul Bergly)

 

December 1984

Chuck Knapp and Michael J. Douglas with announcements about KS95 becoming the radio play-by-play home of the Minnesota Vikings including an interview with Bud Grant - 20 MB

 

October 1985

Dan Donovan - 6 MB (provided by Jay Philpott)

8/8/1986

Pat McKeever - 8 MB (provided by Al Arneson)

Includes commercials for The Connection, Canterbury Downs, United Stores., and Primary Mental Health Care.

1987

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, Tesseract 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.

1997

Mark Otto "Candid Birthday Call" - The Tattooed Kindergarten Teacher 4 MB - Woman Barks For Keys 3 MB

 

1999

Jingles    #1 100 KB  -  #2 130 KB  -  #3 140 KB -  #4 196 KB  -  #5 234 KB   -  Weather 364 KB (provided by David Ocar)  

1999

Van Patrick and Cheryl Kaye - Candid Birthday Calls Your Headlight Fluid is Low 8 MB - Mr Belfi 5 MB - The Randy Little Pirate 7 MB - Horsey Sprockets 3MB

2000

Van Patrick and Cheryl Kaye - Candid Calls - Carl The Repairman 5 MB -  Complaint Department 5 MBCable Guy 6 MB 


KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on WCCO-TV

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KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on WTCN-TV (KARE)

1985

KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on WUSA-TV (KARE)

1986 

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KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on KSTP-TV

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KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on KSTP-TV

1986 - Part 2

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KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on KARE-TV

1987

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KSTP-FM - KS95

Aired on KARE-TV

1988

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