Ampers

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Ampers is an association of 18 independent community radio stations in Minnesota.  Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities they serve.  Ampers is the largest network of community radio stations in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest of its kind in the United States. From Grand Marais, and Thief River Falls, to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in between, we’ve got Minnesota covered. Our combined audience is about 250,000 devoted listeners.  Ampers has no affiliation with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and receives no financial support from MPR. 

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The special series of Native Lights is all about connecting with our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2020
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6 Pieces

We amplify stories of people within Minnesota’s Native communities. We explore the history, work, strength, and resiliency of Native people who are shaping the future, while appreciating those who came before.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2019
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Weekly series from KRPR radio, about happenings around town in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2019
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55 Pieces

People share their personal stories, strategies and perspectives on preventing and managing diabetes, in these relatable and inspirational segments.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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27 Pieces

Native Americans share their personal experiences and challenges of quitting commercial tobacco and reclaiming sacred tobacco.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2017
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Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2020
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22 Pieces

Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger's interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in the Ampers radio series

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2017

Pieces

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In 2001, David Carter was an artistic director and writer at Minneapolis ad agency Fallon but his scripts for luxury car manufacturer BMW were turn...

Bought by KFAI, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KVSC, KSRQ, KUMD and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what urban Native leaders in South Minneapolis are doing about public health problems connected to...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:51
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Gerry Zink is 16 year old. He’s Mnicoujou [mini-CON—joo] Lakota from Cheyenne River. And he’s a comics aficionado. He has recently started posting ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:17
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This week on Minnesota Native News we hear about what urban Native leaders in South Minneapolis are doing about public health problems connected to...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMSU, KUMD, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 9
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When Steve McClellan first stepped through the doors of First Avenue, it was a disco club called Uncle Sam’s and he was looking for a job. Britt Aa...

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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No one could believe it. Prince was dead at 57. Fans congregated at his home in Paisley Park—and outside First Avenue. Here producer Britt Aamodt r...

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree had been hosting a popular annual Blowout at First Avenue since 2009. Britt Aamodt takes a look at the fina...

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Summer 2010, the Twins had a new stadium, Target Field. And First Avenue, which had declared bankruptcy six years before, was bouncing back with a ...

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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In Minneapolis, you couldn’t think of First Ave without thinking of Prince. But by 2007 the funk-rock icon hadn’t played there two decades when the...

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1996, the Fugees were touring on the biggest single of its career. The Roots were an eclectic hip-hop band finally breaking into the top twenty....

Bought by KSRQ and KQAL


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 2