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KQAL is Winona's radio alternative. KQAL is the only full service, independent radio station in Winona and has been serving the area for over 34 years. There is something for everyone on KQAL. Classical and jazz during the day, rock at night, public affairs and educational programs, and WSU Warrior play-by-play action.

KQAL is operated by the Mass Communication department at Winona State University and is staffed primarily by student volunteers. It has a dual mission: to provide career training for students interested in radio broadcasting as well as to provide the residents of southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin with quality educational and entertainment programming.


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15 Pieces

Daily update of Arts, music and community events for Winona and southeastern Minnesota.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2014
Caption: Art Beat
298 Pieces

Local artists showcasing their craft. Whether it's painting, woodwork, glass, metal, beadwork, drawing, sewing, ect., we'll cover it!

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2012
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276 Pieces

Culture Clique is a segment that takes a peek into different cultures in the Winona area. Celebrating the diversity of the cultural makeup of Winona, we are not just looking at heritage, but also hobbyists culture, and different ways of life.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Sep 27, 2012
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94 Pieces

Don't Cha Know is all about being in the know about upcoming events in the Winona area, interviews with interesting people, and historically significant places in our neck of the woods - the Winona area of South East Minnesota.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2012
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31 Pieces

Minnesota's connection to the film industry.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014
Caption: The Live Feed
619 Pieces

Musicians live in studio for interviews and acoustic performances. Sometimes live on location interviews and performances too! Focus on local area artists and original pieces.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2012

Latest Pieces

Caption: Anthropobscene, Credit: Bill Stoneberg
On this episode of The Live Feed, we check out the music of Jake Duncan who goes by the name Anthropobscene. Anthropobscene is a one-being-band tha...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 36:59
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On this episode of Culture Clique, we talk Cringe Comedy with Winona State University President Scott Olson. President Olson fills us in on what cr...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 36:52
Caption: Winona Hims, Credit: Bill Stoneberg
On this episode of The Live Feed we have a special holiday episode featuring the Winona Hims, an all male choir based in Winona, MN. This year’s C...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 52:00
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On this episode of Culture Clique we talk about holiday stress with Laura Reutlinger, Wellness Specialist at Winona Health. Laura tells us why peop...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 22:07
Caption: Theatre du Mississippi's Christmas Radio Show 2018, Credit: Kelli Knobloch
It came upon a murder clear… It’s this years Christmas Radio Show. The time is Christmas 1938, the setting is Winona, MN, the theme… murder. On thi...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:36:33
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On this episode of Art Beat we talk to Tony Opelt, director of this years Christmas Radio Show put on by Theatre du Mississippi here in Winona, MN....

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 20:51
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Today on Don’t Cha Know we have a couple of special guests, Jennifer Holden, the Winona Hy-Vee dietician and her intern Jocelyn Smith. With Christm...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:35
Caption: Woolen Lover, Credit: Kelli Knobloch
On this episode of The Live Feed, we check out Woolen Lover, who's unique sound blends organic found sounds with electronic sensibilities. Woolen L...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 40:38
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Today on Art Beat we talk to local photographer Tara Fravel about taking great holiday photos. We’ll talk about how to capture those fleeting momen...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 23:11
Caption: Steve Gillespie, Credit: Kelli Knobloch
On this episode of The Live Feed KQAL's KJ takes us to the Big Bub's Comedy show to talk to comedian Steve Gillespie. We get to hear about how he g...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 23:40