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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49 Pieces

Individual stories from Minnesota Native news that make up the weekly newscasts.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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24 Pieces

MN Native News Special Edition: COVID-19 Community Conversations

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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12 Pieces

Documentaries and features from Minnesota Native News.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016
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112 Pieces

MN Native News: COVID-19 Daily Update

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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21 Pieces

MN Native News: Health Report

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 20, 2020
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344 Pieces

MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a history program airing on Ampers stations in Minnesota. It is a co-production of Ampers and the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014
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24 Pieces

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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59 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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11 Pieces

Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, KMOJ Radio, and the Minnesota Humanities Center covering the trials of the officers accused of killing George Floyd, the community’s reaction, and exploring the changes needed to create a more just society.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2021
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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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There were many pieces to play, and even more pieces to move in order to organize a full-time orchestra in early 1900s Minnesota. As producer Danie...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The Minnesota Orchestra has worked to expand its audience since it was founded over a century ago. Producer Daniel Zamzow discovers that one of the...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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There’s one group in Minnesota that employs stylings of as many African-American genres as possible. As Daniel Zamzow found out, this group began a...

Bought by WJAB, WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Minnesota rocker Mark Mallman made history in 2010 when he played a very, very long show at St. Paul’s Turf Club. Producer Daniel Zamzow tells us w...

Bought by WTIP, Radio K, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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As producer Daniel Zamzow learned, “The Day the Music Died” was the tragic event that led Moorhead native Bobby Vee to the first step in his Rock-n...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The virtuoso accordionist and bandleader of the 1920’s and ‘30s, Thorstein Skarning would play anywhere there was a chance to blend Norwegian tradi...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Tetes Noires were known for their eclectic sound, funky fashion, and badass attitude in the 1980s. But as producer Daniel Zamzow learned of Twin Ci...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1903, Norwegian descendant F. Melius Christiansen was hired to teach music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. As producer Daniel Zamz...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The multi-talented Ardis Wells together with her Rhythm Ranch Gals are considered the earliest all-female country band in the United States. Though...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, KFAI Minneapolis, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Folk music in Minnesota is as rich as the waters that led explorers through the state in the first place. Producer Daniel Zamzow explains how Frenc...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3