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. 

Series

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30 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 12, 2023
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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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8 Pieces

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
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3 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's WWII Veterans

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 21, 2019
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34 Pieces

Family conversations exploring the question “what matters most?” to those involved in providing or receiving care in the last stages of life. Allina Health helped fund this project.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2016

Pieces

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By 1986, the Replacements had played First Avenue and the Entry more times than they could count. They’d grown up—as men and as musicians—there. No...

Bought by KQAL, KSRQ, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1983, The Time brought in a crew to record their concert at First Avenue. Producer Britt Aamodt takes a look at the Minneapolis R&B and funk ban...

Bought by KQAL, KSRQ, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 3
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REM had yet to release an album. They were touring the U.S. on the strength of their first single, “Radio Free Europe”, and here they were in Minne...

Bought by KQAL, KSRQ, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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He was the Godfather of Soul. Now First Avenue’s office manager Chrissie Dunlap had to tell him he was late hitting the stage. Britt Aamodt shares ...

Bought by KQAL, KSRQ, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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Curt Almstead, known in the Twin Cities music scene as Curtiss A, couldn’t believe it. Some deranged man had just shot John Lennon dead. Almstead w...

Bought by KQAL, KSRQ, and KMSU


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend tells us about the 35th Annual Native American Journalists Association Conference hos...

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


  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on Minnesota Native News, a groundbreaking, a grand opening and an update on wild rice. Red Lake Nation's new housing project is underway...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KVSC, KMSU, WDSE and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Britt Aamodt takes a tour of the history of bike sharing programs and Minneapolis’ Nice Ride system.

Bought by KSRQ, WTIP, KVSC, KFAI Minneapolis, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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Maggie Nichols had been a gymnast since age three. The Minnesota athlete knew there’d be injuries. They came with the sport. Britt Aamodt examines ...

Bought by KSRQ, KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, WTIP, KFAI Minneapolis and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 15
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In 1924, Frances Gumm made her stage debut at age two in Grand Rapids, singing “Jingle Bells.” Britt Aamodt tells the story of the girl who became ...

Bought by WTIP, KVSC, WDSE, WDSE, KRPR and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 18