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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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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30 Pieces

Memories and stories of Minnesota's Vietnam veterans.

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2017
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0 Pieces

Memories and stories from Minnesota's military veterans

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

Memories and stories from Minnesota Korea War Veterans

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

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in Vietnam

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War I

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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20 Pieces

Veterans' Voices: Minnesota in World War II

  • From: Ampers
  • Updated: May 16, 2022
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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

Pieces

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Polynesian family band The Jets landed in Minnesota in the early 1980s, and they started releasing hit songs soon after. As producer Daniel Zamzow ...

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


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Gear Daddies are a band formed in Austin, Minnesota that rose to popularity in the late 80s. Producer Daniel Zamzow explains how a moment of inspir...

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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Psychedelic rock band Jokers Wild had a good run playing shows and releasing records in the late 1960s. Though, as producer Daniel Zamzow explains,...

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


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Both Polka music and the Christian faith have a widespread presence in Minnesota. In 1973, the two became one in the town of Eveleth. Producer Dani...

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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North Dakotans Ernest and Clarence Iverson were raised by first generation Norwegian immigrants in the early 1900s. As producer Daniel Zamzow descr...

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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Irish immigrants in Minnesota accounted for a significant portion of the work force employed by the booming logging industry of the late 19th centu...

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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Producer Daniel Zamzow describes how a couple who met on the Lawrence Welk Show in the late 1930s began their Minnesota dance music career at St. P...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Libby Larsen is an accomplished composer who was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Producer Daniel Zamzow explains how her artistry reflects the mo...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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VocalEssence is one of many in a long tradition of fine choral music in Minnesota. Producer Daniel Zamzow explains how this group’s first concert i...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The concert band is a staple in the tradition of American music. Though, as producer Daniel Zamzow learned, Minnesota is the only state in the nati...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI Minneapolis


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