KRPR

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Classic Rock Without The Talk.

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37 Pieces

a series of short, fun and engaging stories exploring the history of Rochester and the surrounding area.

  • From: KRPR
  • Updated: Feb 10, 2020
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37 Pieces

Rochester Music History in 90 Seconds

  • From: KRPR
  • Updated: Jun 09, 2021
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48 Pieces

Weekly series from KRPR radio, about the people and happenings around town in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

  • From: KRPR
  • Updated: Jun 24, 2019

Latest Pieces

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Jeff Swertfeger never knew when a song would come to him. One he dashed off on a napkin. One was a mediation on the disciples. Another came in a ru...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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March 1912, a Saturday afternoon, Susie Crowell was practicing on the new pipe organ at Rochester’s First Baptist Church, when she smelled smoke. H...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Olivia Gorden wasn’t even born when Prince released his mega-platinum album Purple Rain. But she did have a Prince connection, through her singing ...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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April 1944, 11-year-old Liliane Gerenstein wrote a letter to God, asking him to protect her parents who’d been deported to Auschwitz. Days later, s...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Sena Ehrhardt’s home in Austin, Minnesota, was steeped in music. She used to sneak into the basement to watch her dad rehearse with his blues band....

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Growing up in Rochester, Jeff Kryka had a thing for the film E.T. He loved the story—but he really loved the score. By 2019, Kryka was the man behi...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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It was 2009, the Great Recession was at its height, and schools were slashing arts and music programs. Owatonna native Mark Gehring decided to put ...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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March 2020, after a long day of surgery, Mayo Clinic residents Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson turned to music during the dark days of ...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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The Frank W. Bridges in Austin, Minnesota, had hosted a number of musicals over the years. But in August 2013, the curtains went up on a musical th...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30
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Adam Young, the Owatonna musician and songwriter behind Owl City, couldn’t believe it. Taylor Swift was backstage at his show and he was so enchant...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:30