KQAL

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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
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405 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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385 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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119 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
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819 Pieces

Live concert series recorded on location and centered around local and regional (MN) artists. Might sometimes include acoustic in studio performances.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2020
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81 Pieces

In studio interview show centered around local and regional (MN) music releases. Includes music from the featured album and discussion with the artist(s) about the writing, recording and distribution processes. Might sometimes include producers and engineers involved on the featured album.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2020

Latest Pieces

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JuneThaKid: Just Get Home Safe Original air date: 02/21/22. The Sound is written and produced by KQAL 89.5FM on the campus of Winona State Univers...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 49:41
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Tonight, on the Sound we kick off this Valentines season with a bang... and no, I didn't bring chocolates, but instead I brought some local rock mu...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:17
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Tonight, on The Sound we check out Luke Callen's upcoming album, Also Going Nowhere. Despite the name, this one is definitely going somewhere accor...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 36:29
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Amanda Grace: Give Me Away Original air date: 02/07/24. The Sound is written and produced by KQAL 89.5FM on the campus of Winona State University....

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 51:46
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Tonight, on The Sound we check out the latest album from Turbo Pastel, called well, Turbo Pastel, what else? As someone once said, it’s fast and it...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:05:31
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Tonight on the Sound we kick off the year with a new years treat from Local Winona feauring an exclusive debut joined by none other than LAN3S, an ...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 55:34
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Today on the Sound we are joined by local artist Trjan Shaub as he presents a few singles from his roster of music. Despite his unique music that c...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 40:00
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Tonight, on The Sound we have a special holiday treat for you. No, it’s not sugar cookies, it doesn’t really have a bow or pretty wrapping on it an...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:01:30
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Tonight, on The Sound Nick Elstad of Winona’s own, Sleeping Jesus joins us to talk about the bands latest album, Hollywood Smile. Although the band...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 57:02
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Tonight, on The Sound we bring you a little gem with a great big sound called Big Blue EP, by The Mascot Theory. Hailing from Madison, WI, The Masc...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:06:46