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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347 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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324 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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103 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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719 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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37 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

Caption: Heffron Hall at St. Mary's University
In part two of our visit with Patrick Marek on the Ghost of Heffron Hall we learn of haunted happenings at the location itself. We also get to hear...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2010
  • Length: 24:34
Caption: Heffron Hall at St. Mary's University
Special Guest Patrick Marek stops by KQAL to discuss the legendary ghost of Heffron Hall at St. Mary's University in Winona MN. This haunt has been...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2010
  • Length: 21:30
Caption: The Bunnell House, Credit: Courtesy of The Winona Historical Society
Perhaps while driving down highway 61 you’ve noticed the dark steamboat gothic style home sitting on a hill looking over the Mississippi River. Wel...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2010
  • Length: 13:10
Caption: Wake Up Bed Head, Credit: via Wake Up Bed Head on Facebook
On this edition of The Live Feed we feature Winona based band Wake Up Bed Head. Wake Up Bed Head is comprised of Joshua Lauer (lead guitar/vocals, ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 30:54
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On this edition of The Live Feed we feature the local Primitive Blues Band. Member Aaron Rykhuon drums, and guitarist/singer Eli Glor pay homage to...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 31:42
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This jazzy soul group formed over a year ago and includes members from across the board. The OverServed Band includes members Kevin Rowe (upright b...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 34:25
Caption: The Bus Boys, Credit: via Boats and Bluegrass website
The Bus Boys is a group of recovering bus drivers who decided to make some bluegrass music together over ten years ago and have continued to do so ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 33:28
Caption: Strange Lights, Credit: via Strange Lights on Facebook
On this edition of the Live Feed we feature Minneapolis based band Strange Lights. "Our sound is like a dirty disgusting alley with crack head slee...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 30:33
Caption: Maudlin, Credit: via Maudlin on Facebook
On this edition of The Live Feed we feature Twin Cities based band Maudlin. Maudlin features Winona's own husband and wife team David Priebe (bass,...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 32:23
Caption: Jamie Harper teaches others to play music using recycled materials at Family Art Day., Credit: Anna Flores
On this edition of Art Beat we visit with a local artist who you may know from the band Beet Root Stew. It's Jamie Harper. Jamie began his art care...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 12:43