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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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Daily update of Arts, music and community events for Winona and southeastern Minnesota.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2014
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354 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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336 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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109 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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Minnesota's connection to the film industry.

  • From: KQAL
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014
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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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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: Members of "Sing it Loud"  with host Jon Clark. Kieren Smith (Right),  Jon Clark (Center), Pat Brown (Left), Credit: Terese Tenseth
On KQAL's "The Live Feed" host Jon Clark interviews the band "Sing it Loud" which features an acoustic performance by band members Kieren Smith (gu...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 26:18
Caption: The Melismatics, Credit: Photo by Josh Olson (Countdown Photography)
Named after a musical vocabulary word, The Melismatics are as melodic and as intriguing as their name implies. The Minneapolis based rock band is m...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 35:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The May North
In this episode of the Live Feed, we feature The May North, who played a set at Ed’s No Name Bar in downtown Winona. Stemming from the band George ...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 31:34
Caption: Mara Keisling Executive Director for The National Center for Transgender Equality
This week on Culture Clique we continue our interview with two individuals from the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara Keisling The Exe...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 09:47
Caption: Jeff Post (front) and a fellow co-worker pour epoxy for a faceted glass window, Credit: Terese Tenseth
Today on Art Beat we feature an artist who works with what some may consider a difficult medium. Jeff Post works for Willet Hauser Architectural Gl...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2010
  • Length: 10:38
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On this edition of Don’t Cha Know, we visit a restaurant that has had many famous visitors, including Horace Greely, Senator Alexander Ramsey, Mick...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2010
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Mara Keisling
On this edition of Culture Clique we visit with two individuals from the National Center for Transgender equality. Mara Kiesling The Executive Dire...

Bought by Wild Planet Radio and WGDR

  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chris Knutson (Left) and Isaac Witty (Right)
Tonight we feature comedy on "The Live Feed". Comedians Chris Knutson (winner of the Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities 2010) and Isaac Witt...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 36:07
Caption: Greg Taylor, Credit: Midwest Music Fest 2010
On this edition of "The Live Feed" we hear from a musician normally heard on the radio on Winona's KG95.3, but tonight he comes to us here at KQAL ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 39:35
Caption: "Sitting Nude in Yellow and Purple" 2007, Credit: Dirk Nelson
On Art Beat this week, we meet with Dirk Nelson, an artist who sculpts and draws. Nelson’s work primarily focuses on the human figure and there’s d...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 21:39