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Ampers

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Ampers is an association of 16 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. 

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Minnesotan Erwin Hensch was among the crew of the USS Indianapolis, which July 1945, would deliver the bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima to t...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Cass Gilbert wanted to make a name for himself in architecture. Britt Aamodt tells us how a St. Paul building project launched him into a career th...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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When Al Franken took office at U.S. Senator for Minnesota in 2009, the former writer and performer for Saturday Night Live had to leave the comedy ...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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How did Anoka, Minnesota get to be Halloween Capital of the World? Britt Aamodt seeks an answer back in 1920.

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Growing up in Cloquet, Minnesota, Jessica Lange used to watch old movies with her mom. Britt Aamodt looks at Lange’s career and the 2017 role that ...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In the 1960s and ‘70s, Frank Hansen toured the country with his sideshow, the Minnesota Iceman. Britt Aamodt wonders, was the Iceman a Neanderthal,...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Groucho Marx was known for his waggling eyebrows, penciled mustache, cigar and wicked sense of humor. On a war bond stop in Minneapolis, Britt Aamo...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Amanda Hocking got her first rejection slip when she 17. The Minnesota writer kept churning out novels but didn’t hit the big time, reveals Britt A...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Minnesotan Paul Nelson was one of the great journalists of the golden age of rock music criticism. But by his death in 2006, he had become a reclus...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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May 1915, the RMS Lusitania departed New York en route to Liverpool. Britt Aamodt relates the story of Duluth native Amelia “Millie” Ann Baker who ...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WTIP, and KQAL


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Retired Army Veteran Lee Walker sustained multiple injuries when his squad walked into an ambush in Vietnam. He explains how he has learned to li...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 13:49
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Serving in Vietnam left Ronn Easton with a combat injury and searing memories. Decades after his Army hitch was up, the former soldier shares how h...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 20:30
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Former Marine infantry soldier Fletcher Hinds speaks about his own struggles with reintegrating after returning from the war zone. As part of his h...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 16:01
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Peter Molenda talks about his assignment in Vietnam as a motion picture photographer, for the Department of Defense’s photo team. His job was to do...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 13:39
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Valerie Buchan tells about being recruited by the Army, and serving as the head nurse in an emergency room in Vietnam, caring for soldiers who endu...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 18:06
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Trudell Guerue, a Lakota who grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, speaks about how military service is part of a rich cultural tradi...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 12:55
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Fifty years after his service, veteran Michael Medina returned to Vietnam as a tourist. Medina shares how the journey helped him come to terms with...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 15:04
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Former Army Officer Jerry Newton talks about his most difficult and dreadful assignment, notifying families when their soldier sons were killed in ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 16:06
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Tom Nelson was an electrical engineer living in Minnesota who got involved in a birding controversy. Britt Aamodt reports how the engineer weighed ...

Bought by KVSC, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBEM, KFAI, KRPR and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 13
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August 27, 1979, deputy Val Johnson was on a regular night patrol in Warren, Minnesota, when a light came at him. Britt Aamodt gives the details on...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KFAI, KSRQ, Radio K, KBEM and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 12