Pioneer Sports Spotlight – Pioneer Football to play Graphic Edge Bowl Dec 3

featured,Pioneer,Pioneer Sports Spotlight by markjohnson on November 17, 2017

After defeating Mesabi Range Community College in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Football Championship, the 2017 Northland Community & Technical College Pioneers are playing one last game – The Graphic Edge Bowl on December 3. Pioneer sophomore Malik Williams joins Athletic Coordinator Paul Peterson for this week’s show.

Keep the polkas playing – Donate this week!

featured,Polkacast by markjohnson on November 13, 2017

We are thankful to the many Polka fans who tune in each day to hear their favorite music on the Pioneer PolkaCast. If the PolkaCast is important to you, will you help us keep the music playing?

We ask listeners to “cast their vote” for the PolkaCast by making a financial contribution. As a non-commercial radio service, we rely on listeners to help us meet the costs of staffing, technology, engineering, and internet streaming.

A pledge of any amount is greatly appreciated. You decide how much the service is worth to you. To show our thanks, we’ll send you a PolkaCast window cling so can display your Polka Pride!

To pledge by check, please mail to :

Pioneer PolkaCast

1101 Hwy 1 E

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

To pledge by credit or debit card:

Please follow this link to the Northland Community & Technical College Foundation and select “KSRQ Listener Support.”

You may also text the word Polka to 218-683-8588 and follow the link on your smartphone.

Thanks for listening!

Northland Students: Be on the Radio!

featured by markjohnson on September 8, 2017

Welcome Northland Students! Want to learn about broadcasting? Be on the air! Pioneer 90.1 is opening up 4 one-hour airshifts for Northland students who want to volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm!

We’ll train students who can commit one hour or more to being on the radio each week. Be part of Pioneer 90.1’s mix of diverse music! Interested? Stop by room 621 on the Thief River Falls campus, email or send us a message on Facebook!

Open shifts are Monday through Thursdays 9-10 AM, 10-11 AM, 11-noon, and noon-1 PM.

Pioneer 90.1 to Broadcast from MN State Fair

featured by markjohnson on August 17, 2017

Northland Community & Technical College radio station Pioneer 90.1 will broadcast live from the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, August 31.

Cathy Erickson

Cathy Erickson

Cathy Erickson will host her variety show from 9 AM to noon, playing requests from listeners. Twin Cites musician Elwood Oschner will join Cathy for live accordion music.

Jensen Sisters

The Jensen Sisters

From noon to 1 PM and 4 to 5 PM, The Jensen Sisters of Goodridge will debut their new weekly show, “Gypsy Outlaw Radio Hour with The Jensen Sisters.”

Carl Unbehaun and Mark Johnson will host from 1 to 5 PM, with live acoustic performances by members of the Minnesota Songwriters Association. Pennington and Marshall County 4-H’ers and other Minnesota State Fair exhibitors will also stop by for interviews.

The live broadcast will switch from Pioneer 90.1 to Pioneer Polkacast KSRQ HD-2 beginning at 5 PM with Cathy Erickson’s Variety Show.

At 7 PM on Pioneer 90.1, Carl Unbehaun will host a live edition of his Thursday night “Minnesota HomeBrew” show, featuring recordings of original songs written and performed by Minnesota musicians.


Pioneer 90.1 will broadcast from the Ampers booth inside the Education building on the east side of the fairgrounds, between Cosgrove Street and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

Carl Unbehaun

Carl Unbehaun

Ampers is a group of 18 different community radio stations throughout Minnesota. Each station is programmed by and for their specific community.

In addition to the radio broadcast, Pioneer 90.1 will stream live video from the fair at

The broadcast is supported by the Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jade Presents, Minot HostFest, GooseFest in Middle River, and Music & Dance News.

Cathy Erickson debuts new show: Country Church

featured by markjohnson on June 22, 2017

Join Cathy Erickson Sunday nights from 8 to 10 for Country Church, her new gospel music program. Cathy hosts the show each week from her home studio in Middle River. Cathy is also heard Monday nights on her popular Variety Show from 6 to 11 PM on Pioneer 90.1.

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