Get Pioneer 90.1, PolkaCast, and Neon 90 on HD Radio

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With your pledge of $100, get an Insignia tabletop HD radio! Listen to Pioneer 90.1, PolkaCast, and Neon 90 in static-free, digital sound over-the-air. No computer, internet access or subscription required.

Call 218-683-8587 or email to make your pledge and reserve your radio! 




Be part of Community Radio!

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There are lots of ways to get involved in Community Radio for the Northland:

  • Host a live show on any of our three stations
  • Interview local newsmakers
  • Create feature stories about interesting people
  • Conduct remote broadcasts from community events
  • Write stories or take photos for our website
  • Help us share the station through social media
  • Assist with pledge drives and business underwriting

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about broadcasting, we’re here to teach you! No experience is needed, and the training is free.

Contact station manager Mark Johnson to get started:

Call (218) 683-8587


Three Stations. On Air. Online. It All Plays Here.

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Discover sounds – old and new – with Pioneer 90.1, PolkaCast and Neon 90.

Pioneer 90.1 at the MN State Fair Tuesday

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See you at the Ampers booth in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair, Tuesday August 30! Listen in for our live radio broadcast from 9 AM to 9 PM, and watch our Facebook page for live video segments from the fair.

9 AM – Noon – Cathy’s Variety Show with Cathy Erickson
9:30 – Hank Thunander
10:30 – Elwood Oschner

Noon – 2:00 PM – Minnesota HomeBrew with Carl Unbehaun
12:15 – 12:45 – Two Tone (Wayne Hamilton & Doug Millaway)
12:50 – 1:20 – The Mad Libs
1:25 – 1:55 – Dennis Warner

2:00 – 3:00 PM Golden Age of Pro Wrestling in Minnesota
2:00 – 3:00 – Author George Schire with Glen Braget

3:00 – 6:00 PM Minnesota HomeBrew with Carl Unbehaun
3:10 – 3:40 – The Wrong Omar (Joey Shaheen)
3:50 – 4:20 – Michael Riddle
4:30 – 5:00 – Leslee McKee
5:00 – 5:30 – Andrew Spreck
5:30 – 6:00 – Amy & Adams

6:00 – 9:00 – Cathy’s Variety Show with Cathy Erickson

Join Pioneer 90.1! Make your pledge today!

featured by markjohnson on April 1, 2016

It’s Spring Pledge Week!

Call in your pledge at (218) 683-8587, or mail pledges to: Pioneer 90.1 Pledge Drive, 1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

To pledge by credit or debit card, follow this link to the Northland Community & Technical College Foundation’s site. Select KSRQ Pioneer 90.1 under “donation intent.”

Pioneer 90.1 is a non-commercial station. We rely on listener support to continue our operation. About 13 percent of Pioneer 90.1’s budget is covered by Northland’s general fund.

Proceeds from the pledge drive help Pioneer 90.1 cover operating expenses like tower rent, electricity, web streaming, equipment repair, engineering, and syndicated program fees.

We are extremely grateful to the businesses and listeners who care enough about the station to support it with a contribution.

Since adopting a community focus and new format over ten years ago, Pioneer 90.1 has developed several popular volunteer-hosted programs including Cathy’s Variety Show with Cathy Erickson, Northern Classics with Philip McKenzie, Jazz and Stuff with Pat Ledin-Dunning, Minnesota Homebrew with Carl Unbehaun, and Metal Bootcamp with David “Burns” Chrzanowski.

Station manager Mark Johnson and staffers Chris Cuppett, Ron West and Glen Braget also produce several hours of live programming each week, focused on community interviews and adult-oriented alternative music. We try to make our daytime music mix light enough to have on in the workplace, with an emphasis on new music discovery.

We have a deep appreciation for the classics, so you’ll hear some well-known tunes. But we also love it when we hear from listeners who say they’ve found a favorite new artist that they would never have heard if it wasn’t for our station.

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