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KTNF
City of license St. Louis Park, MN
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Air America Minnesota
Slogan What's Left is the Truth
First air date 1950s
Frequency 950 AM (kHz)
Format Commercial; Progressive talk
Power 1,000 watts
Owner Janet Robert
Website AirAmericaMinnesota.com

KTNF is Minnesota's locally owned affiliate of Air America Radio branded as Air America Minnesota. It offers a combination of locally produced and nationally syndicated progressive talk programming. In the summer of 2004, the station was purchased by Janet Robert, former Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for the US House of Representatives, to provide a local outlet for Air America radio broadcasting. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Location in Hennepin County Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin County Founded 1852 Incorporated November 19, 1886 Government  - Mayor Jeff Jacobs (DFL) Area  - City  10. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Commercial Radio Hong Kong is one of the two commercial radio broadcasting company in Hong Kong (the other being Metro Radio). ... Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Air America Radio is a full-time radio network and program syndication service in the United States. ... Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Air America Radio is a full-time radio network and program syndication service in the United States. ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ...


The station carries much of the Air America programming lineup as well as shows from Jones Radio.

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History

The 950 AM frequency has been through a large number of owners and formats over the past 20 years. KRSI was one of the first Top-40 stations in the Twin Cities in the late 1950s. In the 1960s they were simulcasting with KRSI-FM (104.1) and they were "all request radio". Over the years the station has been through the following formats: Top 40 is both a record chart and a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...

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The station was running a combination format of news, sports and business news (as KDOW, KCCO, then KSNB) when it was sold by previous owner CBS Radio in 2004. The company that purchased KTNF was founded by Minnesota attorney Janet Robert and former Minnesota Congressman Bill Luther in November 2003, in anticipation of syndicated efforts to start up viable progressive talk radio programming. When Air America Radio debuted on March 31, 2004, WMNN, where the group leased airtime, became one of the new network's original affiliates with Al Franken's show, as well as Democracy Radio's Ed Schultz. Eventually, more syndicated and local shows were added. After the sale of WMNN six months later, the format split to broadcasting on both 740 AM and 1530 AM. In October 2004, 950 AM was purchased, and became the permanent home of "Air America Minnesota". CBS Radio Inc. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... William Paul Luther (born June 27, 1945) is an American politician. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... Air America Radio is a full-time radio network and program syndication service in the United States. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the station at 99. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Democracy Radio was an organization founded to create, produce and promote liberal talk radio programming. ... The cover of Ed Schultzs new book Straight Talk from the Heartland: Tough Talk, Common Sense, and Hope from a Former Conservative Edward Andrew Schultz (born January 27, 1954) is the host of The Ed Schultz Show, a nationally syndicated U.S. talk radio show promising straight talk from... WMIN (740 AM, The True Oldies Channel) is a daytime-only oldies radio station serving the Minneapolis-St. ... KSMM (1530 AM) is a radio station licensed to Shakopee, Minnesota and serving the western suburbs of Minneapolis. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Programming

As of February 2006, local programming is limited to Minnesota Matters at 5-7 P.M. weekdays and weekend programming. Saturday programs include Education Matters with Louise Sundin, The Next Step with Berk Lewis, Big Brain Radio with Dr. Stussy & Dr. Xander, and Delicious Conversation with Dawn Morningstar & Bob Hill. Animal Wise Radio with Mike Frey & Mary Salter, Considering Faith with Rev. Peg Chamberlin & Rev Chris Morton, The Connection with Jim Wishner, and Access Minnesota with Jim Dubois make up the local portion of the station's Sunday lineup


In late January and early February of 2006, the station's morning drive host, Wendy Wilde, left the air to run for the U.S. Congress. Station management announced that there was no intention to air a new local morning show, and went with morning offerings from Air America. Wendy Wilde is a Minnesota radio host and currently is the DFL endorsed candidate for the U.S. House seat representing the states 3rd District. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ...


Minnesota Connections

In addition to the locally produced shows, some of the nationally syndicated show hosts have Minnesota roots. Al Franken was a St. Louis Park, Minnesota resident. Katherine Lanpher was a Minneapolis-St. Paul resident who formerly worked as a journalist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press followed by hosting a popular talk show on Minnesota Public Radio before joining Air America Radio. Ed Shultz broadcasts from Fargo, North Dakota and lives in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... St. ... Katherine Lanpher Katherine Lanpher, born May 27, 1959, was until recently a talk radio personality, and previously an award-winning journalist and newspaper columnist for the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The St. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Minnesota Public Radio logo Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... Air America Radio is a full-time radio network and program syndication service in the United States. ... Ed Schultz Ed Schultz (born January 1954?) is the host of The Ed Schultz Show, a progressive talk radio show promising straight talk from the heartland from a gun-totin, red meat-eatin liberal. ... Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Cass County Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Area    - City 98. ... Detroit Lakes is a city located in Becker County, Minnesota. ...


In the winter of 2005-2006, Franken moved his show from New York City to downtown Minneapolis, originating his show from studios in the Foshay Tower, rather than from KTNF. This was rumored among local radio sources to be due to a stormy relationship between the station manager and Air America's management, but was officially ascribed to Al's desire to work close to home, and due to the lack of space for Al's staff at the KTNF studios. New York, NY redirects here. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Foshay Tower, looking east. ...


Schedule

All times are Central Time.  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ...


Monday Programming:

Tuesday-Friday Programming: Sam Seder (born November 28, 1966) is a comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and Air America Radio host. ... Randi Rhodes, U.S. talk show host syndicated on Air America Radio The Randi Rhodes Show is a four-hour radio program in the United States hosted by Randi Rhodes combining live interview, call-in and commentary with a progressive bent. ... Mark Riley (b. ... Bill Press is the former party chief for the California Democratic Party, a former CNN and MSNBC political commentator, and an accomplished liberal author. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The Ed Schultz Show is a Progressive talk radio show with host Ed Schultz who promises straight talk from the heartland. He comes from Fargo, North Dakota and is syndicated on some Clear Channel Communications stations that otherwise show Air America Radio shows. ... Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann (b. ... The Rachel Maddow Show is a weekday radio show on the Air America Radio network hosted by political activist Rachel Maddow. ... Randi Rhodes, U.S. talk show host syndicated on Air America Radio The Randi Rhodes Show is a four-hour radio program in the United States hosted by Randi Rhodes combining live interview, call-in and commentary with a progressive bent. ...

Remainder of weekday programming is identical to Monday's schedule The Mike Malloy Show is a progressive radio talk show, syndicated by the Nova M Radio network, and hosted by long-time radio personality Mike Malloy. ... Randi Rhodes, U.S. talk show host syndicated on Air America Radio The Randi Rhodes Show is a four-hour radio program in the United States hosted by Randi Rhodes combining live interview, call-in and commentary with a progressive bent. ...


Saturday Programming:

Sunday Programming The Mike Malloy Show is a progressive radio talk show, syndicated by the Nova M Radio network, and hosted by long-time radio personality Mike Malloy. ... Randi Rhodes, U.S. talk show host syndicated on Air America Radio The Randi Rhodes Show is a four-hour radio program in the United States hosted by Randi Rhodes combining live interview, call-in and commentary with a progressive bent. ... Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann (b. ... Ring of Fire can refer to: // Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, an album by Johnny Cash which, despite its name, was not strictly a best of album as it featured the first ever recording of the famous song of the same name Ring of Fire (song), a... Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. ... Mike Papantonio is an attorney and co-host of Ring of Fire, a program on the Air America Radio network. ... Politically Direct[1] is a nightly radio talk show on the Air America Network. ... David Bender is the dynamic host of Politically Direct, the not-to-be-missed political talk show on Air America Radio every Sunday from 2-3 pm. ... Radio Nation is a weekend radio show syndicated by the Air America Radio network and hosted by writer and long-time radio host Laura Flanders. ... Laura Flanders is an American journalist whose writing has appeared in The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive, Ms. ...

Sam Seder (born November 28, 1966) is a comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and Air America Radio host. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Politically Direct[1] is a nightly radio talk show on the Air America Network. ... David Bender is the dynamic host of Politically Direct, the not-to-be-missed political talk show on Air America Radio every Sunday from 2-3 pm. ... Betsy Rosenberg is the host of EcoTalk on Air America Radio. ... A World of Possibilities is an internationally syndicated, one-hour weekly radio program of public affairs featuring bridge-building, solution-oriented conversations with social innovators, analysts and thinkers addressing a broad range of national and global challenges. ... The Washington Monthly is a magazine based in Washington DC which covers American politics and government. ... Ring of Fire can refer to: // Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, an album by Johnny Cash which, despite its name, was not strictly a best of album as it featured the first ever recording of the famous song of the same name Ring of Fire (song), a... Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. ... Mike Papantonio is an attorney and co-host of Ring of Fire, a program on the Air America Radio network. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... On The Real is a radio show on Air America Radio with hosts Giana Garell & Chuck D. The started on June 5, 2005 and is aired, every sunday at 11pm EST - 1am EST on Air America Rado. ... Carlton Douglas Chuck D Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960) is an American rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ...

External links


AM radio stations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market (Arbitron #16)

By Frequency: 630 | 690 | 740 | 770 | 830 | 900 | 950 | 980 | 1030 | 1080 | 1130 | 1220 | 1280 | 1330 | 1400 | 1440 | 1470 | 1500 | 1530 | 1570 Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... WDGY (630 kHz AM, Radio Rey) is a small Spanish-language radio station with studios located on Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... KFAN is one of the following: KFAN-AM a radio station in Minnesota KFAN-AM 1320 a radio station in Utah KFAN-FM a radio station Texas KFAN The Restaurant This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... WMIN (740 AM, The True Oldies Channel) is a daytime-only oldies radio station serving the Minneapolis-St. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... KTIS is the name of two Christian radio stations in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, AM 900 and 98. ... AM 980 KKMS is a Salem Communications-owned radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. ... WCTS is a radio station licensed to Maplewood, Minnesota, and serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area with a non-commercial fundamentalist Christian format. ... KYMN is an AM station operating on 1,000 watts in Minnesota. ... KFAN (1130 AM) is a sports talk radio station in the Minneapolis-St. ... KLBB (1400 AM) and KLBP (1470 AM) are two radio stations in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota that simulcast a big band, swing, and jazz music format. ... WWTC (1280 AM, The Patriot) is a long-standing radio station serving the Twin Cities region. ... For the station at 99. ... KMNV (1400 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota that airs a Spanish-language music and entertainment format. ... KQRS (92. ... KRJJ (1470 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota that airs a gospel music format. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... KQSP (1530 AM) is a radio station licensed to Shakopee, Minnesota and serving the western suburbs of Minneapolis. ... See also WWTC KYCR (1570 AM) is a radio station serving the Minneapolis/St. ...


By Callsign: KDIZ | KFAN | KFXN | KKMS | KLBB | KMNV | KQSP | KRJJ | KSTP | KTIS | KTNF | KUOM | KYCR | KYMN | WCCO | WCTS | WDGY | WLOL | WMIN | WWTC Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... KQRS (92. ... KFAN (1130 AM) is a sports talk radio station in the Minneapolis-St. ... KFAN is one of the following: KFAN-AM a radio station in Minnesota KFAN-AM 1320 a radio station in Utah KFAN-FM a radio station Texas KFAN The Restaurant This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... AM 980 KKMS is a Salem Communications-owned radio station broadcasting to the Minneapolis-St. ... KLBB (1400 AM) and KLBP (1470 AM) are two radio stations in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota that simulcast a big band, swing, and jazz music format. ... KMNV (1400 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota that airs a Spanish-language music and entertainment format. ... KQSP (1530 AM) is a radio station licensed to Shakopee, Minnesota and serving the western suburbs of Minneapolis. ... KRJJ (1470 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota that airs a gospel music format. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... KTIS is the name of two Christian radio stations in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, AM 900 and 98. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... See also WWTC KYCR (1570 AM) is a radio station serving the Minneapolis/St. ... KYMN is an AM station operating on 1,000 watts in Minnesota. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... WCTS is a radio station licensed to Maplewood, Minnesota, and serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area with a non-commercial fundamentalist Christian format. ... WDGY (630 kHz AM, Radio Rey) is a small Spanish-language radio station with studios located on Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... For the station at 99. ... WMIN (740 AM, The True Oldies Channel) is a daytime-only oldies radio station serving the Minneapolis-St. ... WWTC (1280 AM, The Patriot) is a long-standing radio station serving the Twin Cities region. ...


Satellite Radio Local Traffic/Weather: XM Channel 219 XM redirects here. ...


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