|Broadcast area||Stillwater, Minnesota|
|Branding||Club 1220, KLBB|
|First air date||March 1949|
|Power||5,000 watts daytime
254 watts night
|Callsign meaning||CLUB or KLUB|
(Endurance Broadcasting, LLC)
Prior to July 25, 2006, the station was known as WMGT ("Mighty 1220"), programming a full-service MOR/adult standards/news/talk format. When the original KLBB in Minneapolis and its sister station (now KRJJ) were sold and switched to different formats, General Manager Scott Murray leased WMGT from station owners Dan and Gretchen Smith and then Program Director Reed Hagen helped to put the format on the air and changed the call letters to KLBB. Reed Hagen was one of the longest running DJ's in the Twin Cities at one station, 25 years at the former KLBB. His guests have included some of the biggest names of the big band era, including Cab Calloway, Frankie Carle (a personal friend), Lawrence Welk, Frank De Vol, his friend Mel Tormé and Jack Morgan among others.
The original KLBB supplemented its "Music of Your Life" format with well-known local former WCCO Radio personalities such as Howard Viken, Chuck Lilligren, and Joyce Lamont, who were forced out of WCCO around 1989-1990 when the station began to shed its longtime full-service MOR/adult contemporary/news/talk/sports orientation in favor of becoming predominantly a talk station. Lamont continued on the air at KLBB until she retired from radio in 2003.
The new incarnation carries programming from Westwood One's America's Best Music satellite feed, which features a more soft-oldies/adult contemporary musical orientation and weekend talk programs with Stan Turner and Tom Oszman.
Local live weekday programming includes Jeff Petersen, who runs the morning show from 7am to 10am and then The Good Time Super Saver Radio Hour from 11am to noon. Jeff is also news director for KLBB. Stan Turner hosts the All Request Show from noon to 2pm along with producer Tom Shoe. His guests have included Neil Sedaka, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Ronnie Spector, and Jack Jones, among others.
From 1985 to 1993, this station was one of several locations of the locally historic call letters WTCN. Other call letters affixed to this frequency have included WSHB (1949 sign-on to 1955), WAVN (1955-1983), WVLE (1983-1985), WIMN (1993-1997) and WEZU (1997-2003). During this time, the station aired various formats including MOR, adult contemporary, and adult standards.
- KLBB website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KLBB
- Radio-Locator Information on KLBB
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KLBB
- radiotapes.com Featuring Minneapolis/St. Paul radio airchecks dating back to 1924
- Rick Burnett's TwinCitiesRadioAirchecks.com Historical recordings of WMIN and other Twin Cities radio stations.
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