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City of license Elk River, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Bob 106
Slogan Minnesota's Total Country
Change Your Knob To BOB!
Frequency 106.1 FM (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
106.1-2 FM KLCI-HD2
'Hope 106.1 HD2'
Inspirational Classics (HD Radio)
106.1-3 FM KLCI-HD3
Asian (HD Radio)
106.1-4 FM KLCI-HD4
'The Big Q'
Oldies (HD Radio)
First air date December 1974 (as WQPM-FM at 106.3)
Format Commercial; Country
ERP 9,100 watts
HAAT 164 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 59617
Former callsigns WQPM-FM (1974-1998)
KSLI (5/1998-6/1998)
Former frequencies 106.3 MHz (1974-1992)
Owner Milestone Radio
Website dothebob.com

KLCI (106.1 FM, "Bob 106") is a radio station serving the northwest Minneapolis-Saint Paul area of Minnesota, United States, that broadcasts a country music format. It is licensed to suburban Elk River, Minnesota and serves the Twin Cities as a rimshot signal. Bob 106's transmitter is in Albertville, Minnesota and its studios are in Ramsey, Minnesota.

KLCI's playlist focuses on a variety of country music. The station has a playlist of country from the 1960s to the best of today, with some music from the 1950s as well. KLCI adopted the slogan "Minnesota's TOTAL Country" to promote this.[citation needed]

In 2006, KLCI became the radio flagship of Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, but lost this role with the Timberwolves starting with the 2008-09 season.[citation needed]

Bob 106 logo used until March 2008

The station's nickname, "BOB 106.1", came from a former Twin Cities country station, BOB 100, which changed formats in 1997 to an all-rock format with Howard Stern in the Morning. KLCI picked up the nickname and referred to itself as "The New BOB". The station was previously known as WQPM-FM, with the same country format.[citation needed]

In 2007, BOB 106 signed the long-time Twin Cities morning duo of Chuck & Jon (Chuck Knapp and Jon Engen) who had been the number two morning show in the Twin Cities area at KTIS-FM.[citation needed]

KLCI has a sister station, KDDG FM 105.5 in Albany, Minnesota.[citation needed]

BOB 106 has an agreement with WCCO radio that if Gophers are on at the same time as Minnesota Wild then BOB 106 broadcasts the Wild games.[citation needed]

BOB 106 Shows[edit]

  • Chuck Knapp - Weekmornings 5 to 9am
  • Jon Engen- Weekmornings 5 to 9am
  • Steve Wohlenhaus- weather updates and Jim Rich sports reports during Chuck and Jon show
  • Neil Freeman- weekdays from 9am to 12noon
  • Jim Erickson- All request lunch hour and 1 to 3pm
  • Ed Brady- Drive time show 3pm to 7pm
  • Geoff Jones 7pm to 12am
  • Ashley Albertson overnights 12am to 5am
  • Saturday
  • 6:30 - 7:30am MN Military Radio
  • 7:30 - 8am Your Safe Money
  • 8 - 9am Ed Brady
  • 9 - 10am Deals on Radio
  • 10am - 2pm American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
  • 2 - 7pm Hooked on Country w Jimmy fish
  • 7pm - Mid Saturday Night Party Music!

  • Sunday

  • 5:30 - 8am Through The Bible with Les Feldick
  • 8 - 10am Country Gospel with Pastor Ed Brady
  • 10am - 12pm Rise Up Country with Jon Ritter
  • 12 - 2pm 25 years of Hits
  • 2 - 4pm ZMAX Racing Country
  • 4 - 6pm ACMR
  • 6 - 7pm Connie Lee and Friends Live from the Tennessee Roadhouse
  • 7 - 9pm Bear Facts and Fish Tales
  • 9pm - 10pm Home Grown Country

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Coordinates: 45°14′20″N 93°41′13″W / 45.239°N 93.687°W / 45.239; -93.687