KSJR-FM

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KSJR-FM
City of license Collegeville, Minnesota
Broadcast area St. Cloud, Minnesota
Frequency 90.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) K215BL Alexandria
K280ET Olivia
First air date January 22, 1967
Format Public radio, Classical music
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 258 meters (846 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 42955
Callsign meaning Saint John's Radio
Affiliations Minnesota Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media
Owner Minnesota Public Radio
(Minnesota Public Radio)
Webcast Stream
Website Minnesota Public Radio

KSJR-FM (90.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Collegeville, Minnesota, and serving the St. Cloud area. The station is owned by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and airs MPR's "Classical Music Network", originating from KSJN in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

KSJR signed on from the campus of Saint John's University on January 22, 1967. However, it soon became apparent that the station needed to reach the Twin Cities, an hour east, if it had any chance of surviving, as the St. Cloud/Stearns County area for the station to be viable. KSJR tripled its power in hopes of reaching the valuable Twin Cities market. Even then, it barely covered Minneapolis and missed St. Paul. The station's young general manager, Bill Kling, then persuaded Saint John's to sign on a repeater for the Twin Cities, KSJN. By 1969, however, the operation was still awash in debt, so Saint John's transferred the stations to a nonprofit corporation that evolved into Minnesota Public Radio.[1]

MPR moved its headquarters to St. Paul in the mid-1970s, and KSJR eventually reduced its power to normal levels as KSJN became the flagship station.

Translators[edit]

KSJR-FM is relayed by two additional translator stations.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
FCC info
K215BL 90.9 FM Alexandria, Minnesota 18 watts FCC
K280ET 103.9 FM Olivia, Minnesota 170 watts FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Founding Minnesota Public Radio — Saint John's of Collegeville

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 94°32′13″W / 45.498°N 94.537°W / 45.498; -94.537