KXLP

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KXLP
City of license Eagle Lake, Minnesota
Broadcast area Mankato, Minnesota
Branding 94.1 KXLP
Slogan Mankato's Classic Rock
Frequency 94.1 MHz FM
First air date September 21, 2007 (on 94.1 frequency)
Format Commercial; Classic rock
ERP 3,700 watts
HAAT 121 meters
Class A
Facility ID 164248
Former callsigns KXRP (prior to sign-on at 94.1)
Owner Linder Radio Group
(Radioactive, LLC)
Sister stations KATO-FM, KDOG, KXAC, KTOE, KYSM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 94kxlp.com
KHRS
City of license Winthrop, Minnesota
Broadcast area New Ulm, Minnesota
Frequency 105.9 FM (MHz)
First air date 2008
Format Classic rock
ERP 23,000 watts
HAAT 105 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 165993
Owner Linder Radio Group
(Matthew Ketelsen)
See also: KATO-FM

KXLP (94.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Eagle Lake, Minnesota and serving the Mankato area and the Minnesota River Valley. The 94.1 FM frequency went on the air September 21, 2007, airing a classic rock format that migrated from a sister station at 93.1 FM. KXLP's license is owned by Radioactive, LLC (a holding company owned by Randy Michaels) and the station is operated by Linder Radio Group.

Effective July 2008, KXLP's signal started simulcasting on new sign-on KHRS (105.9 FM) in the Winthrop/New Ulm area.

History[edit]

KXLP has been airing an album-oriented rock format on and off from 1982 to 2007. They flipped to adult contemporary in 1986 as "Lite Rock 93 KXLP" amid a large outcry from loyal listeners. A few years later, they flipped back to rock, shifting toward classic rock in 1995. For many years, they were co-owned with KYSM-FM and KYSM, first by James Ingstad (as Pro Radio Group), then Cumulus Broadcasting, then Clear Channel Communications.

KXLP previously carried the syndicated Bob and Tom show weekday mornings and were the local affiliate for Minnesota Vikings football.

The station was purchased in August 2007 from Clear Channel by Linder Radio Group, a.k.a. Minnesota Valley Broadcasting Co., which also acquired KYSM. Current sister stations include KTOE, KDOG, KXAC and KXLP's original frequency at 93.1 FM.

At 5:00 PM on September 21, 2007, KXLP's on-air staff and rock format moved from 93.1 FM to new sign-on 94.1 FM, which held the temporary call letters KXRP for a week prior. A new format was launched at 93.1 FM.

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Coordinates: 44°08′31″N 94°00′07″W / 44.142°N 94.002°W / 44.142; -94.002