Independent Public Radio

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Independent Public Radio (IPR) is a public radio network in Minnesota. It is the second-largest public radio organization in the state, after Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Known as AMPERS (Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations) until 2004, the network helps member stations coordinate fundraising and allows them to share a certain amount of programming. A number of IPR's 12 members are college radio stations. The network headquarters is located at 525 Park Street, Suite 310, St. Paul, MN.

AMPERS was founded in 1972. Each station focuses on broadcasting music that is reflective of the local community significantly more than most other stations in the region. For example, KFAI offers far more public access programming than any other broadcaster in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. This is quite different from MPR, which only has two main audio streams, plus a third service on KCMP in the Twin Cities and KMSE in Rochester. KCMP had previously been operated by St. Olaf College until 2004, and was one of the most powerful stations in the AMPERS network.

IPR stations
Call (nickname) Primary format Frequency Location School or organization
KAXE [1] News/information/music 91.7 FM Grand Rapids Northern Community Radio
KBEM-FM [2] (Jazz 88) Jazz/Traffic 88.5 FM Minneapolis-St. Paul Minneapolis Public Schools
KFAI [3] Eclectic 90.3 FM Minneapolis Fresh Air, Inc.
106.7 FM St. Paul
KMOJ Urban 89.9 FM Minneapolis-St. Paul Center for Communication and Development
KMSU/KMSK [4]
(The Maverick)
News/information/music 89.7 FM Mankato Minnesota State University, Mankato
91.3 FM Austin
91.9 FM Fairmont
91.9 FM Albert Lea
KQAL [5] Eclectic 89.5 FM Winona Winona State University
KSRQ[6] (Pioneer 90.1) Alternative 90.1 FM Thief River Falls Northland Community and Technical College
KUMD-FM [7] Adult Album Alternative 103.3 FM Duluth University of Minnesota Duluth
KUMM [8] (U90) College rock 89.7 FM Morris University of Minnesota Morris
KUOM [9] (Radio K) College rock 770 kHz AM Minneapolis-St. Paul University of Minnesota Twin Cities
106.5 FM St. Louis Park
KVSC [10] Alternative 88.1 FM St. Cloud St. Cloud State University
WKEK [11] Adult Album Alternative 89.1 FM Gunflint Lake Cook County Community Radio Corp.
WGPO [12] Adult Album Alternative 90.1 FM Grand Portage Cook County Community Radio Corp.
WTIP [13] Adult Album Alternative 90.7 FM Grand Marais Cook County Community Radio Corp.

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