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City Elk River, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Bob 106
Slogan Minnesota's Total Country
Turn Your Knob To BOB!
My BOB Country
Frequency 106.1 FM (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
106.1-2 FM KLCI-HD2
Christian radio "Hope" (HD Radio)
106.1-3 FM KLCI-HD3
'The Big Q'
Oldies (HD Radio)
106.1-4 Spanish Christian "La Nueva Vida" (HD Radio)
First air date December 1974 (as WQPM-FM at 106.3)
Format Commercial; Country
ERP 9,100 watts
HAAT 164 m (538 ft)
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
Sister stations KDDG, WQPM, WLKX-FM, KASM, KBGY
Webcast Listen Live
Website mybobcountry.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]

Chuck Knapp retired in 2013, replaced by Neil Freeman who continued the Morning Show with Jon Engen. Jon Engen left the Morning Show in October 2014.

KLCI has a sister station, KDDG FM 105.5 in Albany, Minnesota.

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]

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