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Broadcast area Alexandria, Minnesota
Branding KXRA
Slogan News Talk Radio
Frequency 1490 kHz (AM) 100.3 (FM) (MHz)
First air date July 27, 1949 (1949-07-27)[1]
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 51523
Transmitter coordinates 45°52′06″N 95°21′48″W / 45.86833°N 95.36333°W / 45.86833; -95.36333Coordinates: 45°52′06″N 95°21′48″W / 45.86833°N 95.36333°W / 45.86833; -95.36333
Owner Paradis Broadcasting Inc.
Sister stations KXRA-FM, KXRZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website voiceofalexandria.com/kxra

KXRA is a News/Talk radio station on 1490 AM and translator channel K262AT at 100.3 FM in Alexandria, Minnesota owned by Paradis Broadcasting Inc, which also owns KXRZ and KXRA-FM.

Popular Shows[edit]

KXRA hosts the Alexandria areas only local talk shows. Open Line covers news and local events Monday through Thursday at 9am cst. On Friday, The show is Open Topic. Another area favorite is a daily radio show, called Swap Shop. It is broadcast Monday through Saturday at 1pm cst. Listeners can call and are put on the air live. They broadcast items they want to sell or want to buy. Many listeners find used vehicles, appliances, or farm machinery. Another locally produced show is Home Grown. Each Saturday Morning at 9am, Linda Kellerman offers advice to listeners on gardening, lawns and plants. Other features include the reading of funeral announcements daily, county commissioners reports, Cardinal Sports (the local high school,) church services, community news, morning trivia, and the birthday club. This station is a primary source of daily news in Alexandria.


  • Patty Wicken, Morning Show Host and Open Line Co-Host
  • Dennis Anhalt, News Director and Open Line Host
  • Dave McClurg, Sports Director
  • Mark Anthony, Program director and Swap Shop Host
  • Alex Johnson, 5pm News Hour
  • Charlie Christopherson
  • Tom Chorley


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-231. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 

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