Highlights from KQ’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Day

Not only was September 25, 2018 a Celebration Day for our 50th Anniversary, it was officially declared 92 KQRS DAY in the State of Minnesota by Governor Mark Dayton and in the City of Golden Valley by Mayor Shep Harris!

Starting with the KQ Morning Show, we spent the entire day (thru midnight) reminiscing with numerous former and current jocks plus previous KQ staff members. Memories flooded back as we listened to past airchecks, and there were plenty of laughs as we played back classic Morning Show bits and Chucker calls.

This is KQRS at 50, and all of the thanks goes to you, our listeners, for making this possible!

Listen to the highlights from our 50th Celebration Day, featuring former and current staff along with long-time friends of the station.

*Check back daily as we continue to add all of the Celebration Day segments throughout the week.

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5:40am-10am

Tony Lee

Former KQ Morning Show producer and SFX extraordinaire (13:05)

Ken Thomas

The voice of the classic WJJY Ca$h Call! (7:26)

Matt Birk

Super Bowl Champion and former Minnesota Viking (the two are unrelated) (11:01)

Kent Hrbek

Former Minnesota Twin and 2x World Series Champion (10:20)

Mark Rosen

Former member of the KQ Morning Show and current Sports-Director at WCCO-TV (10:15)

Dan Culhane

Former member of Tom and Dan in the Mornings and the KQ Morning Show. Current Production Director at WCCO (25:11)

L-R: Dan Culhane, Tony Lee, Ken Thomas, Mark Rosen
L-R: Dan Culhane, Tony Lee, Ken Thomas, Mark Rosen

10am-12pm

“The Birth of 92.5” hosted by KQ’s Jay Philpott, featuring in-studio guests Alan Stone, John Pete, George Donaldson Fisher and Wayne Anthony, along with Randi “Killer” Kirschbaum, John Fineberg and Kevin St. John by phone.

Top L-R: Marcey Bolter, Wally Walker, Brad LeMay
Bottom L-R: Brad LeMay, Marcey Bolter
Top L-R: Marcey Bolter, Wally Walker, Brad LeMay Bottom L-R: Brad LeMay, Marcey Bolter

12pm-1pm

Wally Walker hosts special guests Brad LeMay and Marcey Bolter, who rocked on KQRS from about 1975 – 1980

1pm-2pm

Lisa Miller trades stories with Jack Hicks (’85-’93) and Pam McManus.

L-R: Pam McManus, Jack Hicks, Lisa Miller
L-R: Pam McManus, Jack Hicks, Lisa Miller
L-R: Mykel Todd, Jack Hicks
L-R: Mykel Todd, Jack Hicks

2pm-3pm

Ray Erick and Jack Hicks (’85-’93) share tales, plus Ray talks to special guests by phone: Mark Seger (’84-’86), Mykel Todd (’86-’92) and Brian Lorenson of local rockers DARE FORCE.

3pm-4pm

Lisa Miller hosts Mei Young in-studio. Mei hosted the All Request Third Shift show in the 90’s and was the host of KQ’s Homegrown show – Listen for a special performance from Letitia Rae of Slave Raider.

Mei Young
Mei Young
L-R: Annie Miners, John Lassman, Amy Kehr-Mauzy
L-R: Annie Miners, John Lassman, Amy Kehr-Mauzy

4pm-5pm

John Lassman hosts Annie Miners and Amy Kehr-Mauzy. Annie and Amy were the Promotions Directors who put on some of the most memorable contests and events in KQ history. Tom Barnard pops in for a little bit and they all talk with former afternoon DJ, Garth Kemp, from Los Angeles.

5pm-6pm

Lynn Wells joins Ray Erick to talk about her time at KQ on the morning show in 1981 with Bo Roberts (who calls in right away) and creating the Twin Cities Beat TV show with Doug Podell, who also checks in.

L-R: Doug Podell, Lynn Wells
L-R: Doug Podell, Lynn Wells
Hal Hoover
Hal Hoover

6pm-7pm

Do you remember “Groovin with the Hoov and rockin’ loud and proud?” – Hal Hoover rocked the nighttime on KQ in the late ’70s, and middays later in the ’80s. Listen as he joins Jay Philpott and Ray Erick as the final guest of KQ’s 50th Celebration Day.