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.
Former KQ Morning Show producer and SFX extraordinaire (13:05)
The voice of the classic WJJY Ca$h Call! (7:26)
Super Bowl Champion and former Minnesota Viking (the two are unrelated) (11:01)
Former Minnesota Twin and 2x World Series Champion (10:20)
Former member of the KQ Morning Show and current Sports-Director at WCCO-TV (10:15)
Former member of Tom and Dan in the Mornings and the KQ Morning Show. Current Production Director at WCCO (25:11)
“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.
Wally Walker hosts special guests Brad LeMay and Marcey Bolter, who rocked on KQRS from about 1975 – 1980
Lisa Miller trades stories with Jack Hicks (’85-’93) and Pam McManus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.