This Site Primarily Contains a Collection of Airchecks of Numerous Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Radio Stations, Some Recorded Off The Air by Rick Burnett and Many Others Recorded or Provided by Other Contributors to This Site (see footnote at bottom). The Contribution of Recordings and Materials are Greatly Appreciated and Have Made this Site a Bookmark for Those Interested in Radio From this Era. Explore the many recordings on this site by using the menu at the left side of the screen. Should you have material to contribute, Please Email: Rick1031(at)HotMail.com Note: Substitute @ for the "(at)" when typing email address
Today's WMIN is not your father's WMIN. It was at 1400 AM and played polka music in the early 60's I remember one of the DJ's then was Yonnie Yonnson (Johnny Johnson had a Swedish accent and that is how he pronounced his name). Later in the 60's (possibly late '63), they switched to Country & Western and the sound became less Western and DJ's became the Country Gentlemen. Don Johnson eventually became the PD and he later worked for KTCR-FM. There are airchecks of him at the KTCR page on this site.
Around 1969-70, the owners of WMIN signed on beautiful music KEEY-FM with 100,000 Watts of power.
This page has some old tapes and some current photos of WMIN's former studio site and antenna. Scroll down.
WMIN 1400 They were country in the early 70's. Don't know the DJ.
WMIN 1400 Just before the transition to beautiful music and call change- DJ unknown
WMIN 1400 continuation of track 10WMIN ID and ABC news open Contributed by Dick Sigurdson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
WMIN 1400 AM Old Joe Clark January 21st 1964 Tape #1 & #2
The commercials are left in and contai some interesting material. The is a commercial for Brady Olds at 734 Grand Ave. in St Paul. This is the place you could buy a new 1984 Olds for $2,979. I recall in 1974 I was reading commercials for a Datsun dealership at that same address.
The airchecks on this not for profit web site were recorded off the air. The recordings on this site provide historical examples of Twin Cities radio and are intended for purposes of archival preservation and for research. Additionally, the recordings can be used by vision impaired visitors to get an audio perspective of radio history. These recordings are not intended to by used by others for commercial purposes.
Some of the airchecks are off reel to reel tapes that were recorded off the air by the web site creator. In May 2006 the recordings started to be converted to MP3 and shared here. In addition to this web site creator's recorded aircheck collection, there are also many airchecks that were recorded and submitted by friends and acquaintances, or contributed by other collectors. Sources are cited, if known. The contributed recordings from friends and contributors of both airchecks and other material are greatly appreciated. Without their help, the site would have many less pages of radio history. The recordings of the contributors to this web site who recorded them off the air may show up on other sites. This site does not charge any fees to listen to the posted recordings. The purpose of this site is to provide radio history and intended for purposes of archival preservation and research.
Windows Media Player works well to play these MP3 files, and depending on your internet settings, will start streaming the file once the link is clicked, Some files are large and may take time to open. Should you have any aircheck of Twin Cities radio stations, let me know and I may be able to include them at this site. Contact me at Rick(at)HotMail.com --- NOTE Replace "(at)" with @ when typing email address