KSTP-FM - History

History

Twin Cities stations were experimenting with frequency-modulated transmissions in the late 1930s. KSTP engineers had started running W9XUP at 29.95 MHz by 1938. This "ultra-short-wave" station continued regular broadcasts until at least 1944. Other Twin Cities stations also experimented with FM, but not as extensively. WCCO operated a low-power station, but it apparently went off the air quickly. WTCN's FM transmission stayed around longer, but remained intermittent.

Hubbard launched KSTP-FM originally at 102.1 FM in 1947. The station shut down in 1952 and the license was cancelled, but it was re-established in 1965 on its present day 94.5 FM frequency.

The station occasionally simulcast its AM sister's MOR format, and aired a beautiful music format until 1977. That year, KSTP-FM switched to soft rock as "KS95", later evolving into adult contemporary and their current Hot AC format.

The station dropped 1980s music in July 2010 and imaging was changed from "80s, 90s and Today" to "90s, 2K and today."

KSTP-FM served the radio flagship for the Minnesota Vikings from 1985-1987.

The station's studios are located on University Avenue at the western edge of St. Paul, just a few steps away from neighboring Minneapolis. There is a large transmitter tower behind the station, though it is not directly used for broadcasts today. Instead, the station broadcasts from the Telefarm paired tower setup in Shoreview (shared with KSTP-TV, WCCO-TV, KARE, and WUCW).

The current on-air personalities are:

Tim Dunbar: 0000-0500

Morning Show: Shannon Holly, Ryan (Sally "Sals" as producer): 0500-0900

Dez: 0900-1400

Larry Moon "Moon" and Staci Matthews (Beaker as producer): 1400-1900

Darrin: 1900-0000

On Saturdays, _____ replaces Tim, Lauren replaces the Morning show, Dez keeps her time slot, Tim replaces Moon and Staci, and Devan Knight replaces Darrin.

On Sundays, Karissa replaces Tim, _____ replaces the Morning show, Tim replaces Dez, Devan Knight replaces Moon and Staci, and Lauren replaces Darrin.

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