KQRS/Minneapolis Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting

Cumulus Media announces the launch of its 50th Anniversary celebration of Minneapolis radio station KQRS-FM, one of the original Progressive/AOR radio stations in the U.S. The station will mark its Golden Anniversary with special events scheduled through year-end. Since its debut in 1968, KQRS has grown into one of America's leading Classic Rock stations with heritage personalities having a combined tenure at the station of over 140 years.

Highlights of KQ's 50th Anniversary celebration include: 12 consecutive days broadcasting live from the Minnesota State Fair, and a listener party hosted by KQ's legendary morning man Tom Barnard in KQ's private suite at the September 4th Metallica concert. Listeners can participate in a contest called, "Be a Metallica VIP with Tommy B".

The 50th Anniversary celebration will culminate in KQ's "50th Anniversary Concert with "Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band" December 12th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. KQ listeners have the opportunity to experience VIP seating and win autographed vinyl albums from Bob Seger's legendary recording career.

The KQRS digital design team has created a special 50th Anniversary website that captures the spirit and legacy of KQ's past, which launches online at www.kqrs50.com this month. The site features "The KQ Museum" where fans can see videos, hear clips and interact with KQ's past, and a "Show Us Your KQ" section where listeners submit photos, videos and share their personal KQRS memories using #KQRS50.

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