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Contests & Winners

Green Mill Birthday Show

Green Mill Birthday Show

Listen Every Monday through Friday for the Green Mill Birthday Show. If your birthday was emailed, called in or sent by snail mail you'll be eligible to win One Complimentary Medium, One-topping Pizza. DINE IN ONLY.

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Tree Town Winner

Tree Town Winner

Congrats to Amber Dennison who won a pair of General Admission passes to Tree Town Music Festival!


Anniversary Show

Anniversary Show

Call in, email or snail mail Anniversaries to Power 96 for a chance at a great prize from Cinemagic Theatres and The 112 on Broadway.

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Tree Town Winner

Tree Town Winner

Congrats to Jason Stevermer who won a pair of General Admission passes to Tree Town Music Festival!


Kansas Tickets

Kansas Tickets

Win a pair of Kansas tickets in July! Keep listening for details.


Revival Fest Winner

Revival Fest Winner

Congratulations to Perry Vining who won tickets to Revival Fest at Harmony Park.


JAY GAMES

JAY GAMES

Jay Paul will play a game with you Monday thru Friday and Probably cheat to help you win a Great prize and have fun along the way!

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Community Involvement

Play Day at the Pool 2017

Play Day at the Pool 2017

Dates are set for our annual “PLAY DAY AT THE POOL” with Albert Lea Park & Rec. Tons of FUN! Tons of PRIZES! Friday July 7th 1-3pm. Click on the link below to view photos from last year.

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Hotel Halloween Carnival 2017

Hotel Halloween Carnival 2017

2017 HOTEL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL is Sunday Oct 29 from 1-3pm at Country Inn & Suites in Albert Lea! Tons of Fun! Tons of Prizes! You can view all the photos from last year by clicking on the link below.

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Ron accepting plaque

Ron accepting plaque

“Ron Hunter accepts plaque from Zac Stuart of the American Legion Post Riders Post 91, thanking Hometown Broadcasting (POWER 96 & KQAQ 970AM) for their continued support and overwhelming dedicated commitment and support of fundraising events throughout 2016 for our Veterans and their families.”


Parades

Parades

You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Mower County Stuff the Bus 2017

Mower County Stuff the Bus 2017

Help “STUFF THE BUS” with School supplies for kids in need in MOWER County Thurs July 27. Drop off school supplies or cash before July 27th and register for a chance to win a 4 pack of Crayola Experience MOA or a 4 pack of Nickelodeon Universe MOA. Drop off locations are....Palmer Bus Co., First Farmers & Merchants Bank, Austin Bruins-Riverside Arena, Accentra Credit Union, D&G Ace Hardware and Austin Utilities. You can view all the photos from last year by clicking on the link below.

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United Way Award

United Way Award

Sue Loch (Director of The Children’s Center) presented Anna Rahn (GM of Hometown Broadcasting) with a United Way of Freeborn County MEDIA SPONSOR Award, and 100% EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION Award for 2016.


Secret Santa

Secret Santa

Hometown Broadcasting, POWER 96 & KQAQ 970 AM, partnered with many local businesses for our annual Secret Santa promotions. They raised nearly $1,600 in gift cards to surprise two local families in need just before Christmas. The Secret Santa packages and letter submissions were presented to the Salvation Army to select the two families.


Freeborn County Stuff the Bus 2017

Freeborn County Stuff the Bus 2017

Help “STUFF THE BUS” with School supplies for kids in need in Freeborn County July 26th.. Drop off school supplies or cash before July 26th and register for a chance to win a 4 pack of Crayola Experience MOA or a 4 pack of Nickelodeon Universe MOA. Drop off locations are....Albert Lea Bus Company, KQPR/KQAQ Studios, Albert Lea Chamber, Accentra Credit Union, Bomgaars, Hy-Vee and Wireless World. You can view all the photos from last year by clicking on the link below.

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Freeborn & Mower County Fairs

Freeborn & Mower County Fairs

Check out all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Senior Nights 2017

Senior Nights 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 15th annual senior nights a success....all of the graduating seniors, the seniors from Knutson Place, Vern Eide, Pizza Ranch, Krieger Beverage and all of the businesses that sponsored senior nights! You can view all of the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Freeborn/Mower County Spotlight

Freeborn/Mower County Spotlight

Every week local servants are interviewed sharing information about Good causes, fun happenings or events going on in our communities. Tune in for the Mower Cty. Spotlight Tuesdays at 11:05 am. Tune in for the Freeborn Cty. Spotlight Thursdays at 11:05 am. If you know of an event or would like to share yours please email us at the link below

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Breakfast on the Farm 2016

Breakfast on the Farm 2016

The 2016 Breakfast on the Farm was held Saturday June 18th at Gene Anderson's Dairy Farm in Waltham, Minnesota. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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2017 Austin Home & Vacation Show

2017 Austin Home & Vacation Show

Thank you to everyone who attended the Austin Home & Vacation Show and thank you to all of the exhibitors that participated! Click on the link below to view pics.

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KAAL Rochester Studio

KAAL Rochester Studio

Anna Rahn & Ron Hunter toured the new KAAL Rochester studio in Jan. 2016!!


Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation

Ron Reule FC veteran service officer, presented Power 96 & KQAQ a certificate of appreciation for supporting veterans and their families.


Just For Fun!

Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Glenville Parade

Glenville Parade


Marion Ross

Marion Ross


ALHS Homecoming Parade

ALHS Homecoming Parade

You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Ron & Anna at Green Mill

Ron & Anna at Green Mill


T-shirts for Sale

T-shirts for Sale

Get your Power 96 T-shirt today! We have Men's and Women's shirts sizes Medium to XXL and they are ONLY $15!!!! Stop into our studio at 109 East Clark Street in Albert Lea to get yours before they're gone!


Jeff and Snater

Jeff and Snater

"Red, White, and Blue and Hometown Broadcasting too! We love our Troops even more than they love us! God Bless America."


Glenville Parade

Glenville Parade


Glenville Parade

Glenville Parade


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


T-shirts for Sale

T-shirts for Sale

Get your Power 96 T-shirt today! We have Men's and Women's shirts sizes Medium to XXL and they are ONLY $15!!!! Stop into our studio at 109 East Clark Street in Albert Lea to get yours before they're gone!


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


Ellendale Tractor Pull

Ellendale Tractor Pull

Power 96 & KQAQ happy to be part of the Ellendale Tractor Pull this past weekend with prize giveaways, trophy sponsor, and our very own Jerry Viktora as the Emcee!


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


Live from Casey\'s General Store

Live from Casey's General Store


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Show Us Some Love

Show Us Some Love

Your LOCALLY OWNED Radio Stations POWER 96 & KQAQ are in the Albert Lea Parade July 3rd, and the Austin Parade July 4th. MAKE A SIGN showing us your love....and we just might have a special gift for you (while supplies last)!! RED, WHITE & BLUE......and Hometown Broadcasting too!


Group photo w/Marion

Group photo w/Marion


Kyle taking the Plunge

Kyle taking the Plunge


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Albert Lea Parade

Albert Lea Parade


Special Programming

Radio Mall

Radio Mall

ATTENTION SMART SHOPPERS! Due to the POWER 96 & KQAQ Studios closed Tues July 4th, our regularly scheduled Tues Radio Mall will be MONDAY JULY 3rd from 10am-11am at 96.1 FM!
Amazing Summer Inventory 40 to 80% OFF!


Power 96 Severe Weather Coverage

Power 96 Severe Weather Coverage

MN & IA WEATHER CAN BE QUITE UNPREDICTABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, and CAN CHANGE QUICKLY. .In the event of severe weather conditions, tune to 96.1 FM for thee best severe weather coverage in the area! You'll get up to the minute conditions on location & severity, along with safety reminders for your family! 96.1 FM has the most up-to-date training and equipment and works side by side with KIMT's Storm Team 3, local law enforcement, AND SPOTTERS during severe weather conditions and we have generators to ensure even during power outages - we're here for you!


Dining & Entertainment Guide

Dining & Entertainment Guide

Be sure to tune in every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:50am and 5:50pm for the dining, entertainment and shopping calendar. You'll hear information about special events, entertainment, lunch & dinner specials, new products and in-store deals.


Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings

Power 96 is thee place to tune in to the Minnesota Vikings games on 96.1 FM.


Racing Rocks!

Racing Rocks!

"RACING ROCKS, hosted by Riki Rachtman, airs every Sunday from 6am-8am. Amazing Nextel Cup Racing coverage."


The Acoustic Storm

The Acoustic Storm

Every Sunday morning from 8am-10am, unplug with The Acoustic Storm and the best variety of acoustic-based rock. With an emphasis on acoustic guitar-driven songs, Jeff Parets presents the full spectrum of acoustic rock, including rarely heard "unplugged" versions of classic tunes in their purest form. Each week, the show spotlights an artist in "The Eye of The Storm" with music, bio information and sound bites. To visit The Storm's home page just click on the link below.

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Jay\'s Joke to Go

Jay's Joke to Go

Catch Jay's joke to go every Mon - Fri at 9:50 am. If you missed it, click the link below.....

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Hot Women! Hot Summer!

Hot Women! Hot Summer!

3 Rock Blocks a day of the hottest female classic rock artists! Pat Benatar, Heart, Vixen, Stevie Nicks, Lita Ford, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Warlock and more! 3 times a day Monday through Friday the entire month of July! Brought to you by: B&D Metal Works, Express Employment Professionals and On the Spot Appliance.


Name That Tune In June

Name That Tune In June

The entire month of June listen for your cue to call in and win! Prizes from Noah's Ark, Adventureland Amusement Park, Crayola Experience Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo, Blank Park Zoo, Smaaash, Franklin County Fair and more! Thank you to our sponsors.....America's Mattress and Becker Auto & RV in Hayward.


Voice of Our Veterans

Voice of Our Veterans

Every MONDAY around 11:40am on both POWER 96 & KQAQ-AM, hear different topics about our Veterans, Voiced by Veterans. Learn how to continuously Support & Remember Veterans who served our Country, Veteran Benefits, Facts, Upcoming Patriotic Events and more!


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