KDWB-FM

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KDWB-FM (101.3 FM) is an American commercial radio station broadcasting in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota, licensed to suburban Richfield.wikipedia
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1976 in radio

1976
In early 1976, Fairchild Industries decided to put both stations on the market.

R. J. Adams

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Program Directors included and Chuck Blore and Bob Shannon.
From there it was on to KUTY Palmdale, California before making the leap to KDWB St. Paul, Minnesota by the end of the year.

KKMS (AM)

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During the late '60s and early '70s, both stations gained more competition, as "Request Radio" AM 950 and FM 104.1 KRSI (1968), KSTP (1972), and WYOO (1974) picked up the format.
As they were limited by their then-daytime only license at 980 AM, they started up WPBC-FM at 101.3 MHz in August 1959, simulcasting the AM station.

KSTP (AM)

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During the late '60s and early '70s, both stations gained more competition, as "Request Radio" AM 950 and FM 104.1 KRSI (1968), KSTP (1972), and WYOO (1974) picked up the format.
In 1973, KSTP broke away from its longtime adult format and became one of four area stations at the time to program a Top 40 format, as "15 KSTP," (actually "AM1500, The Music Station") competing with other Top 40 AM stations WDGY, KDWB and later, WYOO.

1972 in radio

1972
The Stewarts sold the stations in 1972 to Fairchild Industries for $1.5 million.

Don Bleu

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He then moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in 1968 and worked at KDWB for nearly 10 years.

The Look

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KDWB also gained national attention in 1989 for helping to break "The Look" by Roxette, the first of four US number-one songs for the Swedish duo.
When "The Look" was about to be released in Sweden as the fourth single, an American exchange student named Dean Cushman returned from Sweden and urged his local Top 40 radio station KDWB in Minneapolis to play the song.

Contemporary hit radio

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KDWB's radio format is Top 40/CHR.
Examples of CHR/pop stations in the United States, Brazil and the Philippines include WHTZ in New York City, KIIS-FM and KAMP-FM in Los Angeles, Jovem Pan And Jovem Pan FM In Brazil, KLUC in Las Vegas, KRBE in Houston, WIOQ in Philadelphia, WXKS-FM and WODS in Boston, WKSC-FM and WBBM-FM in Chicago, WFLZ in Tampa/St. Petersburg, WHYI in Miami, WNCI in Columbus, Ohio, WZPL in Indianapolis, KDWB in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 87.5 FM1, Magic 89.9 and 99.5 Play FM in Manila.

WCCO (AM)

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The station was owned by the People's Broadcasting Company, founded by former WCCO announcer Bill Stewart and his wife Becky Ann.
Several FM stations, including classic rock 92.5 KQRS-FM and Top 40 101.3 KDWB-FM were able to overtake it.

WREY

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In 1991, 630 AM took on the WDGY call letters of their former Top 40 rival on 1130 AM.
The 630 kHz frequency is perhaps best known as the longtime home of KDWB from 1959 until 1986.

WLOL (defunct)

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WLOL dropped its soft rock format and turned itself into a high-profile hit music station (heavy with power pop and new wave), immediately shooting to the top of the ratings.
New competition arrived later that year when longtime AM top-40 station KDWB returned to its co-owned FM frequency after the FM's several years of playing album oriented rock.

Roxette

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KDWB also gained national attention in 1989 for helping to break "The Look" by Roxette, the first of four US number-one songs for the Swedish duo.
He gave the album to a Minneapolis radio station, KDWB 101.3 FM.

KMNB

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WCCO-FM also briefly switched to Top 40.
WLOL, which picked up the format by 1982, was one of the most successful stations in the market, and KDWB had moved from AM to the FM band.

Steve Cochran (radio host)

Steve Cochran
In 1988, newly hired program director Brian Phillips cleaned house, as he dismissed many of the on-air personalities, overhauled the music and brought in Steve Cochran to host The KDWB Morning Zoo.
Between 1981 and 2007, Cochran worked at 14 radio stations in 10 cities (including New York, Baltimore, Miami, Minneapolis (KDWB 101.3 FM), St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago) and 8 states.

Club Phusion

They were one of two outlets in the Clear Channel roster that did not use the Club Phusion Dance format, as this one featured a live presentation over the air.
At the time, it was one of eight Dance-formatted stations being offered by the Format Lab, along with WiLD en Espanol, Trancid, Workout Channel, Pride Radio, KDWB's Party Zone, WFLZ's House Party and Classic Dance.

KQGO

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In 2000, KDWB got a new rival of sorts when upstart KTTB ("B96") went on the air with a rhythmic Top 40 format, heavy with hip-hop and urban contemporary music.
The move put KHTC in an even closer rivalry to mainstream Top 40 (CHR) station KDWB-FM.

Pride Radio

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KFXN-FM

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In 1996, both WBOB and KQQL were sold to Chancellor Broadcasting, which also owned KFAN, KDWB, KTCZ and KTCJ.

WYOO (defunct)

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Currently, 980 AM is home to Christian-formatted KKMS and 101.3 FM is CHR-formatted KDWB.

K273BH

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In 2010, the Party Zone format began broadcasting on K273BH, its FM translator at 102.5, which covers the area.
In 2010, the translator signed on carrying KDWB-FM's HD2 sub-channel, which aired a dance music format known as "The Party Zone."

KQQL

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After KQQL-HD3/K244FE dropped the "Pride Radio" format and flipped to sports talk as "KFAN Plus" in August 2018, the "Pride Radio" format moved to KDWB-HD2.
Paul market, iHeartMedia also owns KTCZ, KFXN-FM, KDWB-FM, KEEY-FM and KTLK.

K244FE

After KQQL-HD3/K244FE dropped the "Pride Radio" format and flipped to sports talk as "KFAN Plus" in August 2018, the "Pride Radio" format moved to KDWB-HD2.

KTCZ-FM

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At the other end of the spectrum, KS95 also competes somewhat with its older-leaning Hot AC format (which has since transitioned to a more younger-leaning direction), as does KDWB's own sister station KTCZ with its own pop/rock-leaning Hot AC presentation.

KEEY-FM

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Gregg Swedberg, program director and operations manager of sister KEEY, says that the "Bull" format "just plays country music, with no pop crossovers".

W227BF

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