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Contests & Winners

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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Halloween Carnival Winner

Halloween Carnival Winner

Congratulations to Albert Lea Seedhouse! They won 1st place in the room decorating contest with their Candy Land room at the 2014 Halloween Carnival. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Halloween Carnival Winner

Halloween Carnival Winner

Congratulations to Hardee's! They won 3rd place in the room decorating contest with their Star room at the 2014 Halloween Carnival. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Kansas Speedway Winner

Kansas Speedway Winner

"Congrats to Stephanie Richter for being one of the winners of a pair of tickets to Kansas Speedway Oct. 4th, 2014!"


Halloween Carnival Winner

Halloween Carnival Winner

Congratulations to Lilly Trainer! She won a $25 Walmart gift card at the 2014 Halloween Carnival. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Halloween Carnival Winner

Halloween Carnival Winner

Congratulations to Braxton Jensen! He won a $25 Walmart gift card at the 2014 Halloween Carnival. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Halloween Carnival Winner

Halloween Carnival Winner

Congratulations to Green Mill! They won 2nd place in the room decorating contest with their Minion Room at the 2014 Halloween Carnival. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Halloween Carnival Winner

Halloween Carnival Winner

Congratulations to Chris Karow! She won a pair of Chanhassen Dinner Theatre tickets valued at $175 at the 2014 Halloween Carnival. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Pizza Ranch-Austin Birthday Show

Pizza Ranch-Austin Birthday Show

Listen Every Monday through Friday for the Pizza Ranch Birthday Show, we will draw one weekly winner . If your birthday was emailed, called in or sent by snail mail you'll be eligible to win One Complimentary Medium Pizza of your choice from Pizza Ranch in Austin.


Backyard Barbecue Winner

Backyard Barbecue Winner

Congratulations to Joe Murillo! Thank you to all the sponsors who donated the prizes for the Backyard Party!


TEXACO COUNTRY SHOWDOWN

TEXACO COUNTRY SHOWDOWN

Thank you to everyone who sponsored the Biggest Country Talent Show on Earth! Morris Furniture as our main sponsor, Paramount Theatre for hosting us and Sema Equipment for Farm Equipment Extremeee! Culligan Water, Flaherty's HiTech Motorwerks, & Overby Orthodontics for all the Support! Congratulations to the winners. Click below for link to the pictures....

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Community Involvement

Parades

Parades

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

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Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group

Sindi Fulton & Jerry Viktora were at the tour at Renewable Energy Group in Glenville with special guest U.S. Senator Al Franken. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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ALBERT LEA & AUSTIN High School Weekly Calendar of Events

ALBERT LEA & AUSTIN High School Weekly Calendar of Events

Airs Monday morning APPROXIMATELY 10am highlighting sporting events, special events and activities scheduled each week, to ensure parents, friends, family and the general public are informed. If you have information to share please email us today. Click the link below....

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Election Coverage

Election Coverage

“Ron Hunter & Dan Dorman at America’s Best Value Inn in Albert Lea covering the 2014 Election Results”

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Play Day at the Pool 2015

Play Day at the Pool 2015

The 6th Annual Play Day @ the Pool is planned for Friday July 10th from 1-3 with Fun Games & Prizes!!! You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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The Bulls Have Returned! Welcome Home Soldiers!!!!!!

The Bulls Have Returned! Welcome Home Soldiers!!!!!!

Albert Lea Red Bulls return HOME 05-04-12, Power 96 was there. For more Go to the pictures page click the link below or go to the bottom of the homepage and click on the video link.

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Class Sponsor

Class Sponsor

Power 96 was a class sponsor for the 2014 Halverson Elementary Walk-a-Thon to raise funds to provide educational experiences, field trips, and family fun events!


Safe and Sober Campaign 2014

Safe and Sober Campaign 2014

"In an effort to help the mission TOWARDS ZERO DEATHS IN MINNESOTA, Hometown Broadcasting once again partnered with the ALPD with their Annual Safe & Sober program Monday November 24, 2014 from 2-5pm. Tara Yokiel and Don Throlson volunteered to be monitored live on the air to demonstrate how quickly you can reach the legal driving limit." Thank you to Dave Doppelhammer from the ALPD, Roe Naylor of Acme Bail Bonds in Austin, Freeborn County Correction Officer Tom Jensen, Stensrud Insurance Services and Paul Spyhalski Attorney at Law for sharing important life saving information. THANK YOU to the following sponsors for helping us bring this program to you: Dawson Limo, Roe Naylor of ACME Bail Bonds, Michelle’s Liquor Depot, Albert Lea Taxi, Paul Spyhalski Attorney at Law and Stensrud Insurance Services. THANK YOU to Liquor Depot for providing beverages, Perkins and GreenMill of Albert Lea for providing food and Albert Lea Taxi for providing rides home.
DON’T DRIVE…STAY ALIVE!!! You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Senior Nights 2015

Senior Nights 2015

Senior Nights 2015 was held 4/27-5/11. Graduates from surrounding High Schools ran Power 96 from 6pm-8pm each week night! Thank you to everyone who sponsored senior nights, Pizza Ranch for supplying food, Krieger Beverage for supplying the beverages and Vern Eide Chevrolet for the driving simulator. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Advanced Family Dental

Advanced Family Dental

Advanced Family Dental Expansion Ground Breaking August 22 2014. You can view photos by clicking on the link below.

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2014 Dancing with the Stars

2014 Dancing with the Stars

Jay Paul emceed the 2014 Dancing with the Freeborn/Mower County Stars May 3rd, 2014. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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St. John\'s Lutheran Community

St. John's Lutheran Community

Hometown Broadcasting was proud to be invited to witness the groundbreaking for St. John's Lutheran Community's new location! You can view all 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 9:05 am
Tune in for the Freeborn Cty. Spotlight Thursdays at 9:05 am
If you know of an event or would like to share yours please email us at the link below

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Bell Ringing Challenge

Bell Ringing Challenge

Power 96 & KQAQ-AM congratulate Cpt Jim Brickson for ringing the bell for 105 hours and breaking the previous world record of 80 hours. He started the challenge Tuesday December 3rd at 11am at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea!! Brickson's efforts raised over $32,000. You can view photos by clicking on the link below.

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Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus

Thank you to all the sponsors and everyone who contributed school supplies to help Stuff the Bus for Freeborn and Mower counties. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair

"POWER 96, KQAQ and Greg Jensen Real Estate were Co-Sponsors of the Elephant Encounter at the Freeborn Co Fair, once again in 2014!"


Hotel Halloween Carnival

Hotel Halloween Carnival

The Hotel Halloween Carnival held Sunday October 26th was a huge success! Thanks so much to the Country Inn & Suites for partnering with us every year on this great event! Thanks to the Fire Department! Thanks to the Salvation Army for the coffee & hot chocolate and thanks to all who attend each year. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Breakfast on the Farm 2015

Breakfast on the Farm 2015

KQAQ & Power 96 will once again broadcast live with Linder Farm at the 2015 Breakfast on the Farm. This years event is Saturday June 20 from 8am-11:30am at Reiland Dairy/Troy & Chris Sukalski farm 13698 755th Ave LeRoy, MN.Tons of fun, great Breakfast! See you there!

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REFEST 2014

REFEST 2014

RE٠think… green living, RE٠new… clean energy, RE٠store…conservation. Austin held its annual Re-Fest Festival down on the Mower County Fairgrounds Saturday, September 20th 2014, and Power 96 & KQAQ broadcasted live. Our thanks to Austin Utilities for another amazing year at Refest.

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2015 Austin Home & Vacation Show

2015 Austin Home & Vacation Show

The 41st Annual Austin Home & Vacation Show was a great success with tons of winners! Thanks to all of our Exhibitors & Attendees that participated in this years event. Click on link below for 2015 pictures!

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Career Day

Career Day

9th graders from Albert Lea High School came and took a tour of the Power 96/KQAQ studios for their Career Day. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Just For Fun!

2014 Chateau Raceway Deck Night

2014 Chateau Raceway Deck Night

“Power 96/KQAQ were deck sponsors at the Chateau Raceway Friday 8/22/14. Greg Jensen, driver of the P96/KQAQ car, got 3rd in Track Points for 2014!” Click on the link below for all pics.

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Chamber Golf Outing Dress Up

Chamber Golf Outing Dress Up


2014 Chateau Raceway Deck Night

2014 Chateau Raceway Deck Night

“Mt Dew KICK START sampling at the Power 96/KQAQ Deck Night at Chateau Raceway Friday 8/22/14”. Click on the link below for all pics.

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Greg ready for a nap

Greg ready for a nap


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


T-shirts for Sale

T-shirts for Sale

Get your KQAQ 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!


The Two Best DJ\'s

The Two Best DJ's


Pelican Breeze

Pelican Breeze


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."


Ron and His Lady Friend

Ron and His Lady Friend


T-shirts for Sale

T-shirts for Sale

Get your KQAQ 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!


Cute group photo

Cute group photo


Chateau Raceway Fun

Chateau Raceway Fun


ALHS Homecoming Parade

ALHS Homecoming Parade

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

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Kenny Loves KQAQ

Kenny Loves KQAQ

"Anna Rahn & Sindi Fulton paid Kenny Fredrickson of Austin a personal visit with the KQAQ vehicle (P96's sister AM station) and delivered a T-shirt/Bumper Stickers....cuz Kenny loves KQAQ so much he had to pay a $155 Fine for violating the Noise Ordinance while listening!"


Special Programming

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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Linder farm Network-The Voice of Local Agriculture

Linder farm Network-The Voice of Local Agriculture

* Midwest Farmtime, Mon thru Fri * 6:10-6:35am
* Opening Markets, Mon thru Fri * 9:50 am
* Mid-Day Farm Review, Mon thru Fri * 12:30-1pm
* Closing Markets, Mon thru Fri * 1:50 pm
A complete look through out the day at farm news, markets and weather, including live meteorologist reports, grain and live stock markets, local elevator prices and commentaries, special events, live broadcasts and more....

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Living the Country Life

Living the Country Life

Join us Mon-Fri at 8:40am and 5:28pm
This one of a kind country show covers: Lawn/Landscapes, Trees/Wooded Lots, Outdoor Entertainment, Livestock/Pets, Machinery, Buildings/Facilities, Pastures/Fences..and more!

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Gods Country

Gods Country

Every Sunday morning from 7am till 9AM enjoy the best of Gospel Music with Host Steph Helleksen.


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!


Nascar-Motor Racing Network

Nascar-Motor Racing Network

MRN- Catch almost all the sprint class races in 2015 on KQAQ.
Click below for local listings.

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