Contests & Winners

LeAnn Rimes Winner

LeAnn Rimes Winner

Congratulations to DayLynn Alm, she won general admission tickets to LeAnn Rimes!


LeAnn Rimes Winner

LeAnn Rimes Winner

Congratulations to Missy Kohler, she won VIP tickets to LeAnn Rimes!


Tree Town Winner

Tree Town Winner

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


Revival Fest Winner

Revival Fest Winner

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


Tree Town Winner

Tree Town Winner

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


Backyard BBQ

Backyard BBQ

Congratulations to Ed Smith on winning the Backyard BBQ party from Power 96 and KQAQ. Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated prizes!


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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Community Involvement

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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KAAL Rochester Studio

KAAL Rochester Studio

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


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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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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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.


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.”


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.


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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Freeborn County Stuff the Bus 2017

Freeborn County Stuff the Bus 2017

Thank you to all of our sponsors and thank you to everyone who helped “STUFF THE BUS” with School supplies for kids in need in Freeborn County. You can view all the photos by clicking on 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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Mower County Stuff the Bus 2017

Mower County Stuff the Bus 2017

Thank you to all of our sponsors and thank you to everyone who helped “STUFF THE BUS” with School supplies for kids in need in Mower County. You can view all the photos by clicking on the link below.

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Parades

Parades

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

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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.


Play Day at the Pool 2017

Play Day at the Pool 2017

Click on the link below to view photos.

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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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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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Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Hometown Broadcasting welcomes new Lt Gloria Pelayo (left) and Maj Sandy Hunt (right) as the new leaders of Albert Lea's Salvation Army. We look forward to partnering with them on our upcoming Stuff the Bus, Hotel Halloween Carnival, and Secret Santa promotions!!


Freeborn & Mower County Fairs

Freeborn & Mower County Fairs

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

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Just For Fun!

Marion Ross

Marion Ross


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


Chapel Con

Chapel Con


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!"


T-shirts for Sale

T-shirts for Sale

Get your KQAQ T-shirt today! We have sizes Large and XL and they are ONLY $15!!!! Stop into our studios at 109 East Clark Street in Albert Lea to get yours before they're gone!


Group photo w/Marion

Group photo w/Marion


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Ron & Anna at Green Mill

Ron & Anna at Green Mill


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."


Chapel Con

Chapel Con


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


ALHS Homecoming Parade

ALHS Homecoming Parade

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

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Albert Lea Parade

Albert Lea Parade


Anna & Sindi

Anna & Sindi


Freeborn County Fair

Freeborn County Fair


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Ellendale Tractor Pull

Ellendale Tractor Pull

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


Chamber Golf Outing

Chamber Golf Outing


Mower County Fair

Mower County Fair


Special Programming

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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Gods Country

Gods Country

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


Nascar-Motor Racing Network

Nascar-Motor Racing Network

MRN- Catch almost all the sprint class races in 2016 on KQAQ. Click below for local listings.

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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!


Successful Farming

Successful Farming

Starting July 3rd join us Mon-Fri at 8:40am and 5:28pm for two different 3 minute programs. Show content includes: Daily Current information daily from the experts! Focusing on Agriculture, Farming, Rural life styles, Livestock, Crop Production, Markets, Buildings, Machinery, Technology and more! Delivering entertaining and educational programs, news, and information.

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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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