Looking toward a new year, more growth for Minnesota independent public radio offerings
The year is coming to a close, but the arts stories keep streaming into Ampers.org, a website dedicated to audio pieces about Minnesota rich music, arts, history and culture. We've surpassed 1,400 stories and concerts on the website, produced by radio stations in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth, Grand Rapids, St. Cloud, Mankato and elsewhere.
In this month's Ampers Sampler, I'm going to highlight five recent additions to the site. These are stories about what a sound artist discovered in the Minneapolis skyway, an illustrator's fascination with tractors, the power of a haunting ghost story, and much more.
KFAI (Minneapolis/St. Paul): Sound Artist Viv Corringham
KUMD (Duluth): The Radio Gallery profiles emerging artist Sarah Nakano
KAXE (Grand Rapids): A Cowboy Torn Between God and Satan
KFAI (Minneapolis/St. Paul): Julie Buffalohead
KFAI (Minneapolis/St. Paul): Loren Niemi's Ghost
About the organization: Ampers is a network of independent public radio stations in Minnesota. Each station is locally managed and programmed by and for the local communities. they serve. Ampers is the second largest public radio network in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest public radio networks of its kind in the United States. From Grand Marais, and Thief River Falls, to Mankato and Winona, and just about everywhere in between, we've got Minnesota covered. Our combined audience is about 250,000 devoted listeners. Ampers has no affiliation with Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and receives no financial support from MPR.
Visit the Ampers website to hear more stories like these
Ampers is a collection of 12 independent community radio stations across our great state - from the North Shore to the city streets of Minneapolis, the Blue Earth River near Mankato to the natural beauty of Grand Rapids.