Red Rock Radio is the Northland's premier family of radio stations. Located in the historic Canal Park of Duluth's downtown, Red Rock Radio Corporation is proud to promote the best in the most popular music genres and feed it over the airwaves to the surrounding areas.

Contact: KQDS
501 Lake Avenue South - Suite 200
Duluth, MN 55802
Office: 218-728-9500
Studio: 724-7625 / 877-724-9595
  • Christmas City of the North Parade

    Christmas City of the North Parade

    Christmas City of the North Parade Friday, November 20th at 6:20pm Downtown Duluth Watch the parade on Superior Street starting at 10th ave east and ending at 4th ave west Once again, we’ll be hauling the Red Rock Radio Christmas cams and the cameras will be pointing at you putting you on the big holiday screen! Special thanks to Sounds Central, Audio Visual Resources, Halvor...

  • “The Great Alone” film screening -fundraiser for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

    “The Great Alone” film screening -fundraiser for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

    “The Great Alone” film screening -fundraiser for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Saturday, November 14th , 5pm UMD Marshall Performing Arts Center Lance Mackey, cancer survivor, follows in his dad’s footsteps and becomes a 4-time winner of The Alaska Iditerod Tickets include: movie, dinner, silent auction and q & a with the star of the film, Lance Mackey Tickets are $45 Get tickets and info...

  • High School All-Star Volleyball Game

    High School All-Star Volleyball Game

    The St. Luke’s Orthopedics & Sports Medicine High School All-Star Volleyball Game, presented by the Wisconsin Army National Guard returns as teams from Northeastern Minnesota battle the best of Northwestern Wisconsin. The game takes to the court on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior  on Thursday, November 19th.   Game time set for 7:00 p.m. Come out and watch the best high...

  • MN Adult & Teen Challenge Banquet and Silent Auction

    MN Adult & Teen Challenge Banquet and Silent Auction

    MN Adult & Teen Challenge Banquet and Silent Auction Friday, October 30th at the DECC- Lake Superior Ballroom Silent Auction Starts at 5:45 pm and Dinner and program at 7:00 pm. Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the clients of the Northland Campus of Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. Listen to songs of joy by our choir, hear testimonies...

  • Jason Walleye Trip

    KQ Walleye Ice Fishing Trip with Jason Manning

    Join Jason Manning from the KQ Morning Show for our annual Ice Fishing Trip to Ballard's at Lake of the Woods Wednesday, February 24th to Friday, February 26th Everything is included!  Per Person Package Includes: Round trip coach transportation…Two nights lodging…Two days guided ice fishing…All your meals…Angling equipment…Fish cleaning…Sales & lodging tax $420.00 per person (sales & lodging tax included) To reserve your place call Ballard's at 1-800-pro-cork .

  • James Bond

    James Bond “Spectre”

    Classic Rock KQ and Marcus Theaters want to invite you to the red carpet premiere of the brand new James Bond movie “Spectre” Thursday, November 5th at 7pm! Listen to KQ to win tickets… or stop by Security Jewelers or the Men's Warehouse  for a chance to win yours! Someone will win the grand prize of dinner to the new Scenic Cafe in...

  • 13th Annual Coats for Kids

    13th Annual Coats for Kids

    13th Annual Coats for Kids October 1st-31st Bring a new or used coat for all age kids from infants to teens (remember adult coats fit teens) to one of the following locations... Red Rock Radio Benna Ford Walmart Stores (Cloquet, Hermantown or Superior) Lake Superior Cleaners (all locations) Haunted Shack at The Buffalo House Nevada Bob's Engwalls Corn Maze Duluth Children's Museum Altec HiLine Lake Superior Cleaners will then clean all coats The...

  • Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Zoo

    Boo at the Zoo Saturday, October 10th and Saturday, October 17th 10 am to 4pm Lake Superior Zoo (72nd Avenue West & Grand) Look for the KQ booth by the tiger exhibit! Trick or treat around the zoo, play in the huge pumpkin patch… costume contests…hayrides…face painting…games…a special “creepy critters” animal exhibit and more! Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door Get tickets and...

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    The Progressive Secret Sound is coming soon!

    Classic Rock KQ, The Northlands #1 radio station presents the return of The Progressive Secret Sound! It’s back to drive you nuts and maybe put hundreds or thousands of dollars in your pocket! Listen to KQ to play the game at 7:30, 8:30, 12:30, 3:30 and 5:30,  we'll also give you a bonus chance everyday with the wildcard guess! We'll start with $1000,00...

  • Raise the Roof Fundraiser

    Raise the Roof Fundraiser

    Raise the Roof Fundraiser October 23rd Clyde Iron Works Raising money to support affordable housing! Eat, drink and enjoy superb and diverse culinary creations from many of our community's finest locally owned restaurants, breweries and wineries. Entertainment includes live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $45.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door. Hosted by KQ's Tom Roubik More info & tickets

  • Run, Walk Bark 5k

    Run, Walk Bark 5k

    Run/Walk/ Bark along the Shores of Beautiful Lake Superior with your pooch and raise money for dog rescue. Saturday, September 5th Brighton Beach The only run/walk event in the Duluth area where participants are encouraged to bring their dog. This all takes place on the Lakeside part of the Duluth Lakewalk. Bring the whole gang! More info

  • 24th Annual United Way Chili Cook-off

    24th Annual United Way Chili Cook-off

    24th Annual United Way Chili Cook-off Thursday, September 10th 5pm to 7pm at the DECC Arena Over 2,000 chilli lovers taste test 40+ of the regions finest chilli Professional and amateur divisions United Way volunteer fair at the event! General admission for adults $8, kids 5 to 12 $3, children 5 and under free Registration deadline is september 4th! Visit

  • Great Fall Harvest Pop-up Dinner

    Great Fall Harvest Pop-up Dinner

    Great Fall Harvest Pop-up Dinner Tuesday, September 8th Secret location! A pop-up dinner is a temporary, one-time only food event staged in a unique outdoor or indoor location! First pop-up dinner of its kind in Duluth! Buy tickets online at ticket and the secret location will be sent via text message to you the day of the event! Tickets are $75 and proceeds will go...

  • Balloon Fest and Craft Beer Village

    Balloon Fest and Craft Beer Village

    Balloon Fest and Craft Beer Village September 18th-20th Bayfront Festival Park Hot Air Balloon Rides Craft Beer Village More info

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    Tribute Fest 2015

    The Tribute Fest August 21st & 22nd Bayfront Festival Park Tickets Schedule Friday, August 21st 2 p.m. - Todd Eckart - Tribute to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison 4 p.m. - Monny Ray and Triple Trouble - Stevey Ray Vaughn 6 p.m. - Chase and Ovation - Prince 8 p.m. - Freebird - Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd 10 p.m. - One - Metallica Saturday, August 22nd 12 p.m. - Who's Who...

  • Drag-Races

    Drag Race & Car Show

    Kia of Duluth Drag Races and Car Show September 12th & 13th Garfield Avenue - Duluth Come watch the only legalized drag racing on a pubic street in the United States More than 100 vehicles will compete For the first time ever Duluth will be able to experience alcohol dragsters More info and tickets

  • Northshore Inline Marathon

    Northshore Inline Marathon

    20th Annual Northshore Inline Marathon Friday, September 18th Kid Sprints at the DECC at 5pm Saturday, September 19th Inline Half Marathon at 6:45 am Wheels Off Half Marathon at 7:00 am Minnesota Power Tunnel 10k at 8am Rollerski Marathon at 8:30 am Inline Marathon at 9:30 am The nation’s largest inline marathon! Health and Fitness Expo and awards ceremony at the DECC Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Register online here

  • Art in Bayfront Park

    Art in Bayfront Park

    Art in Bayfront Park Saturday and Sunday August 15th and 16th at Bayfront Festival Park Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10 to 5 Free Admission Over 150 specially selected artists from around the US and Canada New this year, Duluth Sings! Sunday at 1pm Winning singer receives $2,500, represents Duluth at the state competition and a free studio session at a Minneapolis recording studio! Click here to...

  • Grill Wars 2015

    Grill Wars

    Red Rock Radio Grill Wars 2015 Brought to you by Super One Foods Thursday, August 13th 5-8 pm Bayfront Festival Park Plaza The event is free and the public is invited to attend and sample the burgers and vote for The Best Burger in the Northland!  Tickets to purchase burger samples will be available at the event for $1 each or 15 tickets for $10...

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    Holiday Pizza Games

    It’s the battle of the pizza-noshing non-profits TODAY at the Holiday Pizza Games at Bayfront Festival Park! Come at 4pm, enjoy free Holiday pizza slices, free entertainment and free food and drink from 15 national vendors as eight local non-profit organizations compete for $10,000 in prizes to see who can eat pizza the fastest! Kevin and Tom from the KQ Afternoon Trainwreck will...

  • Beer Cruise

    KQ/Vista Fleet Booze Cruise

    KQ/Vista Fleet Booze Cruise featuring Blue Moon Listen to KQ to win tickets to join us aboard the Vista Star Stop by one or all of these locations for a chance to win tickets! Super One Liquors in West Duluth Cashwise Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe Mt. Royal Liquor Kenwood Liquor Woodland Liquor Piedmont Liquor Hermantown Liquor Pike Lake Liquor University Liquor Winners...Board at Vista Fleet dock behind the DECC and the Minnesota Slip...

  • Over The Edge 2015

    Over The Edge

    Classic Rock KQ and the YMCA invite you to go…..over the edge! On July 8th and 9th dozens of people will be rappelling down the side of the 9 story Sellwood Building in Downtown Duluth to raise money for youth programs at the Duluth YMCA! Jason Manning and his daughter Emily along with Tom Roubik and his daughter Ellie will also be...

  • Movies in the Park

    Movies in the Park

    Greater Downtown Council’s Movies in the Park A summer tradition under the stars and on Lake Superior is back! Free movies in scenic Leif Erickson Park on the giant 40 by 20 foot inflatable screen! Every Friday night at dusk starting July 10th! July 10th – The Mighty Ducks July 17th – Bend It Like Beckham July 24th – A League Of Their Own July 31st –...

  • Bike Night at The Ugly Stick

    Bike Night at The Ugly Stick

    Join KQ every Wednesday night  all summer long for Bike Night at the Ugly Stick in Superior.  Whether you ride, walk or drive swing  out to the Ugly Stick in Superior for great specials from Grain Belt and Michaud  Distributing. You’ll have a chance at winning great prizes from the Ugly Stick, Jack Daniels, Living Art and the grand prize at...

  • 2015 Mothers Day Letters

    2015 Mothers Day Letters

    From: Candi Story: Walking through a fairly busy Kohl's, my son saw a mannequin wearing a bra and underwear. He ran up to it, started rubbing her thigh and stomach and kissing her leg. He said "I'm going to call this one mama because she dresses like you!" Last time we walk by the intimates together! From: Lisa Story: When my daughter was...

  • 31st Annual YWCA Mother’s Day Walk/Run Event

    31st Annual YWCA Mother’s Day Walk/Run Event

    31st Annual YWCA Mother's Day Walk/Run Event Saturday, May 9th - Harborside at the DECC Events for the entire family The Betty Brasgala 5k for woman only, promotes breast cancer and woman's health awareness starts at 8am The two mile walk to promote healthy lifestyles and getting outdoor exercise is stroller and wheelchair friendly and begins at 9:30 Free youth run starts at 8:45 Free admission...

  • 58th Annual Duluth Pancake Day

    58th Annual Duluth Pancake Day

    58th Annual Duluth Pancake Day Thursday, May 7th 6am-8pm $6.00 advance - $7.00 at the door Children under 5 free All proceeds support local programs for sight, hearing, diabetes and youth needs

  • KQ Mothers Day 2015

    Mother’s Day Promotion

    It’s become a tradition… The annual KQ Mother's Day “Dumbest, Grossest Most Embarrassing thing my kid has ever done” contest is back! Share your story below.  Kids can be dumb, they can be gross.  They say the darndest things. The KQ Morning Show will read a letter every day leading up to mothers day. If yours is the best, you’ll win brunch at Bellisio's ,...

  • Hairball


    Hairball August 29th, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Vetter Stone Amphitheater. Mankato, MN at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now.  

  • Johnny Lang

    Johnny Lang

    Johnny Lang August 22nd, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Weesner Family Amphitheater. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, by phone at 800-514-3849, or online at and