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
  • 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 Sample burgers from some of the finest restaurants in the Twin Ports including: Adolph Store 7 West Taphouse Farley’s Family Restaurant Grandma’s Saloon McKenzie’s Bar and Grill Texas Roadhouse Shorty’s Pizza & Smoked Meat Northwoods Family Grille and KQ! Vote for your favorite! Have a cold brew at the Grandma’s Coors Light Beer...

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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 –...

  • Jonny Lang

    Jonny Lang

    KQ PRE-SALE Thursday, June 11th from 10 AM - 10 PM CST Direct Link: Password: FIGHT (not case sensitive) Ticket Limit: 8 TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH AT 10AM Reserved Ticket Price: $61.50, $47.50, & $37.00 plus applicable fees, includes $2.00 facility fee Reserved tickets available at the DECC Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and

  • 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 ,...

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    KQ Secret Sound

    The Progressive Secret Sound on KQ is back! The Secret Sound has been WON! Chad from Grand Rapids guessed cutting a pizza and won $5,000!    

  • What’s Up Doc?

    What’s Up Doc?

    Listen to The Trainwreck Wednesday 's at 6:20 for "What's Up Doc" with Dr. Emily from Lake Superior Community Health Center. It's your chance to call in and ask your medical question. Or fill out the form below and we will ask Dr. Emily for you. [contact-form-7 id="10063" title="Whats Up Doc"]

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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 put 95 dollars...

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    What’s for Dinner

    Listen to Tom from the Afternoon Trainwreck every Wednesday for the Cub Foods What's for Dinner segment on KQ! Recipe #21 7-29-15 Bacon & Cheddar Pub Burgers with Chipotle Aioli & Fried Onions Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 servings INGREDIENTS 6 Stockman & Dakota Bacon & Cheddar Pub-style Burgers 6 tablespoons real mayonnaise 1 1/2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 1/2 teaspoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon...

  • Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness

    Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness

    Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and March 22nd Over 150 one-of-a-kind cars and trucks filling four arenas on display See the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS driven by Nascar Cup Champion Jeff Gordon Bring the whole family and watch the Lake Superior radio controlled car club races Free make and take model car activity for kids Tickets are $11 for adults, ages...

  • brewfest 2015

    Gitchee Gumee Brew Fest

  • St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine High School All Star Hockey Series

    St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine High School All Star Hockey Series

    KQ is proud to present the St. Luke's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine High School All Star Hockey Series, presented by CCM. The games are Tuesday, March 10th at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth, and Wednesday, March 11th at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. Skills competition at six, with both games starting at seven. The series matches the best high school hockey...

  • Moondance Jam

    Moondance Jam

    Moondance Jam Walker, MN Tickets and more info available here. 7/16-7/18

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    Team Manning vs Team Savage at Adventure Zone in Canal Park!

    Team Manning vs Team Savage at Adventure Zone in Canal Park! On February 20th, Jason, Scott and their kids will battle it out at Adventure Zone in Canal Park! The batting cages, the mini golf course and lazer tag! Pick the team you think will prevail, if your correct and you’ll be eligible to win an Adventure Zone Party including a 10 play laser...

  • Beargrease Gala Dinner & Sled Dog Marathon

    Beargrease Gala Dinner & Sled Dog Marathon

    Beargrease Gala Dinner & Sled Dog Marathon Beargrease Gala This Friday, January 23rd at 6pm Black Bear Casino Resort Get your tickets here 31st Annual Running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon This Sunday, January 25th Free to the public! Meet the mushers at noon Race start 2pm Two Harbors Highway 2 gravel pit Hwy 61 to Two Harbors Turn left on hwy 2, 8.5 miles to the north shore trail...

  • ALS Walleye

    ALS Walleye Tournament

    Join Jason and his son Colby for the 20th Annual Kolar Toyota A.L.S. Walleye Tournament! Saturday, May 30th on Island Lake! Cast for a cause as we raise money to help those affected by Lou Gehrigs Disease.  There will be a pre tourney party Friday the 29th at the UMD Ward Wells Field House.  Saturdays tournament includes the traditional heaviest walleye basket,...

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  • KQ Rock & Roll A to Z

    KQ Rock n’ Roll A to Z

    Listen to Classic Rock KQ for the KQ Rock n’ Roll A to Z. KQ will going deep into our archives…dusting off lp’s, pulling out old cassettes and unloading boxes of cd’s and playing our entire on air music library in alphbetical order! The Rock n Roll A to Z. The Northlands #1 Radio Station is Classic Rock 95 KQDS. Here's the list... (we'll add...

  • Super-Sunday

    KQ/Benna Ford Super Sunday Party at Grandmas Sports garden

    Once again KQ is getting set for the Biggest, Baddest, Most Epic Super Sunday Party in the Northland! Grandma's Sports Garden is the site and this bash is invite only! Listen to KQ to win a 4 pack of passes to join us for the big game! Doors will open at 4:00 and Grandma's will have their famous Grandmas Sports Garden pizza, bonotta and...

  • Santa Tracks

    Santa Tracks

    Listen to Classic Rock KQ this Christmas Eve as Superior Choice Credit Union Presents….Santa Tracks 2014!  KQ has teamed up with NORAD to track Santa’s progress around the world as he makes his way toward the Northland!  We start tracking Ol’ St. Nick around 6 pm with updates throughout Christmas Eve!

  • KQDS Marine General Ice Fishing Olympics 12-16-14

    KQDS Marine General Ice Fishing Olympics 12-16-14

  • UMD School of Medicine – Reduced Nicotine Cigarette Study

    UMD School of Medicine – Reduced Nicotine Cigarette Study

    Thank you for your interest in the UMD School of Medicine Cigarette Study. Smokers who want to try new cigarettes that may or may not lead to reduced smoking are wanted for a paid research study at the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School. This is not a treatment or smoking cessation study.  Compensation will be provided. For more information call 218-726-8954...