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
Email: kq@redrockradio.org
  • Secret-Sound_Coming-Soon spring

    The Secret Sound is coming soon!

    Classic Rock KQ, The Northlands #1 radio station presents the return of The 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! Listen to the sound over...

  • Minnesota Timberwolves Caravan

    Minnesota Timberwolves Caravan

    Minnesota Timberwolves Caravan  Headlined by Wolves players Cole Aldrich and Shabazz Muhammad, as well as assistant coach Ryan Saunders Wednesday, August 17th @ Marshall School 9:30 - 11:30am The Caravan features a variety of activities held in communities included in the tour. Among the events slated for the Caravan are free basketball clinics with the players and Saunders. The clinics are open to participants...

  • Mid Summer Night of Mayhem

    Mid Summer Night of Mayhem

  • 2016 Chili Cookoff

    United Way Chili Cook-Off

    2016 United Way Chili Cook-Off Thursday, September 15, 2016 5-7pm DECC Arena Tickets Available at the Door $8 Adults - $3 Ages 5-12 - Free Under 5 Chili Tasting - United Way Agency Expo - Meat Raffle - Goodies - Beverages - Fun for All More info

  • Movies in the Park 2016

    Movies in the Park

    Join KQ and The Greater Downtown Council for... Movies in the Park Featured films under the stars in beautiful Leif Erikson Park at sunset every Friday evening throughout the summer. Grab a blanket and a friend! Here's the 2016 "Sail Away Summer" Line-up... July 8 – Shark Tale July 15 - Muppet Treasure Island July 22 - Battleship July 29 - Swiss Family Robinson August 5 - The Princess Bride August 12 - Hook August 19 -...

  • 9th annual Sidewalk Shuffle 5K walk and run

    9th annual Sidewalk Shuffle 5K walk and run

    Join the Duluth YMCA and the Greater Downtown Council on July 13th to kick off the Downtown Sidewalk Sale Days with the 9th annual Sidewalk Shuffle 5K walk and run to raise money for scholarships! More info

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    Tall Ships Duluth

    Join KQ for Tall Ships Duluth! August 18th-21st Join us on the shores of the world’s Greatest Lake for Tall Ships Duluth 2016. It’s a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. Draw Events is once again bringing you Tall Ships Duluth. Duluth will be one of only a...

  • Bar Wars Trivia

    Bar Wars Trivia

    Attention Northland Bar & Restaurant Employees It's time for the bar staff to show us their trivia smarts at DJ Trivia Bar Wars Challenge! Hosted by Kevin Key Saturday, June 4th @ The Spot at Incline Station Register here

  • Singles Night at the Depot

    Singles Night

  • Airshow2016

    Duluth Air Show

    AIRSHOW DAY 1 Saturday, July 9th 7:30 a.m. Photo Tour Tour Begins @ Monaco Air (FBO) 9:00 a.m. Gates Open Gates open to public 10:00 a.m. Airshow FLYING BEGINS 6:00 p.m. Gates Close Gates close to public 8:30 p.m. Performer Party TBD AIRSHOW DAY 2 Sunday, July 10th 7:30 a.m. Photo Tour Tour Begins @ Monaco Air (FBO) 9:00 a.m. Gates Open Gates open to public 10:00 a.m. Airshow FLYING BEGINS 6:00 p.m. Gates Close Gates close to public * All acts...

  • The Wallflowers

    The Wallflowers

    The Wallflowers Friday, August 12th Grand Casino Millelacs Buy Tickets

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld DECC Symphony Hall - Duluth Friday, July 22nd Tickets on sale Friday, April 15th at 10am at all Ticketmaster locations Listen to KQ to win tickets

  • Kiss

    KISS

    KQDS Presents... KISS Opening for KISS will be Recording Artist Caleb Johnson (American Idol Season 13 winner) Amsoil Arena - Duluth August 3rd Tickets Listen to KQ to win tickets

  • Jason’s Blog

    Jason’s Blog

    The 7:30 Secret Sound. Full transparency!

  • Summer Career Fair

    Summer Career Fair

    Looking for a job? The Summer Career Fair is Tuesday, April 26th from 4-7pm

  • Brewfest

    19th Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest

    19th Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest Saturday, April 16th from 5 to 8pm at Wessman Arena in Superior (28th & Catlin) Sample over 100 beers from 30 different brewers! Proceeds benefit local organizations in the community and are distributed by The Superior Jaycees 21 and older event; designated drivers get in free – stop at the KQ booth for a free pop or water courtesy...

  • Hairball a Celebration of Arena Rock

    Hairball a Celebration of Arena Rock

    Hairball A Celebration of Arena Rock Duluth Heritage Sports Center March 26th Buy Tickets

  • 10th Annual “Paws for Love”

    10th Annual “Paws for Love”

    Enjoy a delicious dinner and fabulous live and silent auctions hosted by KQ’s Jason Manning More info

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    John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp DECC Symphony Hall April 7th Listen to KQ to win tickets Buy tickets

  • Secret Sound March 24th 3

    $5,000 Secret Sound

    Coming March 24th The $5000 Secret Sound on KQ! KQ is putting it all on the line. 1 sound. 1 pot of $5000 6 chances to guess per day. 7:30, 8:30, 12:30, 3:30, 5:30 and the wild card guess that could happen at any time between 6am and 7pm Listen to the sound starting March 24th, brought to you by The Harley-Davidson Sport Center -...

  • Goo Goo Dolls & Collective Soul with Tribe Society

    Goo Goo Dolls & Collective Soul with Tribe Society

    Goo Goo Dolls & Collective Soul with Tribe Society Sunday, July 31st Bayfront Festival Park Tickets

  • Minnesota Vikings Winterfest

    Minnesota Vikings Winterfest

    Minnesota Vikings Winterfest Friday, February 19th 7:30pm Polaris-Vikings Winterfest kick off event @ Clyde Iron Works featuring the live band Snake Oil Meet current and former Vikings players and cheerleaders Food and discounted drinks are available with the proceeds going to Vikings Children’s Fund Tickets online at vikings.com for $15 or at the door for $20 Saturday, February 20th 10am-3:30pm Polaris Exhibition @ Duluth Heritage Sports Center Polaris...

  • Duluth Boat Show 2016

    Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show

    Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV Show D.E.C.C. Wednesday, February 17th - Sunday, February 21st Stop by the KQ booth and guess how many batteries are in the jar and you could win over 170 batteries, a flashlight and a car battery from Interstate Battery - Valued at over $250.00 Kevin Key & Tom Roubik will do the KQ Trainwreck live on Friday

  • FMX Duluth

    FMX World Tour

    Freestyle Motocross World Tour Amsoil Arena Saturday, April 23rd @ 7:30 Pro riders will participate in an intense competition, throwing out some of the most death defying tricks ever seen! Cliff Hangers, Kiss of Deaths, Rock Solids, Back Flips, Super Back Flips, Double Back Flips, Death Defying Front Flips Tickets        

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    Lakes Jam 2016

    KQ is proud to welcome Lakes Jam 2016 June 23rd-25th Brainerd International Raceway Great camping on site and hotels nearby. Lakes Jam mixes rock and country Styx, 38 Special, Survivor, Toby Keith and more. Military members past and present…only $30 for a weekend pass. More info and tickets

  • Tribute Fest

    The Tribute Fest 2016

    The Tribute Fest  Bayfront Festival Park, August 26-27, Tributes to AC/DC, Journey, Zeppelin, Petty, Pink Floyd and many more! August 26th Tribute to Elvis, Roy Orbison and Cash - Todd Eckart Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn - Monny Ray Tribute to Elton John - Les Smith Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird Tribute to Pink Floyd - Paranoid Floyd August 27th Tribute to Tom Petty - Free Fallin Tribute to Foo Fighters...

  • Lake Superior Ice Festival @ Barkers Island

    Lake Superior Ice Festival @ Barkers Island

    Lake Superior Ice Festival @ Barkers Island Saturday, February 6th & 13th Iceman Roger information talks @ National Estuarine Research Reserve Building on Barkers Island Saturday, February 20th & Saturday, February 27 food trucks @ ice festival grounds Ice Princesses- bring children to take pictures with the princesses! @ NERR building Bonfire & s’mores by the Superior Jaycees @ Ice Festival grounds Meet the “Ice Man” he...

  • Chocolate After Dark

    Chocolate After Dark

    Arc Northland’s Annual Chocolate After Dark Fundraiser February 9th, 2016 This year’s event will be held at Duluth’s Historic Depot from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This Mardi Gras themed night will include sampling chocolate creations from local chefs, a wine wall and a cash bar. There will also be raffle drawings and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event go to supporting and expanding Arc Northland’s core services. Tickets...

  • KQ Valentines Day Worst Date Contest 2016 Letters

    KQ Valentines Day Worst Date Contest 2016 Letters

      From: Anne Story: There were several people who told me my date was a nice guy so I agreed to go out with him. I have always wanted to see the Ice Bar up the shore, so we decided to go there. At his suggestion I met my date at "his" house. But as it turned out, he was only renting...

  • Proctor Classic Snowmobile Challenge

    Proctor Classic Snowmobile Challenge

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