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
  • 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 ,...

  • 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

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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 #25 9-2-15 Basil Chicken Pasta Salad Ingredients: 1 pound wild harvest® Natural Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 (12 ounce) bottle wild harvest® Organic Ranch Dressing, divided 1 (12 ounce) package wild harvest® Organic Rotini Pasta 1 (0.75 ounce) package wild harvest® Organic Basil Leaves Zest and juice of 1...

  • 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,...