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
  • Second Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Second Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Come Soar with KQ– at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth with the Second Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival September 19-20-21 Tethered Balloon Rides are FREE and are first come first serve if weather allows. Only way to get one is to be there! Plus....... Live Music all weekend long! Kiwanis Kite Fly on Saturday, Duluth Children’s Museum Actives on Friday, and YMCA Youth Actives on...

  • Udac “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” fundraiser

    Udac “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” fundraiser

    Udac "Walk a Mile in Our Shoes" fundraiser Saturday, September 20th, at 9am, at Malosky Stadium on the campus of UMD Join UMD athletes in supporting "steps" - providing an exercise environment for people of all abilities who prefer a smaller, individualized, fitness center Prize drawings $20 for an individual to enter, $30 for family and $10 for students - get a free t-shirt! Udac...

  • Northshore Inline Marathon

    Northshore Inline Marathon

    Northshore Inline Marathon Weekend Friday September 12th Kid sprints at The DECC at 5pm Saturday September 13th Inline Half Marathon at 6:45 am Wheels Off Half Marathon at 7:00 am Minnesota Power Tunnel10K at 8am Inline Marathon at 9:30 am Rollerski Marathon at 10:25 am Health and fitness expo, farmers market and awards ceremony at The DECC Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Register online at www.northshoreinline.com

  • 23rd Chili

    23rd Annual United Way Chili Cook-off

    23rd Annual United Way Chili Cook-off Thursday, September 11th 4:30pm to 6:30pm at The DECC Arena Over 2,000 chili lovers taste test 40+ of the regions finest chili Professional and amateur divisions Try the Red Rock Radio Chili prepared by our friends at The Other Place Bar in Woodland New this year – United Way volunteer fair at the event! General admission for adults $8, kids 12...

  • Duluth Airshow

    Duluth Airshow

    Get Tickets   AIRSHOWDAY 1   SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 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 Open to Public @ Grandmas Sports Garden     AIRSHOWDAY 2   SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 7:30 a.m. Photo Tour Tour Begins @ Monaco Air (FBO) 9:00 a.m. Gates Open Gates open to...

  • Art in Bayfront Park

    Art in Bayfront Park

    Art in Bayfront Park Saturday and Sunday August 16th and 17th at Bayfront Festival Park Gates open 10am Saturday, art fair open until 6pm Free admission Deepen your appreciation for art while supporting the arts and taking home a masterpiece of your own enjoy art classes, demonstrations, street performers and book signings from artists all around the US and Canada Click here for more info

  • Hockey Hotdish Tournament

    Hockey Hotdish Tournament

    Hockey Hotdish Tournament The Duluth Heritage Sports Center is vying for the title of the Minnesota Ice Arena that best represents the state of hockey! You may vote more than once – so vote early, and often! The Duluth Heritage Sports Center is currently up against Mariucci Arena, home of the Minnesota Gophers Men’s Hockey Team Voting continues throughout the summer Vote here

  • 95 KQDS Party Cruise aboard the Vista Star!

    95 KQDS Party Cruise aboard the Vista Star!

    95 KQDS Party Cruise aboard the Vista Star! It’s back! Friday, July 18th from 10 to Midnight! Board at 9:30 at the Vista Fleet Dock by the DECC! Ron Houk from the KQ Night Flight playing your requests! Must be 21! Cash bar! Games and prizes! Listen to win four-packs of tickets! The biggest party on the water!

  • Duluth Fourth Fest

    Duluth Fourth Fest

    Visit Duluth presents Minnesota's largest FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA! The aerial display begins at 10:10 p.m. July 4th. Visit Duluth presents Minnesota’s largest fireworks extravaganza! The aerial display begins at 10:10 p.m. and will be fully synchronized to a musical program that will be broadcast on NU92 FM (92.1). Visit Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day Celebration! Duluthians and visitors alike will enjoy this FREE community celebration. Gates...

  • Grill Wars 2013

    Grill Wars VII

    Congratulations to Superior Meats! The 2014 Grill Wars Champions! Mckenzies Bar and Grill runner up Adolph Store 3rd Over 2700 people attended this year We raised $16,500 for the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland! Thanks to all the businesses and sponsors!! Fon du Luth Casino, Super One Foods Fireplace Corner, London Road Rental, Duluth Superior Trophy and Awards, Frito Lay

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    Secret Sound Winner

    Congratulations to Ken from Carlton 73 Days Over 1,000 guesses Nearly a million listens on the website Wins the Secret Sound with Grill Vent $5,000!!!

  • Party in the Park

    Party in the Park

    Party in the Park July 3rd Bayfront Festival Park Hairball Arch Allies Junk FM Advance tickets are $15.00 and available at The Electric Fetus or online

  • WIld Road Tour

    WIld Road Tour

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    Wednesday Night Bike Night

    KQ and The Ugly Stick present Bike Night Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 all summer long Great specials from Northwest Beverage & Miller Prizes from Harley Davidson, Jack Daniels and more!

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    Fathers Day “Don’t Tell Mom” Story

    Fathers Day is coming! KQ wants to know your best “Don’t Tell Mom” story! The KQ Morning Show will read one story each day.  If yours is read, you pick up a pair of tickets to see "Boston" at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on August 30th We’ll pick a grand prize winner on Friday the 13th. The best “Don’t Tell Mom” story...

  • 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 11th! 7/11 - Brave 7/18 - Annie 7/25 – Rock of Ages 8/1 – School of Rock 8/8 - Chicago 8/15 – Sound of Music 8/22 – Top...

  • Register to win Twins & Valleyfair tickets at Menards!

    Register to win Twins & Valleyfair tickets at Menards!

    Register to win a family four-pack of Minnesota Twins and Valleyfair tickets at all three Northland Menards locations! Menards in Hermantown (4809 miller trunk highway) Menards in West Duluth (503 north 50th ave. west) Menards in Superior (4425 tower avenue) Sign up through Monday, June 30th!

  • KQ Backyard BBQ

    Backyard BBQ

    This summer, Classic Rock KQ  presents….The KQ Trainwreck Backyard BBQ's!  The best party of the summer could be in your back yard!  The Trainwreck  will broadcast the show live from your backyard! We’ll bring the food, the drink, the mosquito spray and lawn games! BBQ's will be held on May 30th, June 20th, July 25th & August 15th.   Each Barbeque will include: Dinner from the...

  • Super One  Grab

    KQ Grocery Grab

    The Great Grocery Grab is back! Listen to the KQ Morning Show starting the 19th to qualify. We’ll play “Name that Food” every Monday through Thursday. on Friday we’ll pick an in store qualifier….and then our weekly winner! Qualifiers pick up $25 to Super One. If you win, you’ll have 95 seconds to run through Super One Foods and fill your cart! Grocery grabbers will pick...

  • Kevin & Tom

    Afternoon Trainwreck

    Listen to Kevin and Tom weekday's from 3-7pm

  • Twin Ports Motorcycle Expo

    Twin Ports Motorcycle Expo

  • John Kay and Steppenwolf with Jefferson Starship

    John Kay and Steppenwolf with Jefferson Starship

    6/19  John Kay and Steppenwolf with Jefferson Starship  Grand Casino Mille Lacs @ 7:30pm Tickets go on sale May 3rd

  • ALS Walleye

    ALS Walleye Tournament

    Join Jason Manning and his son Colby for the ALS Walleye Tournament Saturday, May 31st Island Lake - Duluth Results

  • Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney

    8/2 Paul McCartney Target Field, Minneapolis, MN Tickets on sale April 28th @ 10am at twinsbaseball.com

  • Ted Nugent

    Ted Nugent

    7/27 Ted Nugent Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, MN @ 8pm Tickets on sale April 26th at 10am at tednugent.com Tickets starting at $38

  • Lakes Jam

    Lakes Jam

    6/26-6/28 Lakes Jam Brainerd Lakes, Brainerd, MN Tickets on sale now at lakesjam.com Tickets start at $60

  • Jonny Lang

    Jonny Lang

    June 21, 2014 Johnny Lang Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo @ 7:30 pm Tickets on sale April 26th at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, suemclean.com/zoo and etic.com Tickets start at $65

  • Taire Suliin Benefit

    Taire Suliin Benefit

    TAIRE SULIIN BENEFIT THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH FROM 3 TO 5 PM GRANDMA’S SPORTS GARDEN (425 LAKE AVE SOUTH) PIZZA, PASTA BUFFET AND SILENT AUCTION $15 FOR ADULTS, $10 FOR KIDS PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR TREATMENT OF OVARIAN CANCER TAIRE HAS BEEN A FRIEND OF KQ  FOR MANY YEARS THROUGH HER INVOLVEMENT IN THE UNITED WAY CHILI COOK-OFF

  • Michael Peck Lung Cancer Benefit

    Michael Peck Lung Cancer Benefit

    Michael Peck Lung Cancer Benefit Stadium Lanes Bowling Center Friday, March 4/11 at 6pm Micheal was diagnosed on January 31, 2014 with localized small cell lung cancer. Michael has worked at the Fond Du Luth Casino for the past 14 years. He recently became a first time dad in July of 2013. Food will be available for volunatry donations, raffle, silent auction, bake sale and...

  • Duluth Lions Club 57th Annual Pancake Day

    Duluth Lions Club 57th Annual Pancake Day

    Duluth Lions Club 57th Annual Pancake Day Thursday,  May 8th from 6am-8pm DECC – Pioneer Hall $6 in advance, $7 at the door, children under 5 are free free parking all proceeds support local programs for sight, hearing, diabetes and youth needs  

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