|Broadcast area||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Slogan||Rochester's Greatest Hits. All Day. Every Day.|
|Owner||John Linder and Lynn Ketelsen |
(Blooming Prairie Farm Radio Inc.)
First air date
|HAAT||317 m (1,040 ft)|
KNXR (97.5 FM) is an FM radio station in Rochester, Minnesota. The station's transmitter site and 1,040 foot tower are located directly east of Rochester, off County Highway 119. With the station broadcasting at 100,000 watts  and with the prime location and height of the tower, KNXR broadcasts can often be heard throughout much of southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa.
The station began broadcasting on Christmas Eve 1965. Until January 31, 2015, the station played easy listening music, and featured John Doremus' program Patterns in Music, weeknights from 7 to 10 pm. The station's first hour was rebroadcast on Christmas Eve 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of their first terrestrial radio broadcast. While operating as a beautiful music station, KNXR had a very devoted following, on the strongest FM signal in Rochester.
Hometown Broadcasting of Rochester had launched a Hot Adult Contemporary format in February 2015 after buying KNXR, from longtime owner Tom Jones. Jones has retained the station's vast Easy Listening music library, and some of the personality programming, in an online streaming station at 97five.com.
On February 29, 2016, Lynn Ketelsen and John Linder's Blooming Prairie Farm Radio completed its purchase of KNXR, and on March 6, 97.5 began stunting with a loop of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" by Rolf Harris, promoting a new format to launch the following day at noon. At that time, KNXR became "Minnesota 97.5" with a classic hits format.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-26. Retrieved 2015-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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- KNXR Rochester Stunting
- KNXR Becomes Minnesota 97.5
- KNXR in the FCC's FM station database
- KNXR on Radio-Locator
- KNXR in Nielsen Audio's FM station database
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