Digitization made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.
April 14, 1970 - Garrison Keillor hosts The Morning Program with skits on lawn care and sex tips. The newscast includes the Apollo 13 moon expedition news, which had a problem explosion and includes Mission Control actualities, including the famous "Houston, we've had a problem."
December 4, 1970 - Transcription by codeMantra, LLC:
December 9, 1970 - Date from transcript is December 9, 1970. Includes Garrison Keillor talking about the show start time varying from day to day while waiting for the New Brighton transmitter to come on.
April 1, 1971 - 1971 excerpt of Wolfman Jack (unfortunately no audio found of Fat Daddy Washington, Arthur Hoehn's radio name). Station logo, brief Wolfman voice, no ID, mostly an ad for Cold Power detergent. Audio from highlight CD created in October 2010 when Hoehn was inducted into Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame. CD track 1. Date is an estimate, other than the year the exact date is unknown.
October 7, 1971 - MPR's first live broadcast of Minnesota Orchestra, October 7, 1971. Excerpt from broadcast of concert with host Arthur Hoehn. Audio from highlight CD created in October 2010 when Hoehn was inducted into Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
October 7, 1971 - Pre-intermission break from MPR's first live broadcast of the Minnesota Orchestra, October 7, 1971. The orchestra has finished "The Flying Dutchman" conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Hoehn speaks in the interval before it begins William Schuman's Symphony No. 3. Audio from highlight CD created in October 2010 when Hoehn was inducted into Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
June 12, 1972 - Jack Baker talks about similar goals of the state convention women's caucus and the gay rights caucus. The women's caucus is essentially tearing down and rejecting male chauvinism. So is the gay rights caucus.
June 12, 1972 - Various speakers nominate, testify in support of Mondale. Mondale speech excerpts.
June 12, 1972 - MPR reporter Dulcie Lawrence summarizes events at the DFL state convention.
August 23, 1972 - A news feature about "The Military Order of Cooties," a group that disrupts military discipline. A parody by Dudley Riggs and the Brave New Workshop.