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CityCollegeville, Minnesota
Broadcast areaSt. Cloud, Minnesota
BrandingClassical Minnesota Public Radio
Frequency90.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)K215BL Alexandria
K280ET Olivia
First air dateJanuary 22, 1967
FormatPublic radio, Classical music
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT258 meters (846 ft)
Facility ID42955
Callsign meaningSaint John's Radio
AffiliationsMinnesota Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media
OwnerMinnesota Public Radio
(Minnesota Public Radio)
Sister stationsKNSR
WebsiteClassical Minnesota Public Radio

KSJR-FM (90.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Collegeville, Minnesota, and serving the St. Cloud area. The station is owned by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and airs MPR's "Classical Music Network", originating from KSJN in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

KSJR was the birthplace of MPR, it signed on from the campus of Saint John's University on January 22, 1967. However, it soon became apparent that the station needed to reach the Twin Cities, an hour east, if it had any chance of surviving, as the St. Cloud/Stearns County area was not nearly large enough for the station to be viable. KSJR tripled its power in hopes of reaching the valuable Twin Cities market. Even then, it barely covered Minneapolis and missed St. Paul; the station's young general manager, Bill Kling, then persuaded Saint John's to sign on a repeater for the Twin Cities, KSJN. By 1969, however, the operation was still awash in debt, so Saint John's transferred the stations to a nonprofit corporation that evolved into Minnesota Public Radio.[1]

MPR moved its headquarters to St. Paul in 1971, and KSJR eventually reduced its power to normal levels as KSJN became the flagship station.


KSJR-FM is relayed by two additional translator stations.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
FCC info
K215BL 90.9 FM Alexandria, Minnesota 18 watts FCC
K280ET 103.9 FM Olivia, Minnesota 170 watts FCC


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Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 94°32′13″W / 45.498°N 94.537°W / 45.498; -94.537