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Esther Scott Dies

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An actress in “Boyz n the Hood” has died.  TMZ reports Esther Scott died on Valentine’s Day after an apparent heart attack at her home in Southern California last Tuesday.  Esther was also in films such as “You Got Served” and “The Pursuit of Happiness.”  She was 66-years-old.

Good Times TV Star Passes

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Actress Ja’net Dubois is dead at the age of 74.  Dubois was found dead in her Glendale, California home on Tuesday.  She starred in the T.V. show “Good Times” and also came up with the theme song for “The Jeffersons.”  She also has two Emmy awards to her name for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for her work on “The PJs.”  Dubois is survived by her three children.

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Minneapolis Mayor Frey proclaims ‘Walter Q-Bear Banks Jr. Day’!

Tiffany Love (left), on-air personality on The Ice and KMOJ promotions director Kimberly ‘Glam Life’ Holifield (right) celebrate ‘Walter Q-Bear Banks Jr. Day’.

By Ray Richardson

It started out as a casual conversation after a KMOJ-FM staff meeting last November. Three months later, that conversation turned into an unprecedented celebration for an icon in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey proclaimed Monday, Feb. 17 as “Walter Q-Bear Banks Jr. Day,” a tribute that extended to the capital city of St. Paul. After learning of the special tribute to Banks, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter called in to the studio Monday afternoon to offer his [Read more]

Minnesota Vikings Head West

The Vikings are headed west to battle the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs in Santa Clara.  The Vikes stunned the Saints last weekend to advance.  The top-seeded Niners had a first-round bye after finishing 13-and-3.  Seattle visits Green Bay in the other NFC divisional game.

KMOJ FM Selects Zannie Glover (Zannie K) as Program Director

Zannie Glover (Zannie K)

KMOJ is announcing the selection of Zannie Glover to the position of Program Director for KMOJ FM. He will be responsible for giving direction to the sound of KMOJ FM, The Peoples Station, and The Ice as well as management of the station’s online presence.

In making the announcement, Freddie Bell, KMOJ General Manager says Glover’s selection follows an exhaustive search. “We were looking for an individual capable of handling the rigors of managing and growing our multifaceted [Read more]

KMOJ: Final Hours of 2019 RadioThon!!

by Freddie Bell

With only two days left in the KMOJ Building Our Future Radiothon, I am happy to see how you are responding with your gifts and well wishes. They all help to build the foundation for growth and give voice to the concerns we face as a community. They also set the table to bring on interns and those interested in our business, who aspire to be the next generation of broadcasters. That’s the first part of our mission. Secondly, your help also allows us the [Read more]

CCD/KMOJ Board Additions

Retired Major General David Hamlar, Jr.

The Center for Communication and Development Board of Directors announces the addition of Retired Major General David Hamlar, Jr., and Mr. Eric Harris to the CCD/KMOJ  Board of Directors.   The Retired Major General David Hamlar, Jr. is an Air Force Veteran. A fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery brought him to the University of Minnesota to train, where he eventually settled and transferred to the Minnesota Air National Guard. He deployed numerous times in [Read more]

‘The People’s Station’: KMOJ-FM broadcasts for the Minnesota African-American community and beyond

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MinnPost photo by Jim WalshPart of the staff that makes KMOJ go (left-to-right): Back row: Ray Seville (underwriting manager), Malcolm Samuels (underwriter), Glen Golden (announcer), Freddie Bell (general manager), Walter “Q Bear” Banks, Jr. (operations manager/announcer). Front row: Nikki Love (announcer/underwriter), Tiffany Washington (announcer/receptionist), Bridgette Stewart (underwriter).

By Jim Walsh | 08/22/2019

Monday morning was a quiet hive of urgent activity at the studios of KMOJ-FM on Penn and Broadway in north Minneapolis. The station’s weekly board meeting had just ended, and employees and volunteers were gearing up for the business week of running one of the nation’s oldest and most successful community radio stations.

There was legendary KMOJ deejay [Read more]

KMOJ IS LOL SUPPORTING RONDO DAYS

Live On Location

KMOJ Is  LOL, Live on Location, Friday, July 19th, 6am to 10am Rondo Days Weekend at Heritage Tea House 360 University Avenue, St. Paul.  Meet some of your Favorite KMOJ Personalities, including Freddie Bell and Chantel Sings, and Underwriters. Plus,  Learn how to partner with KMOJ, Meet community leaders and be a part of intimate live performances all morning long. Admittance is free, and space is limited. Friday [Read more]

Download the New KMOJ FM App

Now KMOJ fans can listen to KMOJ 89.9  with the just-released KMOJ FM App.  You can download from this page!

Accessible through the kmojfm.com and theicemn.org websites; or through downloads on Android and Smart Devices from Google Play and IOS platforms, theKMOJ FM App is designed for the way people consume media today.

Listeners can experience the ultimate convenience of having one app with two radio stations; blogs; KMOJ social media platforms, including Facebook; Twitter;  Instagram,  and more all in one app.

The KMOJ FM App leverages KMOJ’s Adult Urban Contemporary and Hip-Hop music formats and it’s public affairs programming in an easy-to-use platform.

So whether listeners are on the go or simply want the flexibility of listening anytime or anywhere, the KMOJ FM App is the perfect tool.

Fans of KMOJ The Ice HD2 have been asking for the App as listening on the go is the principal way this 18-35 demographic consumes information.

KMOJ officials say the KMOJ FM App takes both radio stations to the next level consistent with its goal to super-serve its communities and train the next generation of broadcasters.

THe KMOJ FM App is available now.