What's On Today - Monday

Mayor Carter declares local state of emergency for St. Paul amid COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Carter declares local state of emergency for St. Paul amid COVID-19 outbreak

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter declared a state of local emergency on Sunday as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.

The local emergency declaration allows St. Paul Emergency Management to request and allocate aid from several sources, such as the Ramsey County Division of Emergency Management, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of Minnesota. The declaration also orders the closure of several public facilities, among other measures.

“We must take bold and immediate action [Read more]

Governor Orders School Closings

We are continuing to monitor Minnesota’s response to COVID-19, especially with regard to social spread. At KMOJ, we will do everything we can to keep our employees, contractors, and volunteers safe as we take steps to maintain business continuity.

KMOJ is asking guests scheduled to stop into our studio for interviews to do them by telephone or by Comrex where possible.
We will continue sharing updates as warranted as we adjust to a different way of doing business. 
The following [Read more]

Breaking News!! St. Paul Teacher’s Strike Over

But there is no school today. We are learning that the St. Paul teachers strike is over with teachers returning this afternoon. Meanwhile, classes will remain closed for the fourth day. In a news release this morning, officials say given the coronavirus, it is in the best interest of everyone to settle the contract. The features of the new agreement include wage increases, in-building substitute teachers where needed and special language support for students. The district has opened seven Kid [Read more]

National COVID 19 Update

Health Tip

“The View” co-host Joy Behar is taking some time off to protect herself from coronavirus.   The 77-year-old host says she’s in a higher risk group because of her age.  She will be staying home, at the urging of her daughter, to keep herself safe from the threat of the deadly virus.  Behar will not be on “The View” this week.  No word yet on when she’ll return to the show.  Neither Behar nor any of the staff members who work on the talk show have tested [Read more]

Billionaire Bloomberg Suspends Campaign Endorses Joe Biden

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Bloomberg and Biden/Getty

Just minutes after dropping out of the race for president, Mike Bloomberg tweeted that he believes Joe Biden is the Democrats’ best chance to defeat Trump. Three months ago, I entered the race to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I’m leaving for the same reason. Defeating Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. It’s clear that is my friend and a great American, @JoeBiden.

Bloomberg wrote: “I’ve always believed that defeating [Read more]

Minnesota Goes For Joe

Former Vice President Joe Biden is celebrating a win in Minnesota’s presidential primary.  Biden took several big metro areas, including the Twin Cities on his way to a victory declared late last night.  He led Sanders by more than 55-thousand votes with most precincts reporting.

Fans To Say Farewell to the Bryants Today

Thousands of mourners will gather in Staples  Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant. The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter will be
honored in a public memorial at the arena where Bryant played for
the Los Angeles Lakers.   Kobe and Gianna Bryant died along with seven others on Jan. 26 in a  helicopter crash.

The Celebration of Life will feature speakers reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s impact on his sport and the world, along with music [Read more]

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]

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]