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Minnesota Public Radio Swaps Frequencies in Mankato Beginning 12:00 AM August 17

July 28, 2011

July 29, 2011 UPDATE: Our goal is to make the format swaps as smooth as possible however it is expected that stations will go off the air for a short period of time the night of the swaps. We thank you for your patience while we work to quickly resolve the situation.

(Rochester, Minn.) - June 16, 2011 - Minnesota Public Radio announced today that it will provide extended news and information service to listeners in the Mankato area. Listeners should set their radios to 90.5 FM for MPR News and 91.5 FM for Classical MPR beginning 12:00 AM August 17. This change will also affect the Albert Lea, St. James and Sleepy Eye stations.

MPR News programs like Morning Edition, Midmorning and Midday, as well as national programming such as Car Talk,® This American Life,® The Splendid Table,® and Krista Tippet On Being, will now be available at 90.5 FM in Mankato and 103.9 FM in Albert Lea.

Listeners will hear Classical MPR - programs such as Performance Today, Minnesota Orchestra, Pipedreams - and other classical music programming at 91.5 FM in Mankato, 106.9 FM in St. James and 103.1 FM in Sleepy Eye. These frequency switches may soften the reach of classical service, so listeners are encouraged to contact MPR on how the changes affect their ability to listen to Classical MPR and/or MPR News.

To learn more about the format swap, visit mpr.org/stations, or call 1-800-228-7123 with comments or questions.

Building and maintaining stations throughout Greater Minnesota is made possible, in part, through the support of MPR Members, the Federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the State of Minnesota. Programming in Greater Minnesota is made possible in part by support from underwriters and members.

TUNE IN: Effective at 12:00 AM on August 17, 2011

MPR News stations in your area:
Mankato - 90.5 FM
Albert Lea - 103.9 FM
St. James - 90.5 FM
Sleepy Eye - 90.5 FM

Classical MPR stations in your area:
Mankato - 91.5 FM
St. James - 106.9 FM
Sleepy Eye - 103.1 FM

Residents in Albert Lea will continue to hear Classical MPR at 90.1 FM

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