SUN 2PM / some like it hot (1959)

Two musicians go on the lam, posing as women, after witnessing a massacre in 1929 Chicago.

SUN 5PM / lawrence welk

Tom Netherton sings "Young at Heart”, and "Maggie Blues" with Bob Havens.

SUN 10PM / infinity hall live: the revivalists

The alt-rock jam band performs "Keep Going" and "Wish I Knew You"


Off 90


About This Program

"Off 90"... Depending on how long you've lived here, you've probably heard that phrase more times than you can count! In our region, just about everything and everyone is "off 90". So, naturally, that became the title for this series.

We take a look at our shared culture and heritage, featuring stories from around the corner, maybe up the highway, down the next main street, probably stories you haven't heard before. Some funny, some thought-provoking. Inventors and local heroes. Arts and letters. Acts of creativity and acts of charity. Saints and scoundrels of local history. Seniors and scouts. Poets and parks. Past and present.

You'll find it all—and more—Off 90.


Most Recent Episode



This week Off 90 featured writer Nicole Helget, wood carver Thomas Blahnik, artist Rory Mattson and the 100 Mile Garage Sale.




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Barb-Host-About the Host

Barbara Keith, from Lanesboro, Minnesota, is an artist who primarily focuses on mosaic art. Barbara's work has been featured across the country and can be seen locally at the Gonda Building in Rochester, Minn. Barbara brings you closer to the heritage of our region and everything that makes southern Minnesota a great place to live!

Learn more about Barbara and her art at her website.

Ideas for the Show?

Contact producer Matt Bluhm at 507-481-2095 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Made Possible By ...

Funding for KSMQ Legacy programming is provided in part by

mn-legacylogoThe Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens
of Minnesota.

For more information, please contact KSMQ President & CEO, Eric Olson
at 507-481-2095.



Small Town Hospitals

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Steve Simonin, President & CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics

Amy McDaniel, CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond

Renee Diamond, MD – Family Practice Provider at Iowa Specialty Hospital

Kathy Nicholls, Director – Wright County Public Health



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