WED 8PM / frontline: mccain

A look at Sen. John McCain's life and politics.

THU 12PM / on q insight: small town hospitals

Learn how 2 hospitals near each other thrive. A KSMQ production.

FRI 8PM / on q

Meet Gerard Academy’s Ambassador of the Year.

SAT 7PM / father brown

The captain of a cricket team is accused of murder.

SAT 11PM / soundstage-old dominion

Country band Old Dominion performs.

SUN 7PM / off 90

We visit a Greek restaurant which is also a chocolatier.

SUN 8PM / an act of dog

One man paints 5500 shelter dogs to make an impact.

SUN 8:30PM / 2017 blues music awards

The event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans around the globe.


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.


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Cruising your way next...  "Off 90" We talk to a Vietnam Vet about his experiences during the war. Meet the organizers behind a tiny but mighty theater troupe.   Yes Virginia, there is a broom artist! Plus... The fascinating history of southeastern cemetery. Your next stop...  "Off 90!"




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Barb-Host-About the Host

Barbara Keith, 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.




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Greg is still serving in the agency today along with six licensed staff members. They offer auto, fire, life and business insurance as well as financial services through State Farm Bank, including vehicle loans and mortgages. 

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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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