Collegeville, Minnesota
Broadcast areaSt. Cloud, Minnesota
Frequency90.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingYourClassical MPR
FormatPublic radio, Classical music
AffiliationsMinnesota Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media
OwnerMinnesota Public Radio
(Minnesota Public Radio)
First air date
January 22, 1967
Call sign meaning
Saint John's Radio
Technical information
Facility ID42955
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT258 meters (846 ft)
Translator(s)90.9 K215BL Alexandria
103.9 K280ET Olivia
WebcastListen live
WebsiteClassical Minnesota Public Radio

KSJR-FM (90.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Collegeville, Minnesota, and serving the St. Cloud area. The station is owned by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and airs MPR's "Classical Music Network," originating from the Twin Cities. The station has inserts at least once an hour for local underwriting and weather.

KSJR was the birthplace of MPR. It signed on from the campus of Saint John's University on January 22, 1967. However, it soon became apparent that the station needed to reach the Twin Cities, an hour east, if it had any chance of surviving, as the St. Cloud/Stearns County area was not nearly large enough for the station to be viable. KSJR tripled its power in hopes of reaching the valuable Twin Cities market. Even then, it barely covered Minneapolis and missed St. Paul. The station's young general manager, Bill Kling, then persuaded Saint John's to sign on a repeater for the Twin Cities, KSJN. By 1969, however, the operation was still awash in debt, so Saint John's transferred the stations to a nonprofit corporation that evolved into Minnesota Public Radio.[1]

MPR moved its headquarters to St. Paul in 1971, and KSJR eventually reduced its power to normal levels as KSJN became the flagship station. MPR still maintains and office and studio space on the St. John's campus in Collegeville.


KSJR-FM is relayed by two additional translator stations.

Broadcast translators of KSJR-FM
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
FCC info
K215BL 90.9 Alexandria, Minnesota 18 FCC FM Query
K280ET 103.9 Olivia, Minnesota 170 FCC FM Query


Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 94°32′13″W / 45.498°N 94.537°W / 45.498; -94.537