Over the last 82 years, News-Talk 1340 KROC AM has brought residents of Rochester, MN and surrounding communities important news and thought provoking talk.  Being an advocate for our listeners and community is at the forefront of what we do.

This past year we heard from many who wanted more programming that speaks to their values, local and national news and information that is timely and impactful, and more live programming that they can interact with in real time.  We're proud to introduce our new lineup!

About our station and lineup:

News-Talk KROC 1340 AM is Rochester's News Leader and loaded with insightful talk, conversation, Minnesota Twins, and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers sports. Local leaders and experts are regular guests during Rochester Today, weekdays at 11am. Guests typically include important members of the local community (e.g. the Mayor, Sheriff, Police Chief, School Superintendent, County Board members, etc.). Regional and national leaders and experts fill our airwaves the rest of the day ranging from Senators to current and past Presidents.

KROC AM's Kim David wins the Mayor’s Medal of Honor Legacy Award in December 2017.

Rochester's News Leader: Featuring local news, information, and weather updates at least twice per hour from 6am to 6pm, our listeners count on us to bring them the most impactful and timely stories at the top and bottom of the hour. Journalists Kim David and Andy Brownell both have over 30 years of local news experience. In honor of his community efforts and commitment to local news and information, Mayor Ardell Brede recognized Kim David in December 2017 with the Mayor’s Medal of Honor Legacy Award.  In addition to our local team, we've partnered with ABC News and the Minnesota News Network to bring our listeners quality content on a national and regional level.

America's First News w/Gordon Deal Weekday Mornings 5a-8a

Weekdays from 5am to 8am, host Gordon Deal goes beyond the headlines with the day’s first look at news and business from the U.S. and around the world; bringing a lively blend of intelligent information, humor, and expert analysis to morning radio. The This Morning news team features reports with News Anchor Jennifer Kushinka and Producer Mike Gavin along with local news from Kim David.

Getty Images Mike Gallagher 8a-11a

Weekdays from 8am to 11am, Mike Gallagher connects with his audience in a very personal way by creating compelling programming targeted at the issues men and women all over America really care about. He has used his program to shine the white hot light of scrutiny on extremist groups and political charlatans. His regularly-scheduled one-on-one interviews with people like U.S. Senator John McCain, former Vice- President Dick Cheney, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and other leaders consistently generate national headlines. And listeners have shared the joys and sorrows of Mike’s family life, including his late wife Denise’s courageous public battle with cancer.

Rochester Today 11a-12p

Hosted by Andy Brownell and James Rabe with news from Kim David, Rochester Today airs weekdays at 11am. This lively hour features guests and issues of interest to Rochester residents, including visits by Mayor Ardell Brede, and City Attorney Terry Adkins. Conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom is a regular and helps Andy dissect the issues of the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On select Fridays, Danielle Teal joins the team for Feel Good Fridays where she shares positive information about our community and residents.  Rochester Today also features a rotating panel of experts who make themselves available to assist KROC-AM listeners.

Clark Howard 12p-2p

Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off.  ‘Save more and spend less’ is more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based ‘consumer champion’ is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.  You can hear Clark weekdays from 12pm to 2pm featuring news and information from veteran Rochester newsman Andy Brownell.

Getty Images Sean Hannity 2p-5p

Moving up from 6p-9p and live into afternoon drive, Sean Hannity’s provacative, free-wheeling, passionate commentary on politics and the American agenda has made him the second-most-listened-to talk radio host in the U.S.  Hannity has received two Marconi Awards for "Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of the Year" and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records "National Talk Show Host of The Year Award." He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.  Hannity has also authored three New York Times bestsellers.  Hear him live weekdays 2pm to 5pm featuring news and information from veteran Rochester newsman Andy Brownell.

Dave Ramsey 5p-6p

Millions listen to The Dave Ramsey Show every day for common-sense talk on money. Listeners are tuning in to hear real callers share real stories about their lives and families.  They call the show in desperate need of help. They call to celebrate. And if you listen closely enough, you'll hear a story much like yours. Hope has a home on the radio—and now it has a home online. Tune in weekdays at 5pm featuring news and information from veteran Rochester newsman Andy Brownell.

Joe Pags 6p-9p

Heard 6pm-9pm the Joe Pags Show is one of the fastest growing talk programs in the country and Pags has won multiple Associated Press awards for excellence in journalism in both Michigan and New York and has been cited by the US House of Representatives and the State of Michigan for his broadcasts following the attacks on 9/11. Joe has appeared on many cable news channels taking on all topics and political opponents. For a time, you could catch him on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, CNBC and more almost every day. Pags is a member of Talkers Magazine’s “Heavy Hundred,” and his show was recently named to the NewsMax list of the most influential local talk shows in the country.

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