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Sunup to sundown, Magic 1530 broadcasts a local vibe



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


KQSP-AM — “Magic 1530” is the Twin Cities’ first AM R&B station since 2001. “It was a Spanish topical format,” explains Magic General Manager Rodney Smith on the station before it switched formats in June 2011. “They [the station owners] brought me in and switched it to an Adult AC [Adult Contemporary] format. It’s been going good for us.”

The station moved its studios from Chaska to Golden Valley last September, which Smith believes has helped as well. “Our listenership is up,” he says. Continue Reading →

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