KDWB-FM 101.3 Minneapolis MN Mark Seger 1981

Mark Seger aka Steve Shannon was a damn good rock jock back in the day. I grew up listening to him at night on 15 KSTP and then on Stereo 101 (KDWB-FM) in the Twin Cities. He also spent time on WLOL-FM as Steve Shannon (before Stereo 101) and across town at KQRS (after Stereo 101.)

This is the 11PM-12AM hour of Mark’s show from November 16, 1981. I recorded it when I was 17, using my Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10-element FM yagi pointed right at the IDS transmitter from my location in Apple Valley, Technics cassette deck, and a fresh TDK cassette. The audio quality is therefore excellent.  If you listen closely, you can even hear some record pops and clicks.

For those who don’t know, Stereo 101 was a hell of a station. Airstaff included Hal Hoover, Jack Hicks, Mark Seger, Pam McManus, Steve Oliver, and Chris Edmonds’ “Morning Sickness.” The PD was a young Dave Hamilton. They did very well against KQ, even beating them a few times in the key ratings demos. It was what most of us guys who went to high school in the early 1980s listened to.

There are a few of “Hamilton’s Secret Weapons” songs included in this aircheck. Can you name them all? Title and artist? Oh, that’s Steve Oliver (12A-6A) doing the Legal ID into “Moonrocks” at 12:00AM.  Enjoy, and please feel free to comment below!


3 thoughts on “KDWB-FM 101.3 Minneapolis MN Mark Seger 1981

  1. Frank Miller

    Nice Web Site, Steve /Mark was,is a very talented, radio pro and a human being who like some of us has some quirks that might be irratating to some others, that being said, if I were to program a rocker, Steve would be on my short list of talent. Airstaff also included Chip Hobart (P.M. drive) and myself Frank Miller ( Swing Shift). Does anyone know what/where is Hal Hoover and Steve Oliver and Pam McManus? As always, Thanks for listening, FM.

  2. jeff

    Very Cool indeed. Stereo 101 WAS one hell of a radio station back in the day !! That was all I listened to for my main high school years (I was in the class of ’82) – That really brought back some great memories – Thanks for posting.

  3. Wayne

    I grew up in Redwood Falls, MN and graduated high school in 1982. This brings back memories for I always listened to “Kick Ass Rock and Roll” on Stereo 101, when I could pick up the station. Please post more of Chris Edmunds, and also play the music because that was the best part of the show.

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