Keys to the Cabin

Keys to the Cabin

Summer may have been too short, but that just means it's time to get ready for winter and ice fishing! With that, Radio Works is excited to return with the Radio Works "Keys to the Cabin" giveaway! This is a Salem ice cabin by Coates RV featuring:

  • Cedar paneled interior
  • Table
  • Cooktop stove
  • Bathroom
  • Beds
  • Digital TV antenna
  • Full AM/FM radio
  • CD/DVD entertainment package
  • Covered holes

You can buy this Salem ice cabin from Coates RV for over $23,000. BUT WAIT! Radio Works is giving it away! Listen weekdays for the Radio Works ice auger. When you hear it, be the correct caller and you can win a key AND a chance to unlock the cabin at our grand finale on Saturday, December 12th at the Hickory Lodge in Worthington!

To better your chances of getting a key, join us at any of our live remote broadcasts where your odds are great. Come to the live broadcast location at the designated time and simply register; we draw for a key at each and every remote! To find out where we will be next, and for full contest rules, see below. It's the Keys to the Cabin from your Radio Works stations US95 The Hot Country Highway and 93.5 Rock It FM! 


Live Remote Broadcast Locations

  • October 6 (4 to 6 p.m.) Lit'l Wizards in Worthington
  • October 14 (11 to 1 p.m.) Tri-State Rental in Worthington
  • October 21 (11 to 1 p.m.) Worthington Building Materials in Worthington
  • October 22 (11 to 1 p.m.) Graham Tire in Worthington
  • October 23 (11 to 1 p.m.) Marthaler Ford in Worthington
  • October 29 (11 to 1 p.m) Green Mountain Grills (At W2's Meats in Worthington)
  • October 30 (2 to 4 p.m.) Fulda Area Credit Union in Worthington
  • November 4 (11 to 1 p.m.) Marthaler Chevy in Worthington
  • November 6 (4 to 6 p.m.) Glen's Sports Center in Sheldon
  • November 10 (4 to 6 p.m.) Countryside Inn in Adrian
  • November 11 (3 to 5 p.m.) KM Graphics in Worthington
  • November 12 (4 to 6 p.m.) Worthington Sports Center in Worthington
  • November 13 (4 to 6 p.m.) Herman Motors in Luverne
  • November 17 (11 to 1 p.m.) Lindquist Tax & Accounting in Worthington
  • November 18 (11 to 1 p.m.) Worthington YMCA
  • November 18 (3 to 5 p.m.) Stag Clothiers in Worthington
  • November 19 (11 to 1 p.m.) Ag Builders in Windom
  • November 20 (6 to 8 p.m.) Woody's Grill & Tap in Ellsworth
  • November 21 (12 to 2 p.m.) Round Lake Vineyards & Winery in Round Lake
  • November 23 (11 to 1 p.m.) Adrian State Bank and Insurance Agency in Adrian
  • November 24 (4 to 6 p.m.) IDEAS Computers in Worthington
  • November 25 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) Shed Chill N Grill in Lakefield
  • November 28 (11 to 1 p.m.) Jackson Sports in Jackson
  • November 30 (4 to 6 p.m.) - Adrian Hardware in Adrian
  • December 1 (11 to 1 p.m.) Mick's Repair in Worthington
  • December 2 (1 to 3 p.m.) Dalon Diamonds in Worthington
  • December 3 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Jackson Chiropractic in Jackson
  • December 4 (11:30 to 1:30 p.m.) Friendly Dental in Worthington
  • December 7 (4 to 6 p.m.) GreatLife Golf in Worthington
  • December 8 (11 to 1 p.m.) Culligan in Worthington
  • December 9 (4 to 6 p.m.) Cooperative Energy in Worthington
  • December 10 (11 to 1 p.m.) Southwest Hearing Technologies in Worthington
  • December 10 (6 to 8 p.m.) Johnny's Pub in Lake Park, IA
  • December 11 (11 to 1 p.m.) Brewster Heating & Cooling in Brewster
  • December 11 (4 to 6 p.m.) Hy-Vee in Worthington
  • December 12 (6 to 8 p.m.) Hickory Lodge in Worthington

Keys to the Cabin Sponsors

Official Contest Rules

  1. You must be at least 18-years-old to qualify to participate.
  2. Limit of only one (1) qualifier per household.
  3. Participant cannot qualify for anyone but himself/herself.
  4. Participant cannot sign up for anyone but himself/herself at live broadcasts. Note: limit one (1) entry per person per remote.
  5. Participant cannot call-in for anyone but himself/herself.
  6. Participating sponsor or sponsor’s employees and their immediate family may not participate at their live broadcast event.
  7. Radio Works employees or immediate family may not participate.
  8. In order to be eligible to win, qualifiers must be present at finale event at the Hickory Lodge on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Keys are NOT transferable.
  9. In all events, there shall be only one “Keys to the Cabin” grand prize available to be awarded.
  10. Winner assumes all responsibilities of winning including all state, local, federal and other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees.
  11. Radio Works shall determine process for qualifying from time to time.
  12. By participating, all participants grant Radio Works unrestricted permission to use all participants’ name, picture or voice in promotions for websites, on-air or otherwise.
  13. All decisions made by station are final.
  14. Radio Works reserves the right to change these rules at any time without notification.

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell's show scheduled for Thursday, October 1st at the District in Sioux Falls has been RESCHEDULED to December 3rd. Tickets are still available for purchase for this all-ages concert.

All purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Growing up in rural Lyons, Georgia, singer/songwriter Craig Campbell learned one important lesson from the ZZ Top records his mother favored: “Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man.”

That’s one reason Campbell is always impeccably well tailored on stage, and at industry awards shows and events. But he says there’s an even more important reason: respect. For Campbell, caring enough to wear a pressed, button-down shirt and black cowboy hat when he performs is a show of respect for his fans, for the successful career he considers himself blessed to have, and most of all for the country music genre itself. It’s also a credit to his no nonsense, “yes, m’am/no, sir” upbringing, which made Campbell into the Southern gentleman he is today.

That respect is amply evident on Campbell’s new EP, “Outta My Head,” a five song set that solidifies Campbell’s standing as country music’s hippest neo-traditionalist, a niche he’d already begun to carve out with his critically-acclaimed, self-titled 2011 debut album. The EP offers fans an impressive taste of the sophomore album he’s working on with producers Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and Matt Rovey (CCMA Album Of The Year Producer) for release in early 2013, which includes tracks penned by Campbell as well as some of Nashville’s other elite songwriters.

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann heads to the Hard Rock Casino Anthem in Sioux City on Saturday, December 12th along with special guest Drew Baldridge!

Tickets are on sale now starting at just $31.03 for floor general admission (must be 21+ to attend).

Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville’s Jerrod Niemann just released this third album Nigh Noon, the follow-up to his acclaimed album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, which include “One More Drinkin’ Song,” the Gold-certified “What Do You Want,” and the Platinum No. 1 single, “Lover, Lover.”

“On my first two albums, I tried to cover all the music I enjoy,” says Jerrod Niemann. “This time, we mashed it all together and that’s what you do when you’re really attempting to create your own sound. And as it all gelled, I think it brought us into our own pure sound for the first time.”

On High Noon, Niemann continues to pursue the innovative sonic approach that has defined his identity in today’s country music, while bearing down even harder on the rock-solid songwriting that first brought him to Nashville’s attention. The immediate response to the album’s debut single, “Drink to That All Night,” proves that Niemann’s distinctive style still hits the mark. “My biggest obstacle,” he says, “was to make sure this sounded different from everything else out there right now.”

High Noon returns to a single theme: drinking, partying, having fun. “This is a record to get you in the mood before going out on Friday or Saturday night,” says Niemann. “I came up playing in bars, and that’s always going to peek through in my music. A lot of the people we play for have a beer in their hand, and my job is to get whatever’s on their mind off their mind. So always, at least half the songs are about partying—hey, it’s better than crying, right?”

Kansas-born Jerrod Niemann—who once lived in the actual Dodge City—explains that there are a number of meanings to the album’s title, but clearly, it stands as a challenge and a mission for his music. “High Noon represents taking chances,” he says. “We live in a society where a lot of times you’re forced to be the same—all copy-paste—and when you do something different, people dig in their heels.

“So High Noon means go out there and go for it. Get your game face on, walk ten steps, and pull the trigger. It’s the next step into facing the future.”

Home Free

Home Free

Kick off the winter season with Home Free at the Brookings Swiftel Center on Friday, December 18th! Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $25-$32.50 with a VIP option available and are available online as well as at the Swiftel Center box office. VIP tickets are $125 and include a meet-and-greet, photograph and autography, exclusive show laminate and poaster, pre-show crowd-free merchandise shopping, and a deluxe signed copy of the album "Country Evolution."

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off--performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried them to a Sing-Off victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight.

Home Free continues to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. This spring they continue their journey as they take part in the 32-city, 36-show Sing-Off Tour Live! on the heels of their Columbia Records debut release, Crazy Life, in stores now.

Chris Janson

Chris Janson

Up and rising country music star Chris Janson will be at the Hard Rock Casino Anthem in Sioux City, IA on December 19th along with the Davisson Brothers Band! Tickets are on sale now, starting at $31.03 for floor general admission (must be 21+ to attend).

Electrifying Warner Bros. Records singer/songwriter Chris Janson made headlines when “his song “Buy Me A Boat” quickly landed at #1 on the iTunes Country chart and #7 on the all genre chart. In addition, “Chris Janson” trended in the Top 10 as superstars Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Nashville’s Charles “Chip” Esten where abuzz on Twitter about the catchy tune. A formidable songwriter in his own right, Janson co-wrote the song with Chris Dubois, who has penned many #1 songs. With undeniable charisma, Janson brings a blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping hillbilly swagger to bear on every live performance, earning him opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. The Perryville, Missouri native first broke onto the music scene when he landed a year long, four-show-a-day gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

The talented songwriter and self-taught musician is currently focused on writing and recording songs for his forthcoming debut album for Warner Bros. which will include the hit “Buy Me A Boat. As the most recent iHeartRadio “On The Verge Artist,” Janson’s “Boat” will be heard across 140 Country radio stations for six consecutive weeks, beginning May 4, 2015. The video for his new single will be produced by CMT, marking the first time the network has financed a music video for an artist.

He began writing at just 18 with an impressive group of artists from the likes of Guns N’ Roses to the esteemed Larry Gatlin. Janson achieved an impressive 10 cuts in only 2 months with major recording artists including Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Frankie Ballard, and Tim McGraw’s highest chart debut of his career, “Truck Yeah.” “I write about what I know my family, my truck, & the way I live,” said Janson.

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

He's back! Jason Aldean returns to the Denny Sanford Premier Center Saturday, January 30th along with Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses as part of the We Were Here Tour.

 Tickets are $64.75 and $34.75 and ARE ON SALE NOW at the KELOLAND Box Office, online through, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Congratulations to our "Win Before You Can Buy" Jason Aldean ticket winners: Chris Tiesler, Paula Wagley and Tim Laborde! We will call you when tickets are ready for pickup.

Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year winner Jason Aldean recently released his fourth single, "Gonna Know We Were Here" from his 2014 album Old Boots, New Dirt, which debuted at Number 1 on Billboard's all-genre Top 200 chart. The album eventually earned Aldean the Top Country Album award from the Billboard Music Awards. The album's lead single, "Burnin' It Down" topped both country radio charts and earned Platinum certification only nine weeks after release, making it the fastest selling single of 2014. It went on to earn Top Country Song from the Billboard Music Awards.

Years before he kicked off his career with It Goes Like This, a debut album that spawned five Top 40 hits and three Numbers Ones, Thomas Rhett spent his childhood listening to the sounds of FM radio.

“Growing up, there was no such thing as listening to one radio station,” he remembers. Instead, Thomas Rhett would regularly flip from one station to another, cranking up a mix of country, pop, R&B, rap, rock, and oldies. It was a tangle of music. Decades later, he’s tipping his hat to those days with Tangled Up, an album that mixes the sound of his influences with equal doses of groove, melody and twang.

A Thousand Horses is a fresh fusion of classic sounds – a hybrid of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Black Crowes and Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones, wrapped up in a modern-country context. The band’s Republic Nashville album, Southernality, is as wild and free and powerful as the name A Thousand Horses implies. This is the result of years of a road-doggin’ pursuit, determination and an against-the-odds struggle that found its rewards by bringing great music to the people.

The Blackout Tour

The Blackout Tour

The Blackout Tour, featuring Brantley Gilbert with special guests Canaan Smith and Michael Ray, will impact the Brookings Swiftel Center on Thursday, April 21st!

Tickets are on sale now and available at the Swiftel Center Box Office, via phone at 800-745-3000 or online via Ticketmaster. Tickets range from $34.75 to $39.75

Although it's tempting to call Brantley Gilbert a country artist -- he certainly embraces the outlaw country side of things -- in many ways his music is closer to the heartland sentiments of artists like John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and perhaps most apt, Steve Earle. Gilbert was born in the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, just outside of Athens. He grew up hearing country music, but he also listened to a lot of Athens rock bands like R.E.M. and the B-52's, plus the swaggering Southern rock of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd; at his best, Gilbert blends all of these various strains together in his music. It was a near-fatal car accident when he was 19 years old that spurred him to give music his all, and he started writing songs in earnest, playing mostly solo acoustic gigs before forming a band that could bring his vision of a hard-stomping country/rock/soul show to fruition.

Canaan Smith has emerged as one of Nashville’s most compelling storytellers. Whether painting a steamy portrait of a burgeoning relationship in the hit single “Love You Like That” or honoring the memory of his brother in the powerful title track, Smith knows how to draw listeners into his world. “Bronco” is a prime example. When he was only 11, Smith lost his 16-year-old brother in a car accident. “It was important to me that I write that story,” he says of the song he co-wrote with Scooter Carusoe. “I always wanted to write something that would honor my brother, but I didn’t know it would be in the form of his car. I had no idea the Ford Bronco that he drove would stick with me all of these years, but it has. When I think about him, that’s the first thing I see.”

Michael Ray has worked tirelessly to build a fan base down in Florida and just released his first single "Kiss You In The Morning." He arrives with fans in the know already numbering in the thousands, the ability to sell out large clubs in presale and the promise of a future star. Scott Hendricks, Warner Music Nashville’s executive vice president of A&R and Ray’s producer, calls Ray “country with an edge.”

Lee Brice

Lee Brice

Lee Brice is kicking off his "Years Off My Life Tour" along with Tyler Farr with a stop at the Brookings Swiftel Center on Sunday, February 14th at 7:30 p.m.!

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 27th at 10 a.m, ranging from $34.75 to $44.75 (Prices do include a facility fee but may not include any applicable service or convenience charges). Tickets will be available at the Swiftel Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at

Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, I Don't Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. While Brice is now known as reliable chart- topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast — where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year”— "stole the show" (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes.

He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest-charting song in that chart's history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including "I Drive Your Truck," which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards. The record earned raves from NPR to Country Weekly and found the New York Times hailing him as "a sensitive macho man," a compliment that perfectly encapsulates both sides of Brice's persona. Hard 2 Love also garnered Lee his late-night debut, a stirring performance of "I Drive Your Truck" on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

Rather than approach the record as a whole entity, Brice listened to what each song called for and played to its strengths, allowing the warmth and presence of his personality to form the cohesive thread that binds them all together. On the lighthearted summer anthem “Girls In Bikinis,” he built the track entirely from the ground up, playing every single instrument himself. The searing “Sirens,” on the other hand, was cut live and loud in the studio, with raw electric guitars and a banjo part that captured Brice's first time playing the instrument. Other tracks grew out of drum loops and studio experiments, inspired in part by his love of recent albums from Bruno Mars and Eminem. Live-show- moment “Drinking Class,” one of three songs on the album not written by Brice, taught him a valuable lesson about hearing what the music calls for. "We had ideas to put a lot of electronic sounds in it," he explains, "but after we cut it, I had a feeling that this is really a song about the working class, and it needed those sounds, like chain gang stomps and claps and hums, and now I have a sledgehammer hitting a railroad tie on there. I changed everything about it to get it back to its roots. Sometimes you gotta go to a lot of the wrong places to get to the right places, and that's not wasted time. It takes that trip to get to where you're going."

Creek Fest

Creek Fest

The Creek Fest Country Musical is slated for July 29th and July 30th in Cherokee, Iowa! This is the party in the pasture - the weekend the cows can't come home!

Just announced, Chris Janson is confirmed to play right before Kid Rock on Saturday, July 30th. Chris is a Creek Fest favorite, having played at the festival in 2013 and 2014! 

Then, ICYMI, Chase Rice is joining the Creek Fest lineup, set to headline Creek Fest on Friday night! He joins previously announced

KID ROCK who is headlining Saturday night! Stay tuned for additional artist announcement but DON'T wait to purchase your tickets, as tickets are on sale now!

All tickets are two-day passes for both Friday and Saturday concerts. Grab your tickets now before prices begin to increase right up to the festival! GA tickets start at $75 (plus fees) with a limited number of VIP tickets available beginning at $200 (plus fees).

Don't forget about camping! Cost to bring a tent is $88.25 ($75 plus fees) or an RV is $141.75 ($125 plus fees). There's also a limited option for camping in the Creekside Reserved (either 1 RV or two tents for $222 - $200 plus fees). 

Creek Fest began 6 years ago when Kurt and Joyce Rasmus along with partners formed Jamin-R Enterprises. The goal of Jamin-R is to put together the best in music, food, and fun to have one of Northwest Iowa’s most exciting events of the summer.

The partners retired from the event in 2012. Kurt and Joyce Rasmus, along with their children, decided to continue the tradition by bringing in big name Country artists.

Fans can partake in camping for the duration of the festival. In past years, there have been air boat rides, helicopter rides, mud volleyball tournaments, tailgating games, water activities, and much more. Fans can expect a weekend of high energy entertainment in a crazy and laid back atmosphere!

We Fest 2016

We Fest 2016

WE Fest 2016 returns to Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn., August 4-6th, 2016! Just announced ,Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry have been added to the superstar lineup!

Kid Rock has been added as the third headliner for the 34th Annual WE Fest at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN. He joins Tim McGraw who is the second headliner, as well as returning artist and mega star Eric Church! Stay tuned for additional artist announcements, but don't wait -- the best value and seats go fast so order today at!

Kid Rock last took the stage at the Soo Pass Ranch in 2010, performing on the same night as this year’s fellow headliner Eric Church. His return to WE Fest comes on the heals of his acclaimed new album, First Kiss, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart. Rolling Stone declared, “There’s no arguing with music offered with this degree of energy, joy and conviction,” and that “The Kid has no intention of aging gracefully — happily, he's as ornery and open-hearted as ever.”

Tim McGraw is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and actor. McGraw has released 13 studio albums. Ten of those albums have reached No. 1 on the top Country Charts, with his breakthrough album Not A Moment Too Soon becoming the top country album of the year. McGraw's albums have produced over 50 singles, 25 of which have reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Charts or Country Airplay Charts. He has also won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, ten American Music awards, and three People Choice awards.

Eric Church has some very close roots to WE Fest. As a young up and comer, Church played Barn Stage and since that time, has been back to play the Main Stage making certain he interacts with the General Admission audience every time. An already amazing 19-month run got even better when Church lead with five CMA Awards Nominations including the top honor Entertainer of the Year. He is also up for Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Like a Wrecking Ball," Single of the Year for "Talladega" and Musical Event of the Year for "Raise 'Em Up" with Keith Urban.

WE Fest offices are located on the Scenic Soo Pass Ranch, which also contains a natural amphitheater that accommodates up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and 10 separate campgrounds with a total camping capacity of 35,000 people.

Situated on the shores of Lake Sallie, and in the meadows and woods surrounding the concert bowl, the Soo Pass Ranch campgrounds are easily accessed through pedestrian underpasses beneath the two highways that flank the concert bowl. The campgrounds are well groomed, with lighting and permanent shower houses. There are multiple lane entrances to each campground, which allows for faster ingress for camping vehicles at major events. The Soo Pass Ranch boasts over 9,000 campsites.

2016 Adrian Legion Post Raffle

2016 Adrian Legion Post Raffle

Join in on the fun and enter the 2016 Adrian Legion Post raffle! Anyone 18+ is eligible to purchase (and win!) raffle tickets (calendars) priced at $25 apiece. Raffle prizes are printed on the back of the calendar, and a complete list of all prizes is available upon request.

Calendars are available at the Adrian Glass, Adrian Hardware, Big Orv's, Kunkel's Auto Repair, Rustic Razor, Voss Lumber, Worthington Ace Hardware, Nickel & Associates Insurance Agency, Wilmont Hardware, Wilmont Oil Company, the Lake Benton Legion, and at the Valley Springs Bar. Contact any Adrian Legion member of Adrian Sons of American Legion member for sales of the 2016 Calendar Raffle. Find out what you could win below (click to enlarge)! Winners will be listed below after they have been notified!


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