Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke returns to the Midwest as they head to the Hard Rock Casino Anthem in Sioux City on Saturday, September 27th! Tickets are on sale ranging from $20.33 to $63.13 (GA to VIP) and available now! You can purchase yours here.

Be sure to be watching and listening social media and on 95.1 FM for chances to win tickets as well!

Note: This is a 21+ show.

Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear. Blackberry Smoke has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones.

The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports’ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well.

Radio Works 2014 Summer BBQ Bonanza

Radio Works 2014 Summer BBQ Bonanza

The Radio Works Backyard BBQ Bonanza is back! Sign up to win our grand prize package, which includes everything you need to host your very own ultimate backyard BBQ cook-out (Details further below). You can sign up at any of the participating sponsor locations. You could win: 

Ultimate Summer BBQ Bonanza Giveaway

  • 5-piece patio set
  • Weber charcoal grill
  • FIre pit
  • Set of oversized BBQ tools
  • Tent canopy
  • 3-piece cooler set
  • $500 in beef from the Rock/Nobles Cattlemen
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal fluid
  • Utility lighter
  • BBQ seasoning combo pack
  • 5-gallon cooler with cups
  • Extendable forks for grilling
  • Grill brush
  • Picnic ware (ketchup and mustard bottles, paper plate holders)
  • Portable hammock

Sponsor Registration Box Locations

  • Ag Builders in Windom
  • Ben Lee's Cafe in Worthington
  • Brewster Heating & Cooling in Brewster
  • BTU Heating & Cooling in Worthington
  • Buffalo Ridge Apartments in Worthington
  • Fareway Foods in Worthington
  • First State Bank Southwest in Worthington
  • Great Lakes Marines in Spirit Lake
  • Hy-Vee in Worthington
  • Lee's Locker in Lismore
  • Marthaler Ford in Worthington
  • Marthaler Chevy in Worthington
  • Noteboom Implement in Sibley
  • Rune's Furniture in Worthington
  • Schwalbach Ace Hardware in Worthington
  • Veterinary Medical Center in Worthington, Adrian, Slayton, Sheldon
  • W-2's Quality Meats in Worthington
  • Worthington Ag Parts in Worthington
  • Worthington Sports Center in Worthington

 

A few rules do apply:

Rules

  • Must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win. 
  • Employees at sponsor locations are not eligible to sign up to win at their place of work. 
  • Radio Works employees and family members are not eligible to win. 
  • Unlimited number of entries per person (however must be registered via official registration slip - no business card entries are allowed)
  • Only one winner per household.
  • Winner can only win for herself or himself. 
  • By winning, all winners automatically grant Radio Works unrestricted permission to use name, picture, and/or voice for social media, websites, on-air or otherwise promotions. 
  • All decisions made by Radio Works are final. 
  • Radio Works reserves the right to change these rules at any time without declaration.

Get registered today!

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King Turkey Day

King Turkey Day

King Turkey Day has teamed up with Fareway Foods and Radio Works to give away 75 free frozen turkeys! Listen weekdays, as Radio Works will announce three button winners daily. If your button number is called, bring your button to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce (1121 3rd Ave, Worthington) and claim your certificate for a FREE frozen turkey from King Turkey Day, Fareway Foods, and Radio Works!

Please note: You have until Friday, September 19th to claim!

If you missed the number announcement, you can always check back to any of your favorite Radio Works radio station websites for the previous days' numbers.

KTD Button Numbers

All current KTD button numbers called, listen in numerical order

  • 36
  • 49
  • 135
  • 138
  • 178
  • 208
  • 252
  • 343
  • 349
  • 354
  • 358
  • 370
  • 404
  • 413
  • 454
  • 554
  • 633
  • 669
  • 745
  • 751
  • 766
  • 897
  • 912
  • 927
  • 986
  • 1123
  • 1149
  • 1156
  • 1160
  • 1185
  • 1210
  • 1219
  • 1284
  • 1233
  • 1296
  • 1288
  • 1316
  • 1346
  • 1393
  • 1422
  • 1423
  • 1561
  • 1639
  • 1703
  • 1717
  • 1755
  • 1765
  • 1772
  • 1790
  • 1794
  • 1806
  • 1867
  • 1869
  • 1918
  • 1973
  • 1988
  • 2007
  • 2119
  • 2187
  • 2193
  • 2230
  • 2253
  • 2259
  • 2300
  • 2344
  • 2452
  • 2497

The 75th Annual King Turkey Day Festival just wrapped up! Thanks to all for a fantastic year! You can check out photos from this year at the Radio Works Headquarters Facebook page. A number of albums are posted, such as "King Turkey Day Race and Speakers" and "King Turkey Day Donkey Racing."

Days of Gold Tour

Days of Gold Tour

Jake Owen is bringing the Days of Gold Tour to the Mankato Verizon Wireless Center on Friday, October 17th, with special guests the Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three!

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, August 29 at 10 a.m. sharp! Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. All reserved seats are $25. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m.!

For chart-topping vocalist Jake Owen, 2013 was filled with golden times; earning his fifth consecutive No. 1 with “Beachin’,” drawing a crowd of over 20,000 for a Nashville summer block party, releasing his new album DAYS OF GOLD, crossing over one million Twitter followers and touring with Jason Aldean. This spring Jake will celebrate with his fans on his second major nationwide headline run – JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014 presented by Discover Boating - as officially announced from the ESPN tailgate party stage at the BCS National Championship January 6th.

The DAYS OF GOLD TOUR presented by Discover Boating will go through October and wrap in Jake’s hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. The 55-city plus tour features openers Eli Young Band (select dates), Parmalee (select dates), and The Cadillac Three.

“I love throwing parties! This tour is one big party and everyone is invited,” shares Jake. “I’ve been lucky enough to be on the road and learn from incredible artists like Chesney, McGraw, and Aldean. I’m really proud of this tour and can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store.”

“Ain’t no party like a Jake Owen party,” raves Country Weekly on the singer’s live show. Jake Owen’s No. 1 single, “Beachin’”, along with the hit single “Days of Gold,” is featured on his current album DAYS OF GOLD, available everywhere now.

Since releasing the chart-topping album, BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT, Jake Owen has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The gold-certified RCA Nashville project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles, including the multi-week chart-toppers; the DOUBLE PLATINUM title track and PLATINUM “Alone with You,” and GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere with You.” His energetic live show and captivating songs have landed him coveted opening slots with Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and his first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, which made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour.

For on sale dates and more, visit www.jakeowen.net, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jakeowen, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.

Riser Tour

Riser Tour

Dierks Bentley has announced a second leg of his 2014 Riser Tour, with a scheduled stop at the Brookings Swiftel Center on Saturday, October 25th along with special guests Randy Houser and Cassadee Pope

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, August 22nd at 10 a.m. to the general public but we want you to win tickets before you can buy them! Enter via our Twitter giveaway NOW -- winners drawn Thursday, August 21st! Tickets will range from $29.75-44.75 (reserved and GA pit) when they do go on sale, and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com, at the Swiftel Center Box Office, and via phone at 800-745-3000.  Don't miss the Riser Tour with Dierks, Randy, and Cassadee!

Seven albums into one of country music’s most-respected and most-unpredictable careers, award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of RISER, a project due early 2014 that stands as his most personal to date.

Written and recorded in the year following his father’s death, the album draws its title from “I’m A Riser,” a song about resilience and determination.

“I’m A Riser” works as a commentary on spiritual, personal and societal recommitment, but it also applies to the competitive battlefield of the music industry. It’s particularly appropriate for an album about rejuvenation delivered by Bentley.

“Life in general has a way of knocking you down,” Bentley says. “It’s different reasons for different folks – could be personal reasons, could be family reasons, your job, drugs, alcohol. That song really applies to anybody that’s lived. There have always been those moments when we have to get back up and get on our feet. They are defining moments…breakthrough moments.”

US95 gives a big shoutout and congratulations to Dierks on scoring his 12th number one hit with "Drunk on a plane," the latest single in his RISER album.

Accepting change – and growing from it – is a key theme in RISER, and it’s reflected by the tone of the album, which demonstrates a new artistic depth and an extralevel of intensity for Bentley. It evolves from track to track, exuding a range of emotions, all the while impressing upon the listener that Bentley’s instinct for a hit is stronger than ever. Bentley made significant reconfigurations in his creative team to shake up his sonic texture without sacrificing his commercial drive. He re-enlisted executive producer Arturo Buenahora Jr., who worked on Bentley’s first two albums; and utilized producer Ross Copperman, who co-wrote “Tip It On Back” for Bentley’s current album Home. 

The Outsiders World Tour

The Outsiders World Tour

Who's going to CHURCH?

Eric Church brings The Outsiders World Tour to Omaha's CenturyLink Center on Thursday, September 18th. Set to open are Brothers Osborn and Dwight Yoakam. Tickets are ON SALE and selling out quickly.

In addition, Church will bring the tour to Sioux Falls, S.D. at the new Denny Sanford Premier Center on December 6th, along with Dwight Yoakam and rockers Halestorm. Tickets have SOLD OUT with prices ranging from $39.50-$59.50 (applicable fees not included) but single seats may be available at Ticketmaster.com.

Stay tuned for additional details -- and maybe information on how you could see Eric Church, Halestorm, and Dwight Yoakam for free on US95!

Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others. Church will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour—which Pollstar named a Top Tour of 2012.

Church’s current album, The Outsiders, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart earlier this year, and his current hit single “Give Me Back My Hometown,” is Top 5-and-rising. “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch,” said Ken Tucker at NPR Music in his review of the album, continuing, “Shrewd, defiant, sly and funny, Eric Church has succeeded in what he set out to do: He’s using the power he’s accrued from making hit records to make exactly the kind of album he wants, heedless of industry approval. And this is how good he is: Now he’ll go out and — through the singles he’ll release, the touring he’ll do and the videos he’ll make — probably turn this personal project into a big commercial deal. The Outsiders deserves nothing less.”

After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from Halestorm's self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes Halestorm to a new level of creative achievement.

Upon its release, The Strange Case Of…, the second album from Atlantic Records artist Halestorm, shot to the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. The first single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” marked the first song by a female fronted group to top the active rock chart and earned the band a GRAMMY award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. The song was also the No. 1 song of 2012 on SiriusXM’s Octane. The band’s second single “Freak Like Me” also hit No. 1 on the Active Rock chart and their third single “Here’s To Us” saw incredible chart success as well. Halestorm also released their second covers EP last fall, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP, which saw the band putting their distinctive brand another eclectic collection of classic songs. In addition to releasing her own clothing and accessory line this past fall, “Scissor Happy,” frontwoman Lzzy Hale has also garnered national media attention appearing on the cover of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” issue twice. The band has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. For more information, visit www.HalestormRocks.com.

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite group of global superstars. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10, including the hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please, Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” and “Fast as You.” He is a 21-time nominated, 2-time GRAMMY Award winner. In celebration of his latest critically acclaimed album, 3 Pears, he received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. In 2014, Yoakam will appear as a recurring guest star in multiple episodes of the thrilling CBS series, “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name. For more information, visit www.dwightyoakam.com.

PBR Bull Riding

PBR Bull Riding

The Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour is where dreams of riding on national television on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series begin, and they're coming to the Minneapolis Target Center on Saturday, September 20th! Tickets are on sale via AXS and range from $18 to $128.

If you choose the $125 ticket option, it includes access to The Corral Party, a pre-show activity on the arena floor that includes rider autographs, the opportunity to get up close to the bulls, and get on the back of the bucking chutes. Customers will be contacted via email approximately one (1) week prior to the event with details on the Corral Party.

Note: The original date was on Friday, October 4th and has since been changed to Saturday, September 20th. All tickets purchased for the October 4 performance will be honored at the rescheduled date. Any ticket purchased on or before June 11 is eligible for a refund if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date. Deadline for refunds is September 1.

For information on refunds, please contact 888.9.AXS.TIX (888.929.7849)

Along with showcasing the top elite and up-and-coming riders, the PBR Velocity Tour provides a great opportunity for more fans, in additional cities, to experience all the action the PBR has to offer. The PBR Velocity Tour will bring all the high-energy sound, lighting, special effects and entertaining bull riding action that fans witness on the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series.

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Justin Moore hits the stage at Tyson Events Center on Sunday, October 26th! Joined by special guest Thomas Rhett and opening act Jordan Rager, Justin’s Off The Beaten Path Tour is sure to leave fan’s wanting more. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12th and are available at Tyson Event Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE: ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore added a second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart to his list of accolades with OFF THE BEATEN PATH (The Valory Music Co.), which has already produced Justin's fourth and fifth #1 hits - "Point At You" and "Lettin' The Night Roll." Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums - JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME - he has sold over 6.3 million digital downloads.

Justin recorded "Home Sweet Home" for the upcoming NASHVILLE OUTLAWS: A TRIBUTE TO MÖTLEY CRÜE, in stores August 19. The track features Mötley Crüe frontman, Vince Neil. Justin has appeared on NBC's The Voice Finale and The Queen Latifah Show while his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama "NASHVILLE," Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Additionally, publications such as The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today have profiled the talented singer/songwriter. Justin continues his OFF THE BEATEN PATH tour this fall with Thomas Rhett and new artist Jordan Rager. moorejustinmusic.com.

ABOUT THOMAS RHETT: His first single, “Something To Do With My Hands,” reveals Thomas Rhett as a solid country guy with a distinct urban streak. Other tracks from his debut show someone who’s clever enough to rhyme “Ryman” with “diamond,” who mulls chatting with Jesus over beer, who throws AC/DC hard-rock chants and Coolio hip-hop phrasing into songs that are otherwise country.
It’s as if Roger Miller had been reincarnated and gone on a songwriting retreat in the hood.

“Country, rock and hip-hop were what I was raised on,” Thomas Rhett says. “It’s a strange combination, but it all leaks into what I write.”

Thus, Thomas Rhett mixes burning slide guitar, Southern drawl and Little Feat-ish rhythms in “Whatcha Got In That Cup”; redneck lyrics, crunchy chords and a reference to hard-core rapper DMX in “All-American Middle Class White Boy”; and a magnetic brew of Robert Johnson blues, Appalachian harmonica and Common hip-hop phrasing in “Front Porch Junkie.”

ABOUT JORDAN RAGER: 20 year old Jordan Rager is a singer/songwriter from Loganville, Georgia. Music is his passion. His appearance on the NBC smash television show "The Voice" thrust him on to the national spotlight. He was selected to be on Team Blake Shelton, who described Jordan as a "sure-fire country star in the making." Also in 2012 he released an independent cd entitled "Burning Gasoline," which included 12 original songs, many of which have been played on Backyard Country on Atlanta's 94.9 The Bull.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group


Experience the Phenomenon returning to Sioux City by popular demand! The Blue Man Group heads to the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre October 27-28th at 7:30 p.m. for both shows.

Get your BLUE MAN GROUP tickets early on the pre-sale (click here) from now until 10pm Thursday, September 11th, and entering the password "DRUMS"!

Blue Man Group is best know for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

We Fest 2015

We Fest 2015

WeFest 2015 is back and stronger for another year, featuring headliners Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in Detroit Lakes, Minn., August 6-8, 2015! More artists will be announced as it gets closer. 

Tickets are on sale and many sections are already SOLD OUT so reserve yours today!


Since it’s inception in 1983, the WE Fest has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Twice nominated for the Country Music Association’s prestigious Best Special Event award, the WE Fest is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation.

Contest

Fresh Thoughts Trivia

 

Fresh Thoughts Trivia is BACK on US95! Tune in Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for trivia questions with Barry Roberts in the Afternoon. Correct caller and answer receives a certificate for a free six inch sandwich from Subway!