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2024 KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ Selection Show Finalists

Presented by Lindfors Insurance Agency with locations in Fosston, Bagley, Clearbrook, Ada, Mahnomen and Fertile, Your Insurance Source. The winners will be chosen as the National Champion and Runner up after the National Championship Game on April 8th. Coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament will air on KKCQ 1480AM/99.7FM

Listen back to the Selection Show here 3-18-24

First place prize from each station
$50 gift card from Brygge Taps & Tastes Detroit Lakes

Second place prize from each station
Mall of America Entertainment prize packages

KRJB Selection Show Finalists

KRJB East Region
Eric Boman Twin Valley  - #1 Uconn
Jake Kroshus Ada #2 Iowa State
Connie Renshaw Ada #3 Illinois
Gloria Sirjord Gary  #5 San Diego State

KRJB West Region
Shawn Roux – Ada  #1 North Carolina
Chad Hitchen – Fertile  #2 Arizona
Tammy Winter – Waubun  #4 Alabama
Jerome Sirjord – Gary  #6 Clemson

KRJB South
Edna Kazeck – Ada #1 Houston 
Mark Potucek – Ada #2 Marquette
Brad Werpy – Ada #4  Duke
Peggy Chisholm – Ulen  #11 NC State

KRJB Midwest
Chris Ellingson – Hawley  #1 Purdue
Andrew Norberg – Ada #2 Tennessee
Bruce Nelson – Ada #3 Creighton
Doug Marcussen – Ada #5 Gonzaga

KRJM Selection Show Finalists

KRJM East Region
Lisa Larson – Bejou  - #1 Uconn
Bruce Winter – Waubun  #2 Iowa State
Jacob Melby – Gonvick  #3 Illinois
Tracy Dunham – Ulen #5 San Diego State

KRJM West Region
Bomber Clark – Ogema #1 North Carolina
Brad Visser - Ada  #2 Arizona
Bill “Salty” Peterson – Waubun   #4 Alabama
Carl Swenson – Borup   #6 Clemson

KRJM South
Julia Johnson – Halstad  #1 Houston 
Ryan Opdahl - Beltrami #2 Marquette
Erin Ellingson – Hawley  #4  Duke
Brenda Merkens - Ada  #11 NC State

KRJM Midwest
Gerard “Rardy” Spaeth - Ada  #1 Purdue
Kathy Clark – Ogema  #2 Tennessee
Bob Larson – Bejou  #3 Creighton
Chad Gent - Mahnomen #5 Gonzaga

KKCQ Selection Show

KKCQ East Region
Pat Wolfe (Fosston) #1 UConn
Dusty Caspers (Bagley) #2 Iowa State
Hazel Trogstad (Fosston) #3 Illinois
Dean Anderson (Fosston) #5 San Diego State

KKCQ West Region
Lora Lee O'Keefe (Fosston) #1 North Carolina
Kent Kirsch (Mahnomen) #2 Arizona
Angie Peterson (Gully) #4 Alabama
Jeramie Pearce (Fosston) #6 Clemson

KKCQ South Region
Darrin Forrest (Fertile) #1 Houston
Tyler Nyland (Gully) #2 Marquette
Ross Roragen (Erskine) #4 Duke
Janelle Walstad (Oklee)  #11 NC State

KKCQ Midwest Region
Gladys Luecken (Bagley) #1 Purdue
Nick Walk (Mentor) #2 Tennessee
Lori Theis (Fosston(  #3 Creighton
Liza Nelson (Fosston ) #5 Gonzaga

Birthday Game 2024

Starting Monday morning, May 6th, 2024 on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show, listen for your chance to be caller SIX at 7:20 Monday through Friday (with an additional bonus time to play on Thursday at 8:20) when we tell you to call in to participate. We will then spin the "Month" Birthday Wheel to see if it matches the caller's birthday month. If so, that caller wins $400. We will then spin the "Day" Birthday Wheel. If both the caller's birthday month and birthday date match what is revealed on the wheels, that caller wins a Grand Prize totaling $1,000. Callers may call in to play again each day, as long as they are caller SIX. Once they win a cash prize, they will no longer be eligible to participate. All non-winners who previously participated in this contest will have a chance to randomly win $1,000 on the final day of the promotion. Our “Birthday Game” contest is brought to you by:

371 Furniture, Brainerd

Reed's Market, Crosslake

Tanner Motors, Brainerd

Dairy Queen, Brainerd

Eco Water

McGregor Napa

Tyke’s Carpet Castle, Brainerd

Yde’s Major Appliance, Brainerd

Party World Be Bold Balloons, Baxter

Pine River Family Market

North Country Plumbing & Heating, Crosslake

Sherwood Florist & Garden Center, Pine River

Wiczek's Floors & More, Little Falls

Corral Auto, Brainerd

Station 371, Pine River

Joe’s Pizza, Pequot Lakes

The Wild Daisy, Pequot Lakes

Must be 18 years of age to play and show legal proof of birthday with current ID to claim prize.

2024 “Secret Sound” Contest

Starting Monday morning, April1st, 2024 on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show, listen for your chance to guess the “Secret Sound” at 6:20, 7:20 and 8:20. Be caller SIX when we tell you to call in at those times each weekday morning for your chance to correctly guess the “Secret Sound” and win $2,000! Listen for bonus plays of the “Secret Sound” audio (and possible clues of what the “Secret Sound” is) on our stations weekdays at 10:20 AM, 1:20 PM, and 4:20 PM. Our “Secret Sound” contest is brought to you by 371 Furniture in Brainerd; Reed’s Market, Crosslake; Tanner Motors, Brainerd; Pine River Family Market; Party World Be Bold Balloons, Baxter; Yde’s Major Appliance, Brainerd; Corral Auto, Brainerd; Station 371, Pine River; Eco Water; Tyke's Carpet Castle, Brainerd; North Country Plumbing & Heating, Crosslake; Sherwood Florist & Garden Center, Pine River; Joe's Pizza, Pequot Lakes; KC's Saloon & Restaurant, Pillager and SNK Car Wash & Oil Change, Nisswa. Guess as many times as you want, as long as you are caller SIX when we tell you to call in at 6:20, 7:20 and 8:20 weekdays on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show. The contest will continue until the secret sound is guessed EXACTLY CORRECT with $2,000 as the prize. Clues of what the “Secret Sound” is will be given to listeners as the contest progresses based on the discretion of our programmers. Must be 18 years of age or older to play.

2024 “Wake the Lakes” NCAA Tournament Madness Teams and NAMES


#15  WESTERN KENTUCKY - Don Vaughn, Baxter 

#2 MARQUETTE - Ben Kinser, Pequot Lakes  

 #10 BOISE STATE/COLORADO Lorie Niskanen, Jenkins  

#7 FLORIDA Grant Gibson, Crosby MN 

#14 OAKLAND Mark Lund

#3 KENTUCKY Harry Ruikka, Fort Ripley

#11 NC STATE Matt Kraska, Breezy Point

#6 TEXAS TECH Terry Maybon, Baxter

#13 VERMONT Candyce Porter, Pine River

#4 DUKE Robert Bachman, Pine River 

#12 JAMES MADISON Adam Purcell, Baxter

#5 WISCONSIN Cory Niskanen, Jenkins

#9 TEXAS A & M Tim Mogensen, Brainerd

#8 NEBRASKA  Ryan Buell, Pequot Lakes 

#16 LONGWOOD Randy Wermter, Brainerd 

#1 HOUSTON Russ Hoppe, Aitkin

Yde’s Major Appliance MIDWEST REGION

#15 ST. PETER’S Dirk Jakubik, Aitkin 

#2 TENNESSEE Jim White, Rural Malmo

#10 VIRGINIA/COLORADO STATE Pat Noha, Crosslake 

#7 TEXAS Mitch Brinks, Baxter

#14 AKRON Scott Stenger, Pequot Lakes

#3 CREIGHTON James Tayloe, Pequot Lakes


#6 SOUTH CAROLINA Duane Niesen, Swatara  

#13 SAMFORD Tom Noha, Crosslake

#4 KANSAS Alvin Carey, Pequot Lakes 

#12 McNEESE STATE Tyler Jahnke, Staples 

#5 GONZAGA Linda Dennison, Backus


#8 UTAH STATE Chris Westland, Glenville

#16 MIDDLE TN STATE/GRAMBLING STATE Matt Peterson, Sturgeon Lake  

#1 PURDUE Darren Mayers, Brainerd

Barstock Liquors EAST REGION

#15 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE Joel Johnson, Brainerd 

#2 IOWA STATE Mark Eggen

#10 DRAKE Mitch Kroells, Pine River

#7 WASHINGTON STATE Kenny Ritter, Brainerd

#14 MOREHEAD STATE Carol Breunig, Crosby

#3 ILLINOIS Becky Carlson, Palisade

#11 DUQUESNE John Bescheinen, Brainerd

#6 BYU Ben Schwarz,  Deerwood 

#13 YALE Shannon Manary, Crosby

#4 AUBURN Kyle Koep, Brainerd

#12 UAB Scott Keskitalo, New York Mills

#5 SAN DIEGO STATE Nancy Kunkel, Brainerd

#9 NORTHWESTERN Tom Kientzle, Pillager 

#8 FLORIDA ATLANTIC Charlie Carlson, Palisade

#16 STETSON Jennifer Franks, Brainerd  

#1 UCONN Joy Collin 

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center WEST REGION

#15 LONG BEACH STATE  Steve Johnson, Baxter

#2 ARIZONA Scott Besser, Mcgregor

#10 NEVADA Russ Burgoyne, Pine River

#7 DAYTON Trey Burgoyne, Pine River

#14 COLGATE Jim Reem

#3 BAYLOR Keith Yde

#11 NEW MEXICO Andrew Steffen, Baxter

#6 CLEMSON Roger D Hoplin, Backus


#4 ALABAMA John Seaberg, Pequot Lakes

#12 GRAND CANYON Shanna Dahlberg, Moose Lake

#5 ST. MARY’S Michael Ott, Outing

#9 MICHIGAN STATE Zach Turcotte, Breezy Point

#8 MISSISSIPPI STATE Brian Haag, Backus

#16 HOWARD/WAGNER Stephanie Murray, Pequot Lakes

#1 NORTH CAROLINA Blake Setness, Baxter

NCAA Tournament Madness Giveaway 2024

The Wake the Lakes Morning Show wants YOU to be part of the Big Dance! We will be giving away a $250 gas card from Station 371 in Pine River with our Tournament Madness Giveaway! Here’s how you enter: From February 27 to March 18th (or until the required 64 names have been submitted), email with your full name, town and phone number in order to be placed randomly with one of the teams in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! Tune in March 18th-21st during the “Wake the Lakes Morning Show” to hear which team you are matched with! Must be 21+ to participate. Those eligible must be one of the first 64 people to email for the promotion, one qualifier per household.

“Valentines for Vets and First Responders” Contest 2024

R & J Broadcasting Inc. would like to honor and say THANK YOU to our area veterans and first responders. To help us with that, please email a nomination of a special veteran or first responder in your life to: by February 11th, 2024. We will randomly pick a few of those veterans and first responders to win special Valentine’s Day prizes from our sponsors. Thanks to:

McGregor Lanes
Garrison VFW
Fancy Pants Chocolate, Brainerd
Pine River Family Market
Station 371, Pine River
A Damsite Better Supper Club, Pine River
Commander Bar, Breezy Point
Bliss Salon & Boutique, Pequot Lakes
Wild Daisy, Pequot Lakes
Pequot Lakes American Legion
Cub Foods, Brainerd/Baxter
KC’s Saloon, Pillager
Ganley’s Restaurant, Nisswa
Salon Couture, Pequot Lakes
Tanner Motors, Brainerd
Party World Be Bold Balloons, Baxter
Schaefer’s Foods, Nisswa
Reed’s Market, Crosslake
Central Lakes Adventure School
Rob Mueller Electric, Brainerd
Walmart Supercenter, Baxter
Dairy Queen, Brainerd

Winning emails will be announced Monday morning, February 12th, 2024 at 7:20 on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show. Entrants must be 21 years old and one nomination per household, please.

“Sweet Stuff for Your Sweetheart” Contest

Starting Monday, January 29th, 2024, through Thursday, February 8th, 2024, we will be giving away a different Valentine-themed prize each day on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show.  Be caller six (when we tell you) at 218-828-9994 around 7:20 each of those weekday mornings…and you win!   Thanks to our sponsors: 

McGregor Lanes

Cub Foods Brainerd & Baxter 

Bliss Salon & Boutique, Pequot Lakes 

Wild Daisy, Pequot Lakes 

Ganley’s Restaurant, Nisswa

Schaefer’s Foods, Nisswa

Party World/Be Bold Balloons, Baxter

Salon Couture, Pequot Lakes

Ganley’s Restaurant, Nisswa

McGregor Lanes

Fancy Pants Chocolates, Brainerd

Then, on Friday, February 9th, 2024, also at 7:20, we will have a Grand Prize drawing from all of our previous daily winners and that person will win even MORE Sweet Stuff for their Sweetheart! Must be 21 or older to participate, one winner per family per household per 30 days.

12 Days of Christmas

Starting Monday, December 4th, you could win one of 12 prizes as we count down everyone’s favorite 12 Days of Christmas. Each day, December 4th through December 19th, offers a new prize and another chance to win. Our daily winner will be randomly drawn from all entries received for that day. On that 13th Day of Christmas, December 20th, we will have an extra special grand prize that you could win! Listen to the Wake the Lakes Morning Show from 6 to 9 for us to announce that day’s special holiday word for the 12 Days of Christmas. Then, simply send an email with your name, town that you're from and phone number, along with the holiday word for the day to and you are entered to win. Daily prize winners will be randomly drawn at 7:20 every weekday through December 19th with the Grand Prize Drawing on December 20th! Entrants must be 21 or older to qualify.

Thank you to our sponsors: Tanner Motors, Brainerd; Erickson’s Greenhouse, Brainerd; Party World’s Be Bold Balloons, Baxter; Joe’s Pizza, Pequot Lakes; Yde’s Appliance, Brainerd; BBQ Smokehouse, Motley & Wadena; Backus Locker; Crosslake Drug; Pizza Hut, Brainerd/Baxter; Crosslake Town Square
Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Crosslake; Fancy Pants Chocolates Brainerd; American National Bank, Baxter & Brainerd; Walmart Supercenter of Baxter; and Crow Wing Food Coop, Brainerd.

Wake the Lakes “Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest”

Send us pictures of your carved, painted, or decorated Halloween pumpkins via email and we will pick a winner at random to win a "Pumpkin Pail of Prizes." Please submit your pictures October 11, 2023 through October 30, 2023. Send them to: Make sure to include your name, the town you are from, and phone number along with your Halloween pumpkin picture. One entry per household. We will pick a winner at random and announce their name on the Wake the Lakes Morning Show on October 31st. Thanks to our sponsors: Party World, Baxter; Cub Foods, Brainerd & Baxter; and Reed's Market, Crosslake.

From: John Rah - Brainerd

 From: Jayda Quisberg - Nisswa

From: Sawyer Quisberg - Nisswa

From: Lori Schuna - Merrifield

From: Charlie Keil - Crosslake

From: Dave Danielson - Aitkin

“High/Low Cash Game” Contest

Starting Monday, September 11th, 2023, Guess the right amount of money in the "High/Low Cash Game"…and it’s yours! Once an hour at 6:20, 7:20 and 8:20, be caller SIX when we tell you to call in at those times each weekday morning on the "Wake the Lakes" Morning Show for your chance to correctly guess the predetermined cash amount in our jackpot. When the caller guesses an amount of money, the announcer will say either, "Too high" or "Too low" to reveal the direction of the amount the next designated caller should guess to get closer to the cash jackpot. Guess as many times as you like as long as you’re caller number 6. If you guess the exact amount in our cash jackpot, the money is yours!  The High/Low Cash Game is brought to you by: 371 Furniture, Brainerd; Tanner Motors, Brainerd; Tyke's Carpet Castle, Brainerd; Yde's Appliance, Brainerd; Schaefer's Foods, Nisswa; KV Automotive & Detail, Jenkins; Cub Foods, Brainerd & Baxter; Party World, Baxter; Bliss Salon & Boutique, Pequot Lakes; Station 371, Pine River; Mattson Lumber, Nisswa; Pine River Family Market and Corral Auto, Brainerd. R & J Broadcasting has a total amount of money designated to be used for the "High/Low Cash Game." It will be the station's discretion to split up that amount in various amounts once a cash jackpot has been given away, which means we will have multiple cash winners in this contest. One winner per household.

Celebrate Mother’s Day Contest

Celebrate the week leading up to Mother’s Day 2023 by nominating that special mother in your life by submitting your mom’s name, city of residence, and phone number to Nominations will be accepted May 4th through May 11th, 2023. Each morning starting Monday, May 8th through Friday, May 12th, the “Wake the Lakes” Morning Show will randomly choose and announce one of those nominated moms at 7:20 as our daily prize winner. Our Celebrating Mother’s Day sponsors include:

Bliss Salon & Spa, Pequot Lakes

Ganley’s Restaurant, Nisswa

Canvas Tech, Pine River

Grit & Grace Boutique, Nisswa

Cuyuna Country Auto, Deerwood

Simply Rustic Floral Design & Gifts, Crosslake

Cub Foods, Brainerd/Baxter

Sherwood Florist & Garden Center, Pine River

Westside Liquor, Baxter

One nomination per household only. Thank you for helping us Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Brainerd Lakes Area!

Medallion: Week 6 Clue 2

Clue TWO-sday!

Medallion: Week 6 Clue 1

New Week! New hiding spot!

Medallion: Week 5 Clue 5

Last day to find it!

Medallion: Week 5 Clue 4

What does this mean?

Medallion: Week 5 Clue 3

Halfway through the week, where could it be?

Medallion Week 5 Clue 2

Can you solve it?

Medallion: Week 5 Clue 1

What could it be??

Medallion: Week 4 Clue 5

The Final Clue!

Medallion: Week 4 Clue 4

Have you guessed it yet?

Thank you Sponsors!

Medallion: Week 4 Clue 3

Can you solve it?

Thank you Sponsors!