Radio Works Summer BBQ Bonanza

Radio Works Summer BBQ Bonanza

The Radio Works Backyard BBQ Bonanza is back for another year!

Throughout the summer, people can sign up to win the ultimate summer prize package! All you have to do is sign up at participating business locations (listed below) and you're signed up to win your very own backyard BBQ! We'll draw a winner once a week!(Note: Be sure to check back often, as we'll add sponsor registration box locations in the upcoming weeks!)

What You Could Win 

Summer BBQ Bonanza Prize Winners

  • We do the grilling!
  • We supply 50 burgers, buns, cold salad, & Pepsi Cola beverages.
  • We do the serving (paper plates, napkins, generic condiments supplied).
  • BBQ celebration location must be within 60 miles of Radio Works Headquarters.
  • All BBQs will be at 6:30 p.m. (serving time).
  • BBQ celebrations must take place Monday-Thursday from July 8 - Sept 11

Sponsor Registration Box Locations

  • June 29 - July 3: Fareway in Worthington
  • June 29 - July 3: Lee's Locker in Lismore
  • July 13 - July 18: Countryside Inn in Adrian
  • July 13 - July 18: Noteboom RV
  • July 20 - July 24: Ag Builders in Windom
  • July 27 - July 31: Blossom & Blooms in Lake Park
  • August 10 - August 14: Worthington Sports Center in Worthington
  • August 12 - August 16: Green Mountain Grills in Worthington

A few rules do apply:


  • 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.

Of course none of this would have been possible without our sponsors


*Corporate sponsors


Stay tuned for September, because you could win...

The Radio Works Summer BBQ Ultimate Prize Package

During the entire month of September, head back to any of the sponsor business locations to sign up for chances to win your very own BBQ prize package! This ultimate package contains everything you need to host your very own backyard BBQ cookout:

  • Set of wicker patio furniture
  • Weber charcoal grill
  • Fire pit
  • 3-piece cooler set
  • Tent canopy
  • Set of overwsized BBQ tools
  • Chimanea
  • $500 in beef from the Rock Nobles/Cattlemen

Be sure to check back in September and get registered, because someone is going to win the ultimate backyard BBQ package! We'll gather all the names and draw LIVE on air on October 2nd!

Radio Works Beach Bash '15

Radio Works Beach Bash '15

Radio Works is proud to present the Radio Works Beach Bash '15 on Friday, July 3rd at Worthington's Centennial Park!

This is a free event and open to the public, kicking off with kids' activities at 3 p.m. (includes ring toss, playground activities and carnival games). For the adults, enjoy a beer garden from 5 to 11 p.m. Note: Please watch for the beer boundary signs and adhere to them appropriately.

Come hungry with cash, as concessions will be available including grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and water (from 5 to 10 p.m.). The Beach Nook will also be open the entire time, selling ice cream, candy and sodas. Don't forgot to check out the free Hy-Vee watermelon feed from 5:30 p.m. until gone.

DJ Barry Roberts will be spinning tunes throughout the afternoon (from 4 to 7 p.m.), leading right up to the free Chris Hawkey concert, which starts at 7 p.m.

Be sure to stay for the fireworks display at dusk (approximately 10 p.m.!).

Bring your chairs, blankets, friends and family to the Radio Works Beach Bash '15 -- kicking off your Independence Day weekend with a bang! Let us know if you're coming on the official Facebook event!

TRAFFIC NOTES: As fireworks will be launched from Ehlers Park, the Ehlers boat landing will be closed at 5 p.m., and all vehicles must be removed. South Shore Drive will be closed to traffic from 8 to approximately 11 p.m. and from the Lakeshore Clips to the Ludlow Park RV station. See map below for routes and detour (click to zoom)


THANK YOU to TrueShine TruckWash, Worthington Container, Diamond Vogel, Lamper Lumber and Sihne Brothers for their materials and time to create the docks for Centennial Park both July 3rd and all of July 4th.

THANK YOU to TrueShine TruckWash, Worthington Container, Diamond Vogel, Lampert Lumber and Shine Brothers for their materials and time to create the docks for Centennial Park both July 3rd and all of July 4th.

THANK YOU to the City of Worthington employees, the Worthington Police Department, Nienkirk Construction, Dan's Electric, Schaap Sanitation, the Nobles County Sheriff's Department, Abel's Transportation, and the Nobles County 4-H Interstate Exchange for all their help and contributions!

A reminder that all proceeds returns to the Lake Okabena Improvement Association! All donations are gladly accepted and are tax-deductible!! Find more information on the LOIA below.

Big Honk-In Giveaway

Big Honk-In Giveaway

We've teamed up with Marthaler Chevy to offer you a BIG HONK-IN GIVEAWAY! 

You could win a 24-month lease on a 2015 Chevy Equinox with power windows and door locks, alloy wheels, and keyless entry. Listen weekdays for the car honk! When you hear it, be the 13th caller and you win a key AND a chance to unlock the Equinox at our grand finale on Saturday, June 27th at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington!

For a better chance at winning 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 drop your name in the registration box. We draw for a key at each and every live broadcast!

Power windows and door locks, rearview camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, and a six-speed automatic transmission. Those are just some of the features on our 2015 Chevy Equinox from Radio Works & Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington. Find more below!

Keep listening for the car honk, be caller 13, and get on the road to winning from the 93.5 Rock It FM! Of course, you can always stop in at the one of the Big Honk-In Giveaway Live remotes, drop your name in the box and get registered!

Live Remotes

  • April 25th from 11 to 1 p.m. - Great Life - Worthington Country Club, Worthington
  • May 1st from 4 to 6 p.m. - Hy-Vee, Worthington
  • May 8th from 4 to 6 p.m. - Sterling Cafe, Luverne
  • May 13th from 11 to 1 p.m. - Spartan Staffing, Worthington
  • May 14th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m- Cooperative Energy, Sibley
  • May 15th from 11 to 1 p.m. - Marthaler Ford, Worthington
  • May 22nd from 11 to 1 p.m. - Marthaler Chevy, Worthington
  • May 22nd from 3 to 5 p.m. - Rune's Furniture, Worthington
  • June 11th from 11 to 1 p.m. - Green Mountain Grills at W2's Meats, Worthington
  • June 12th from 11 to 1 p.m. - Classy & Sassy, Windom
  • June 12th from 4 to 6 p.m. - Worthington Regatta, Worthington
  • June 13th from 11 to 1 p.m. - Worthington Regatta, Worthington
  • June 17th from 11 to 1 p.m. - KM Graphics, Worthington
  • June 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. - Jackson Chiropractic, Jackson
  • June 19th from 4 to 6 p.m. - Pepsi Cola Bottling at HyVee, Worthington
  • June 23rd from 11 to 1 p.m. - Real Estate Retrievers, Worthington

2015 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 1LT Features:

  • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink radio, 7" diagonal color touch-screen display AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback, outside temperature indicator and Radio Data System (RDS), includes Bluetooth streaming audio for select phones; voice-activated technology for radio and phone; Hands-Free smartphone integration with Pandora and Stitcher; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art)
  • Audio system feature, 80-watt 6-speaker system mid-range speakers in each door and tweeters in the A-pillars. (Upgradeable to (UZ8) Pioneer premium 8-speaker sound system.)
  • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack Audio system feature, USB port
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) aluminum LT Exterior Appearance includes body-color bumpers with Charcoal lowers, Charcoal luggage rails, body-color door handles, body-color outside mirrors and 17" aluminum wheels
  • LT Interior, Premium Cloth
  • Seat adjuster front driver power lumbar and power height adjuster
  • CHROME AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGE includes bright chrome door handles (DL9) outside power-adjustable heated manually-folding chrome mirrors (RSX)
  • Driver Convenience Package and (RAI) Cargo area close-out panel LPO. ENGINE 2.4L DOHC 4-CYLINDER SIDI (SPARK IGNITION DIRECT INJECTION) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (STD)
  • White Diamond Tri-Coat color



High-Low Jackpot

High-Low Jackpot

US95 The Hot Country Highway is giving away cash: it's the US95 High-Low Jackpot, back again for another round! (Featuring your chance to win cash just by listening to US95!)

Here's how it works: we have a secret jackpot stashed away and it's your job to guess how much is in it! All you have to do is listen for the cash cow weekdays on US95 (tune that dial to 95.1 FM). When you hear it, be caller 13 by calling 507-372-5962 or 1-800-457-5962 and guess the amount in the jackpot. We'll tell you if you're too high or if you're too low. Keep track of everyone's guesses to the penny!

It's the US95 High-Low Jackpot - your road to winning with the Hot Country Highway US95! Of course, it wouldn't be possible without our great sponsors:

Note: all standard Radio Works contest rules apply to this contest.

RoseFest 2015

RoseFest 2015

Get ready for Rosefest 2015...the outdoor concert series of the summer! Two great concerts, four awesome bands!

Enjoy the Marshall Tucker Band and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas on Friday, July 10, 2015, then listen to the incredible sounds of Terri Clark and Rodney Atkins on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for individual tickets on both Friday and Saturday, with a two-day pass bundle also available!

In the early fall of 1973 Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Their debut album had already spawned numerous hits. “Way Out West!”-Live fromSan Francisco1973, their latest CD is a time capsule from that period. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of the Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed. More than three decades later this galvanizing San Francisco performance reminds us how it all began.Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band's current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of the Marshall Tucker Band sound.

Kicking off the show for Saturday, July 11, 2015 of ROSEFEST 2015 is the fabulous, Terri Clark!
The 8-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, including six Number Ones in Canada and the USA – hits such as such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.”
Terri is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work.

The headliner for the July 11, 2015 performance at ROSEFEST 2015 is non-other than Rodney Atkins!

Rodney Atkins knows the value of taking the long way home, of veering off the beaten path onto that road less traveled once in a while. You can hear it in his music, in the lyrics of his smash single, "Take A Back Road," a song that celebrates that feeling of getting away from the noise of everyday life, really living in the moment, and getting right with your soul. Rodney always remains true to himself and constantly strives to evolve and find unique ways of expressing himself through the music he puts out into the world.

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

One of the pioneers in country music, Dwight Yoakam, is heading to the District in Sioux Falls on Thursday, July 16th!

This is an all-ages show, with tickets starting at $41.50 (GA) to $51.50 (VIP).

VIP doors open at 7 p.m. with GA doors at 8 p.m.

Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor. 

Wheels Up Tour

Wheels Up Tour

Lady Antebellum is hitting the road with a new tour: Wheels Up 2015, bringing along Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt for the ride! The tour stops at the Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center on Friday, July 24th at 7 p.m.!

Tickets range from $39.75 to $59.75 and are available via the KELOLAND Box Office or via

Lady Antebellum member Charles Kelley talked about the upcoming tour saying “The magic of being with fans from all over the country is really why we’re ultimately all here,” adding, “Being able to play off each other on that stage is honestly where we have the most fun, and I have a feeling the crowd will already be on their feet when we get out there after starting the night with Hunter and Sam!"

Planes, trains and automobiles. Lady Antebellum has spent plenty of time in all three. Driven by the need to continually evolve, the country trio always seems to be in transit, pushing toward a newer, bolder sound one minute and hitting the road for a worldwide tour the next. Sometimes, those two things happen at once.

With 747, Lady Antebellum's fifth album, the band captures the speed and spirit of its critically- acclaimed live show in 11 new songs. Bandmates Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood may have formed the group in Nashville, with all three singers harmonizing for the first time around Haywood's piano, but they earned their stripes on the road. That's where Lady Antebellum truly came alive, mixing the rootsy stomp of forward-thinking Country music with the swooning, sweeping sound of three voices that were born to mesh. It's appropriate that 747 — an album about love, nostalgia, and the things that move us emotionally and physically — also contains several fast-paced anthems about transit.

The first is "Long Stretch of Love," an epic track that owes as much to rock ‘n’ roll's raw swagger as Country's rootsy twang. The last is "747," a soaring title track built around the singers' three-part harmonies. "This 747 can't go fast enough," goes the latter tune's refrain, and while those lyrics technically refer to a heartsick man who's flying back home to see his wife, they also paint the picture of a band that's already skyrocketed to creative heights... but can't help pushing down the throttle for a bit more speed.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, will be extending her ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour into the Fall of 2015, due to overwhelming fan demand, including a second stop at the Minneapolis Target Center on Saturday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m.!

Tickets are on sale now!

Additionally, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 am local through Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 pm local. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages also will be available. Theses offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain’s preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will be the special guest for most fall dates. 

This will be her first North American tour in more than 11 years, and the now 67 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Presented by AEG Live, ROCK THIS COUNTRY will give fans one last chance to see Shania perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production. The fall leg kicks off in North America on September 12 in Spokane, WA, stopping in Portland, Columbus, and Albany. Additional Canadian dates include two nights in Calgary, as well as Quebec City, with the final show set for Toronto.

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time! The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before. A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

Beloved by millions worldwide, Shania has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries with over 75 million albums sold, and 17 top 10 singles. Three of Shania’s albums (The Woman In Me, Come On Over, Up! ) reached Diamond certification, making her the only artist to have three consecutive albums sell more than 10 million copies in the US.

Rising to fame with her debut album Shania Twain (1993), Shania became a worldwide phenomenon with the release of Come On Over (1997), which became the best-selling country album of all time, and the best-selling album released by a female artist. Most recently, Shania performed 105 shows during her two-year Las Vegas residency, Shania: Still The One, beginning on December 1, 2012 at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace and wrapping in December of 2014. The show garnered rave reviews throughout its tenure.

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! Now Rascal FlattsDierks BentleyHank Williams JR., and Jake Owen join the party for the 33rd annual celebration!
Saturday - Main Stage

  • Blake Shelton
  • Jake Owen
  • Eli Young Band
  • Colt Ford
  • TBA

Friday - Main Stage

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Josh Turner
  • Eric Paslay
  • Randy Rogers Band

Thursday - Main Stage

  • Rascal Flatts
  • Hank Williams Jr
  • Big & Rich
  • Logan Mize
  • Maiden Dixi

Wednesday - Barn Stage

  • Maiden Dixie
  • TBA
  • Shane Martin

Tuesday - Barn Stage

  • TBA
  • Redline
  • Shane Martin

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.

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard

Legendary Merle Haggard has been confirmed for the Minnesota State Fair entertainment the night of Labor Day, Monday, September 7th at 7:30 p.m. with a special guest to be announced at a later date!

Tickets are on sale now at $35 a pop (all reserved seating). Tickets will be available through Etix at or by calling (800) 514-3849.

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting 1.8 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota's finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit for more information. The 2015 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 27 - Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Over the course of a remarkably prolific five-decade career, Merle Haggard has released close to 70 albums and 600 songs, 250 of which he has written himself. Some of his most memorable albums include The Fightin’ Side of Me, Someday We’ll Look Back, If We Make It Through December and A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today. Haggard was elected to the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1977. In 1994, his wealth of artistic achievements, including 38 No. 1 hits, earned him induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Since his music career began, he has launched an incredible string of classic hits, including "Swinging Doors," "The Bottle Let Me Down," "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," "Branded Man," "Sing Me Back Home," "Today I Started Loving You Again," "Mama Tried,” "Workin' Man Blues," "The Fightin' Side of Me," "If We Make It Through December" and "Okie From Muskogee."

The Pain Killer Tour

The Pain Killer Tour

Little Big Town is expanding their "Pain Killer Tour" to reach the Brookings Swiftel Center on Saturday, October 24th! Tickets are on sale NOW!

Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. Join the Facebook event!

Be watching and listening for details on how you could win with US95!

Grammy award-winning country group Little Big Town--consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman--have already hit over 50 markets on this highly-successful headlining tour. “Girl Crush” is currently Top 20 on the country radio charts and #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart for the third consecutive week, raking in total sales of over 700k to date.

The band offers a unique VIP experience for fans; allowing fans to choose from two limited packages including meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and more.

For more information on VIP packages and pre-sale tickets, visit Tickets available at the Swiftel Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or online at For more information about the Swiftel Center, please visit or call (605) 692-7539.


David Nail

David Nail

David Nail returns to the District in Sioux Falls on Thursday, September 17th in another all-ages show! Tickets are on sale now and available online and at the District's Woodfire Grill, ranging from $25-$35 (GA and VIP).

Doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP, GA at 8 p.m., with music starting at 9 p.m.

Born and raised in Kennett, Missouri, country singer and songwriter David Nail was drawn at first to sports, particularly baseball, but found himself dreaming of a music career too, and as time went by, he put more and more of his time and energy in the direction of music. He received a few college offers to play baseball, but chose to go with music instead, and moved to Nashville. Music City was just too overwhelming the first time around, and he was back home in Missouri within a year. He tried Nashville again, this time landing a recording contract with Mercury Nashville in 2002, and recorded a self-titled album with producers Keith Stegall and John Kelton.

The first single from the project, "Memphis," brushed near the Top 50 on the Billboard country chart, and the future seemed bright. Unfortunately, Stegall departed the label in a shakeup, and the album was never released.

Frustrated, Nail turned his attention to coaching baseball, but he wasn't quite through with his music dream. Introduced by a mutual friend to producer Frank Liddell, he ended up signing a recording deal with MCA Nashville in 2007 and tracking a second album. A pair of singles from the project, "Turning Home" and "Red Light," entered the Top 20 in Billboard's country chart. The album, I'm About to Come Alive, was released in August 2009.

Nail followed this success with widespread touring before entering the studio in early 2011. He then pre-released "Let It Rain" -- which hit number 11 just before his second album, The Sound of a Million Dreams, was issued in November of 2011 -- and it eventually went on to become Nail's first country chart number one in early 2012. Next, a summer 2012 EP provided a minor hit in the shape of "Someone Like You," a cover of the Adele song, before he began to make plans for a third solo studio full-length. Ahead of the arrival of I'm a Fire came the single "Whatever She's Got," which climbed to number two on the Billboard country charts (and number one on the Billboard country airplay charts) in the fall of 2013. I'm a Fire appeared in March 2014, preceded by its second single, "Kiss You Tonight."

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Keith Urban brings the Raise 'Em Up Tour 2015 to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand on Friday, August 28th at 7 p.m., along with special guest Kelsea Ballerini!

Tickets start at $49 and go on sale Thursday, July 2nd at 11 a.m. 

Tickets will be available through Etix at or by calling (800) 514-3849. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office. See for specific ticket office hours. For additional State Fair ticket information, call (651) 288-4427.

Country music singer, songwriter, guitarist and American Idol judge Keith Urban has an impressive music career spanning the course of three decades. Hailing from Australia, the "Somebody Like You," "Days Go By" and "You'll Think of Me" artist has stacked up nearly 20 No. 1 hits. Urban's years of work and dedication to his craft have earned him accolades including three CMAs for Male Vocalist of the Year, four GRAMMY Awards, several Academy of Country Music Awards, a People's Choice Award and an American Music Award, among others. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and countless others.

His latest album FUSE brings country music fans "Cop Car" and collaborations with Miranda Lambert on "We Were Us" and Eric Church on "Raise 'Em Up." Urban recently released his brand new single "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" which is the first release from his upcoming new album.


Sorry, there are no contests at this time. Check back soon.