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Frandsen Bank & Trust Trivia

Tuesdays & Fridays

Call-in, answer a trivia question and win prizes.

R&J Sports Bracket Challenge!

Hosted by ESPN, join our Bracket Challenge, fill out an NCAA Men's Basketball bracket, and the winner will receive a $50 Gift Card from Brygge Taps and Tastes in Detroit Lakes!

Mother’s Day Week Giveaway

This Mother’s Day, let’s give back and pamper Momma!

Home Grown Local Radio wants to make Mother’s Day even more special with a full week of giveaways May 2-6!

Send us your name and contact information to for your chance to win prizes from Bliss Salon & Boutique, Pampered Pets, Fancy Pants Chocolates, Simply Rustic Floral Design, Erickson’s Greenhouse, Knotty Pine Bakery, and Hyperbaric Care

Winners will be announced at 8:20am on the Wake The Lakes Morning Show!

Must be 21+ to qualify and one qualifier per household.

R&J Tournament Madness

Home Grown Local Radio wants YOU to be part of the Big Dance! R&J Broadcasting, Inc will be giving away a $250 gas card from Station 371 in Pine River, a $50 Cub Foods gift card and other great prizes at our R & J Tournament Madness Giveaway! Here’s how your enter: Email  with your full name and contact information in order to placed randomly with one of the teams in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! Tune in March 14th-17th during the “Wake the Lakes Morning Show” to hear which team you are matched with! Must be 21+ to qualify. Those eligible must one of the first 64 people to email for  the promotion, one qualifier per household. Again, email  for our Tournament Madness Giveaway with R&J Broadcasting, Inc.


8 North Carolina (Andrew Steffen; Yde's Appliance East Region) vs. #1 Kansas (Timothy Hoffer; Brandl Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Aitkin Midwest Region)


#2 Duke (Cindy Albrecht; Barstock Liquors West Region) vs #8 North Carolina (Andrew Steffen; Yde's Appliance East Region)

#2 Villanova (Jeremy O'Neil; Cuyuna Regional Medical Center South Region) vs #1 Kansas (Timothy Hoffer; Brandl Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Aitkin Midwest Region)

Barstock Liquors West Region

Elite 8:

#4 Arkansas (Eli Loven) vs #2 Duke (Cindy Albrecht)

Yde’s Appliance East Region

Elite 8:

#8 North Carolina (Andrew Steffen) vs #15 St Peter's (Charlie Retterath)

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center South Region

Elite 8:

#5 Houston (Randy Wermter) vs #2 Villanova (Jeremy O'Neil)

Brandl Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Aitkin Midwest Region

Elite 8:

#1 Kansas (Timothy Hoffer) vs #10 Miami (John Bescheinen)

R&J Bill Pay

R&J Broadcasting is paying YOUR bills ! Tune in weekdays for your chance to qualify for R&J Bill Pay! … We’ll start taking qualifiers Monday the 21st and pay someone’s bills each Thursday beginning February 24th!  


Tyke’s Carpet Castle, Brainerd


Mill Avenue Liquor, Brainerd

Tanner Motors, Brainerd


Corral Auto, Brainerd

Cub Foods, Brainerd & Baxter

Station 371, Pine River

Bliss Salon & Boutique, Pequot Lakes

Watt Computer Solutions, Jenkins

The Feet People, Baxter

Party World, Baxter

Yde’s () Major Appliance, Brainerd

Sound Connection, Brainerd

Canvas Tech, Pine River

  …Would like to take care of some of your bills. We’ll help pay for gas, electric, sewer/water, internet/Cable/TV, Credit card, Mortgage or Rent bills. Take it from us! We’re looking to pay your bills!

Must be 21+ to qualify. May only qualify once in the promotion, one qualifier per household. Must show a bill from December 2021 or January 2022 to receive their bill pay. 

When you hear the call 218-828-9994 and be caller number six to qualify. 

That’s R&J Bill Pay…

Valentine’s for Vets

Listeners qualify a veteran in their lives by writing a small paragraph about why that vet should get the prize pack. We will have 2 winners. Entries will be received now through Noon on February 10th via email at .  

2022 sponsors:

Canvas Tech, Pine River

Schaefer’s Foods, Nisswa

Nisswa American Legion

Bliss Salon & Boutique, Pequot Lakes

The Wild Daisy, Pequot Lakes

Commander Bar & Restaurant and JJ’s Pub, Breezy Point

Joe’s Pizza, Pequot Lakes

Thurlow Hardware, Pequot Lakes

Valeri Ann’s Family Foods, Ossipee

Dunmire’s Bar & Grill, Brainerd

Pequot Lakes American Legion Post 49

Reed’s Market, Crosslake

Valentine’s Week Giveaways on the Wake the Lakes morning Show

Each weekday February 7th-11th, we'll discuss a local prize package on the air. Caller #6 wins!


Dunmire’s Bar & Grill, Brainerd - 

- Fancy Pants Chocolates - 

- River Fitness

- Elysium Salon

-Mille Lacs Pawn

- Merritt Jewelers, Pequot Lakes

Big Game, Big Screen Giveaway

Call 218-828-9994 or email and tell us who wins between Cincinnati and the LA Rams and what the final score will be for a chance to win a 32” RCA Roku TV and Firestick 4K!

Winner will be announced Monday, February 14th during the Wake The Lakes Morning Show

Sponsors: Commander Bar & Restaurant, Breezy Point; KV Automotive & Detail, Jenkins; Dotty Auto Company, Pequot Lakes; Crosslake Drug; Roy Lake Tire, Nisswa; Lakes Area Surveying, Nisswa; Yde’s Major Appliance, Brainerd; Barstock Liquors, Crosby, Crosslake, Pine River; Gabby’s Eat & Treats, Palisade; Westside Liquor, Baxter; Corral Auto, Brainerd; Cub Foods Brainerd & Baxter; Play-N-Trade, Baxter; Area’s Best Auto Glass, Brainerd; Station 371, Pine River; Bliss Salon and Boutique, Pequot Lakes

12 Days of Christmas Grand Prize Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to our 12 Days of Christmas winners! Dennis Snider was the winner of the GRAND PRIZE valued at $880! Thanks to all who called in to qualify - keep listening to Homegrown Local Radio for more great giveaways in the future!

12 Days of Christmas

Qualifying period is 11/29/21 - 12/15/21. Must be 21 or older to qualify. May only qualify once during qualifying period. Qualifying names will be randomly drawn at 7:20am every weekday morning from 12/1/21 to 12/17/21. Once the name has been read on air, the qualifier will have 100 seconds to call in and claim their prize. If they do not call the number read on air within those 100 seconds, another name will be called until we get a winner for the daily prize. Winners will have 30 days to pick up their prize. One daily win per person, one winner per household. All qualifiers, including daily winners are eligible to win the grand prize to be drawn on 12/17/21.

General Contest Rules

  1. All R & J Broadcasting, Inc. radio contests are open to listeners ages 18 and older unless otherwise stated. Employees of R & J Broadcasting, Inc, its affiliated entities, its affiliated advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners are ineligible.
  2. Contestants that are family members or that have a past or present personal relationship with any R & J Broadcasting, Inc. employee are ineligible to participate in any contest. Management reserves the right to render judgment.
  3. Listeners are eligible to win R & J Broadcasting, Inc contest prizes as follows: a prize valued at less than $600, the listener cannot win again for thirty (30) days; a prize valued at more than $600, the listener cannot win again for one (1) year. Unless otherwise stated, multiple entries by the same person or by another person living at the same address will be discarded and be deemed by the station management as a cause for disqualification.
  4. All prizes and prize certificates may be picked up at the R & J Broadcasting, Inc offices located at either 305 West Washington St, Brainerd, MN, or 37208 Hwy 169, Aitkin, MN. Prizes not picked up within thirty (30) days of winning will be forfeited. The thirty (30) day period includes weekends and holidays. The winner must bring proof of identification. R & J Broadcasting, Inc. business hours are Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm. If prizes are requested to be mailed, R & J Broadcasting, Inc will not be responsible for replacing lost or stolen prizes.
  5. All prizes are non-transferable and cannot be sold.
  6. During on-air contesting, in the event of a dropped call, telephone line or mobile phone malfunction, or phone disconnection, the decision of the management will be final. The next caller in line will be taken and awarded the prize.
  7. R & J Broadcasting, Inc. listeners who win prizes on the radio station may not substitute prizes with another prize or cash. However, in the event of an unavailable prize won by the listener, R & J Broadcasting, Inc. may substitute the original prize with another prize for the approximate value (in dollars) of the original prize awarded.
  8. In specific circumstances, listeners may also register to win prizes on the R & J Broadcasting, Inc. radio station websites. Winners of the various contests are chosen randomly from all eligible entries. R & J Broadcasting, Inc. is not responsible for entries not received due to the difficulty accessing the internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties, or other technological glitches. All online entries must be filled out completely.
  9. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. One internet entry per person.
  10. R & J Broadcasting, Inc. in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. websites, or is otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned to include the infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any kind.
  11. For contests that require qualification, listeners may qualify only once, unless otherwise specified.
  12. Any contest winner that accepts a single prize or a combination of prizes that is of $600.00 value or more in a one-year period will be required to sign a release prior to acceptance of the said prize. If the prize includes travel provisions, whether such transportation is provided by R & J Broadcasting, Inc. or not, winners will be required to sign a liability release holding R & J Broadcasting, Inc., affiliated companies and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or contest.
  13. All contestant entries become the property of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. R & J Broadcasting, Inc may retain any and all contest materials for any reason that the station's management deems crucial to the completion of the contest, or for any reasons relating to the publicity or advertising.
  14. Contests conducted at facilities with an age requirement of 21 years of age or older, shall exclude participants who cannot prove they meet the age requirement.
  15. Contestants winning a prize or combined prizes valued at over $600.00 or more in a calendar year will be subject to any and all federal, state, and local taxes, as applicable. A 1099 fax form will be issued by R & J Broadcasting, Inc in this event.
  16. By participating in any R & J Broadcasting, Inc contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any and all advertising or broadcasting materials relating to this contest, without additional compensation.
  17. R & J Broadcasting, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement by R & J Broadcasting, Inc. or via web posting.
  18. No purchase necessary to enter an R & J Broadcasting, Inc contest. Contest void where prohibited.
  19. Failure to comply with the R & J Broadcasting, Inc. contest rules may result in a contestant's disqualification.
  20. In the case of a grand prize drawing from qualifying winners, R & J Broadcasting, Inc. will make every attempt to contact the randomly selected grand prize winner by phone to notify them of their prize, unless otherwise specified in the contest rules. If the winner cannot be contacted in a timely manner (to be determined by management) another grand prize winner will be randomly selected. Duplicated prizes will not be awarded. In the event that the winner of an R & J Broadcasting, Inc. radio contest cannot use or claim a prize, they may forfeit their prize. A substitute prize will not be provided.

“Winter Escapade”

Mid-February to March 31

All Aitkin & Brainerd Stations.

The Spring Medallion Hunt: Week #6, Clue #5 for Friday, 4/15/22

The Easter Bunny headed to The River and hopped to the left of the gate to eat some greens. 

The Spring Medallion Hunt: Week #6, Clue #4 for Thursday, 4/14/22

The Easter Bunny is late, he’s late, he’s late for a very important “tee” time date but he got stopped by the gate.

The Spring Medallion Hunt: Week #6, Clue #3 for Wednesday, 4/13/22

The Easter Bunny is hungry and is headed west.

The Spring Medallion Hunt: Week #6, Clue #2 for Tuesday, 4/12/22

The Easter Bunny did not head east and he did not head south, he headed someplace the medallion has never been found.

The Spring Medallion for Week 6 has been found!

Congratulations to Debbie Dunn and Roberta Dunbar as they have found the Spring Medallion for Week 6! The Medallion was hidden near the gate to The River Golf Course. Debbie and Roberta have won a $40 gift card to Ronnings and a $300 gift card to County Market Liquor.


The Spring Medallion Hunt: Week #6, Clue #1 for Monday, 4/11/22

The Easter Bunny will help you find the medallion this week, he’s hopping around, but not in town.

The Spring Medallion for Week 5 has been found!

Congrats to Roberta Dunbar who found the Spring Medallion by the Zamboni door at Kerry Park Arena! She wins a $40 gift card to Ronnings and a $15 gift certificate to Boondocks.

HUNT #1: Found at HD Auto Repair in Brainerd on 03.04.21. Prize = $100 in Visa Gift Cards and 6 free oil changes at HD Auto Repair (valued at $113.94). Total prize value = $213.94!

Clue #1: aired 02.22.21, posted online 02.23.21

It’s here! Our very first scavenger hunt and our very first clue!

Home Grown Local Radio has hidden something for you!

To find the prize, you’ll have to look all around,

To the North, East, and the south, or even westbound.

To Speed things up, but without giving it away…

If you break it, don’t buy it – repair it instead, okay?

Clue #2: aired 02.25.21, posted online 02.26.21

Clue number two – you know what to do!

Get in your car, whether it’s old or new.

Drive around town until you find the spot,

There won’t be an ‘X’ to let you know if you’re cold or hot…

But you’ll know you’re getting closer

If you find yourself near your local grocer

Clue #3: aired 03.01.21, posted online 03.02.21

Third clue’s a charm, at least that’s what we hope for

If you don’t know where to look you may need to open up a door

So dust off your Brain, and find your inner Nerd,

You may be looking for a couple letters before another word

Don’t stop to get a sandwich, no matter how fast,

You’re close, but if you Speed away you’ll definitely go past.

Clue #4: aired 03.04.21

For clue number four, we’ll try to be a bit more clear

First, if you’re not in NE Brainerd, you’re nowhere near

So get some HD glasses to enhance your sight,

Look for two garages and head to the right.

Open the door and take a step inside

Look to the left and you may see something we tried to hide