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Vietnam War, abortion and drug pushers - KQRS-AM/FM Radio Aircheck 5/2/1970 (Minneapolis/ St. Paul)

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5/2/1970: On this radio aircheck tape, a typical day on KQRS–AM/FM (Minneapolis/St. Paul) in 1970 consisted of a lot of great rock n roll (Jefferson Airplane, Van Morrison, The Who) alongside surreal News Breaks by the DJ, Don DuChene, that were all about the Vietnam War, abortion, and drug laws. Don DuChene was a radio disc jockey in the Midwest U.S. from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. In the early-to-mid 1960s, Don had a popular show on KDWB (AM 630) in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. In the Fall of 1965, his show moved to KSTP-AM 1500 where he worked through the end of the decade. Don wrapped up his Twin Cities radio career at KQRS in the early 1970s. The 1960s and early 1970s were a quickly evolving time for rock n roll and pop culture. These tapes are a peek into that time and the heyday of old-school American radio.