Please note the president’s radio show on KQAL has been rescheduled to “April 11, 2022, 4-6 pm” We apologize for any inconvenience.

For those ready to rock out while listening to some entertaining commentary, best tune in to KQAL 89.5 FM on Monday, April 11.

Chiming in from Winona State University’s campus, President Scott Olson will host his official radio program “Working on a Dream” from 4-6 p.m. with co-host Kaitlyn Mercier, the WSU Student Senate President.

With a chance to win a few prizes, listeners can jam with the President to the theme of “70s Disco and 80s Pop” with a song list plentiful with musical talents like Earth Wind and Fire, Madonna, Michael Jackson and much more.

Olson joins the KQAL team each semester to host his official program, “Working on a Dream.” Olson was appointed the 15th president of Winona State in May 2012. He is an Emmy Award Winner and has a background in communication studies. To listen to the show online visit To listen to previous KQAL programs with President Olson, visit his Insights blog (


KQAL is the only full service, independent radio station in Winona and has been serving the area since 1975. KQAL is operated by the Mass Communication Department at WSU and is staffed primarily by student volunteers. It has a dual mission: to provide career training for students interested in radio broadcasting as well as to provide the residents of southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin with quality educational and entertaining programming.