Alexandria's own Kool-TV station will be airing a special Memorial Day program on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM & again at 10:30 PM to commemorate this Memorial Day amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Memorial Day observance program is sponsored by the American Legion Post 87, the VFW, the Marine Corps League, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Minnesota Army National Guard.

"The broadcast is designed to help remember those who paid the ultimate price for this nation, along with family & friends that have passed on before us," said Mark Anthony, director of programming on Kool-TV. "Owen Miller of the American Legion reached out to us at Kool-TV to see if we would be interested in producing & airing a Memorial Day broadcast since people won't be able to gather at cemeteries to honor those in the military who have dies for our freedom."

The show is being produced by Jason Hirsch, also of Kool-TV - The show will feature speakers & members of the Minnesota National Guard. Hirsch has shot & produced national outdoor shows, and other programming, that have aired on Twin Cities TV stations & national networks.

Residents throughout the Greater Minnesota area will be able to watch the broadcast over the air on Selective TV channel 21.1 in Alexandria, as well as over the air on UHF Willmar, Inc. on channel 34.2 in the Willmar area. In addition, cable providers all over MN including Arvig, Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association, Runestone Telecom Association, Federated Telephone, Fibernet, ECTC, Albany Mutual Telephone, Crosslake Communications, Bentronville Telephone, ITC, Nu-Telecom, Paul Bunyan Communications, West Central Telephone Association, KM Telecom, Garden Valley Telephone Company, Consolidated Telecommunications Association, ACIRA, Barnesville Municipal Telephone, Bevvcom and Halstad Telephone Company will air the commemoration. Check you local cable provider or channel listings.

Kool-TV is also available on Roku & Amazon FireTV. You may download the free channel apps in the Google Play/Apple App Stores - Kool-TV also streams their channel on their website for those with smart TVs.

Kool-TV - located at 460 Northside Drive, Suite 5 in Alexandria - has been on the air since December 2014 when it was launched by Hirsch & Anthony - the station airs local news, weather & sports along with first-run syndicated shows, classic TV shows & movies. It also airs NDSU Bison football, St. John's University football & St. Paul Saints baseball.


  • Occurred Monday, May 25th, 2020 @ 11:30 am
  • Occurred Monday, May 25th, 2020 @ 10:30 pm