Small Market Stories

Jim Birkemeyer: Work Hard, Play Hard

First Radio Job: I did sign on and sports. It was an AM daytimer: KDAK/Carrington, ND Current Job:  Owns & manages KRJM/KRJB-FM/Ada, MN KRJM-FM/Mahnoen, MN KKCQ-FM/Bagley, MN KKCQ-AM/Fosston, MN Your school? Austin Area Vocational-Technical Institute/Austin, MN (now Riverland Community College) … Continue reading

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Steve Newberry: Relationships Are Critical

First Radio Job: WKAY/Glasgow, KY. Weekend board op & announcer. I was 14. I got trained beginning in the fall, but started the paid position in December, 1977. Calls for the station are now WCLU, and it’s owned by my … Continue reading

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Joel Swanson: Small Market Guy

First Radio Job: WQPM/Princeton, MN. I was right out of the Marine Corp, and I started in sales. Current Job:  General Manager of Dakota Broadcasting in Aberdeen, SD. KABD-FM/Aberdeen KMOM-FM/Aberdeen Your school? University of Minnesota, Morris Typical work day: In … Continue reading

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Carl Wilson: Every Day Is Public Service

First Radio Job: Getting up on Saturday mornings when I was 10 or 11 and coming to the radio station with my Dad to answer the telephones. My Dad started KAJO-AM in 1957. I grew up in that radio station, … Continue reading

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Dick Gleason: I’m A Paid Listener

First Radio Job: 1964, I was in high school. My hometown had an AM daytimer that needed someone to fill in from 6p until sign off. The first non-paying job was at the same station, which had donated 30 minutes … Continue reading

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