Tag Archives: Small Market Stories

Brian Papstein: Mover of Mountains

First Radio Job: Mowing the lawn. I’m a third generation broadcaster. Grandpa bought KINS in 1957. Current Job: Mover of Mountains is what it says on my business cards – Mark Levy told me to do that! GM, Sales, Programming … Continue reading

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Mike Powers: Still Doing It

First Radio Job: A board op at WCAU, while I was in college. I did live IDs every hour and changed the reels on the AP machine. Current Job:  Still on-air. I own 5 radio stations in northern Pennsylvania and … Continue reading

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Sam Stemm: The Fever Caught Me

First Radio Job: My first paid station was with my current station, then known as WOKZ. This was just before I graduated from college, and they needed someone to do sports and play-by-play. I dropped out of school to take … Continue reading

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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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