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Fifty years behind the microphone, Ed DeLaHunt continues to engage audiences. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Celebrating 50 years of radio

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The "voice of the nation's vacationland" debuted 50 years ago Dec. 2, chief engineer Ed DeLaHunt behind the move to bring a radio station to the Park Rapids area.


The station came to life halfway into a Friday evening basketball game between Park Rapids and Sebeka, KPRM AM sportscaster Andy Lia's voice announcing Park Rapids' 57-48 win in the season opener.

The long-anticipated telegram from the Federal Communication Commission had arrived at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

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