On Air MN - The History of Minnesota Broadcasting


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First “wireless” experiments in Minnesota?

When you think of the first radio station in Minnesota, the venerable call signs of WCCO or KSTP might come to mind. The station that became known as WCCO radio (WLAG) went on the air September 4, 1922 out of a studio in the Loring Park area of Minneapolis. In fact, the University of Minnesota’s

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Eleanor Poehler

Lost to Time

Eleanor Poehler, by any measure, was a success in the music world as an accomplished singer and musician, she admitted to not knowing the first thing about radio when she was hired to run WLAG radio.

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Edward R Murrow

One Man’s Trash…

I’ve long known that the historic preservationists in the broadcast industry hang out at station transmitters.

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John McDougall

Testing. Testing. One. Two. Three…

Thanks for starting the journey with me as I launch into my exhaustive my “passion project” that I hope will be fun and entertaining, educational and probably a little poignant …

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