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DeLaHunt Broadcasting Celebrates 50 Years!

See a collection of photo's over the past 50th years of broadcasting in the north country.
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  • Japan Visit

    Mickey from Japan comes to visit.
  • Putting another station on the air

    Wadena Radio station tower site
  • Broadcast Fleet

    In the Mid 60's, this was the broadcasting fleet of cars.
  • Hootanny Event

    Ed displaying a promotional sign at a business for Summer Bonanza Giveaway in the 60's.
  • Technology

    Satellite dishes used to bring in news and programming.
  • Staff

    De La Hunt Broadcasting staff in summer of 1987.
  • Site Readings

    Before a radio station can go on the air site readings have to be taken to make sure everything is reading properly. Here is Ed doing some field testing. The De La Hunt Broadcasting family builds their own radio stations from ground up. The only thing we don't do is stand the towers or climb them...use to do that too thou!
  • Grand Prize

    A Rave swimming raft was another Summer Fun Time Giveaway.
  • Park Rapids Broadcast Studio

    This was the broadcast studio of De La Hunt Broadcasting for many years. This room has since been gutted and revised 3-4 times with new technology.
  • 1960's News Mobile

    John Ginther News Director for many years reports live from his Broadcast vehicle via two-way radio.l
  • One of our tower sites.
  • Fine Job of Painting Larry

    Anyone who knows Larry Engel knows his full of a lot of bull. This is just an example of that. While getting ready to paint De La Hunt Broadcasting on the side of the radio station on Hwy 34 East of Park Rapids, he painted B S and left if for the weekend. Funny Larry!
  • Construction

    Construction of KQKK's tower site near Whipolt.
  • Another WInner

    Over the years De La Hunt Broadcasting gave away many prizes...this year it was a Jet Ski!
  • Miss Minnesota Contest

    As a Member of Jaycee's, Ed was named one of the 10 Outstanding Jaycees in the State and was involved in Jaycee's on a State Level. The Jaycee's of Minnesota where responsible and ran the Miss Minnesota Pageant. Ed Mc'd it.
  • 1967 New Location

    In 1967 KPRM moved to a new location on Hwy 34 East of Park Rapids the current spot of their offices still today. From 1962-1967 the radio station was located on 3rd Street West in Park Rapids.
  • Park Rapids Home Show

    De La Hunt Broadcasting would broadcast live from the Home Show in Park Rapids. This is our booth one year.
  • Weather Man Marsh

    Marsh Nichols checks the temperature and barometer in the late 60's.
  • Ham Operators

    All of Ed's sons became Ham operators at very young ages. Richard is in front and in the back row Matt, Butch, Ed and David.
  • Ed and Carol in their younger days in Park Rapids. Ed got his license to fly.
  • Ham Radio

    Ed is very active in Ham radio and has Ham "shacks" at both his home and the radio station. One of his hobbies in his spare time.
  • Ed

    Owner of De La Hunt Broadcasting Ed De La Hunt (2006)
  • American Legion Fishing Tournament

    Ed broadcasting live from Fishhook Lake for the Park Rapids American Legion Fishing Tournament in the early 2000's.
  • Minnesota Vikings

    The De La Hunt Broadcasting Company one of the out state radio stations who carried the Minnesota Vikings. Ed and his father Ed Sr, actually had the chance to attend many games over the year.
  • It's Official!

    Ed on the left along with his father-in-law Gene look at the official radio license as announcer Dave Brown is on air.
  • Eagles Fishing Derby

    Ed Broadcasting from the Eagle Fishing Tournament in 1988. It was very cold that day.
  • Ed and Carol in 2006. Owners of De La Hunt Broadcasting and the KK Radio Network.
  • Another Hobby

    In the summer its classic cars and boating, in the winter Ed and Carol like to Snowmobile.
  • De La Hunt 8

    Ed and Carol's 8 children. Front L to R: Gene, Richard, Bernie and Cindy. Back L to R: Julie, Butch, Matt and David. 2005
  • The Whole Clan

    I think this is the whole clan....Ed and Carol's kids, their spouses and grandchildren.
  • Another past time

    Ed and Carol love their shelties and boating. Ed patrol's Long Lake in Park Rapids during 4th of July Floatilla.
  • Construction Again!

    This is the tower site being constructed for KQKK 101.9 FM out of Walker. Tower site is located near Whipolt.
  • Building a Radio station

    Clearing of the land to build KPRM studio's on Hwy 34 East of Park Rapids....the current building and office.
  • Classic Car

    This beauty is not a giveaway, but one of Ed's private collections. Classic cars is one of Ed and Carol's hobbies.
  • Summer Fun Time Giveaway Prize

    One of many fishing boats given away over the years.
  • New Technology

    Ed reading the commercial print out of the new automation machine's installed in the late 1970's.
  • 40th Anniversary Giveaway

    Coca Cola Bottling of Bemidji hands over the keys to another Grand Prize winner of a classic car.
  • Grand Prize Winner

    This young lady is handed the keys to the 35th Anniversary Classic Cadillac from Ted Thielen.
  • Winner

    One of the Grand Prize winners during the 35th Anniversary
  • De La Hunt kids

    Ed and Carol's kids come home for radio station's 35th Anniversary Celebration....L-R: Richard, David, Butch, Gene, Julie, Bernie and Cindy. Missing was 7th child Matt.
  • 35th Anniversary

    De La Hunt Broadcasting gives away another Classic car for their 35th Anniversary.
  • 25th Anniversary Prize

    De La Hunt Broadcasting's 25th Anniversary's Grand Prize....a 1962 Cadillac.
  • Hubbard County Fair

    Ed and Bernie working the Hubbard County Fair in 2008
  • De La Hunt Family

    The De La Hunt Family in 1971.
  • De La Hunt Girls

    Cindy, Julie and Bernie standing by one of the radio station cars in the 60's.
  • Kids working

    Cindy, Bernie and Julie working at the radio station in their younger days.
  • 35th Anniversary of De La Hunt Broadcasting

    Jim Wycore, fellow broadcaster presents Ed and Carol during their 35th Anniversary of De La Hunt Broadcasting a 1962 radio...the year KPRM Radio began.
  • Pavek Hall of Fame

    Ed anc Carol at another year of the Hall of Fame.
  • Ed and Carol Inducted

    Fellow broadcaster and friend Paul Hedberg awards Ed and Carol their plaque.
  • Ed and Carols Award

    Carol stops and shows Bernie their plaque.
  • Pavek Broadcasting Hall of Fame

    Ed and Carol De La Hunt are inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006. L to R: daughter Bernie, Granddaughter Tavia, Ed and Carol, granddaughters Nikki and Lindsey.
  • The Death of Coffeetime

    Freedom of Speech and the Press were challenged in the late 1970's early 80's when Coffeetime ceased airing during an FCC investigation. FCC found no wrong doing.

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DeLaHunt Broadcasting Celebrates 50 Years!

See a collection of photo's over the past 50th years of broadcasting in the north country.