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KPRM Radio & De La Hunt Media Celebrates 60 Years!


The De La Hunt Media, Inc. celebrates 60 years and 2 generations of broadcasting in Northern and Central Minnesota. 

Established in 1962 by Ed & Carol De La Hunt, we strive to create high quality, local programming and new media choices for our listeners; targeted audiences for our advertisers; and attract, develop and sustain an efficient and highly productive group of broadcast professionals.

Our mission is:

  • To provide high quality, informative local radio and interactive new media programming to listeners in the markets we serve.
  • To provide the highest quality marketing solutions and results for our advertisers in all of our markets.
  • To be ambassadors of goodwill in the communities we’re located by promoting their social, retail and economic growth and development.
  • To provide a professional and goal oriented working environment for our associates to facilitate their growth as community and broadcasting leaders.
  • To preserve, develop and promote the traditions and prominence of local community focused radio broadcasting.


Ed and Eugene Granse holding broadcast license

50 Years of Broadcast

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2006 Pavek Museum

Hall of Fame Induction

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Ed & Carol De La Hunt
Inducted 2006


Founders and owners of KPRM and KDKK Radio in Park Rapids, Ed and Carol De La Hunt are well known for their dedication to bringing quality radio to the people of northern and central Minnesota and for their unwavering commitment to family and service to the community. Highly respected for his engineering skills, Ed De La Hunt was mentored in electronics by the late Bart Setchell. He attended Brown Institute and signed on as chief engineer at WMIN Radio. He later worked in engineering, announcing, sales, and station construction with radio stations in Thief River Falls, Brainerd, and Sheldon, Iowa, before building KPRM in 1962. In addition to hosting his own morning talk show, Ed has done play-by-play for approximately 4,000 local sporting events. Carol has managed the company’s finances from the beginning. She also handles traffic and manages day to day operations with the family and the rest of the staff. The De La Hunts have also built and engineered numerous radio stations for other broadcasters and have run their own tower and consulting firm.

Butch and Tammy De La Hunt bought the radio station group from Ed and Carol in October 2021.  De La Hunt Media now includes eleven radio signals, all built and operated by the De La Hunt family.   December 2022 marks 60 Years - 2 Generations of broadcasting.