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Radio Broadcast Technical Consulting and Sales
10032 Island Drive, Brainerd, MN  56401


WMIN AM 1010 KHZ/1.7 KW
WVAL AM 800 KHZ/2.5 KW
WBHR AM 660 KHz/10 KW
WXYG AM 540 KHz/.85 KW
WHMH FM 101.7 MHz40 KW/423 Ft.
Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud, Minnesota

The telephone number is 320-252-6200

Dear Sirs, Happy New Year 2012 and thank you very much for your programme. It was most interesting to hear WMIN AM 1010 here in Finland!

I am 44 years old, married, a father of two lovely & lively kids and working with a marke­ting research compa­ny as a managing director. I also produce a tv-animation show for children, called Dibidogs (www.dibidogs.com), and it is aired already in 11 countries and has over 20 million viewers. My favourite hobbies are sports and listening to foreign radio stations (DX-listening).

I work with leading media companies in Northern Europe, including online media, print, TV and radio. Thus I find it extremely interesting to tune into foreign radio stations. Actually radio is both professionally and personally my most favourite media, the one I spend most of my time with. Radio simply reaches you everywhere, is very useful and is so much fun to listen to.

I spent my fall holiday in Lemmenjoki, Lapland, Northern Finland with my good friend Mika Makelainen by hiking and listening to foreign radio stations. We rented a cottage where we had 8 antennas (each 1000 meter long)! Because of the long antennas and good atmospheric condi­tions we were able to receive your station. The receiver I used was a com­munica­tions receiver NRD 535.

I received your station as on October 31, 2011, at 16.56 and 17.00 hours CST.  Reception quality was moderate, even though I guess Finland lies a bit out of your normal coverage area ;)  Your programme at 16.56 CST with a "Uptown WMIN Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud," followed by Fox News.  It was fantastic to hear your signal so far away. 

Here in Espoo we have a local radio listeners club, Espoon DX-Kuunteli­jat. We are some 20 active members, meeting once a month and having listening trips around Finland. With other DX-clubs in Finland we publish 'Radio World' -magazine. If you will visit Finland and Espoo one day, please visit our club, too. You are most welcome!

Jim Solatie, Espoo, Finland

July 2011:  Hi guys,  So glad to have a station (WMIN 1010 AM Radio) in our area that plays REAL music, as does WVAL.   We go riding in our '36 Ford V8, then turn on the TUBE radio and tune in to 1010 for some real big band stuff, along with Sinatra and the others.  At a car show one day, a guy accused me of having a 'tape player in the trunk', hearing this music roll out of the overhead speaker above the windshield....  I told him I'd bet him ten bucks that there is NO tape player.... none.   I finally explained it all and he left all excited, ready to try it on his AM dial.   Six volts .... real tubes... real radio.... can't be beat.   I rebuilt the radio myself.
The rebuild project was a "from the ground up" procedure.
With this '36 Ford, a genuine such radio is really hard to find and even harder to rebuild, as parts like the transformer are not made new by anybody.  Most of the rest is, but not all.  So, to avoid the cost of a real old Ford radio, I took a '54 Ford radio that I had rebuilt and on the shelf, working, and then rigged up the cable controls from the dash head & dial, to that radio, mounted under the dash and on the firewall.  Works like a charm and fools everybody.  The antenna is the chicken wire that helps support the roof, which is an oil cloth type stuff, and was all put in new, over the wire.  The wire is on the wood bows and does not touch the body.  Antenna wire is soldered to the wire and presto...we have a great antenna and just the way Ford made it in those days.

As soon as the sun sinks low, I can pull in WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, easily, as well as many others from far away.  We also have a '54 Ford Fordor and when coming out of Des Moines (and overhead wires etc.), we can begin to hear WCCO quite well.   Yep... they just don't make 'em like they used to.

Thanks for a great job, Warren Sjoberg, Milaca, Minnesota.

The telephone number for WVAL  WHMH  WBHR  WMIN  WXYG Radio is 320-252-6200.

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