Retired after 40 years in business
and 60+ years of broadcast engineering 

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Mark Persons

Paula Persons


Still married since 1978, we built 12 new commercial AM and FM radio broadcast stations for clients, mostly in the Midwest.  Countless others were rebuilt or upgraded along the way. 

Mark W. Persons, Society of Broadcast Engineers member number 6931, CPBE, AMD, CBNT and 2018 SBE Engineer of the Year.  Amateur radio call sign W0MH.

Now retired, we are mentoring four broadcast engineers and selling our used equipment.

Sorry, we are no longer building equipment or doing repairs.

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Mark was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1947.  His father, Charlie Persons, was a radio broadcast engineer starting in the 1920s.  Mark followed in his footsteps with the exception of serving in the U.S. Army 1967 to 1969.  Mark was Sergeant in charge of an avionics repair shop for the OV-1 Mohawk high-tech surveillance aircraft in Vietnam.  He is a member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.  Mark enjoys amateur radio and photography.  Some of his images are found at
Paula is a fourth generation Brainerd girl.  Referred to as Deep Diver Paula, she has 950 SCUBA dives to her credit.  Paula worked as a legal secretary before meeting Mark.  That experience made her an ideal candidate to run the business, from which she and Mark are now retired.
Brainerd, Minnesota, our home town in the good old USA.
Brainerd's famous concrete water tower at sunset.  The location is Sixth and Washington Streets.  Pipestone, Minnesota, has the only other one like it.  Both are on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and are icons of the cities they represent.  The one in Brainerd has often been referred to as Paul Bunyan's Flashlight.  It was built by continuously pouring concrete until rising to a height of 141 feet in 1918.  The Crow Wing County Historical Society has more details information.

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