De La Hunt Broadcasting

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De La Hunt Broadcasting is a small market radio broadcasting company based in Park Rapids, Minnesota. It is owned by Ed and Carol De La Hunt and was founded in 1962.[1] The corporate offices and Park Rapids studios are located on the east side of Park Rapids, at 17340 State Highway 34. All of the stations get their programming from the Dial Global networks.


After working multiple radio jobs, Ed and Carol La Hunt decided to try running their own radio station. The first FCC application Ed and his wife filed was rejected. It wasn’t until their second application was accepted in September1962 that they began “building a 153-foot tower a mile west of Park Rapids. By mid-November, the station was ready.”[1]


De La Hunt Broadcasting operates seven stations in four different markets:

  • Park Rapids
    • KPRM AM 870 "Classic Country 870"
    • KXKK FM 92.5 "Hot Country 92.5"
    • KDKK FM 97.5 "StarStation 97.5"
  • Bemidji (324 Beltrami Ave, Bemidji)
    • KKWB FM 102.5 "Coyote Country 102.5"
  • Walker
    • KAKK AM 1570 "Oldies 1570"
    • KQKK FM 101.9 "Q102"
  • Verndale
    • KSKK AM 1070 "The Arrow"

Former Stations[]


In 2006, Ed and Carol De La Hunt were inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame, in Golden Valley, Minnesota.[2] This Hall of Fame honors the outstanding talent of Minnesota's broadcast community.


  1. ^ a b pm, Forum News Service | 10:56; Dec. 1; 2012. "Park Rapids station went on air 50 years ago, the start of a family business". Bemidji Pioneer. Retrieved 2021-05-13.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Ed & Carol De La Hunt: Inducted 2006". The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting. Retrieved 2008-06-21.

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