While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 17:33:46 EST 2012

 A few years ago, I worked for a 5000 Watt AM Stereo Station in Western
North Dakota that could be heard in all of Western North Dakota from
Minot/Bismarck and could be heard in small chunks of NW South Dakota, NE
Wyoming, about 1/3rd of Montana along with hitting two Canadian
provinces... BY DAY.

At night, this thing pounded into Regina so I'm told.

We had regular listeners 100-150 miles away whod listen on walkmans while
working in the field on their tractor. We had another listener who came
from 180 miles away to pick up a prize they'd won.

No, I wasn't at K-Fire 550.


On Feb 21, 2012 5:21 PM, "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net> wrote:

> Years ago, when my late wife and I traveled out that way, my favorite
> station was CKUA 580 in Edmonton (or is it Edmondton?). CKUA is long
> gone from AM now but it was owned by the University of Alberta and was
> only 10 kW (by day--not sure about nights; it would have had to
> protect KMJ, WIBW, and WKTY). I think it was DA-2 with a north-south
> pattern--by day anyhow. At a distance of about 200 miles, we listened
> to it wherever we went in Montana and, of course, the reception only
> improved as we entered Alberta. It was like a local and the
> programming was great, too.
> -----
> Dan Strassberg (dan.strassberg@att.net)
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