While wandering through the Upper Midwest.

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 20:29:54 EST 2012

I was at "NewsRadio 660 KEYZ Country" (pronounced KEYS)

I personally heard the station somewhat reliably in Minot and Bismarck at


On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Sean Smyth <ssmyth@psualum.com> wrote:

> Paul Walker wrote:
> >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.
> I remember K-Fire giving forecasts for parts of at least five states (the
> Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, IIRC).
> And as Kevin said, eastern Montana is indeed rural (as is Wyoming). Did my
> cross-country I-90 drive back in 2000. Fifty miles between some exits.
> Almost all of the stations I heard were off the bird.

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