KPRM

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KPRM
KPRM radio870 logo.jpg
City Park Rapids, Minnesota
Branding Radio 870
Slogan Broadcasting from the nation's vacationland
Frequency 870 kHz
Translator(s) 100.5 K263BR (Park Rapids)
First air date 1963
Format Classic Country
Power 50,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 15975
Transmitter coordinates 46°55′42″N 95°00′22″W / 46.92833°N 95.00611°W / 46.92833; -95.00611 (day)
46°54′18″N 95°01′04″W / 46.90500°N 95.01778°W / 46.90500; -95.01778 (night)
Callsign meaning Park Rapids, Minnesota
Affiliations CBS Radio, Westwood One, Premiere Networks
Owner De La Hunt Broadcasting
Sister stations KAKK, KDKK, KKWB, KQKK, KSKK, KXKK
Website kkradionetwork.com

KPRM (870 AM) is a radio station in Park Rapids, Minnesota. It has a hybrid classic country/conservative talk radio format. Locally, it broadcasts the popular "Coffee Talk" morning show, and is currently simulcasted on KDKK and KAKK.

National news comes from the CBS Radio Network, the classic country format (as well as Jim Bohannon's syndicated early-morning magazine America in the Morning) comes from Westwood One and the station also carries Premiere Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

On November 30, 2016 KPRM was granted an FCC construction permit to increase the night power to 2,500 watts.[1]

Ownership[edit]

KPRM transmits with 50,000 watts of power during the day, 1,000 watts at night, and is owned and operated by De La Hunt Broadcasting. The studios and offices are on the east side of Park Rapids, near the intersection of Highways 34 and 4. Because WWL in New Orleans, Louisiana is the dominant Class A station on 870 AM, KPRM must reduce power during nighttime hours, preventing interference with the skywave signal of WWL.

In 2006, Ed and Carol De La Hunt were inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.[2]

Sister stations[edit]

In addition to the Park Rapids properties (KPRM, KDKK 97.5, and KXKK 92.5), they also own KKWB 102.5 in Bemidji, Minnesota, KAKK 1570 and KQKK 101.9 in Walker, Minnesota, and KSKK 1070 in Wadena, Minnesota.

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