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After 50 years behind the microphone, Ed De La Hunt of Park Rapids, Minn., continues to engage audiences. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Park Rapids broadcast group celebrates 50 years

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- The "voice of the nation's vacationland" debuted 50 years ago on Sunday when KPRM AM went on the air halfway into a Friday evening basketball between the local high school and Sebeka, Minn.

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A long-anticipated telegram from the Federal Communication Commission had arrived at 7:30 p.m. that evening, giving the station the go ahead to go on air.

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