Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Ed & Carol De La Hunt
Founders and owners of KPRM and KDKK Radio in Park Rapids, Ed and Carol De La Hunt are well known for their dedication to bringing quality radio to the people of northern and central Minnesota and for their unwavering commitment to family and service to the community. Highly respected for his engineering skills, Ed De La Hunt was mentored in electronics by the late Bart Setchell. He attended Brown Institute and signed on as chief engineer at WMIN Radio. He later worked in engineering, announcing, sales, and station construction with radio stations in Thief River Falls, Brainerd, and Sheldon, Iowa, before building KPRM in 1962. In addition to hosting his own morning talk show, Ed has done play-by-play for approximately 4,000 local sporting events. Carol has managed the company’s finances from the beginning. She also handles traffic and manages day to day operations with the family and the rest of the staff. The De La Hunts have also built and engineered numerous radio stations for other broadcasters, and have run their own tower and consulting firm. De La Hunt Broadcasting and the KK Radio Network now include seven stations, all built and operated by the De La Hunt family.
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