Station Celebration A Look Back….. KDUZ/KARP/KGLB


You’ve got to come back with us….Back to when we went on the air!   

Welcome to A Look Back!  Let’s go back to the years we first when on the radio for KDUZ, KARP, and KGLB…let the memories begin…


In the News when KDUZ went on the air in 1953…


-Hopkinscompleted on the 4th undefeated season in Minnesota Boys Basketball history, winning the state championship. 


-Three people were murdered inMcleodCountyin February by farmer Arthur Melichar


-The Victoria Elevator in Cedar Mills was destroyed by fire


-The Hutchinson Parent Teacher Assocaition (PTA) was started


-Doctor Jonas Salk invents the Polio Vaccine and tests it out on himself and his family to a big success.  The vaccine would eradicate the disease in a few years. 


-The President is Dwight D. Eisenhower


-Author Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel “Casino Royale”


-The Walt Disney movie Peter Pan premiers, plus the blockbuster film “Gentlemen prefer blondes” with Marilyn Monroe premiers. 


-The first color TV sets are sold for about $1,200


-The Corvette goes on sale for the first time


-Hit Songs of 1953 include: “Don’t let the stars get in your eyes” by Perry Como, “Til I waltz again with you” by Teresa Brewer, “The Doggie in the Window” by Patti Page, “Rags to Riches” By Tony Bennett, “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin, “Vaya Con Dios” by Les Paul and Mary Ford, and “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams Sr.


Average Cost of new house $9.550.00

Average wages per year $4,000.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 20 cents

Average Cost of a new car $1,650.00

Sports Champions:
NFL Championship Game: Detroit Lions 17 Cleveland Browns 16
World Series: NY Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers 4-2
NBA Championship- Minneapolis Lakers def. New York 4-1
Stanley Cup: Montreal def. Boston 4-1
NCAA Basketball Championship: Indiana 69 Kansas 68
NCAA Football Champions: Maryland (10-1) 


In the News when KARP went on the air in 1993…


-Kara Wheeler of Duluth East would win the State Girls Cross Country title.  She would later go on and compete in the Olympics. 


-The Chuckwagon Café inHutchinsonclosed


-Mcleod County Household Hazourdous Waste Facility was opened


-The Hutchinson Telephone Company opened their new facility (still used to this day, this time under new name NUTelecom)


-The President was Bill Clinton


-The Brady Bill for background checks on gun sales is signed into law


-Islamic Fundamentalists bomb theWorldTradeCenter


-Tennis player Monica Seles is stabbed during a match inGermany.


-The computer operating system Microsoft Windows 3.1 was released.


-The Minnesota North Stars play their final game inMinnesotabefore moving toDallas.


-There was severe flooding of the Mississippi River, includingMinnesota. 


-The Minnesota Vikings traded for QB Warren Moon


-Twins OF Kirby Puckett was named the All Star Game MVP.


-Twins DH Dave Winfield collects his 3,000th career hit. 


-Dyson sells the first bagless cyclonic vacuum cleaner


-Federal agents besiege Texas Branch Davidian religious cult after six are killed in raid.  Fire kills 72 as cult standoff inTexasends with federal assault


-Popular film premiers include:JurassicPark, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sleepless inSeattle, and Schindler’s List. 


-Hit Songs of 1993 include: “I will always love you” by Whitney Houston, “Dream Lover” by Mariah Carey, “Can’t Help Falling in love” by UB40, “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson, “I love the way you love me” by John Michael Montgomery, and “The Heart won’t lie” by Reba McEntire and Vince Gill


Average Cost of new house $113,200.00

Average Income per year $31,230.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.16

Average cost of new car $12,750.00

Sports Champions:
Super Bowl: Dallas 52 Buffalo 17
World Series: Toronto def. Philadelphia 4-2
NBA Championship: Chicago def. Phoenix 4-2
Stanley Cup: Montreal def. Los Angeles 4-1
NCAA Basketball Championship: North Carolina 77 Michigan 71
NCAA Football Champions: Florida State 12-1 


In the News when KGLB went on the air in 2008…


-GlencoeSilverLakewon their second straight state football championship with a 42-21 win over De La Salle. 


-The New Pedestrian/Biker Underpass was built and finished inHutchinsonnear Super America and theMcleodCountyMuseum.


-Mcleod West started their final school year ever, when it’s fate was sealed after resident voted down a financial plan to keep the district afloat.


-Hutchinson Technology opened a plant inThailand.


-The President is George W. Bush, but later in the year Americans would elect the first African American President in history Barack H. Obama


-A lone gunman Steven Kazmierczak opens fire at theNorthernIllinoisUniversitykilling five and injuring twenty-one, before committing suicide before taking his own life


-The Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested on federal corruption charges including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery


-Apple sells the new ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook that is less than an inch thick and turns on the moment it’s opened.


-Honda begins selling it’s zero-emission, hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle The Honda FCX Clarity.


-Congress approves its $700 billion dollar bailout package to the US Economy.


-Writers strike againstHollywoodstudios, networks and production companies demanding a percentage of revenue instead of a fixed fee for Internet content. The strike lasted for nearly 3 months and a compromise agreement is reached. The strike meant many popular TV programmes were affected including talk shows.


-Popular Movie premiers included: Twilight, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, and The Wrestler


-Hit Songs of 2008 include: “Low” by Flo Rida and T-Pain, “I kissed a girl” By Katy Perry, “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis, “Our Song” by Taylor Swift, “Letter to me” by Brad Paisley, “I’m still a guy” by Brad Paisley, and “Home” by Blake Shelton. 


Average Cost of new house $238,880.00
Average Income per year $40,523.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $3.39
Average New Car: $27,958.00

Sports Champions:
Super Bowl: NY Giants 17 NE Patriots 14
World Series: Philadelphia def. Tampa Bay 4-1
NBA Championship-Boston def. Los Angeles 4-2
NCAA Basketball Championship-Kansas 75 Memphis 68
NCAA Football Championship: Florida 24 Oklahoma 14