KCGN-FM 101.5 Ortonville Minnesota 1988

KCGN is a Christian station with a massive signal.  Their legal ID encompassed both Ortonville, Minnesota and Milbank, South Dakota. At 1,001 feet above average terrain, it can be heard from just south of Fargo to just north of Sioux Falls.  Not to mention it’s translator coverage in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Ellendale, ND, and Russell, MN. 

This was captured during a routine dial scan in August, 1988.  By putting the “side” of my antenna towards KDWB-101.3, I was usually able to hear it pretty well from Apple Valley, MN.  The antenna was a Winegard 10 element FM yagi, connected to a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver.  An Alliance U-100 Tenna Rotor, and Belden RG59 ultra low loss coaxial cable rounded out my reception system.  To preserve it on tape, I used a Sears stereo deck and a BASF 60 minute normal bias cassette.


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