KFMC was a force to be reckoned with in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Besides serving the immediate Fairmont area, their 100,000 watt signal covered Mankato pretty well. Of course, Mankato had their own CHR war going on with KDOG vs Z99. See previous aircheck exhibits for further details.
The KFMC jocks all did 6 hour live shifts. I interviewed with program director Doug Munneke for afternoons just 3 months before this tape was made. He told me my shift would be noon-6, Monday-Saturday. 36 hours of live radio makes for a very long week! In addition, you cover two dayparts. I guess it beat the alternative: shorter shifts and a satellite service during the overnight hours. Featured here are David (Dave) Lee Haugen and Bill Edwards.
This aircheck was recorded from my house in Apple Valley. Using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver and Winegard 10 element directional yagi, I was able to bring it in with just a bit of white noise. Actually, the white noise was due to atmospherics on this particular night. Due to the unusual heat and humidity, the band was enhanced. There was likely another 106.5 station even further out which was causing minor interference. Normally, KFMC came in crystal clear with my setup. The tape was recorded on a Sears stereo cassette deck with BASF normal bias tape.