In 1982, KNNS-FM was a relatively new radio station. I found it by accident one night while the antenna was pointed north to hear KQDS in Duluth. While tuning past 96.9, I swore that I heard something underneath the adjacent channel splash of local 97.1 that wasn’t there before. After orienting the antenna to null out KTCR-FM, sure enough, there was KNNS from up on the Iron Range. I felt like an astronomer who had just discovered a new planet!
I have no idea who the announcer is on this aircheck. Do you know? If so, please tell me so that I can give her credit here. This was recorded during overnight hours.
The signal was captured from Apple Valley, MN, using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10 element FM yagi antenna, and Belden RG59 ultra loss coaxial cable. The recording was made with a Technics stereo cassette deck, feeding it’s magnetic pulses to a Scotch Dynarange 90 tape.