KRBI-FM 105.5 St. Peter MN Promo Sweeper 1982

KRBI was a great example of Minnesota “hometown radio” in 1982.  Sadly, this station no longer exists.  Several years ago, the FM was sold, upgraded, and moved to Mankato.  More recently, KRBI-AM 1310 was allowed to relocate to Glencoe.  In my opinion, it’s a travesty that the FCC now allows stations to completely abandon the communities they are licensed to.  Small market radio has suffered greatly as a result of this.  But that’s a whole ‘nother soapbox for another time.

In this aircheck, you will hear a live Station ID, a promo for upcoming live sports coverage, and a singing “K-R-Bee-Iiii” sweeper.  In all, a fun look back to a time when hometown radio truly served the community.

I recorded this from Apple Valley using a Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10-element FM yagi antenna, Alliance rotor, and Belden low loss coaxial cable.  The beautiful thing about this antenna was it’s tight directional characteristics.  By rotating the antenna, I could hear no fewer than four Minnesota and Wisconsin stations on 105.5: KABG/Cambridge, WCFW/Chippewa Falls, KWNG/Red Wing, and KRBI/St. Peter.  All four could be received clearly and free of interference from one another.  The recording was made on a Technics stereo cassette deck with a Scotch Dynarange 90 tape.