Category Archives: Cool Radio Photos

Virtual Tour of KSUM-AM & KFMC-FM Fairmont, Minnesota

May 28, 2019

Much thanks to Travis Goraczkowski for posting this virtual photo tour of KSUM-AM 1370 and KFMC-FM 106.5 in Fairmont, Minnesota. These stations have a rich and extensive history: KSUM signed on in 1948 while KFMC came alive in 1978. Travis has worked at the stations for the past 3 and 1/2 years. KSUM has aired… Read More »

CB Antenna Survivor: Archer 1/2 Wave Ground Plane Spotted!

June 2, 2019

I noticed this yesterday in Brookings, South Dakota. It’s a Radio Shack Archer 1/2 wave ground plane antenna. This was a popular base station antenna during the 1970s and early 1980s. It features a 4 section vertical radiator, just under 18 feet in length. Three 52″ horizontal radials provide the counterpoise. Top-mounted static dissipators reduce… Read More »