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Duluth's public media brand is no longer just a TV station; it's "a multi-platform entertainment and educational programming provider."
Zoe Communications, Inc. in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, bought WELY. During the transition, it will be off the air for about 90 days starting Thursday.
The closure of WELY will extend its operation to allow for a potential sale.
It is the largest gift ever received by MPR in its 55-year history. To put it in perspective, MPR’s fiscal year 2021 total operating budget was a little more than $101 million.

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From the column: "If Congress or the Department of Justice don’t act soon, the local music that we have all come to know and love could soon become less accessible to all of us as the number of new Minnesota acts continues its downward descent."
The station has lost $1.7 million since Bois Forte bought the station in 2005.
The award-winning host of "Northland Morning" had been with the public radio station for 30 years.
The radio station is now called The North 103.3 FM. Dual ownership of TV and radio stations is uncommon in public media; the purchase is the first of its kind in Minnesota.
"Colors of the Rainbow" is a documentary about the life of a self-described recluse with a popular program on North Shore community radio.
Damage in equipment alone is estimated at over $500,000 due to the fire.

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Lee graduated from the University of North Dakota with degrees in history and education, but couldn’t resist the allure of radio. He took a full-time job at KFGO in Fargo, even though his father pleaded, “Seriously, do you think you can make a living in radio?”
Limbaugh's appeal and the success of his top-rated radio show arose from his brash and colorful style, his delight in baiting liberals and Democrats and his promotion of conservative and Republican causes and politicians.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, theater students at Harbor City International School learned radio production skills to put on their winter performance.

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