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Persons was a pioneer broadcaster

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Earlier this month, the Brainerd area lost a longtime community proponent and one of the state’s broadcasting pioneers — June Persons.


Persons, along with her husband, Charlie, started and owned KVBR radio for many years. The small AM station on Laurel Street offered an ambitious lineup of local programming while retaining an endearing “ma and pa” atmosphere.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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