Range 11 Celebrates Ten Years

By KBJR News 1

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) - It's been ten years since Range 11 first hit the airwaves.

The Range 11 tower went up near Cook in 2002.

Plans to create the station were in the works as long ago as the sixties.

"We had the funding in place to build the station. We knew it was a good idea, but it was a matter of jumping all the hurdles, all the hoops, that you have to do to get a station on the air," said Chief Engineer Larry Erickson.

The first show aired on Range 11 was 'The West Wing.'

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.