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Small-town Minnesota radio station bets its future on live and local

In an age when radio is corporatized, homogenized and mechanized, a small-town FM station, KBECK, is betting that its future lies in the past.

In this east central Minnesota town of 1,700 residents about 60 miles north of the Twin Cities, listeners get an eclectic mix of live programming that both serves the local residents and, thanks to the internet, draws fans from across Minnesota and the Midwest.

On KBEK, you’re more likely to hear an in-studio performance from a little-known Twin Cities band than the latest from Eminem or the well-worn hits of Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.

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