Why do we rely on radios during storms and emergencies?

A radio is an essential part of any emergency preparedness kit, whether it’s a regular radio or an National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio (or, ideally, both). But in an age where we’ve got cellular technology and smartphones with capabilities that far exceed what radio can do, why do we still rely on such old-school tech for relaying information in an emergency?

Easter Scramble 2017, Soggy Fun…

I arrive at Upper AP Anderson Park at about 7:30 am to begin to set up the event, the rain just isn’t letting up…  All the weather radars say that our planned 10 am will still be raining, so I make the hard decision to postpone the event until 11 am, just one hour later. Just as I was about to …

Women and Wine 2017 – Smash hit

Last Friday, KWNG Radio hosted the annual Women and Wine from 5 to 9 at the historic St. James Hotel in Red Wing. If you missed out, there were tons of vendors present, from henna tattoos, health shakes, cosmetics and conceal and carry. And don’t forget about the hors d’oeuvre and, of course, wine! The event was well attended. Great …

Car dealer loses radio bet

The gauntlet was thrown down recently between two local radio stations and an automotive dealership to test the effectiveness of radio advertising. A bet was agreed to between the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and PineRidge Ford that the radio stations could give away $500 within 15 minutes of airing a special promotion, just to prove how much people listen to …