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WIXK marks 50th anniversary

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New Richmond's only radio station is celebrating its 50th birthday this month.

The first broadcast on WIXK 1590AM occurred on Sept. 27, 1960.

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River Falls resident Bob Smith partnered with Minnesota radio pioneers Nick and Vic Tedesco, as well as Pinky and Zel Rice of Sparta, to open the new station. It's been an interesting ride since then.

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