Mankato Fireworks Rescued By Radio
By Mike Stern
Updated 5 Hour(s) 37 Minute(s) ago
It looked like the sky would be dark in Mankato, Minn., this July 4th when the local Chamber of Commerce announced it would be unable to produce the city's annual fireworks display. But fear not; riding in to save the day is Minnesota Broadcasting/Radio Mankato, owners of seven stations in the market, which has taken over producing the event.
Jo Guck Bailey, the cluster’s VP/GM says the stations will present the event but they need help from listeners. They are currently accepting donations from listeners and planning fund raisers to help cover the projected $15,000 expense. "It’s a tradition in Mankato. We didn’t want to see it die,” says Bailey.
The cluster includes two AM properties; news/talk KTOE and sports KYSM.