Briefs: Anoka County Historical Society dinner marks anniversary for WCCO tower

  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM
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WCCO-AM Radio has been useing its Coon Rapids tower since 1924.

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Dinner to celebrate WCCO-AM’s history

The Anoka County Historical Society will celebrate the 90th anniversary of WCCO-AM Radio, which has its tower and transmits its signal from Coon Rapids.

The society will host a dinner and program on Oct. 1. The dinner will feature WCCO personalities Dave Lee, John Hines, John Williams, Mike Lynch, Jordana Green and Denny Long.

WCCO-AM began broadcasting from the former studio and antenna of the defunct WLAG on Oct. 2, 1924. The station was transmitting its signal from a location in the old Anoka Township, now Coon Rapids, by March 1925. WCCO-AM activated a 654-foot tower in 1939, which is still in use today.

The dinner will be at Courtyards of Andover, 13545 Martin St. NW. Tickets, including the cost of dinner, are $40 each. Discounts are available for Historical Society members. Eight-person reserved tables are available for $315. Tickets can be purchased online at www.anokacountyhistory.org, in person at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Av. N., Anoka, or by phone at 763- 421-0600.

Anoka County

Survey of citizens will gauge priorities

Anoka County Community Development is conducting an online survey to determine how to use federal funding.

Respondents are asked to classify how they prioritize 25 different government services including youth services, neighborhood cleanup, crime prevention and tree planting.

Residents can take the online survey until Friday, Sept. 12, at http://www.anokacounty.us/2098/Citizen-Survey.

NEW HOPE

Women’s chorus celebrates 50 years

The TrebleTones, a women’s chorus celebrating 50 years of singing three- and four-part harmony, will hold its guest night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Av. N. All are welcome to come learn about the group and join in singing.

The chorus sings at community events, nursing homes, senior events and other venues. Practices are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays during the school year at Holy Nativity.

for more information, go to www.facebook/trebletones or e-mail joan2stmartin@yahoo.com.

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