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Historic KXXX flagpole comes down for repairs

Sacha SanguinettiApril 19, 2018

For 58 years, the flagpole at the KXXX studio has stood high above South Range Avenue. Due to it’s age and recent high winds, the base of the pole became unstable and the decision was made to take it down for repairs.

The flagpole originally stood at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympic games in February of 1960. Walt Disney was Pageantry Committee Chairman for those games and gifted the pole to KXXX. The radio station building was completed that same year and it still houses the studios of KXXX and KRDQ (since 1971).

Commercial Sign Company of Colby is handling the repairs on the storied flagpole which are expected to take up to a couple of weeks.

KXXX and KRDQ are Rocking M Media (RMM) stations. RMM is a Kansas-based, family-owned business development company that currently owns and operates 29 radio stations throughout the Sunflower State. They also operate the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio network (the largest Ag Radio Network in Kansas, flag shipped from the studios of KXXX), the award-winning Today in Kansas News Network, the KCAC Network, the KCAC Sports Network and Wheat State Signs.

 

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