Paul Hedberg, Former Owner of KAYL, Has Passed Away At Age 81
Storm Lake Radio
June 2, 2021
Former KAYL Owner Paul Hedberg Has Passed Away
A former owner of KAYL has passed away.
Paul Hedberg died at his home in Southlake, Texas on May 27th at the age of 81.
Paul owned KAYL during most of the 1990's. During Hedberg's over four-decade radio career, he ran a total of 21 stations, spread across ten communities in Iowa and Minnesota. He put a premium on his stations' commitment to live and local content.
In 1997, Hedberg applied for, and was granted the license for the KBVU station, which he donated to Buena Vista University.
Hedberg served three terms on the National Association of Broadcasters board of directors. In 1998, he was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Iowa Broadcasters Association.
In the late 1980's, Paul was instrumental in the revival of the historic amusement park at Arnold's Park.
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