Last week the 80th annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting [NAFB]
was held in Kansas City. A “Night of Honors” banquet is held each year that includes
inducting two members into the NAFB Hall of Fame. This years inductees were Mike Perrine of
MP Ag Radio in Troy, Illinois; and Mike Murphy, retired farm broadcaster at KSUM/KFMC, Fairmont.
Murphy became the Farm Director at Woodward Broadcasting in 1983 with the passing of then
Farm Director Marv Carlson. Over the years Mike reported daily markets, covered ag events like
the Minnesota Pork Congress, World Pork Expo, The National Corn/Soybean Conventions, attended
local meetings and events and broadcast from the Martin County Fair for 42 years. Murphy, who
enjoyed 54 years in radio, is now an emeritus member of the NAFB after being an active member for
With his induction into the NAFB Hall of Fame, Mike Murphy joins an elite group
of Farm Broadcasters from across the U.S. that includes the late Maynard Speece of WCCO Minneapolis,
Keith Kirkpatrick of WHO Des Moines, Orion Samuelson of WGN Chicago just to name a few.
Congratulations Mike on this well-deserved honor from all of us at KSUM/KFMC Radio and City Of Lakes Media.