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Radio/Restaurant Deal May Be First of Many

Radio/Restaurant Deal May Be First of Many

Those of us who work in the business might want to get away from our radios during our lunch breaks. Fortunately, not everyone feels that way.
Now comes news of a restaurant that practically wants to be a radio station.
The setting is Roseville, Minn. According to the Pioneer Press newspaper, construction has started to convert a former Italian market/café and bar into “KFAN the Restaurant,” described as a media and restaurant entertainment complex that will feature live radio shows, skyboxes and busing to local sports events.
The restaurant owner reached a licensing agreement with Clear Channel, owner of sports talk station KFAN(AM), the newspaper reported.
“This is the first of what the company hopes will be many around the country,” it stated.
Events will include radio remotes by other stations and pre- and post-game shows. Busses will take fans to local events including Twins and Vikings games.
The facility will include banquet space, meeting rooms, a broadcast booth, restaurant and bar. “Skyboxes” are for private functions.