A radio interview with Alexandria’s Jim Dresch that was originally reported to be aired locally on KXRA on Nov. 30 and on a national level through that week has been moved back a week.
Dresch invented Grandpa Jimmy’s Ice Hole Trap, a tool for ice anglers designed to make sure they are able to get more fish into their hands. He got the chance to talk about the invention after being interviewed for the Big Wild Radio Show.
Dresch said the show was set to air locally on KXRA on Nov. 30, but that producers for the Big Wild Radio Show told him that the show was now scheduled to be aired in different parts of the country the week of Dec. 6. Dresch said the segment should air locally on KXRA (100.3 FM, 1490 AM) out of Alexandria this Saturday during the 8-9 a.m. time slot. The change for the show schedule was due to traditionally lower listenership during Thanksgiving weekend.
Grandpa Jimmy's Ice Hole Trap has a shaft that is adjustable to fit the depth of the ice with heavy-duty parachute cord that attaches to a bottom plate and a foot lever. The trap is easily mounted to the bottom of a fish house. Once the fish is through the bottom of the hole, stepping on the lever closes the plate and keeps the fish from getting free should it spit the lure.
The Big Wild is an outdoor-related show that runs weekly on topics centered around hunting and fishing. It airs on more than 20 stations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan and Wisconsin, and also on ZFM Country in Sydney, Australia.