Hundreds of people were at McKee Park on Saturday to celebrate the 45th anniversary of a local business.
MFJ Enterprises is named after its founder and president, Martin F. Jue, who founded the company in 1972. It has grown from selling one product – a filtering device for radios – to making more pieces of ham radio equipment than any other radio company in the world.
“The whole idea here is for us to say thank you to all of our radio operators and just let them have a good time and find out about Starkville and what we have here to offer,” Jue said.
To celebrate, the company hosted two days of events, with tours of its factory buildings, a fried chicken lunch on Saturday, prizes, guest speakers, product demonstrations and FCC license exams.
“We had an international short-wave broadcasting station broadcasting live from our community and he reaches audiences all over the world,” Jue said. “The mayor came down and was given a tour and interviewed on that short-wave radio station, so people from all over the world know about Starkville, now.”
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