Real Presence Radio Expands in South Dakota

ABERDEEN, SD – Real Presence Radio closes a $250,000 deal to buy religious “The Lamb” KSJP-FM 88.9, Ipswich, SD from Agnus Dei Communications. The deal also includes the Brookings, SD-licensed translator K233BR at 94.5 FM. The filing says Real Presence Radio will pay the purchase price through a series of $25,000 payments over the next…

Nexstar Broadcasting Names Tammy Blumhagen VP and General Manager of North Dakota Television

BISMARCK, ND – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced that Tammy Blumhagen has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of KXMB-TV (CBS), KXMC-TV (CBS), KXMD (CBS), KXMA-TV (CW) and associated digital services including myndnow.com, serving Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston, ND (DMA #146). Prior to her promotion, she most recently served as Director…

WDAZ To End Local Broadcasts

GRAND FORKS, ND – Channel 8 WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks, will merge its news programs with its parent station in Fargo by the end of the year, according to the station’s general manager. Joshua Rohrer, general manager of WDAY-WDAZ, confirmed to the Herald Friday afternoon that WDAZ will be consolidated with WDAY. Rohrer informed staff…

“Rock 95” Returns to Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, ND – Leighton Broadcasting’s Classic Rock outlet “95.7 The Forks” KGFK-AM 1590 East Grand Forks MN/K239BG-FM 95.7 Grand Forks ND, has returned to its previous “Rock 95” moniker. KGFK previously used the “Rock 95” identity before its flip to a Variety Hits format in 2011. The station flipped to Classic Rock this past…

KQSF Goes Top-40!

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Midwest Communications’ KQSF-FM 95.7 has dropped it’s Classic Hits format, for Contemporary Hit Radio, keeping the “Q 95.7” moniker. KQSF’s format switch pits 2 Top-40 outlets up against each other in the Sioux Falls market, with Townsquare Media’s crosstown KKLS-FM “Hot 104.7” in direct competition.

The Outlaw Debuts In Sioux City & Yankton

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Saga Communications has launched a new Country format via it’s hybrid cross state broadcast group via 99.9 FM K260BO Yankton SD, and 104.5 FM K283AG Sioux City IA, as “99.9/104.5 The Outlaw”. “The Outlaw” will feature imaging utilized by Saga’s six other “Outlaw” branded Classic Country based stations will also accompany this one. K260BO had been…

Saga Launches New Pure Oldies Station

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Saga Communications has launched a new Oldies format in Southeastern South Dakota via hybrid signal K278BJ-FM 103.5/KMIT-HD3 in Mitchell. “Pure Oldies 103.5” replaces the previous format of “ESPN 103.5” which provided the Sioux Falls market with a rimshot All Sports FM signal.