KINI Goes Top-40

ROSEBUD, SD – 90,000 watt powerhouse KINI-FM 96.1, hailing from Crookston Nebraska via the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has launched a new Top-40 driven format. The change comes after Rosebud purchased the station from the St. Francis Mission, who had a mix of Adults Hits, and Catholic programming as “The Voice of Saint Francis Mission.” The…

Gray to Buy KCPM-TV for Fargo

FARGO, ND – KVLY/Gray Television plans to purchase a second full-power television station in the Fargo market. The station is KCPM, Channel 27, in Devils Lake. The station has served as the MyNetwork affiliate for the market. Jim Wareham, Vice-President and General Manager of Valley News Live, said “I’m proud that KVLY and Gray Television…

AMs Get New FMs Across the Dakotas

BISMARCK, ND – AM Radio stations across the Dakotas have applied, and many cases have been issued new FM translators, thanks to the AM Revitalization Act from the Federal Communications Commission. The program allows stand alone AM outlets across the United States, to apply for one FM sister station, to simulcast their feed, in order…

FCC Clears the Way for KIPI

EAGLE BUTTE, SD – The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe received an early holiday gift, as the Federal Communications Commission, has granted the Construction Permit for Thom Eagle’s long awaited 100,000 watt KIPI-FM 93.5 in Eagle Butte. The radio station will broadcast in HD radio format, and will be capable of broadcasting two programs simultaneously. The…

Ingstad Estate Settles Asset Allocation

FARGO, ND – A sibling battle over the Estate of Janice Ingstad has reached a settlement with the broadcast assets being split two ways. Tanya ‘Tami’ Ingstad Knudson will receive the company’s South Dakota properties held under the name James River Broadcasting. Those stations include cluster in two markets. In Mobridge: Hot AC “Star 99”…

KIMM Flips to Sports

RAPID CITY, SD – As expected, News/Talk outlet KIMM AM 1150 and 106.7FM, have switched to an All Sports format, under the new ownership of Nate Brown’s Black Hills Broadcasting LLC. Brown, a local sports talk show host, recently purchased KIMM from Aasen Publishing for $175,000, which had local industry observers predicting the new format approaching.…

KLBF Brings “Faith Radio” to Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND – Following the Faith Radio Network’s purchase of Bismarck area signal KLBF-FM 89.1 from the Educational Media Foundation, the station is back on air, with the its Faith Radio Christian Talk and Teaching format. Faith Radio, a network whose programming features programs such as Turning Point with David Jeremiah; Focus on the Family;…