HiRange Buys KZRN

HETTINGER, ND – Jeff Hallen’s HiRange Media acquires KZRN-FM 102.3, from MidNation Media for $65,000. The Hettinger licensed station known as “102.3 The Range” currently programs a mix of Country music, and Classic Hits format. The sale of KZRN comes as longtime crosstown outlet KNDC-AM 1490, was just granted an FM translator on 106.7FM, with a…

KNDC Granted FM By FCC

HETTINGER, ND – For 64 years, the people of Hettinger have been tuning in to their local radio station, KNDC-AM 1490, and will now have an option on FM. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has granted KNDC a FM translator to compliment their AM, as part of the agency’s AM Revitalization Act. “It’s not one…

Fire Breaks Out at KBMR Tower

BISMARCK, ND – iHeartRadio’s “Country 1130” KBMR-AM 1130 serving the Bismarck area, sustained damage at its transmitter site last Friday. The station was taken off the air but returned on Saturday at a reduced power, then up to half power of 5000 watts, normally at 10kw during the day. No injuries were reported at the location,…

Western South Dakota Broadcasting Buys Out Duffy

RAPID CITY, SD – Western South Dakota Broadcasting files a deal to pay $240,000 to retiring company co-owner Steven Duffy for his stake in country “Eagle 95.9” KZZI. In a separate transaction Western South Dakota Broadcasting also files a $497,775 deal to buy cross-town hot AC “She 106.3” KZLK from Duffy, who has individually owned…

KDKT Launches “Sunday Live!’

BISMARCK, ND – Regional sports outlet KDKT Sports Radio, which serves western North Dakota, will be launching a new local radio show “Sunday Live!” this coming Sunday at 12pm central time. The one-hour program will be hosted by Ryan B-Ski, and provide a weekly analysis of the hot sports topics happening in North Dakota. “The…

Gray Buys KDLT in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Red River Broadcasting Company to acquire KDLT-TV, the NBC affiliate for the Sioux Falls, South Dakota market (DMA 110), for $32.5 million in cash. The acquisition of KDLT-TV would unite the station’s strong staff and legacy of community leadership with…

Real Presence Buys KBAD-FM

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Real Presence Radio once again expands its footprint over the Dakotas, as the company has announced the purchase of KBAD-FM from Chuck Brennan’s Badlands Airtime, LLC, for $945,000. Real Presence Radio is a lay apostolate Catholic talk radio network. KBAD which serves the Sioux Falls metro area, had ceased operation on…