BEK Buys North Dakota TV Stations

BISMARCK, ND – Regional multimedia group BEK Communications, has announced the purchase of two western North Dakota television stations, to join its BEK Sports Network. Legacy Broadcasting, LLC has sold KNDB-TV 26.1/Bismarck, and KNDM-TV 24.1/Minot to BEK for $950,000. The two TV stations already carry BEK Sports programming, including regional North Dakota high school, and…

KDIX Adds New FM Signal

DICKINSON, ND – Starrdak’s KDIX-AM 1230 has added a new FM translator via 100.7 K264CV, as part of the FCC’s AM Revitalization program. KDIX made it’s debut in 1947, and has been a locally owned, and operated radio station serving the Dickinson area, with a hybrid of Classic Hits, local news, and sports. KDIX also…

KZLK Rebrands as “Star 106.3”

RAPID CITY, SD – Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises’ KZLK-FM 106.3, has rebranded itself as “Star 106.3.. More Music, More Variety” – dropping the “She 106.3” handle for the Adult Contemporary outlet. KZLK originally was known in the Rapid City market as “Max FM” featuring an Adult Hits format. “Star 106.3” retains its morning show with Devon &…

KGFK Goes Classic Rock

GRAND FORKS, ND – Leighton Broadcasting’s KGFK-AM 1590, with an emphasis on its FM translator K239BG on 95.7, has dropped an Adult Hits format for Classic Rock. Branded as “95.7 The Forks”, KGFK will be in direct competition with iHeartMedia’s 100,000 watt Rocker KJKJ-FM known as “KJ108”. KGFK also broadcasts Minnesota Twins baseball and local high school sports.

KKLS Flips to News/Talk

RAPID CITY, SD – HomeSlice Media announced that KKLS-AM 920, has switched to “KKLS News Corp”, with a focus on heightening the station’s level of community service and action. KKLS will work to cover the important news and information happening day-to-day and hour-by-hour in the community; digging for the extra information you need to know,…

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…