Scott Hennen Buys Out Radio Group

FARGO, ND – Conservative Talk show host/businessman Scott Hennen, and his partner Steven Hallstrom are buying out the other five partners in Bakken Beacon Media LLC and its Conservative Talk “Flag” outlets WZFG Dilworth MN/Fargo ND, and KTGO Tioga ND. Hennen will increase his equity stake from 22.6% to 50%, while Hallstrom purchases a 50%…

Sandy Buttweiler Exits WDAY

FARGO, ND – Veteran Fargo radio talk show host Sandy Buttweiler exits middays at News/Talk WDAY-AM to relocate to Minneapolis, where she spent two years at CBS Radio News/Talk WCCO-AM Minneapolis from 1990-91. Buttweiler’s been a Fargo resident for 35 years, working at KFGO-AM from 1982-1987, 1992-2004 and 2006-2014. She also worked at WDAY twice,…

KBAD Shuts Down

SIOUX FALLS, SD – 10 days after the State of South Dakota ruled Dollar Loan Centers in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, would not be able to issue any more loans, an announcement was posted on the station’s website that rock radio outlet KBAD-FM 94.5, and all of the Badlands entities have closed. Both Dollar…

Jack FM Debuts in Fargo

FARGO, ND – Midwest Communications has dumped its Adult Contemporary “Mix 101.9” format on KRWK-FM, in favor of the Classic Hits “Jack FM” franchise. The flip eliminates the only Adult Contemporary outlet in the Fargo-Moorhead market, and positions KRWK between Radio FM Media’s Hot AC “Big 98.7” KLTA-FM, and Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge Classic Hits “106.9…

Family Radio Exits Aberdeen Area

ABERDEEN, SD – Family Stations, Inc. has agreed to sell two of its AM radio stations, KKAA-AM 1560 and KQKD-AM 1380 to Robert J. Ingstad’s KKAA Inc. for $85,000. Ingstad’s Aberdeen Radio Ranch, had originally owned the two Aberdeen area Christian format outlets, before selling them to Family back in 2004.

Townsquare’s Sioux Falls Flux

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Townsquare Media is shaking things up at its Sioux Falls cluster, as it swaps out several formats on the dial, and rebrands “South Dakota’s Country Leader” KXRB on FM. KSOO-AM 1140 will move its News/Talk format over to AM 1000, replacing Classic Country KXRB, which moves to 1140 AM. Brandon outlet…

Bott Radio Network Expands in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, SD – Bott Radio Network (BRN) expanded its nationwide Christian Talk Radio network with the launch of two new radio stations, serving Rapid City, SD. Building on the legacy of Christian programming begun by AFR on these stations, BRN began broadcasting its format of Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News and Information on these…