The Dakota Dispatch Shuts Down

BISMARCK, ND – Digital news media service The Dakota Dispatch, which serves the communities of Western North Dakota, has announced they are shutting down operations at the end of June. The Dakota Dispatch featured an online news portal via DakotaDispatch.com, providing regional news, sports, business, community events, and announcements. The service also published a version…

KPOK Finds New Owners

BOWMAN, ND – Tri-State Communications’ longtime stand alone radio station KPOK-AM 1340, has been sold in a deal for $125,000. The new owners are JAK Communications LLC, a partnership of local Bowman business woman, including Angela Headley, Karen Paulson, and Hale Sabe. KPOK has served the Southwestern corner of North Dakota from Bowman since 1980,…

KOTA Signs on New FM Signal

RAPID CITY, SD – Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises’ heritage outlet KOTA-AM 1380, has just signed on a new FM signal in the Rapid City metro via 100.7FM. The News Talker will be fed over 250-watt translator K264CP, which moved into town from Wyoming, as part of the FCC’s AM Revitalization program. Radio 1380 KOTA has served…

KVOX Is Now KNFL

FARGO, ND – Eastern North Dakota 50,000 watt Sports Powerhouse “740 The Fan” has switched their AM call letters from KVOX to KNFL. Midwest Communications, Inc has held the KVOX calls since it’s switch in 2007, from it’s original name of KKAG. The new KNFL call letters will more easily identify with the station’s longtime…

It’s Sports Season… Fans Miss “West River Bob”

RAPID CITY, SD – Sports fans around Western South Dakota are still feeling the loss of legendary sportscaster Bob Laskowski, who passed away last October after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. “West River Bob” as he was known on-air for 45 years, did TV sports at KOTA Territory News before he transitioned into radio…

Riverfront Sells Mitchell Radio Cluster

MITCHELL, SD – Riverfront Broadcasting LLC has announced the sale of its group of radio stations in Mitchell South Dakota, to Nedved Media, LLC for $3.35 million. The deal includes longtime outlet News/Talk KORN-AM, Country, KORN-FM, and AC KQRN-FM. Heritage outlet KORN-AM launched in 1947, and was the home of legendary Laugh-In announcer Gary Owens…

Derek Hanson Lands Afternoon Drive at KFGO

FARGO, ND – Veteran North Dakota radio broadcaster Derek Hanson, is taking over the afternoon slot from 2-5 pm on KFGO-AM. Hanson recently hosted “Couch Potato Radio” on KFGO, before taking on”Afternoons Live with Derek Hanson” said Joel Heitkamp, the station’s operations manager. Heitkamp said Hanson has been guest hosting since the departure earlier this…