New 50,000 Watt AM to Launch in South Dakota

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RAPID CITY, SDThe Federal Communications Commission has granted a construction permit for religious broadcaster Bott Communications, to build a new AM radio station to serve the Black Hills area and more. The new frequency slated for AM 860, will have a day signal of 50,000 watts, which can cover a dozen states, and a night power of 350 watts for the Rapid City metro from Black Hawk.

The Kansas-based broadcaster also owns and operates the Christian-formatted Bott Radio Network (BRN), with 90+ broadcast outlets covering 50 million people in 15 states, such as Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.

Bott filed for an application for the station ten years ago but found a conflict with another broadcasters filing in Missoula Montana, which was recently cleared by the FCC to move forward. The South Dakota station will be Bott’s most powerful broadcast property out of its new 93 station lineup.

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