KQWB Brings Classic Country to Fargo

FARGO, ND — Jim Ingstad’s Radio FM Media outlet KQWB-AM has dropped its Oldies format in favor of Classic Country with the new “Willie 1660” moniker in the Fargo market. The station had been carrying the syndicated True Oldies Channel since 2012, however with the announced demise of the network, KQWB decided to flip to…

Edward R. Murrow Winners in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, SDĀ — The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), has released the names of the 2014 Region 4 Edward R. Murrow Winners, honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Winners from Region 4, which represents North Dakota and South Dakota, were announced as the following: Small Market Television Newscast: KELO-TV/Sioux Falls, SD Small Market Radio…

The Ben and Jim Show Returns to Fargo

FARGO, ND — The radio duo of Ben Ziegler and Jim Babbitt have returned to the morning airwaves on WZTK-FM, serving the Fargo, North Dakota area. The Ben and Jim Show team originally were on the airwaves in several Florida markets and Indiana before heading to North Dakota in the late 90s. Jim purchased KVMI-FM,…

KZLT-FM Relaunches as “104.3 Cities FM”

GRAND FORKS, ND — Longtime Adult Contemporary outlet KZLT-FM has once again transformed into another identity with its format. The Leighton Broadcasting station has dropped its “Lite Rock 104.3” moniker for “104.3 Cities FM” as KZLT previously used the “Cities” title with a Hot AC format from 1999 to 2001. This is the sixth rebranding…

Gray Television to Acquire 15 Stations from Hoak Media

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Gray Television has received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval to acquire six full-power TV stations and one low-power station (along with five satellite stations) in six markets from Hoak Media, the company said it expects to close on the stations this quarter. However, because of the agency crackdown on joint sales…

Schurz Cleared to Purchase KOTA-TV

RAPID CITY, SD — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the sale of KOTA-TV and KDUH-TV from Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises to Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz will take over operations on April 28th of the Rapid City ABC TV affiliate known as ” KOTA Territory TV” in the Black Hills market. The Duhamel family has…