Pandora Pursues KXMZ Again

RAPID CITY, SD — Pandora Radio LLC is taking another swing at purchasing KXMZ-FM “Hit’s 102.7” from Connoisseur Media, after being challenged by ASCAP for possibly exceeding the 25% foreign investment cap. Pandora has filed a Petition for Declaratory Ruling with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in order to get clearance from the agency for…

KWGO Flips to Country

MINOT, ND — Programmer Broadcasting’s Adult Contemporary outlet KWGO-FM drops the format and relaunches with a new Country format. The switch puts KWGO competing head on with Clear Channel’s Minot Country powerhouse KYYX-FM. KWGO pointed out via social media their difference with the competition via this statement: “After much thought and careful consideration, we decided…

KCCR-FM Launches as “Capital City Rock 104.5”

PIERRE, SD — Riverfront Broadcasting has signed on their new 100,000 watt FM signal in the market, as “Capital City Rock 104.5” with an Active Rock format. Sharing longtime call letters from sister AM KCCR, as KCCR-FM, the new station will also share the sports station’s Sports Director Don Hablick, as the rocker’s new Morning…

Gray TV Moves FOX in Bismarck Area to Digital

BISMARCK, ND — With approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to purchase Hoak Media‘s KFYR-TV, KMOT, KQCD, and KUMV, Gray TV has announced programming changes for FOX viewers. The Fox Network will leave current affiliates KNDX-TV (Bismarck) and KXND (Minot) beginning Friday June 13, and move to digital channels KFYR/5.2 (Bismarck), KMOT/10.2 (Minot), KQCD/7.2…

KQDJ Flips to Sports with ESPN Radio

JAMESTOWN, ND — Ingstad Family Media’s KQDJ-AM has dropped Classic Country, and has flipped over to a Sports format, affiliated with the ESPN Radio Network. The switch came a day after Clear Channel’s KXMR/Bismarck dropped ESPN in favor of The Fan Radio Network. Ingstad’s Jamestown Sports Director Steve Linzmeier will be the local host on…