Ingstad Estate Settles Asset Allocation

FARGO, ND – A sibling battle over the Estate of Janice Ingstad has reached a settlement with the broadcast assets being split two ways. Tanya ‘Tami’ Ingstad Knudson will receive the company’s South Dakota properties held under the name James River Broadcasting. Those stations include cluster in two markets. In Mobridge: Hot AC “Star 99”…

KIMM Flips to Sports

RAPID CITY, SD – As expected, News/Talk outlet KIMM AM 1150 and 106.7FM, have switched to an All Sports format, under the new ownership of Nate Brown’s Black Hills Broadcasting LLC. Brown, a local sports talk show host, recently purchased KIMM from Aasen Publishing for $175,000, which had local industry observers predicting the new format approaching.…

KLBF Brings “Faith Radio” to Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND – Following the Faith Radio Network’s purchase of Bismarck area signal KLBF-FM 89.1 from the Educational Media Foundation, the station is back on air, with the its Faith Radio Christian Talk and Teaching format. Faith Radio, a network whose programming features programs such as Turning Point with David Jeremiah; Focus on the Family;…

KIMM Purchased By Talk Show Host

RAPID CITY, SD – Nate Brown, afternoon drive personality on KIMM-AM 1150, is purchasing the Black Hills area Conservative talk outlet, and it’s translator on 106.7FM. Brown’s Black Hills Broadcasting LLC, is buying the stations from Aasen Publishing for $175,000. KIMM radio, which has been a Rapid City staple for many years, and has gone…

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…