Bott Radio Network Expands in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, SD – Bott Radio Network (BRN) expanded its nationwide Christian Talk Radio network with the launch of two new radio stations, serving Rapid City, SD. Building on the legacy of Christian programming begun by AFR on these stations, BRN began broadcasting its format of Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News and Information on these…

Pandora Sells KXMZ

RAPID CITY, SD – The high profile story of music streaming service Pandora Internet Radio owning an actual radio station has ended, as the company has sold KXMZ-FM to Haugo Broadcasting, Inc. for $300,000 after two years of ownership. The purchase of KXMZ, known on-air as “Hits 102.7” which serves the Rapid City Market, was…

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…