KKWZ Launches in Rugby

RUGBY, ND — A new FM signal makes its debut in Ruby, as KKWZ-FM 95.3 launches as “Kool AC”, with an Adult Contemporary format, a regional mix of News, Weather, and Sports. Rugby Broadcasters, who also own longtime Country outlet KZZJ-AM, purchased and move the license to Ruby from Crary. KKWZ announced it will be…

Classic Hits Eagle Simulcast Begins in Fargo Area

FARGO, ND — With the closing of Brooke Ingstad’s Radio Wahpeton-Breckenridge purchase of Classic Hits “106.9 The Eagle” KEGK-FM/Wahpeton/Fargo, the group has begun to simulcast programming with that of “92.7 The Drive” KZDR-FM/Kindred. KZDR is in the process of moving to Breckenridge MN where it will relaunch as “B92.7” KBMW-FM with a new format once…

FCC Issues Consent Decree to Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting, Inc

RAPID CITY, SD – The Federal Communications Commission has come to an agreement with Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting, Inc, owner of six stations in South Dakota and Wyoming, to settle on a $25,000 fine under a Consent Decree for numerous violations, including not having a full-time management and staff presence at the main studio of two…

Badlands Broadcasting Buys KXZT

RAPID CITY, SD — Badlands Broadcasting Company, Inc, who owns KRKI-FM 99.5 and KFMH-FM 101.9 in the Rapid City market, has announced the purchase of KXZT-FM 107.9 Newell, SD from JER Licenses. JER retains ownership of KXZS-FM 107.5 Wall, SD which originally had a construction permit for a facility rimshotting Rapid City but is currently…

Synergy Sells Off North Dakota FM Outlets

BISMARCK, ND — Todd Mohr’s Synergy Broadcast North Dakota, is selling off its collection of silent FM properties in the western region of the State. Upper midwest radio firm Marks Broadcast Group, (also known as Dickinson-Belfield Broadcasting Corpration) who owns Country formatted KXDI-93.9 FM Belfield/Dickinson, ND, has agreed to purchase KQLZ-FM 95.7 in New England…

Pandora To Sell KXMZ?

RAPID CITY, SD — Pandora is considering a sale of the South Dakota radio station it spent two years jumping through legal hoops to acquire. In a letter to the FCC dated Monday, the streaming company said it is “reevaluating its broadcast strategy” and may sell CHR “Hits 102.7” KXMZ-FM, Rapid City. The webcaster is…

KDAK Debuts in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND — A new LPFM has launched serving the Bismarck/Mandan area, via KDAK-LP on 102.5FM. KDAK-LP is operated by Dakota Media Access and is an open community format station, airing an eclectic mix of music and public affairs programming. The station has 12 regular programs produced and hosted by local music enthusiasts and organizations,…