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Red Rock Radio Sells Last Two Duluth Stations

92.1 The Fan WWAX 1490 KQDS Duluth Red Rock RadioAfter selling off its other Duluth MN stations to Midwest Communications and Minnesota Public Radio, Red Rock Radio has found a buyer for Sports “92.1 The Fan” WWAX Hermantown and 1490 KQDS Duluth.

Dan Hatfield’s Twin Ports Radio LLC will acquire both stations for $200,000. Northpine.com reports that Hatfield, who also serves as head of local Christian network Refuge Media Group, will move the stations into the studios of network flagship 89.5 WJRF Duluth while retaining the current Sports format.

Twin Ports Radio will begin operating WWAX and KQDS via Time Brokerage Agreement on Monday, May 1.

This is to announce that a contract has been signed and an application is being filed with the FCC for the assignment of radio stations WWAX(FM), Hermantown, and KQDS(AM), Duluth, both located in Minnesota, from Red Rock Radio Corp. to Twin Ports Radio, LLC.

The Seller, Red Rock Radio Corporation, is a Minnesota-based company headed by Kathy Lau and Shawn Skramstad.

The Buyer, Twin Ports Radio, LLC, is headed by Dan Hatfield. These will be Twin Ports Radio’s first radio stations.

WWAX(FM) operates at 92.1 MHz, with 5.4 kW at 705’ HAAT. KQDS(AM) operates at 1490 kHz, with 1.0 kW day and 1.0 kW night.

KALIL & CO., INC. represented Red Rock Radio Corp. in this transaction, and Steve Moravec of Phoenix Media Group, LLC assisted Twin Ports Radio.

Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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