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92.7 Drives Into Fargo

92.7 The Drive Classic Hits Bone KFNL Kindred Fargo Taylor Swift KZDRUpdate 9/11: Another day, another Fargo format change.

After stunting with non-stop Taylor Swift music, 92.7 KZDR debuted its permanent format as Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive“. Core artists being promoted include Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones.

Despite no web presence of its own, the new station is being promoted on the website of James Ingstad’s “True Oldies 1660” KQWB. Northpine.com points out that James Ingstad is the uncle of Robert Ingstad and his previous group operated the station under its former “Bone” incarnation.

Rounding up the past year in Fargo:

  • 9/18/12 – Midwest Communications acquired James Ingstad’s Radio Fargo-Moorhead for $25 Million
  • 11/30/12 – L&L Broadcasting acquires Triad Broadcasting for $21 Million
  • 2/28/13 – Classic Rock “92.7 The Bone” KFNL went dark
  • 5/1/13 – L&L Broadcasting sells its newly acquired cluster to James Ingstad for $9.5 Million
  • 5/7/13 – Midwest and Ingstad agree to swap Country stations with “Bob 95” KBVB going to Ingstad and “Froggy 99.9” KVOX-FM heading to Midwest.
  • 8/16/13 – Ingstad’s Rock “Q98” KQWB-FM moves to 105.1 replacing Hot AC “FM 105.1” KLTA
  • 8/19/13 – Ingstad launches Adult CHR “Big 98.7” KLTA
  • 9/8/13 – Midwest flips Conservative TalkFM Talk 101.9” KRWK to Classic Rock “Rock 102
  • 9/10/13 – Midwest flips Variety Hits “104.7 Popster-FM” KMJO to AC “104.7 Mix-FM
  • 9/11/13 – After stunting with nothing but Taylor Swift songs, 92.7 relaunches as Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive” KZDR

Original Report 9/6: After going dark in March, Robert Ingstad’s Mediactive LLC’s 92.7 KFNL Kindred/Fargo has returned to the air.

The station is now sporting new KZDR call letters and stunting with non-stop Taylor Swift music as “Taylor 92.7“. Before going dark, the station sported an Active Rock format as “92.7 The Bone” operated by James Ingstad’s Radio Fargo-Moorhead.

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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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