KFMC Relaunches As 106.5 Lakes-FM

Lakes 106.5 KFMC FairmontUpdate 7/9: City of Lakes Media’s 106.5 KFMC-FM Fairmont MN completed its weekend of stunting with a loop of Rolf Harris’ “Tie Me Kangaroo Down” and flipped to Classic Hits “106.5 Lakes FM” at 12pm today.

The new format is focusing on hits of the 1970s and 80s along with farm reports from the co-owned Linder Farm Network under the oversight of Radio Consulting Service’s Jon Holiday.

After dropping its Classic Rock format and stunting all weekend; City of Lakes Media’s recently acquired 106.5 KFMC-FM Fairmont MN debuted its new Classic Hits format as “106.5 Lakes FM”. at 12:00pm today. KFMC is owned by City of Lakes Media and headed by President Matthew Ketelsen, Lynn Ketelsen, John Linder, and David Legault.

Radio Consulting Services, Managing Partner Jon Holiday said, “The station began stunting by playing a loop of Rolf Harris’ “Tie Me Kangaroo Down” before introducing 106.5 Lakes FM to Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa audiences.”

Original Report 7/8: City of Lakes Media’s recently acquired 106.5 KFMC-FM Fairmont MN has dropped its Classic Rock format and is stunting with a loop of Rolf Harris’ “Tie Me Kangaroo Down”.

City of Lakes Media, which purchased KFMC-FM and sister Farm/Country 1370 KSUM Fairmont from Woodward Broadcasting for $800,000 in January, is headed by President Matthew Ketelsen, Lynn Ketelsen, John Linder, and David Legault. The Ketelsens and Linder own stakes in multiple other groups that own stations throughout the state of Minnesota including 97.5 KNXR Rochester MN that did the same loop of “Tie Me Kangaroo Down” in 2016.

Northpine reports the station will debut its new format on Monday, July 9 at 12:00pm.

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  1. Do they not realise that Rolf Harris went to jail in disgrace for serious child sex abuse? Not the most appropriate artist to play.


    • As far as Americans are concerned, Harris was a one-novelty hit wonder and his private life is of as little interest as Dickie Goodman’s. It’s in the UK and Australia where he was a bigger celebrity and his private actions were much more of a concern.

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